Garmin Coach: A Pro Running Coach on Your Wrist?
A few months ago I was playing around with my Garmin Connect app, and found their Garmin Coach platform. This offering through the Garmin Connect app describes itself as “Having a pro running coach on your wrist”. With it, you can set a race goal, whether to just complete your race or finish with a specific time goal. From there it creates a running program to get you to your goal. This includes a weekly schedule different types of training runs, suggestions for pace, and additional content in the form of written articles and videos.
Easy running is a critical but often overlooked part of becoming a stronger, faster runner. And, to be fair it isn’t hard to understand why. It doesn’t make a lot of logical sense that running SLOWER allows us to eventually become FASTER at running. Practice usually makes perfect, right? So, shouldn’t we practice running fast if we want to get better at running fast?
Do you ever see a picture of a dish and think to yourself “WOW, I really wanna eat that!” This is how I felt the first time I laid eyes on Shakshuka. Baked eggs in a tasty, savory tomato sauce. What’s NOT to like??
We’re at the start of a new year, which means it’s the most popular time of year for setting health and fitness goals. And, with today’s technology there is no shortage of options for people wanting to take a closer look at their nutrition habits.
It’s officially soup weather around here! As much as I can do without our extremely cold winter weather, there is something about a warm bowl of soup on a cold day that is just so necessary. This lentil and wild rice soup is super simple, and can be made with any combination of veggies you have on hand.
Nutrition trends I hope we can forget in 2021!
Welcome once again folks to my annual year-end wrap up!
Winter running. You either love it or you hate it! I’ve met many runners who simply can’t stand treadmill running, and it’s outdoors or nothing no matter the weather. Unfortunately for many fair-weather runners who prefer the treadmill to the snow, 2020 has handed us gym closures, and group workout cancellations.
So, what’s a runner to do? Take it outside!
Have you ever wondered how you can become a morning person? Do you glare enviously at people who seem to check 10 things off their to-do list before you’re even out of bed? Have you got an assortment of “but first, coffee” themed mugs? Do you seriously struggle with fitting in regular workouts, and know that it would be so much easier if you could just squeeze training into your am routine?
If so, keep reading!
HIIT training. Quite arguably the best thing to happen to fitness since running shoes. A HIIT workout promises all the benefits of steady state cardio, but in half the time (or less!)
GI issues while running- more common than you might think!
Did you know an estimated 70% of runners have experienced GI issues or ‘tummy troubles’ while training or competing?
While ‘runner’s diarrhea’ is generally thought to be the “worst” symptom to experience, GI symptoms during exercise can include nausea, vomiting, cramps, bloating, or burping. For some of us symptoms are relatively minor, or only occur if we know we messed up (like if I were to say, eat a cheeseburger and fries before heading out for a run!). For other runners, GI symptoms can be mysterious, frustrating, and debilitating. They can also affect runners at all levels, from newbies to elites. So, if you struggle with GI issues during running, you’re not alone!
In this article I’m breaking down the various causes of GI distress while running, from top right to er, bottom. I’ll also be sharing my tips and strategies on how to train your gut to avoid these annoying and performance killing symptoms!