For today's training tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, talks about keeping the run fun. Listen in as she offers some simple suggestions.
In today's training tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares a little more about her favorite type of run: the tempo run. This pace is great if you're training for a 10K or 10 Mile race. Click here to view.
Moms on the Run began 11 years ago with the simple mission of helping women learn to run. While our signature learn-to-run program is still a foundational part of our program, we have helped many women transition from beginner to intermediate and advanced runners. In 2018, we brought Olympian Carrie Tollefson on board to help us continue to meet the needs of our experienced runners. Now in the lead as our National Fitness Director, Carrie shares a few insights into our revamped intermediate training program.
Guest post by Moms on the Run Coach Gabe Cox
So, you're training for a race. Whether it's a 5k, a half marathon or the full 26.2, the physical training begins months in advance. But there's one area of training that you cannot overlook: mental training. Can you see yourself at the finish line? What time is on the clock? How do you feel? What’s going through your mind? What is the crowd like? Who’s with you? These questions are great visualization exercises to prepare yourself for an upcoming race and assist you in affecting the outcome.
For today's Training Tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces circle lunges — lunges to the front, side and back. This is a great exercise to work all the different muscles on your legs: quads, adductors and abductors, hamstrings and glutes. Watch the video and then complete three sets of five reps on each side. Ask your coach for a replacement exercise if you have knee issues.