Need to Rent Wetsuit or Openwater Help?

wetsuit rental openwater coachingNeed a wetsuit? I have a handful available for rent. I also coach open water swimming. Just send me a message at if you are interested.

- Coach “Blonde Runner” – Lora Erickson

Get Involved in the Layton Triathlon

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I love local events and this one is one of my favorites! There are many reasons I love the Layton Triathlon: For one it’s local, so I don’t have to travel far to compete. Two is something my family can be a part of (who doesn’t love their own cheering section?).  Three –  it’s a fun challenge to do two mini tri’s back-to-back.  This race is unique and is set up to swim-bike-run, then do it all over again; so you have to go from a run back to the swim.  I have to admit it feels really good to jump back in the water after getting hot on the run.  I have done this race many times, here’s some pictures from the events over the years.  One year it even landed on my birthday – and the whole crowd sang to me – it was pretty cool!  My favorite picture below is my cute little kids cheering!  The event will be held on August 2nd this year.  It’s a fun one to get involved with!  Use the code BLDRUN and save $ (thanks for reading).   Learn more

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Coached Fall Triathlon Training Program

train for a triathlon fall programTriathlon training is a blast!  Do you want to learn how to train properly?  If so, take my Fall Triathlon Training Program.  Beginners welcome.  This 5-week training program will begin the first week of October.  All aspects of triathlon training will be covered (swim technique, cycling skills, transitions, running form & nutrition).  For more details message  Please provide your phone number so I can call and give you more details about the program.  Thanks.

Coach Lora Erickson

USATF certified running coach & nationally ranked triathlete

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Kacy Catanzaro rocked American Ninja Warrior

I am not going to lie, I have totally considered building obstacles to use in my backyard to train for something like this. I am a big fan of American Ninja Warrior and was totally impressed with Kacy Catanzaro who rocked it at the Dallas finals becoming the first women to complete the course! She was amazing! Check out this video and get inspired!
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Handcart Days Races in Bountiful

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This is a great annual local event offering a half marathon and 5k along with a 1k for kids and breakfast!  It’s great fun!  Come join us.  I’ll be helping at the aid stations and cheering for you!

Use the code TBR14 and save $$

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Ryan Hall in Utah

Ryan Hall in Utah.   I love what he is saying in this video clip.

Check out the Des News story (Thanks Amy).

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I love Children’s Dentistry – Mark Nelson

My kids love the go to the dentist – thanks to Mark Nelson and his friendly staff. Health teeth are so important to overall health. Check out what I had to say.
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They have also been a great support to my Race For Grief event! They are some wonderful people!

Marathon Training Program

Are you signed up for a marathon (St. George, Layton, Chosen, Huntsville etc…) and want some help with your training?  I have a Marathon Training Program starting soon.  Message me at if you’d like to learn more.

Coach Lora Erickson

USATF certified running coach


Fitness and Happiness

Are fitness & happiness correlated? I think so. Here’s what I had to say on my Facebook athlete page.
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Product Review: SKORA Running Shoes


Over the years I will often run barefoot at the track for a portion of my speed training workouts to help me work on form and strengthen my calves/tendons in my legs, however it seems difficult to really relax because I am concerned about stepping on something that could damage my foot and cause an unwelcomed setback in my training.  So I decided to look into something that would protect my foot yet give me the benefits of natural running.  I was delighted to find SKORA high quality running shoes.  These minimal shoes protect the foot yet allow you to feel the surface for greater control and efficiency.  It is easy to develop the proper stride length, foot strike and push off using these shoes.  They are comfortable and reflective for running in low light conditions too.  This is a big bonus for me as I am often up early doing my workouts before the family gets up.  I couldn’t agree more with the statement:  “We believe that the best shoe is one that complements the human body, and allows it to perform naturally.”  These shoes have performed really well for me and have allowed me to relax and run more naturally.  I am excited to continue to use the shoes in my training to strengthen my legs and perfect my form.  The ones I am using are called the PHASE.  They also have a PHASE-X that looks really awesome.

I love the reflectiveness.  Check this cool video clip out:

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Do you want to develop your calf muscles?  Run in SKORA.

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