Champion System Love

October 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Fitness, News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews

CS custom one pcI was so thrilled to have Champion Systems make this new one-piece kit for me this year.  I have a tri top and bottom, jacket, arm warmer etc…You name it, they’ve made it for me. I just love the quality of Champion Systems products and I especially love that it’s custom designed with my logo and sponsors.  I have also had them make my TBR triathlon team kits!  I am excited to continue working with then as a sponsored athlete in 2017.  If you are looking for good quality custom designed race or team clothes you should check them out.  They make more than just triathlon & running gear.  Let me know if you need a contact name/info.  Good stuff! Learn more about Champion Systems

Happy Training & Racing,

Coach Lora Erickson

oceanside side bikeoceanside finishine picturesIG post blonderunner 3.5.2016

Thanksgiving Day Races Giveaway

October 5, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews, Races

Fall Blonde Runner Classes

September 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Fitness, Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety

Upcoming Blonde Runner Classes held in Davis County:

Running Form Class – Wed. Oct. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $25

Triathlon Training Class – Wed. Oct. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $25

Half Marathon & Marathon Training Program starting in January 2017

Swimming Instruction – by appointment, message directly to learn more

All classes have limited spots. To reserve a spot please send a $25 payment through to  Please include contact information and which class you are signing up for (Run or Tri) and you will get more details.

Who is Blonde Runner?  Click to learn more



Beat The Heat 5K

Beat the heat 5kI am so excited to be involved in this local Beat The Heat event. This event will take place in Woods Cross in Davis County and offers a 5K as well as a kids run. Come join the fun on August 6th! #daviscounty #utah #running #races #sponsor #kids #legacyraces

Running Form Class

June 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety

CS custom one pcA Running Form Class will be held on Wednesday July 20, 2016, 6-7 p. in Davis County/Bountiful area. This is a one-time lecture style class designed to review common running form mistakes and give you direct feedback on your form. We will go over injury prevention and review drills and exercises to make you a faster, stronger and more efficient runner. Please dress to run – we will only be running a little bit to learn the drills and give you form feedback so it’s not rigorous. Beginners welcome. Message if you’d like to learn how to reserve a spot. $25.

Coach Lora Erickson

About the Coach:

Coach Lora Erickson has been running for over 30+ years. She is a USATF certified running coach and USA Triathlon coach. She has been coaching for over 19+ years and loves to help people get faster. She ran on athletic scholarship in college for distance running. Learn more

Join me at the Cache Valley Gran Fondo

June 15, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Prevention & Safety, Races

gran fondoI have attended the Cache Valley Gran Fondo event since it’s first year and have really enjoyed my experience and just can’t help but want to do it every year since it’s so well organized. They have a 50 mile and 100 mile option. (just a note, last year it was really 104 miles. To learn more visit

Message me at if you would like a discount code for 20% off.  Have a great day.

Coach Lora Erickson


Race For Grief Event 2016

cover photo race startThe Race For Grief event 2016 was successful with perfect weather.  Thank you for all those that came and participated.  Results have been posted to the event website at

Some pictures have also been posted to the Race For Grief Facebook page (more to come, so be sure to come back and visit).

We hope you will join us for the 2017 event next Memorial Day.

Mentally Strong Article

April 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Fitness, News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews

Finish pictures arm up Lora Erickson IMMDRecently my Mom shared this article she found with me.  I have read it and re-read it and just love all the kernels of truth in it, so I wanted to share it.  Here’s a summary with my comments of 9 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Day:

  1. They monitor their emotions.  “Sometimes reaching your greatest potential requires you to behave contrary to how you feel.”
  2. They practice realistic optimism.  I love this one because it’s not about being overly optimistic but realistic and positive.  (It’s about your inner monologue). I believe being positive and grateful is the key to a happy life.
  3. They solve problems.  So true!  I love to be productive with my time and move forward and put my energy into solutions.  I “refuse to engage in unproductive activities.”  I just don’t have time for it.
  4. They practice self-compassion.  True, so true.  Sometimes you have to lighten up and roll with the punches.  Treat yourself as you would want your best friend to treat you.
  5. They set healthy boundaries.  I especially love this one as it has been a hard lesson learned in my life.  Take full responsibility for how you think, feel and behave.  You determine if you will have a good day, not others.
  6. They manage their time wisely.  Time is too valuable to waste and I want to do meaningful things with it.  I am picky about what I spend my time on.
  7. They strive to fulfill their purpose.  I recently put a post up about this.  It’s wonderful to feel like your life has meaning and purpose. Check it out.
  8. They seek to grow stronger.  We are never too old to learn.  Don’t be too proud to learn either, swallow your pride.  Everyone has room for improvement.
  9. They monitor their progress.  They seek explanations not excuses. This is such a valuable tool to continue to stay motivated and on track with goals.

Read the article: 9 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Day

Great article!

Happy Training,

Coach Lora Erickson

Funny Video: 8 stages of Marathon Running

This is funny and true.  Enjoy!

Coach Lora Erickson



Salt Lake City Marathon Discount Code

Ok peeps. The Salt Lake races are just a few days away. I did the half last year and it was seriously one of the most organized races I’ve done with timing clocks on route, pacers and a great expo. It’s not too late to sign-up and they have other events besides the Full/half marathon available like the bike tour, 5K, skate etc. Check it out and use the code blonderunnerslc16 to save $5

Such a great event!

Salt Lake Half collage 4.14.2016


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