Welcome, ladies who love to run. This page is an outgrowth of Batesville’s annual Women Run Arkansas running clinics. (UPDATE: Jan. 9 Running schedule: Tu/Th runs arranged by Facebook/email as schedules allow; Sat 10 a.m. meeting at BHS track; Sat 7 a.m., 9 a.m. groups arranged by Facebook; Click for the Women Run clinic Facebook page.)
After coaching the 2011 clinic, I helped several ladies who continued throughout the year. As we went along, I wrote a series of blog posts with advice for beginners, strategies for improving and notes on injury prevention. My wife, Suzy, wrote a number of running posts in her blog from the new runner’s perspective.
Links to my posts and brief summaries follow. Each post stands alone, but if you read them in order, they’ll take you through the journey from “couch” to “can’t get enough.”
There’s more on my Run-Coach page, and the Running category lists the posts below and recent additions in the opposite order (from newest to oldest). Feel free to use the comment boxes or Facebook to ask questions or suggest new topics.
Other pages with local race information and results:
Posts to get you started on your road:
First steps: Let’s begin.
Best foot forward: Choosing shoes.
On balance: Getting it together.
OUTDATED: 2011 Training schedule, race calendar: Make plans.
Efficiency in a nutshell: Keep it simple.
Making honey: It’s easy if you do it naturally.
Against a sea of troubles: Handling or avoiding injuries.
A turn to tables: Safe mileage increase and hydration charts.
A bit of magic: Fast times at the track.
Hurry up and wait: Patience! This takes time.
Fast talk: How to improve.
The more the merrier: Get yourself a posse.
On your marks: A 2012 local and state race calendar.
A bit of a stretch: Guiding principles and key areas to work on
Getting up to speed: 8-week mile speed training schedule
We need more speed: What do all those numbers mean? How does that training schedule work?
2012 Magic Miles compilation: Alphabetical results from all three timed miles