dailymiler of the week: Mike F.

Every few weeks we pick one inspiring dailymiler to be featured on the blog. This gives us a chance to learn the stories of members of the dailymile community. Check out past dailymilers of the week or nominate a dailymiler for a future post! On November 2, 2011, Mike Federle’s life changed dramatically when his wife of 30 years unexpectedly passed away.  Running after that day was the constant along with the support of dailymile Friends and others that sustained him through the difficult … Continue reading

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Find Your Strong Project: Week 12 Spotlight

Week 12 of the Find Your Strong Project asked the community to share a picture of our race medals and trophies. Some were big, some looked edible, and others were shaped like… cattle? Josephine shared this unique bovine medal and she joins us for a Q&A below about running for cows (and her goals for 2012 and beyond): Nice! Is this one on display at home? Currently it’s not on display. I’m searching for just the right way and just the right place to display … Continue reading

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Find Your Strong Project: Week 11 Spotlight

Instead of spotlighting just one of the winners for Week 11 of the Find Your Strong Project, we’ve decided to spread the love and spotlight some of our favorite submissions! Week 11 asked the community to “Show us your Saucony”. Here’s how we responded:                                                                     ___ Thanks to … Continue reading

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Find Your Strong Project: Week 10 Spotlight

Week 10 of the Find Your Strong Project asked the community to share a picture of our finish line. Michele G. shared this exuberant moment at the finish line at the 2011 NYC Marathon as she was greeted by her husband and son. She joins us for a Q&A below to talk about finishing strong and running through pregnancy: Now that’s a finish line! What emotions were strongest in that picture? Happiness, surprise and excitement from seeing my son and husband at the finish line … Continue reading

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Find Your Strong Project: Week 9 Spotlight

Week 9 of the Find Your Strong Project asked the community to share a personal best. Kate R. shared her 5k PR and landed a spot in the winner’s list. She joins us for a Q&A below: ’22:58 in a 5K – It was the first time I’ve gone under 23 minutes since high school! #FindYourStrong’ That’s pretty fast! Do you remember what your 5K PR was in high school? Yes, it was my 17th birthday and the first time I was getting … Continue reading

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What are Strides?

Yesterday, a conversation took off on Twitter about what a “Stride” is and how it should be approached.  @SeanBrown said: Q: What, exactly, are strides? Coach: “Do 8 miles, moderate pace, finish with 4×15 sec strides.”  And I think there are as many approaches floating around as there are runners, so let me explain how I want my athletes to run strides, when they’re appropriate, and what they are for.  Thanks to Sean for bringing up the topic! How to Run Strides: … Continue reading

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dailymiler of the week: Lou Ann Williams

Every week we pick one inspiring dailymiler to be featured on the blog. This gives you a chance to learn the stories of members of the dailymile community. Check out past dailymiler’s of the week. Do you know someone that would be a great dailymiler? Nominate them! 52-year-old Lou Ann Williams has the right attitude when it comes to running success. She never compares herself to others. Instead she measures achievement in terms of self-improvement. “I don’t expect to be … Continue reading

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Find Your Strong Project: Week 8 Spotlight

Week 8 of the Find Your Strong Project asked the community to share a picture of our running food/fuel. Melissa K. was one of the first out of the gate and she joined us for a Q&A below: Did Picky Bars pay you to post that picture? Be honest. Nope – they don’t know I posted it, but maybe I should let them know, haaa! We’ll just have to take your word on that. What activity did that bar fuel? Don’t take my … Continue reading

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Find Your Strong Project: Week 7 Spotlight

Week 7 of the Find Your Strong Project asked the community to share a time “When I was stronger than I thought”. One of the week’s winners – Sean L. – found his strong with just 3 hours of sleep at the NYC half, and joined us below for a Q&A: ‘Because I only had 3 hours of sleep, I was about to give up on the NYC half but ended up running a 1:46 and achieved a PR! ’ What was so important … Continue reading

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3 Different Long Runs, 3 Different Reasons

No matter the race for which you are training, the long run is a key part of your weekly training.  If you’re planning to run your first 5k or your 50th marathon, the major goal of the long run is the same: To improve your endurance and make yourself better able to complete the race distance.  That’s a large task by itself, but as training becomes more advanced and you really want to “race” a long distance (we’ll focus on … Continue reading

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