Learn: Run

January 6, 2010

Hot Dog

Hot Dog

He drools.  He farts.  And he’ll steal your food when you’re not looking.  No, not your significant other (well…maybe in private).  We’re referring to your dog, of course.  But despite Clifford’s flaws, you want nothing more than to keep him safe and happy.

Hit the Trails!

Hit the Trails!

Tired of running the same routes?  Need a new running challenge?  Want to add some variety to your training?  Spice up your running by trading in the ashpalt for some dirt.  Trail running can provide fresh, interesting, and challenging elements to your runs that may be just what you need to keep improving.

Running with the Pack

Running with the Pack

Training partners are one of the the most valuable assets you can have.  They keep you motivated, give you a sense of accountability, and keep you company on your training runs, speed workouts, and at races.

Using Visualization to Prepare for Race Day

Using Visualization to Prepare for Race Day

My first experience with serious race day preparation and visualization was in college.  During the cross-country season, we raced every other weekend; so on the Monday of a race week, our coach would lead us through a “chalk talk” in the locker room.  She would go over how the ideal race was supposed to look and which team members would have to finish ahead of members of our rival teams for us to win. 

Our Expert

Elyse Braner

Elyse Braner - Running Coach

Elyse devotes her time to her two passions:  running and spreading the love of running to athletes of all levels.   She is the President of the Washington Running Club, the Head Coach of the North Face Endurance Challenge, a coach for Weight Watchers and leads the run club at lululemon Athletica.  And for the tween set, Elyse coaches Girls on the Run, helping girls aged 8-11 develop healthy attitudes and sportsmanship for successful training and racing.

And when Elyse isn't running between her various coaching gigs, she's....running.  A competitive runner for the past eleven years, Elyse is a qualifier for the Boston marathon and specializes in distances ranging fron 800M to marathon.

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February 19, 2007
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