I 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 email@example.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
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).
Pricing: $140 through 12/31 – less than last year!
$150 from 1/1 – 2/13
Registration will close on 2/13! No exceptions!!
All 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
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
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 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
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.
In 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
Today (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.
Coach Lora Erickson
Check out this great video of last years Race For Grief event. We hope you will join us in 2015 on Memorial Day (Monday May 25).
Registration is open on active.com
To learn more visit RaceForGrief.com
Registration is now open for the 2015 Race For Grief event. The race is capped at 500 and offers a 10K, 5K run & 2 mile walk events. Come join us on Memorial Day for the fifth annual event at West Bountiful Park in Northern Utah. This charity event is put on in memory of Coach Lora Erickson’s daughter Samantha. Join us. Learn more about the event
Coach Lora Erickson will be offering training programs for this event. To learn more contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Coach Lora
Join the Team Blonde Runner (TBR)!
Looking to be coached? If so, join the team. This team training is for beginner to intermediate athletes and will focus on the sprint & Olympic distance triathlons. A Half Ironman Training program is also available. Men & women of all hair colors can join in the fun – so you don’t have to be blonde to be part of the team (grin). Enjoy the camaraderie of group training while making lasting friendships and getting in great shape. If you are new to triathlons, or want to improve your performance, this group is for you. All aspects of the triathlon will be covered; including nutrition, transitions, racing strategies, distance & open water swimming, structured cycling workouts, running training, group rides, open water swims etc… Limited spots. No Sunday workouts will be given or supported. To learn more about how you can become a team member, contact Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runnerat 801-608-5516, email@example.com.
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Learn more about Coach Lora Erickson. Who is Blonde Runner?
Learn more about Team Blonde Runner