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All about the Run Club

All about the Run Club

The Fly Feet Run Club has stepped up its game as we enter the 2019 season in ways that are all catered to YOU. There are goals to be met and people to do it with whether you are a first time jogger, seasoned marathoner, or somewhere in between. Like all things at Fly Feet, the Run Club is an extension of the bigger belief in chasing a lifestyle that you love. It’s about making goals to get better, proving that you are progressing, and achieving what is meaningful to us as individuals. 

Solutions to the Afternoon Slump

Solutions to the Afternoon Slump

Midday drowsiness is the worst.  One minute you’re powering through your work tasks, then 3pm hits and suddenly you’re fighting the head bob and your eyelids feel like they’re loaded with lead.  We’ve all been there.  #amiright?!  Many of us may turn to caffeine in these moments of despair, but there are some great alternative options (hello puppy pictures!) worth giving a try, and they don’t require a mid-afternoon coffee refill.

February Stride: Hill Training

February Stride: Hill Training

As a coach and a runner I have seen similarities across training programs geared toward youth development to collegiate and professional sprinters. The factor that connects a sprinter contending for the Olympics to a 10 year old learning how to run is hill training. It is the most efficient and effective way to build muscular strength and speed, but the benefits go far beyond that. We see improvement in running economy, explosiveness, and injury prevention that changes our body’s ability to handle maximal intensity, strength training, and long distance running.

Staying on Track When Out to Eat

Staying on Track When Out to Eat

A lot of us wonder how to navigate making healthy choices when we go out to eat.  In fact, many of you have shared some variation of a similar scenario and question with me recently.   “I have made healthy choices all week, prepping my food and avoiding that glass of wine every night… but this weekend is my friend’s birthday and I’d love to go!  How do I do that without ruining my progress?!” Read on for the inside scoop!

Recovery makes you better.

Recovery makes you better.

Everyone is all in agreement that when we are sick, we need to step back and rest so the body can focus on healing.  This same is true with training, simply to a less drastic degree. If you step back for a full week, you won’t believe how good you will feel upon return. I think most of y’all know in your head that you should do this, but the heart is a different matter. 

Elevate your game

Elevate your game

We are all on a path to elevate our game. But what separates those who are average from those who are world class at what they do? How can we apply some of those principles to how we approach our goals? We might not want to compete in the Olympics, but learning some of how they train can help us just chase a better version of ourselves.

Fly Feature: Zena Reta

Fly Feature: Zena Reta

We are honored to share this week’s Fly Feature, Z. She’s the one with coolest demeanor when the workout starts to bite and the fiercest focus until the bitter end. She’s a rugby player by trade, but dabbles in a bit of everything from travel to reading to cooking and drill. Read on to get motivated for your next Fly Feet class!

Meal prep like a boss.

Meal prep like a boss.

How many times have you gotten done with work, felt super hangry and impatient, and decided to stop and pick-up food at a drive-thru?  We’ve heard it before: Failing to plan is planning to fail.   We can prevent the stop at the drive-thru by planning and prepping our meals in advance.  Here are some tips and tricks to help get you started with your journey into meal prep.

January Stride: Threshold Training

January Stride: Threshold Training

The beginning of the New Year it is a time to refresh, renew, reignite, and reestablish. Stride will be echoing that same theme this month as we start to reinstate our baseline training. What we mean by this is we are going to spend a little more time training at our lactate threshold, which is something that we don’t spend time on during all-out efforts in Tread & Shred or our long slow distance runs that some of us occasionally sneak in. 

Flipping the script on training.

Flipping the script on training.

Not every training session should kick your ass.  If it does, you need to rethink how you’re approaching your training regimen. Our goal is to develop a culture of training from the existing culture of working out. This nomenclature is often used interchangeably, yet there is tremendous difference and it is why at Fly Feet we coach training sessions, not work outs.  (And we call ourselves “coaches” not “instructors”.)