There are a lot of great local races and the Alaska Airlines Salt Lake City races are one of them. The race will be held on April 22, 2017 and they have something for everyone from a full Marathon, Half Marathon to cycling and skate events. Check out the Salt Lake City Marathon events! #SLCMarathon
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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!
For 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.
My 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.
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?
Air quality is something to consider when running outside. Here’s a video clip of the interview on KSL 5 TV if you missed it. Go Team Blonde Runner!
Happy & Healthy Running,
Coach Lora Erickson
Just in case you missed the news segment on air quality this morning, you can view it here. We were interviewed four times through out the morning. Go Team Blonde Runner! #KSL5TV BlondeRunner.com
Posted by Lora Heyl Erickson on Monday, February 15, 2016
Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner will be offering a Beginner Race Clinic & Sprint Bike Preview scheduled for Saturday August 29, 2015 @ 8am meeting at south-east pavilion at the back of the South Davis Recreation Center in Bountiful (bring your bike and helmet). The clinic is free for registered racers. If you are not registered for the race you can still attend but you will need to register for $10 online or at the facility (front desk). Registration can be done via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as long as they are registered.
Race Event Date: September 7, 2015 – 8 a.m.
Use the discount code BLONDERUNNER and get $5.00 off their entry (any distance)!
Get registered for the race! Click here
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Want to run more efficiently and faster? If so, take the Running Form Class. Pre-registration and payment is required to hold a spot in the class. To learn how to register message Coach Lora Erickson at email@example.com
What are people saying about the class?
“I want to thank you for your help. I learned much from your nutrition and running form class over the last month. Without the proper training I came within six minutes of my goal time and was back running within a couple of days. Thank you for the tips and willing to share your knowledge with those of us just starting this running adventure.” ~ Doug S., class participant
“Thank you so much for the running form class. I took away alot of new ideas and I definitely think it is helping to improve the way that I run.” ~ Kristy M., class participant
“Coach Lora, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your posts and your emails. You are a fantastic motivator!” ~ Becca C., Facebook fan and class participant
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” I never thought I needed a coach before, but it makes all the difference. If you are looking to learn, to improve or just for some accountability with regard to your fitness, Coach Lora is for you. Since working with her, I’m back down to the weight I was 16 years ago, and I have less injuries and better performance.” ~ Scott T., MD, TBR team member
“Just want you to know that I am super excited about my running these past couple of weeks. I think the running form analysis has really helped me. I can’t wait to learn more. Thank you for your help!” ~ Marie E. – Individual Running Form Analysis participant