How to Learn to Love Hills

AngelaHill Repeats, hill running, hill training for runners, Running, stepmill

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Years ago, when I first started running, I would purposely avoid going north out of my driveway. Why? That’s where all the hills were. It’s crazy to think that I used to hate running hills.  I would do anything to avoid them. If a race description said “hilly” or “rolling hills” – nope.  Not doing […]

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How to Learn to Love Hills

AngelaHill Repeats, hill running, hill training for runners, Running, stepmill

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Years ago, when I first started running, I would purposely avoid going north out of my driveway. Why? That’s where all the hills were. It’s crazy to think that I used to hate running hills.  I would do anything to avoid them. If a race description said “hilly” or “rolling hills” – nope.  Not doing […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were week one of Mount Washington/Loon Mountain race training. As I mentioned last week, this was also the first week with my new coach.  I decided to go with Ascend Endurance Coaching after multiple recommendations from friends and chatting with Chris.  He’s got the education (Clinical Exercise Physiologist like me! In fact […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

Angelacross training for runners, Fitness, mountain running, Running, strength training, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts were week one of Mount Washington/Loon Mountain race training. As I mentioned last week, this was also the first week with my new coach.  I decided to go with Ascend Endurance Coaching after multiple recommendations from friends and chatting with Chris.  He’s got the education (Clinical Exercise Physiologist like me! In fact […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaRunning, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were kept on the lighter side as this week begins my training plan for Mount Washington and Loon Mountain races. It’s been a long time since I followed an actual training plan so I’m excited to get back into it.  I’m even more excited because I finally hired a coach. Yes, that’s […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaRunning, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were kept on the lighter side as this week begins my training plan for Mount Washington and Loon Mountain races. It’s been a long time since I followed an actual training plan so I’m excited to get back into it.  I’m even more excited because I finally hired a coach. Yes, that’s […]

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How to Warm Up Before a Run

AngelaDynamic Warm Up for Runners, glute activation exercises, Mini Band Exercises for Runners, Running, Running tips, warm up exercises, Warm up for runners

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The warm up before a run. Do you skip it? I admit, I’m guilty. Even though I know how good a quality warm up makes a run feel, I still skip it every so often. My run time is precious! We all know we should do it. But how many times does it actually happen? […]

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How to Warm Up Before a Run

AngelaDynamic Warm Up for Runners, glute activation exercises, Mini Band Exercises for Runners, Running, Running tips, warm up exercises, Warm up for runners

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The warm up before a run. Do you skip it? I admit, I’m guilty. Even though I know how good a quality warm up makes a run feel, I still skip it every so often. My run time is precious! We all know we should do it. But how many times does it actually happen? […]

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How to Warm Up Before a Run

AngelaDynamic Warm Up for Runners, glute activation exercises, Mini Band Exercises for Runners, Running, Running tips, warm up exercises, Warm up for runners

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The warm up before a run. Do you skip it? I admit, I’m guilty. Even though I know how good a quality warm up makes a run feel, I still skip it every so often. My run time is precious! We all know we should do it. But how many times does it actually happen? […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts had it’s ups and downs thanks to the weather (F-you wind!!) and a mini staycation.  Our original plan for February school vacation was to go skiing at Sunday River but since we just got Max less than two weeks ago, we didn’t think it would be a good idea to ship him […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

Angelacross training for runners, Fitness, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Workouts for Runners

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Last week’s workouts had it’s ups and downs thanks to the weather (F-you wind!!) and a mini staycation.  Our original plan for February school vacation was to go skiing at Sunday River but since we just got Max less than two weeks ago, we didn’t think it would be a good idea to ship him […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaRunning, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga for Runners

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Another week of workouts is done! It’s hard to believe that the end of February is near.  Just like every other week so far this winter, the weather has been all over the place.  I was hoping for more snow for great skiing and snowshoeing while my kids have school vacation, but we’ve had more […]

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10 Must-Watch Running Documentaries

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There’s nothing like a great running documentary to get me pumped up. Whether it’s something to pass the time while I’m on the treadmill, resting my butt on the couch after a long run, or if I’m looking for inspiration to get that same butt out the door. Running documentaries give me ALL the feels. […]

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10 Must-Watch Running Documentaries

Angelamarathon, Running, running documentaries, running movies, trail running, ultra running

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There’s nothing like a great running documentary to get me pumped up. Whether it’s something to pass the time while I’m on the treadmill, resting my butt on the couch after a long run, or if I’m looking for inspiration to get that same butt out the door. Running documentaries give me ALL the feels. […]

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4 Cross Training Workouts for Runners

AngelaCross Training, cross training for runners, elliptical workout, Running, swim workout, Workouts

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Before running became such a big part of who I am, I was a gym rat. I loved cardio equipment, weights and classes such as step and yoga. I loved having a variety of workout options so I never got bored. Then I got rid of my gym membership right around the time running and […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaRunning, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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It appears we are sticking with the roller coaster theme for last week’s workouts. When you start the week off with shorts and 60 degrees to single digits and winds bowling you over by the end, you don’t know what’s coming up around the bend.  My mind doesn’t know what season it is anymore. Monday […]

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6 Essential Strength Training Exercises for Runners

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If you are a runner, you know you should be strength training. Now be honest, do you actually strength train consistently? I know how easy it is to forget about strength training. Believe me, I get it. We are runners, we want to run ALL the miles. It’s very true that you need to run […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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I wouldn’t be a runner if I didn’t bring up the weather from last week’s workouts.  While New Hampshire didn’t have it as cold as the Midwest, it was c.o.l.d. And now this week will feel like March. The roller coaster continues. Monday 5 mile run, 8:52 avg pace An easy peasy run to kick […]

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Training Mistakes Runners Should Avoid

AngelaRunning, running mistakes, training mistakes

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Looking back at my training over the years, I do a lot of cringing. As in, insert forehead slap, “What was I thinking?!â€� Name any single mistake – not practicing fueling during training, running the same paces for every run, wearing the wrong shoes for my gait, skipping on strength training, I’ve done them all. […]

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Training Mistakes Runners Should Avoid

AngelaRunning, running mistakes, training mistakes

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Looking back at my training over the years, I do a lot of cringing. As in, insert forehead slap, “What was I thinking?!â€� Name any single mistake – not practicing fueling during training, running the same paces for every run, wearing the wrong shoes for my gait, skipping on strength training, I’ve done them all. […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, mountain legs workout, Running, snowshoe running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were a roller coaster. Not because of the actual workouts but because of the weather.  We went from snow, sub zero wind chills to rain and 50 degrees, back to normal winter temps in the 20s.  All the snow we got last weekend?  Completely gone with only sheer ice left. What gives, […]

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Winter Running Essentials

AngelaFit Gear, Running, winter running, winter running essentials

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Every year since I started blogging 7 years ago, I’ve shared my winter running essentials.  As someone who lives in a climate that sees winter weather for at least 5-6 months out of the year, I’ve got some experience in what works and what does not. That’s not to say that I have all the […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts weren’t terribly exciting nor were they dull.  I guess I’ve got the mid January blah’s with the holiday’s over and nothing exciting happening any time soon. I wanted routine and I got it. Monday 30 minutes Arc Trainer hill focus strength training: bench press split squat reverse lunge cable row side bench […]

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Drop the Excuses

Angelaexercise excuses, exercise for life, fitness goals, Goals, Life, Running, Workouts

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While I was driving in the car yesterday, the DJ on the radio talked about a recent poll that said 40% of Americans believe they are “too old” to work out. First of all – WHAT?!?!?!? Want to know what the “too old” age is? 41 Yes, that’s right, 41. And that’s not 41 in […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaCross Training, Running, Strength training for runners, winter running, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts were back to the usual routine, with my usual food, my usual work schedule, and usual day to day life. Sigh.  I love it but I’m already looking forward to the next big think.  Which sadly, isn’t for awhile.  Oh well. Bring on the routine. Monday After wondering where all the January […]

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Goals for 2019

AngelaGoals, New Year Goals, Running, Running goals

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Every year I like to share my running goals.  We are 10 days in and I’m kind of sick of hearing about goals, word of the year, intentions, resolutions, etc. BUT…I’m still putting my goals out for all to see. You know why?  Because if I put it on paper…er…the internet, it’s more likely to […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaRunning, snowboarding, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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I don’t know about you, but I was so happy to be back into the routine of things for last week’s workouts. I love the holidays but I’m so over it. My kids do best with routine and structure and as much as I like to be a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of gal, I do too. […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, Workouts

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Oh man. Last week’s workouts…where do I begin? With family visiting all week, all the Christmas festivities (i.e. eating and drinking All the things), our dog Cooper unexpectedly passing away and practically everyone in my house getting sick, you can say that it’s been a week.  Needless to say, my workouts were put on the […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts were a good mix of running, strength training, yoga and doing whatever I wanted.  I’m purposely laying low on mileage because my Achilles is still puffy.  It’s not hurting (thankfully) but I’ve upped my eccentric calf stretches just to be on the safe side.  And with my parents in town for Christmas, […]

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Last Minute Gifts for Runners {Just Run}

AngelaAthleta, Favorite Things, Fit Gear, Kathoola, last minute gifts for runners, Lululemon, petzel, runner gift list, Running

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It’s another edition of Just Run, where each month a group of my running blogger friends gather with their tips, tricks and thoughts on all things running. In case you missed the previous editions: Tips for the New Runner Instagram Tips and Tricks My Worst Race Ever My Best Race Ever 5 Things I’d Hate […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaCross Training, Running, Strength training for runners, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts had minimal running. As I mentioned on Wednesday, my right Achilles started to feel different.  When I say feel different, I don’t mean hurting or pinching or any other horrible feeling that can come with Achilles tendonitis.  When I was putting lotion on my feet, I noticed that my right Achilles felt […]

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Year of Running – 2018

AngelaCranmore Mountain Race, Loon Mountain Race, Running, running year in review, year of running

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As much as I can’t believe it, it’s that time of year again. Time to look back and reflect on the past 12 months that were 2018. I know there’s still 19 days left in the year but I have zero running plans other than to have fun and enjoy the miles.  Ironically, I’m taking […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaBoston Marathon, Running, Saucony Peregrine, strength training, Strength training for runners, trail running, Workouts, Yoga

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Another week of workouts is done.  It’s hard to believe that the year is winding down.  I’m in the in between season and having fun, doing what I want. My only complaint?  Why does December feel like February?  I’m so cold ALL.THE.TIME!  At least the rain has stopped.  Can we get some snow again? PLEASE? […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga for Runners

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It’s the most RUNderful time of the year! I tried to take things down a notch in last week’s workouts.  I meant to do that immediately after the Seacoast Half in early November, but plans with friends kind of took over. This week I stuck to the lower mileage plan and still had a great […]

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How to Find Your Running Mojo {Just Run}

AngelaFitness, Just Run, motivation, Running, running motivation

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It’s another edition of Just Run, where each month a group of my running blogger friends gather with their tips, tricks and thoughts on all things running. In case you missed the previous editions: Tips for the New Runner Instagram Tips and Tricks My Worst Race Ever My Best Race Ever 5 Things I’d Hate […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga, Yoga for Runners

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Last week’s workouts were so fun.  Lots of sleeping in thanks to the holiday week, running a Turkey Trot and hanging out with friends. If it’s not fun, why do it?  Lol.  Thanks Ben & Jerry’s for that nugget of wisdom. Monday 40 minutes Stepmill with 30 sec sprints and 90 sec recovery x 10 […]

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14 Things Runners Are Thankful For

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With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I’ve got gratitude on the brain in addition to Ron’s famous Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Gingersnap crust. Yeah, you read that right.  🙂 Of course, I’m thankful for running. It’s been a big part of my life for the past 10 years and I hope it will be there for many more.  […]

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14 Things Runners Are Thankful For

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With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I’ve got gratitude on the brain in addition to Ron’s famous Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Gingersnap crust. Yeah, you read that right.  🙂 Of course, I’m thankful for running. It’s been a big part of my life for the past 10 years and I hope it will be there for many more.  […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaLast week's workouts, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga, Yoga for Runners

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Last week’s workouts were all about recovery from the Seacoast Half Marathon.  I don’t have any other races lined up (except for the family Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving) for the rest of the year so all my miles are now just for fun. Monday Rest day Tuesday Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi was just […]

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