Donate to Help Coach Lora get to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships

July 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Product Reviews

The trip is a little over 7 weeks away! Gulp! I have been working hard in training and I am so excited to represent the USA!  It’s expensive to pay for flights to Chattanooga Tennessee, to transport my bike, get a rental vehicle and housing for the trip.  If you would like to donate directly to help pay for the expenses for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships trip, please use this link: paypal.me/blonderunner
Thank you so much for your support! I couldn’t do it without you!

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

Blonde Runner Race & Product Discount Codes

July 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Fitness, Product Reviews

(new code added 10.15.2017 – check back often)

Who doesn’t like to get a discount on a race or great products you love?! Check back often as discounts will be added through the year.  Please feel free to share with a friend or family member.

What is better than a discount?  FREE!  Often I have giveaways for free entries on my Blonde Runner Health Facebook page.  Check it out!

If you need help with training for a triathlon or running events don’t hesitate to contact me. I love to coach! I work with people all over the country on-line and/or in person in Northern Utah.  I also offer local classes (Run Form, Swimming, Nutrition etc…).  Come join the fun!

Happy Training,

Coach Lora Erickson

theblonderunner@gmail.com

BlondeRunner.com

November 23, 2017 – Thanksgiving Day Races at the South Davis Recreation Center  Use the code THANKSGIVINGLORA for $5 off. Join the fun! Get registered

April 21, 2018 – SaltLakeMarathon.com – Use the code “blonderunnerslc18” for 2018 for 20%

Ogden Marathon & Utah Valley Marathon (check back in January for the 2018 code)

Past Races (look for 2018 updates)

Splashnsprint.comUse the code BLONDESPLASH for $5 off (a new 2018 code will be added)

 

RaceForGrief.comUse the code RFG5 to save $5 (10K or 5K events) – usually opens in November

OgdenMarathon.com – “blonderunner” for $10 off the Ogden Full, Half or Relay or  “blonderunner5” for the 5K  (a new 2018 code will be added)

June 24, 2017Daybreak Triathlon – use the code “blonde” for $10 off.  Get Registered

Women of Steel Triathlon – BLONDERUNNER10 for 10% off

June 10, 2017 – Utah Health Food Expo.  Come to my presentation at 1 p.m. on Nutrition for Athletes. Use the discount code “blonde” for 50% off  –  Get tickets

UtahValleyMarathon.com – BR15 for 15% off 

JulyCache Gran Fondo Cycling Event in Logan Utah – Use the code TeamBlonde2017 ($25 discount – jersey at cost of $35) Get Registered

July 14, 2017Wildflower Trailfest – Use the code BLONDERUNNER to save $

July 15, 2017Topaz Tri – Delta, Utah – Use the code blonde to save $10

July 22, 2017 – Use the code BLONDEHANDCARTHALF to save $5. Register today!

August 12, 2017Wildflower Pedalfest – Use the code BLONDERUNNER to save

Monday Sept. 4.  Labor Day Triathlon. Use the code LABOR2017 to save $5.
Learn more:  http://www.southdavisraces.com/labor-day-triathlon/

A route pre-view and clinic will be offered for this event on Aug. 30.  Message Coach Lora Erickson at theblonderunner@gmail.com to get more details.

Sept. 2017 – Use the code “blonde” to save $10 on this Women’s Only Event GoTriathamom.com

OnHillEvents.com – Use the code “BLDRUN15” to get 15% off events

RaceTri.com events – BlondeRaceTri2017 – 15% off

ONGOING DISCOUNTS

Beetroot Pro – This is the real deal! Use the code RUNNER5 to save $5 and get free shipping. Learn more

Xterrawetsuits.com – use the code CO-BLONDE to get 60% off wetsuits and Lava Pants

Training Peaks is a great and free tool to log your workouts:  Check out Training Peaks

Use these links to help accumulate product giveaways on Blonde Runner Health:

Swimoutlet.com/blonderunner  – great prices.  Check out their grab-bag suits.

Use this link for great deals: TriSports.com

Use this link for great deals (ask me for a free shipping code) RoadID.com

Champion Systems. I love the custom race gear Champions Systems has made me.  Want to have some made for you or your club/team.  Contact me at theblonderunner@gmail.com and I will get you in touch the right people.

Evofitforlife.com – “blonderunner17” gets 25% off and free shipping on the enso roller

Wasatch Running Center and Bountiful Bicycle.  Message me at theblonderunner@gmail.com to learn how you can get discounts.

Cocogo.com/ – Use the code BLONDERUNNER code for discounts (grape is my favorite)

Noxgear.com/tracer360  – Visibility Vest – Safety First! Use code BLONDERUN for 20% off

Elete Electrolyte – Set up a free account and use the code “blonderunner” to save 15% on your first order. https://www.mineralresourcesint.com/products/

Product Review:  Solo Sleeve HydraKlick Bottle for Running

Hot! Hot! Hot! The weather has been HOT here in Northern Utah this summer. With all this heat and ramping up my training I am always looking for ways to stay cool while I run outside. I also do not like to carry things in my hands if I can help it so I was excited to try this HYDRAKLICK Solo Sleeve bottle. This bottle is different than other bottles because it’s NOT hand held; it clips onto your waistband. I like this because when I am trying to open my gel or ProBar chomps while running my hands are free to do so.  I really liked that! There is also NO belt, it clips securely on your shorts waist band.  I particularly liked my on the front hip (easy access) on my drawstring shorts. It would also work well with compression shorts I believe, so perfect for a bike-run brick workout.

What I really liked about this bottle particularly is that it was insulated; I filled the 8 oz. BPA-free bottle with ice-water and it stayed cold for my entire run! The bottle also has neoprene pockets for chapstick, gels, key etc… and is equip with a speed value so I can squeeze and squirt water in my mouth or on my head or clothes to stay cool, no need to suck on it.  I really liked this product and am excited to try their whole line of products including the Belt Intro, and Solo 8.Up next, the Solo Mobile phone holder so I can use my new running playlist!  Woot!  Woot!

Happy Running & Stay Hydrated,

Coach Lora

Do you have a question or you are looking for a coach? Message me at theblonderunner@gmail.com

Have a healthy day!

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Intermountain Healthcare Clinic’s Annual Wellness Fun Run -July 29, 2017, Salt Lake City

I love to see local community events that encourage people to be fit. What is even better is when they offer the race for free.  The community is invited to participate in the IHC Annual Wellness Fun Run held at Sugar House Park on July 29, 2017 at 8 a.m.  Come join the fun and bring your whole family to “live the healthiest lives possible.”

It’s free but please register here so they can plan accordingly. You can also learn more about the event

Description

Join us for the Salt Lake Region Fun Run! Bring your families and run, walk, skip, scooter, skate, or cartwheel. Our goal is for you to get out and move and have fun.

Length: 5k (3.1 Miles)

Where: Sugar House Park

When: Saturday, July 29 7:30 am Registration 8:00 am Start

Cost: FREE!

Race Shirts: Race shirts are available to adults on a first come, first serve basis in adult sizes only. Please RSVP and add your adult shirt size (Men’s or Women’s XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL). We only have a limited amount of shirts available so you are not guaranteed one. Shirts will be sent via inter-company mail before the race.

Prize drawing after the race!

Learn more

 

Getting Started: Stretching For Runners

Hello.  Stretching is important to stay limber and prevent injury.  Here’s a short video to help you learn some essential stretches.

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

Learn more about Running Form Analysis

Cycle Smart Video Checklist

Coach Lora Erickson
Ironman All-World Athlete
Certified Triathlon & Running Coach

This is a great video reminder for seasoned riders and new riders alike. If you need more help with cycling safety and want to learn how to maintain your bike, practice skills and learn how to change a tire join in on the fun of the Women’s Beginner Cycling Clinic on Thursday July 13, 6-7 p.m. Davis County. Pre-registration required. Limited spots. Learn more 
I also coach people in person on cycling skills. Contact me with questions.
Coach Lora Erickson
theblonderunner@gmail.com
BlondeRunner.com
 
 

Before you Ride

  • It starts with your bike — Gear, setup, and maintenance.
  • Learn the basics — Skills and techniques to master before you ride.
  • Suit up — An important clothing primer
  • Be prepared to ride — What you’ll need on the road.
  • Plan ahead — Routes, traffic, and distances.
  • Inform others — Keys to communicating your whereabouts.

During the Ride

  • Stay alert — How to ride in a group and stay safe on the road.
  • Obey the law — Traffic laws and other essentials.
  • Communicate —A key part of safe riding.
  • Safety first — Extra tips to take with you.

Individual Running Form Analysis Available

I just love to see people get faster and improve.  Better yet, I love to see them overcome and prevent injuries.  Through Individual Running Form Analysis I am able to give them individual form-feedback for immediate improvement.  It’s so great to see the light-bulb go on for people and have them get exciting about running faster in such a short time.  Contact me today to schedule yours done.

Coach Lora

theblonderunner@gmail.com

BlondeRunner.com

Coach Lora Erickson Services Offered

I love to coach!  If I didn’t I wouldn’t still be doing it after my first paid coaching job in 1992.  Coaching others and teaching them how to improve is what makes me happy. I would love the opportunity to work with you.  I offer many services as listed in the image above.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me to help in any of these areas.  I offer on-line or in person coaching as well as one-time consultation sessions.  Beginners and non-runners welcome.  Contact me with questions anytime.

Coach Lora

theblonderunner@gmail.com

BlondeRunner.com

 

Open Water Swim Instruction Available

Are you new to triathlons and want to learn how to swim well in the openwater? This is a great clinic for you.  This is a small group swim class for those new to openwater swimming taught by Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner.  Please contact her at theblonderunner@gmail.com to see when the next clinic is available.

 

Win a Spot in the Handcart Days Races

June 22, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews

I LOVE local events and I am so excited to be offering a giveaway for this fun family-friendly local event.  There are many distances to choose from and what’s better is that you have a chance to win a spot.  Giveaway ends on July 7th, be sure to get your name in.  Tell your running friends and increase your chances.  Visit the Blonde Runner Health Facebook page to learn how.  Can’t wait to register?  Use the code BLONDEHANDCARTHALF to save $5. Register today!  Let me know if you need help training!

Coach Lora Erickson

theblonderunner@gmail.com

BlondeRunner.com

Check out all the other great races they offer.  Up next Labor Day Triathlon in September.

 

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