This blog is part of a series where our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, brings tips for injury prevention and strength training to help improve our running performance. Today Carrie shares one of her favorite strength excercises: lateral lunge with high knee hang. #trainingtiptuesday
"As runners we think we need to just go forward," Carrie explains, "but we also need to make sure we work our hips, our abductors, our adductors, and everything that's going to keep us safe while we're out on the road."
Guest post by Moms on the Run Coach Gabe Cox
Have you ever hit a goal, basked in that glory, but soon after found yourself in a weird funk, feeling lost and not knowing what to do about it? Those of us in the northern states are almost to the finish of our signature 18-week season, and I know many of you are hitting goals you have set for yourselves this summer. Way to stick to them!
There are times after we hit our goals we don’t really know what to do next. That’s why it’s important to remember the 3 Rs after accomplishing a goal and before embarking on a new one.
At Moms on the Run, we focus a lot on physical training, but our mental training is also critical to our success. Today, National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, leads us through a simple visualization exercise that we can do throughout our week to empower our minds. Listen in!
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, talks today about positive word cues. Repeating powerful, yet simple words like "I am strong," "believe," "push," and "I can do this" during a workout or a race will help you overcome those negative thoughts that creep in when the going gets tough.
Port Washington (NY) Moms on the Run duo Nicoletta Gargas and Laura Neville have been friends for more than a decade and running partners for just over a year. One year after joining Moms on the Run, they ran their first half marathon to celebrate their half-century birthdays.
Nicoletta shares: "I still cannot believe that we ran a half marathon. It seems so surreal. Thanks to Moms on the Run and my amazing friend and running partner, Laura, it was possible. I also need to mention my husband, Tom. He was very supportive!"
Read on to learn as Nicoletta shares more of their story.