Our Top Six Safety Tips for Running in the Dark

Our Top Six Safety Tips for Running in the Dark

Runs during the fall and winter seasons require a little more planning that those effortless summer runs when you can simply roll out of bed and throw on shorts and a tank. If you are a year-round runner, you are bound to fall prey to some early morning or late evening runs in the dark. Make sure to follow these extra steps to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable run from the moment you take your first stride.

My Chicago Marathon Recap, or That Time Barre Got Me Across the Finish Line

My Chicago Marathon Recap, or That Time Barre Got Me Across the Finish Line

Two weeks before heading to Chicago I was contemplating deferring my race entry until next year. Could I really run a full marathon with such little training without seriously hurting myself? By this point I wasn’t thinking about time – I just wanted to finish safely, even if that meant run-walking. So, I decided to focus on the things that I COULD control at this point: I logged one last ditch effort 16 mile run, met with a nutritional/run coach, and made sure I was running at least 5 miles a few days a week in between my barre classes.

6 Essential Items to Pack in Your Gear-Check Bag

6 Essential Items to Pack in Your Gear-Check Bag

Congratulations! You just crossed the finish line of a long distance race. Maybe it's a 10K, half or full marathon or even an ultra marathon. You receive your medal and a water bottle from race volunteers as you try to remain in an upright position. Before you enjoy the post-race festivities, you'll want to collect your gear-check bag. Inside, there are a few items you will thank yourself for packing.

From the 5K to the Marathon: What to Eat the Week of the Baltimore Running Festival

From the 5K to the Marathon: What to Eat the Week of the Baltimore Running Festival

You’ve been training for October 15 for weeks and months and now the Baltimore Running Festival is just days away! You can’t get any faster or gain more endurance this week, but the food you eat can go a long way toward a successful race. Below you will find strategies for eating well this week to get ready for each of the distances that make up the festival: