The Importance of Core Training

February 21, 2015 by  
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Easing Into Running with The 10% Rule

Be Safe Out There – Discount Code

February 13, 2015 by  
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I just love this vest.  It makes exercise feel like a party and keeps you safer because you are more visible.  If you or your kids exercise outside I highly suggest getting one.  Use the code BLONDERUN and save 20%!

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

Order a TRACER360 – Noxgear

Avoiding Running Injuries

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As a running coach I see a lot of injury is this time of year.  Many people that run inside on treadmills are now starting to head outdoors as the weather gets warmer and often don’t allow enough time for the body to adjust to the rigors of outdoor running.
Running on a treadmill is different than running outside; Most would consider running outdoors harder. Either way your body will need to adapt to the changes.  I suggest decreasing your miles by 10% for two weeks to allow your body to adjust. Then start increasing the mileage again. Always make sure your shoes are not worn out. The cushioning that a treadmill offers can often mask dead shoes. Concrete and asphalt is not so forgiving. Most quality running shoes will give you between 300 to 500 miles.  Always be sure to replace your shoes when they are worn.  Wishing you a lot of sunny enjoyable runs this spring.
Live Well,
Coach Lora

About the author:  Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner is a running and triathlon coach that specializes in endurance sports, injury prevention and weight loss.  Coach Lora offers a variety of individual, group and community classes and programs. To learn more visit BlondeRunner.com

Footage From One Of My First Triathlons in Bountiful, Utah – Coach Lora Erickson BlondeRunner.com

Recently I ran across this footage from one of my first triathlons many years back. Thanks so my husband for taking this video. It was held at the old Bountiful Rec Center aka “The Bubble”. It was really fun to watch. This was before I knew how to use aero bars, before I had clip pedals and before I understood that triathlon clothing was available. You can see me struggle to get my dry clothes on over my wet swimsuit. The homemade wooden bike stand is classic! You can see my water bottle with the hose on it that my husband and I put together from the hardware store so I wouldn’t have to take my hands off the handlebars and could suck the water up the straw. I remember how heavy and stiff my legs felt heading out on the run. I’ve come a long way since then. Thank you to the late Richard Barnum-Reece, 1945-2008, for offer these events that got so many of us locals started into triathlons. Rest in peace and may triathlons live on.
Coach Lora Erickson
BlondeRunner.com

Getting Started With Running

February 9, 2015 by  
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Coping With Injuries

February 7, 2015 by  
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Running Shoes Video Tips

Intro Beginner Running Tips Video Clips Series

Blonde Runner New Sponsor Announcement

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Many of you know how much I love to train and compete in running and triathlon events and I am proud to announce my newest sponsor, Champion Systems.  Champion Systems is a nationally recognized custom clothing brand.  They have offices around the world and produce top quality custom apparel for a many sports including running, triathlon and cycling.

I was first introduced to the Champion Systems brand as part of the Endurance Films National team back in August 2012 competing at the USA Triathlon AG National Championships in Vermont.  That proved to be a great learning experience and I loved the fit and quality of the Champion Systems custom made one piece kit I used (pictured).

Coach Lora Erickson CS Warmup Run 8.17.2012(Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner)

Coach Lora Erickson CS Nationals Cycing photo 8.18.2012

Champion Systems offers many great products from hats, jackets, socks to gloves.  You can plan on seeing me sporting this great quality gear through-out my race season this year.  I am proud to be an individually sponsored athlete.  To learn more visit Champion Systems

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