Coached Training Programs Available for all distances

Coach Lora EricksonI have been running for over 30 years and have been a certified running coach for over 18 years including coaching triathlon for 10 years.  My passion is coaching and helping others get fit and meet their training and racing goals.  I offer both on-line coached programs as well as in-person and  group training programs for all distances including:  Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, short sprints, PT tests, Sprint Triathlon, Olympic distance triathlons, Half Ironman and Ironman distances.  I’d love to help you get fit.  I coach all disciplines including swimming technique, cycling skills and handling, and running mechanics as well as putting all of those things together.  Some of the programs I have coming up include;

Ogden Marathon & Half Marathon Training Program – Beginning the third week of January 2015

Lagoon Half Marathon & 10K Training Program – Beginning the third week of January 2015

Triathlon Team Training Program (Team Blonde Runner – TBR) – Beginning the third week in February 2015 (join anytime, beginners welcome)

Race For Grief 10K & 5K training program – Beginning in April – Race on Memorial Day

Underwater Swim Analysis offered once a month Learn more

Running Form Analysis offered once a month in warm weather months Learn more

Optimum Weight Loss Program – Individual Custom one-on-one Program – can start anytime

Corrective Exercise Assessment – scheduled individually

If you are interested in any of these services please message me at theblonderunner@gmail.com I’d love to help you. I work with all levels of athletes so if you are a beginner don’t hesitate to contact me.

Coach Lora Erickson

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2015 South Davis Recreation Center Race Series

Want to get involved in some great local events?  If so, this is a great series to get involved with.  Five races total (2 triathlons, 3 running races).

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Pricing:  $140 through 12/31  – less than last year!

$150 from 1/1 – 2/13

Registration will close on 2/13! No exceptions!!

reg now orangeAll registered series members will receive a hooded, long sleeve, tri blend training shirt, and those who FINISH all 5 races will receive a quarter zip tech jacket. 

Note:  You must be registered for the series, not just complete all the races so be sure and take advantage of this great pricing!

Running & Triathlon Classes:

Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner will be offering a series of classes through the year for registered racers.  The first one will be offered in January for the Sweetheart participants.  Learn more about the Winter Running Class

 Periodic race giveaways can be found on the Blonde Runner Health Facebook page

Sweethearts 5K – Win a free race entry

December 12, 2014 by  
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A Winter Running Class with Blonde Runner will be offered in January for those registered for the Sweet Hearts 5K.  Pre-registration is required.  Learn More

Get registered for the Sweet Hearts race or Race Series (5 races total – 2 triathlon, 3 running) – learn more

Winter Running Class with Blonde Runner

December 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety, Weight Loss

back shoes snow runningSaturday January 17, 2015

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Fee:  No cost to Sweetheart Racers, $10 for others

Location:  South Davis Recreation Center Meeting Rooms (upstairs)

Pre-Registration Required:  See link below or register in person at the SDRC

Come learn about training for running in the winter.  We will review good outdoor and indoor workouts as well as cold weather gear (clothes, shoes, best gear for traction) and how to stay warm and healthy.  You will also learn how to run safety on snow and ice and what to do when the air is bad.  Coach Lora will also share treadmill workouts, racing and training tips to get faster.  Training in the winter can be fun and productive!

Registered Sweethearts 5K participants get in this class at no charge, $10 all others.  Pre-registration is required at the front desk.  If you are not a registered participant you can take this class for $10. Pre-registration is required.

To register on-line:

Click this link 

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Click on the “Register for Activities” on the left

Find the “2015 Winter Running & Training” class under the “Fitness Class” tab.

Please note:  If you are a registered Sweethearts participants – the class is no charge – but you will need to register in person at the front desk for this class. 

 

About the Coach.  Lora Erickson is a USATF certified running coach with over 30 years of experience.  She competed for the University of Utah and Utah State University on athletic scholarship for long distance running.  To learn more visit www.BlondeRunner.com

 

Great Product: Hydrosleeve

December 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Fitness, News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews

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I am not a big fan of having to carry things in my hands while I am running so recently I’ve been trying out this @hydrosleeve I love it! #nosloshing It is really easy to sip from and keeps the water cold. It’s super high quality too, I could see myself using this on hikes etc. It uses a 7.5 oz bladder, so great for a long run. There are two in the package. If you run a lot it’s worth checking out. They carry them @wasatchrunning

They also have a holiday special at 20% off right now on their website.  Check it out Hydrosleeve.com

#run #health #fitness #triathlon #blonderunner #hydration #hydrosleeve

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USA Triathlon Certified Coach Lora Erickson

December 10, 2014 by  
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USA Triathlon certified coach 12.10.2014USA Triathlon Certification Announcement:
I have been coaching running for over 18 years and coaching triathletes for over 10. I absolutely love to coach and am committed to being the best coach I can be! Many years ago I became certified as a USATF running coach. This past Fall I headed to Oregon to obtain my USA triathlon certification. I am also a U.S.Masters Level 1& 2 Certified swim coach and NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education with minors in Nutrition & Chemistry. I have a lot of experience with weight loss and love to learn and teach others. Public speaking is also one of my strengths. So if you are looking for a committed, enthusiastic, creative and educated coach – you have found one. I offer custom one-on-one custom training programs as well as group team training (join Team Blonde Runner www.TBRtriathlon.com) and online programs. Let me share my passion with you and help you reach your health goals. Motivating others is one of my greatest strengths.

Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner

To learn more visit www.BlondeRunner.com ‪#‎coach‬ ‪#‎usatriathlon‬ ‪#‎certified‬ ‪#‎running‬ ‪#‎triathlon‬ ‪#‎swimbikerun‬ ‪#‎blonderunner‬ @tbrtriathlon

Coach Lora Erickson a U.S. Masters Level 2 Certified Swim Coach

November 24, 2014 by  
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Coach Lora Erickson is now a U.S. Masters Level 2 Certified Swim Coach. Coach Lora aka Blonde Runner offers adult swim instruction (day-time and evening classes available) as well as Underwater Swim Video Analysis. If you are looking for specific feedback to help you improve your crawl/freestyle stroke for triathlons then you will want to have an analysis done. This is a two-part assessment starting at the pool with filming and immediate feedback. An additional individual session (included) will be set up to review the results and review proper technique etc. Swim analysis is offered once a month in the Davis County, Utah area. There are limited spots. Group Swim Technique Classes are also offered. Limited spots.  Please note: Individual footage will not be released due to patron privacy.

Coach Lora’s next Swim Session will be offered

Wed. Nov. 26 from 9-10 p.m. in Bountiful. 

Contact her at theblonderunner@Gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Here’s what people are saying about the Swim Instruction & Underwater Swim Video Analysis:
“Thank you so much! You are a fantastic coach. I know I have a ton to work on but to be completely honest, I’m so excited right now. My perspective has completely changed from I just have to get through the swim to I think I can do it well. I’m looking forward to this new sport and excited to train. Thanks for making it fun! And understandable! You are great!” ~ J. H.

“Swimming has always been the weakest part of my triathlons, so I jumped at the chance to join Coach Lora’s swim clinic. She gave me some specific pointers right away, and I immediately felt a difference. She took video footage of me from multiple angles, and when we got together the next week to review, I was able to really understand what she was talking about. There are so many technical aspects involved in swimming, but Coach has been incredibly patient with me (helping me be patient with myself!), and helped me to focus on one at a time until I can start combining them. I especially appreciate how well she explains ideas and techniques–trying many different directions until I finally figured out which one clicked for me. That “Aha!” moment was worth every penny spent and every minute in the water.” ~ M.M.

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National Runners Safety Month: Tracer 360 Giveaway

blonde runner 360 giveawaypix 11.20.2014In honor of National Runners Safety month (November) I will be giving away one of my favorite running vests. I am a big advocate for runner safety especially at this time of year when there are limited daylight hours and I often see people outside exercising in the dark. It’s so important to be seen! This Tracer 360 vest is the best!  It makes you visible from all angles (thus “360”). It also doesn’t rely on reflection only so cars can see you from a distance. I use this while cycling and running in low light conditions. I like to use the flashing light feature as we are competing with drivers attention now with cell phone/text use. This is so worth your safety and peace-of-mind. Please share this information with a friend you care about!

~ Coach “Blonde Runner” – Lora Erickson

Visit Blonde Runner Health on Facebook and learn how you can win one

If you don’t win you can still use the code BLONDERUN to save 15% (they are so popular they are on backorder right now).  Order One

 

 

New Winter Triathlon offer in Northern Utah – Win an entry!

November 20, 2014 by  
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Winter Triathlon picture 11.20.2014A new USAT Sanctioned Winter Triathlon – The Nordic Valley Triathlon (run, bike and xc ski) will be offered in Northern Utah. This race will be held at the New Nordic Valley Ski Resort (Formerly Wolf Mountain) 20 min from Ogden on Feb. 28, 2015. Run 3.1 Miles from the top of the lift down the hill on packed snow, Bike 6.2 Miles on paved road (alt if ice on roads), XC Ski 3.1 on groomed golf course. Duathlon and Run only options are available and most Wilderness Recs will rent XC Skis for cheap (Weber State, USU, UofU Etc). This sounds fun for all you snow lovers out there!
Learn more about the event
Visit Blonde Runner Health on Facebook and learn how you can win an entry.

Happy Birthday Samantha – I miss you! RFG discount today only!

Race For Grief 10 off nov 13Today (November 13th) is a significant day for me. It is the day I had my first baby and she lived 5 hours and died. It is the reason that I offered the annual Race For Grief event each year. To honor my Samantha’s birthday I would like to extend a $10 discount for the 10K and 5K for today only. Just use the code HBSAM (Happy Birthday Sam). I hope you with join us on Memorial Day to honor your loved ones. Visit RaceForGrief.com to learn more.

Sincerely,

Coach Lora Erickson

@raceforgriefutah #blonderunner #grief #memorialday #race #honor #love #familiesareforever #10K #5K #run #utah #inlovingmemory

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