Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

If you want to become a faster runner, the first thing you must do is be able to get outside your comfort zone. I've worked with a lot of runners--individually through my online coaching services and in-person with several training groups at Skinny Raven. Sometimes the #1 thing that runners could do that would immediately improve their performance is pushing themselves to get outside of their comfort zone (when appropriate!). We all have a pace we are very comfortable running:…

Last Week’s Workouts + My New Favorite Running Socks

I've been at a standstill with my hip issue. (I don't know what to call it since it doesn't seem like a labral tear, even though that is the only thing I've been diagnosed as having.) ItΒ  hurts nearly every time I run outside. The loose snow always aggravates it, but even on days where the sidewalks and roads have been plowed, it still doesn't feel great. The "pain" is very minimal--a '1' on a scale of pain level. Really…

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, everyone! My week flew by, and I am finally getting a post up for the week. I was busy getting some quality workouts in, playing in the snow with Cullen, running a million errands, and trying new recipes in the kitchen. I've got some new favorites listed below, so I hope you enjoy! Coffee-Vanilla Peanut Butter If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (username: therunnersplate), you know how much I love this Coffee-Vanilla Peanut Butter from the…