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

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Learn more about Running Form Analysis

Upcoming Blonde Runner Classes:

Open Water Swim Clinic – Tuesday June 20, 2017, $35

Individual Running Form Analysis – scheduled individually – contact Coach

Small Group Swimming – contact Coach

Women’s Triathlon Clinic in Riverton – August 10, 2017 – get registered http://blonderunner.com/2017/05/womens-triathlon-clinic-in-riverton/

Ladies Beginner Cycling Clinic (learn how to change a tire, bicycle maintenance and cycling skills) – July 13, 6 – 7:30 p.m. $25. Davis County. Limited Spots. Learn More

 

Learn more or get registered:

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Coach Lora Erickson: Lettuce Explain Podcast Guest

May 9, 2017 by  
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As you might remember, last month I participated in the Oceanside 70.3 Ironman event.  It is always so enjoyable to get away from the cold of Northern Utah and enjoy warmer temperatures.  While I was there I was able to visit one of my long time friend and she invited me to be interviewed on her new podcast.  I was so excited to participate and talk about my triathlon experience.  My friend and her friend, both dietitians, started the Lettuce Explain podcast and cover great nutrition and fitness topics.  It can be found on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.  I was interviewed for Episode 008 which was released today.  Here’s a link if you’d like to listen.  It was so much fun!

http://lettuceexplain.libsyn.com/podcast

Let me know what you think? If you’d like to have help with your triathlon or run training I would love to help.  Please get in touch with me at theblonderunner@gmail.com.  I work with people locally or online across the country.  Fitness rocks!

Train Happy,

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

 

Spring Running Form Class

April 13, 2017 by  
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A lot of requests have been made for a Running Form Class so an additional class has been set up for next Tuesday night, April 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Davis County area. $25. Contact Coach Lora Erickson at theblonderunner@gmail.com if you’d like to reserve a spot.

A Spring Triathlon Training Class will be offered that same evening.  Learn more

Spring Triathlon Training Class

March 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety

Triathlon Training Class

April 18, 2017

6:30- 7:30 p.m., $25

Location: TBA, Davis County

Come learn how to get started in triathlons and/or polish your skills.  Swim technique, cycling skills, running form, training tips and nutrition will be covered.  Come get all the answers to your questions in this lecture-style class to be held in the Bountiful area.  All triathlon distances will be covered. Lots of great racing tips will be shared. There are limited spots in this class. Pre-registration is required. Message Coach Lora Erickson at theblonderunner@gmail.com to learn how to register.

Want to improve your Running Form?  A Running Form Class will be offered that same evening.  Learn More

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Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner

Ironman All-World, USAT All-American Athlete

USATF & USAT certified run & triathlon coach

US Masters Level 1 & 2 swim coach

Slow Twitch Certified Triathlon Cycling Coach

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Product Review: YogDev Yoga Wheel

December 1, 2016 by  
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I am a big fan of yoga! I think it’s really great for runners and I know it helps my muscles recover from workouts.  It’s something that I started integrating into my training some time ago and I believe one of the reasons I am able to function so well today.  I was thrilled to try out this new wheel I got from YogDev for my own home practice at home (my kids love it too).  It’s great because the wheel comes with this little card showing you how to use it doing the poses, it’s simple.

yogdev-wheel-card-real-11-30-2016The bridge and bow were very doable for me.  Many of the poses are beyond my ability but it gives me something to strive for.  It’s a high quality product.  This could also make a great gift for any fitness enthusiast.  Learn more Learn more about yogdev wheels

Happy Training,

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

Want some more fitness structure and accountability?  Hire Coach Lora, contact her directly at theblonderunner@gmail.com

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Coping with Emotional Eating Class

November 17, 2016 by  
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Triathlon Racing Clinic with Blonde Runner – Riverton, Utah

August 10, 2016 by  
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Clinic Fee: $10 for those registered for the Triathamom race, $15 for non-racers (men welcome to attend)

Location: South of the South County Pool in Riverton

Message theblonderunner@gmail.com to get registered

Come learn how to do triathlon transition properly, get tips and ask questions about racing from an experienced USA Triathlon All-American nationally ranked triathlete and certified coach. We will review proper transition basics, cycling tips, distance running, and racing tips will be shared. Race nutrition will also be touched on. Come join in the fun at this enthusiastic presentation!

Coach Lora Erickson is a passionate athlete with over 24 years of coaching experience. As a Mother of 4 she understands how to fit training into a busy family life. She offers on-line and in-person coaching.

Learn more Triathamom

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Set Backs: It’s Never Too Late

March 3, 2016 by  
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never too lateFor various reasons I did not meet my potential in high school or college running. My senior year in college was a particularly hard setback, while I was running for Utah State University on scholarship. I started to have a hard time breathing when I was running and would get winded easily going up the stairs despite being in great shape. It started to affect my race performances. It was strange since I did not have asthma.

warm up utah state with glovesMy brother-in-law, who is an ENT doctor, found a cyst in my neck which protruded into my windpipe and I ended up having to undergo neck surgery in the middle of racing season. Up to this point, I had improved, getting faster every year but this was the only year I was unable to because of the setback.

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It was difficult to walk around the track as I recovered while my teammates ran circles around me. As the team captain I was used to taking the lead. It was hard to regain fitness to the level needed to compete well for my final track season. I don’t believe I ever met my potential in college but it’s never too late. Since having children and coaching myself I have now ran faster times than I did in college. I believe I still have faster times in me despite my age. I am really enjoying competing in triathlons now. I have a lot of goals to still accomplish. I strive to continue to improve and believe it’s never too late to become the athlete I could have been. If you have a dream keep working towards it. You never know what you might accomplish with persistent effort. I’m working to be the BEST ME I can be. How about you? setback setup for come back

Spring Running Form Class with Blonde Runner

February 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety, Weight Loss

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The next Running Form Class will be held on Wednesday March 23, 2016, 6:30-7:30 p. in the 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 theblonderunner@gmail.com if you’d like to learn how to reserve a spot. $25.

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

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

See a recent KSL 5 TV interview

 

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