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Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips regarding strengthening our running, fitness and health. Today, she shares about cross training. Sometimes, we're cross training due to an injury, but often, cross training is an important way to strengthen our muscles and our endurance. Changing up our routines is a great way to surprise our bodies and build muscle. Any of our training plans at Moms on the Run can be used as intervals in the pool or on the bike. Try it!
Ultrarunner, adventurer and author Mirna Valerio will be a special guest for our LIVE virtual post-race celebration event on Aug. 23.
What started as a blog — Fat Girl Running — has gained serious momentum as a movement inspiring people everywhere to be whoever they want and to do whatever makes them happy. A former teacher, Mirna is now the author of a best-selling book and a sought after speaker who has focused her life on spreading health awareness, promoting diversity and inspiring and uplifting others to LIVE LARGE and be in charge of their own happiness!
As the official training partner for Twin Cities In Motion's Women Run the Cities, we want to share the announcement that all TCM races for the rest of 2020, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, are going virtual. Please visit TCM's website for more information on all virtual races in 2020. While it's not the news any of us wanted, as race organizers ourselves, we understand. The running community is known for its perseverance in adversity. We will continue to support our running partners and hope you will as well, so we can all overcome this difficult season. Read more of TCM's announcement and find out about race credits and other information here.
In addition, watch a KARE 11 story regarding the announcement, which featured Carrie representing Moms on the Run.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips regarding strengthening our running, fitness and health. Today she discusses hills! If you run with us at Moms on the Run, you know that hills are an important part of our workout. Hills are a great way to build speed and endurance and help you become a stronger, more efficient runner. Listen in as Carrie talks about proper running form for hills.
by Kirk Scofield, M.D.
Want to learn Dr. Kirk Scofield’s top tip for switching shoes — without the injury? When a patient of Dr. Scofield is going to change into a shoe that is significantly different, he gives them this formula for success: Run for a minute in the new shoes, walk for a minute, and repeat for about 5 minutes. Then, change back into the old shoes for the rest of the workout.
“The next day,” says Dr. Scofield of Summit Orthopedics, “we increase the initial period in the new shoe slightly, so that we are gradually increasing the total amount of time a patient spends in the new shoe.”
Learn more about guidelines for transitioning to a new running shoe from our friends at Summit Orthopedics.