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March 02, 2012 Training Q&A With Coach Jenny

We are so excited to announce our second live chat with Coach Jenny Hadfield We'd love to have you join us! This Q&A is the perfect opportunity for you to get answers to your training questions. We had such a great response to our February live chat, that we want to do it again! Time […]

Core Strengthening: How Often Should You Do It?

Q: I'm training for a marathon. I would like to strengthen my core but don't know what days to work on that. How often and for how long is it good to cross train? Just like running, you want to weave in core work gradually and at an effort or volume that doesn't affect your […]

Why Do My Knees Hurt When I Run Outside?

My knees sometime bother me if I run outside. What can I do to to help it? Coach Jenny: Knee pain can arise from a variety of things. Based on your comment, your knee pain may be due to the change in terrain – going from inside on a tread to outside – there is […]

How to Protect Yourself From an Unfriendly Dog While Running

Runners, walkers, and bikers occasionally encounter dogs during a workout. It's important to keep in mind what you should do if ever in a dangerous situation. There's been a few news stories floating around about people who were injured by dogs while running. We even had a WalkJogRun fan who told us they had a […]

Energy Gels: Can You Train Without Them?

Q: Can you train without energy gels or beans, and only with water when training for a half marathon? You can run with only water, but when you do, be mindful of the loss of electrolytes (sodium, potassium…) and energy lost (carbohydrates). An optimal way to supplement these losses in long distance runs and races […]

Running With Asthma: How Can I Do It?

Q: I have asthma and have never really utilized running before as an exercise, how can I transition into it without dying? A great way is to keep it simple and sprinkle running seconds into a walking workout. Here is an article that explains just how to do that: http://askcoachjenny.com/question/how-to-start-running/ It's all about learning how […]

Register For The Chicago Marathon

Registration for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon opened yesterday. Be sure you register for the race today to ensure your spot on the course October 7th! If you're looking for a training plan for the Chicago Marathon, WalkJogRun has them for runners of all experience levels! Beginners Walk The Chicago Marathon Run-Walk The Chicago […]