Clean Energy Boost for your Fall Training – Capsimax Product Review


Sometimes we’re on a roll with our training efforts, and sometimes we may need a little boost 🙂 This summer, I got the opportunity to try out Capsimax supplement samples and see how it impacted my training! Capsimax is a highly-active, natural capsicum extract from red hot chili peppers that delivers all of the benefits of peppers without […]

Blogging Updates, Training Updates, and Back Half Challenge (TOLT #16)


Hey there! I decided to see how many times I’ve linked up with Thinking Out Loud Thursdays, hosted by Amanda from Running with Spoons, and it turns out that today is #16!  Pretty interesting since this I don’t post every week to this. Blogging Anyway, I wanted to share a few things that have been going […]

What’s in My Gym Bag: Swim Edition

What's in my Gym Bag: Swim Edition

I get questions from other athletes getting into swimming, biking or triathlon about my gear choices, so I decided to start a brief series, “What’s in my Gym Bag” where I go through the random gear that I use for my various workouts.  Today we kick it off with swimming! (Need tips on getting going with swimming? […]

How often should you race?

How Often do You Race? by Lauren Runs

I got a question from a potential coaching client asking what my perspectives on racing are.  He was wondering, what if I want to race often? Well… I’ve gone back and forth on this.  I think for me, the perfect racing frequency is about once a month.  Here’s why: Balance between racing and training and life […]

Not the Time for Anything New: Taper Rituals and Quirks


Taper.  Who really likes this word? I don’t – I feel like I should be losing fitness if I decrease my running volume.  I know that’s the complete opposite of what’s supposed to happen, but I don’t really love this word, taper. Peaking Let’s talk about “peaking” for your goal race.  It sounds so much better. […]