Beginner Running Class with Coach Lora Erickson "Blonde Runner"

Learn the "ins & outs" of getting started in running, from running shoes, nutrition, training, injury prevention etc...

Hello, welcome to the virtual Beginner Running Class. I am happy to have you join me. The first link below is the class lecture (there are 3 parts), during the video I mention many video clips which I have linked to here for you to review. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or set-up an additional consultation session. The information will be available to you until the end of the month.Happy Running,Coach Lora*In an effort to protect my work, I ask you don't share clips with others. Please have friends contact me if they are interested in the content. Thank you.Beginner Running Class Lecture Video (43:13) - there is a length limit to video uploads so I broke the class into 3 parts

  • Part 1 (Shoes, Training Logs, Nutrition, 10% rule, Cross-training) Click to view part 1
  • Part 2 (Cross-training con'd, stretching/flexibility, core/strength training, injury prevention, speedwork, pacing, mental prep) Click to view part 2
  • Part 3 (Training, visualization, you are a runner, own it!, recovery, running form) Click to view part 3

More about Running Shoes (video 4:02) Training Peaks (great for logging training)Nutrition: Race Day Nutrition for Marathons & Ironman Events (23:05)Nutrition: Fueling for Early Morning Runs (12:06)Recovery: Aquilo - cryo-compression pants - Use the code RUNBLONDE to save 10% Visit to learn moreAn Outdoor Running Analysis takes about 30 minutes to complete. This individual one-on-one session with the Coach for local athletes (in and around Davis County, Northern Utah) or online for non-local athletes (out of Utah) will help identify form mistakes. Feedback will be given to improve form with drills, etc. Please message me at to set up a session. Learn more How to Level Up to the Half or Full Marathon Distance (blog article)Additional phone or in-person consultation sessions can cover any aspect of training and is customized for each athlete (additional charges). Nutrition, race prep, triathlon skills (swim coaching, cycling skills) Email Coach Lora Erickson at

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