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Ask Coach Deb About Natural Fueling, Pelvic Floor Pain, And Carrying Fifty Extra Pounds While Running

  A few weeks ago, one of my clients asked if she could give one of her training sessions to her daughter Heather (not her real name) who is running her first marathon in October (Marine Corps Marathon). Heather had already built up her long-run to sixteen miles, but wanted me to check out her […]

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Ask Coach Deb About Gait, Overstretched Hammies, And Taking Selfies

  This months questions come from comments left on a couple of different blog posts during the last month and questions asked on running blogs I visited… Please send your training and running questions my way by commenting below.   Question: How to you get the perspective of you running outside from the ground? Do you use a […]

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Ask Coach Deb About IT Band Stretches, Injury Preventing Exercises, And Fitting It All In

  This months questions come from comments left on a couple of different blog posts during the last month… Please send your training and running questions my way by commenting below.    Question: I’d love some more ITB stretching tips! Even though I foam roll, mine always seem tight! ~ Asked by Michelle from Movin’ It With Michelle in […]

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Ask Coach Deb About Running In The Cold, Numb Toes, And When Is Too Old To Start Running

  This month’s questions are a collection of questions I was asked while attending various Christmas parties, or that have been sent to me since the holidays… Please send your training and running questions my way by commenting below.    Question: My toes go numb when I run. How can I make this stop?  Coach Deb: Toes […]

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Ask Coach Deb About Pace, Preventing Blisters, And Race Day Expectations

  I wrote my first installment of Ask Coach Deb on June 16 after getting a private Facebook message out of the blue from a lady named Lynn who just happened to be the daughter of one of my childhood friends. Lynn was embarking on her very first half marathon and hoped to gain some insight into what […]

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Ask Coach Deb About Warming Up, Getting Faster, And Hydrating

  Question: Tina from Gotta Run Now asked: What are your favorite ways for becoming a faster runner? I’m always working on that goal!  Coach Deb: This spring I purchased Run Less Run Faster (affiliate link) and have really enjoyed using their training plan. The book focuses on three key runs: track repeats, tempo runs, and long runs […]

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Ask Coach Deb About Fueling, Breathing, And Working Through Soreness

Last week in my first installment of Ask Coach Deb, I suggested that I would make this a monthly feature; however, my new friend Lynn had many follow-up questions so as long as those questions keep coming, I will post either weekly or bi-weekly. Feel free to add your own questions in the comments below and […]

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Ask Coach Deb About Sunscreen, Chafing, And Potty Breaks

On Tuesday, I got a private Facebook message out of the blue from the daughter of one of my childhood friends. It started with: Hey, love! I am about to embark on my very first half marathon in October. I am unsure of what to expect and wonder if you could guide me. I watched the […]

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