Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us strengthen our running, fitness and health. Today's training tip is all about running in the heat. During these steamy days of summer, we want to make sure we get our runs in while staying healthy in the heat. Carrie offers three tips regarding planning our run, hydration and post-run replenishment.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us strengthen our running, fitness and health. Today she's here to share two of her favorite stretches for the lower back. Our backs get extremely tight from running, biking — or even sitting at the computer. Here are a couple of easy stretches you can do to loosen your lower back muscles.
As the official training partner for Women Run the Cities, Moms on the Run talks about virtual training and racing. This season is like no other, right? While in-person races are cancelled, virtual races are hot and we want to encourage you to keep after your goals. Stick to your training plan or the one offered at WRTC and give yourself some grace. Pacing for virtual races can be hard on your own but if you prepare by following your plan it won't be such a shock once you get after it race day! On race day, remember to start at your pace. Try not go out too hard and definitely plan some fun along the way!
The virtual Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Women Run the Cities, presented by PNC Bank, is available Thursday, September 10 - Sunday, September 20, 2020.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips regarding strengthening our running, fitness and health. Today she discusses a couple of her favorite stretches for the quadriceps, that large muscle group on the front of the thigh. Quads are essential to walking, running — and pretty much anything to do with moving. Along with strengthening the quads, it's important to keep them flexible. Without proper stretching at the end of an exercise session, they will become short and tight, affecting your knees and hips. Listen in!
Ronda Willsher wanted to set a big goal before she turned 60. So, this self-proclaimed never-runner decided to tackle a 5K. With the encouragement of her sister, MOTR veteran Molly Wellik, Ronda took on the Learn-to-Run program with Burnsville Moms on the Run, ran her first 5K at the MOTR end-of-season race on her milestone birthday — and was hooked. Two years and many 5Ks, 10Ks, a few 10 milers and now a half marathon later, this 62-year-old exemplifies inspiration to her team. "I've heard a few of our members say, 'I want to be like Ronda when I grow up' just as a pure compliment," observed Burnsville/Lakeville Owner Kim Burggraaf. "She really does inspire so many around her." Learn more about Ronda's story and why she is July's Most Inspiring Member.