Guest Blog: “Run Free” by Daniel Zanatta

The nature around me is all I could ask for. My breath gets heavier at every step, but I know I cannot give up. The fight against failure is the only thing that keeps my body moving hours after hours and takes me to another level of perception. When I am running on trails, I […]

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Think About Your Legacy – It’s What People Actually Remember

I recently started reading a wonderful book by Stephanie Melish titled Bank Your Mistakes. It’s a great read, and it’s part of my personal/professional development reading. While there are often parallels between business development and running (goals, success, long term vision, etc.), the first chapter in this book truly connects in a way that nearly startled […]

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Running Shoes: Another Mile with Australia’s @TheWoundedPelicans

You may remember my interview from 2016 with the one of a kind Wounded Pelicans from Australia. In that interview, Tofes & Ant – distance runners among many other athletic titles – aimed to run several, several endurance events to raise 20,000 AUD for the Queensland Cancer Council. They may have seemed crazy at the […]

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Handling Minor Injuries During Training

A question I am asked a lot as a running coach is What do I do when I am injured? Usually, runners are on two completely opposite sides of the spectrum: Run through the pain to stop all together. As someone with a minor injury at the moment, you’ll be happy to know that there is an […]

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Shin Splints & Brain Splints Just Rollin’ With It

A couple of weeks ago, I began to notice a strange, not so much pain but more like getting the wind knocked out of my lower leg, feeling. When I got up from sitting, it felt like if I put weight on it, my whole lower leg would give out (hence the family foam rolling, […]

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2017 #GAMEONPGH Training Plan – 2:10

Ah, the time has come – the time to climb back into half marathon shape! I ran a 5k this weekend and my legs are sore (loling). I mean, I think part of that was because I ran faster than I have been lately. But the other part is that I just haven’t gotten as […]

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#GAMEONPGH Training! Time Goals: Realistic vs. Unattainable

As we approach the new year, most of us are planning our races for 2017 and will likely begin training soon. When we start to plan race logistics, we also start to plan the almighty time goals. It can be tricky to differentiate between a goal that is realistic and a goal that you may […]

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Forget Pace – I’m Focused on Purpose

Before I get into this, understand that you can focus on both pace and purpose. This isn’t “one is better than the other.” This is more about my personal journey and where I’ve landed in the amazing, meaningful world of running. The truth is that I have spent so much time agonizing over being fast. I […]

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Running Shoes: Meet Emily – @runningacrossohio

It’s been way too long without a feature on the blog, and I’m so happy to pick it back up again with Emily! Emily is from Cuyahoga Falls and she has set the amazing goal of running every half marathon in Ohio. Yes, every single one (I’m working on her for Youngstown). Through her running […]

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Race Recap: Columbus Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

On November 20, about 13,000 other runners and I braved 40 mph Columbus, OH winds for the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. This was my first 15k, and aside from the weather (which is out of the race’s control, anyway), I’d say I picked a great one. If I had to describe the race in one sentence: “Come for […]

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