Author Archives: Coach Jenny Hadfield

Learning to Run Faster

Learning to run faster isn’t as hard as you may believe. In fact, in many cases, all it takes it a little tweaking to your routine, and some sweat equity. It’s common to get into the habit of running at a go-to pace, or a pace that can be both...

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Ask an Expert: How to Start Running

Question: What is the best way to start running? I’ve tried and failed so many times and find it painful!  -Jessie Jessie, I feel your pain. Running seemed nearly impossible to me until I learned one little secret. I’d go out and try to run as far as I could, as hard...

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Ask an Expert: Missing Days on Training Schedule

Question: I’m training for a half marathon this season and due to weather and a cold, I’ve fallen behind in my training and have missed two weeks of training. How do I catch up on missed days on my training schedule for my race?  Thanks. -Simone It can be quite nerve-wracking...

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Treadmill Workouts to Keep Your Fitness Fresh

One of the greatest things about working out on a treadmill is the variety of ways to keep your program fresh and motivating. If you normally step on and hit “go”, try these three treadmill workouts to spice up your routine. HIIT (Go shorter, but harder) Instead of running or walking the...

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What to do the Night Before a 5K Race

Q:  I have my first race coming up. Do you have any tips on what to do the night before a 5K race? -MacKenzie That’s exciting! You are wise to ask this question ahead of time as it pays to be organized and ready to go before the race nerves...

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Group Training vs. Personal Trainer

Q:  I’ve been a lone wolf runner for about a year.  It took me a year to get the courage to run publically. Now I want to learn to train better. Can you tell me the benefits of group training versus a personal trainer?  Thank you. -Jeff Congratulations on your...

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Fitness Trackers: 4 Reasons to Start Tracking

It’s an amazing world of health, fitness and technology. Fitness trackers are more than glorified watches. They allow us to tune into our bodies, improve our health and fitness, and connect with an inspiring world of social activity. Simply put: data is power. I remember my first fitness tracker. It was a watch...

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Ask an Expert: Running Pace

Question: The whole idea of “running pace” is foreign to me–I’m a new runner! However, I read a lot about it in magazines and hear about it at local races from my friends. Can you help me better understand what it is so I can apply it to my running...

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Five Benefits of Using Fitness Trackers

It seems like everywhere you look, people are logging their every step wearing fitness trackers. I remember a time when we used to have to drive the route we ran to see how far it we went, and now we can see it all in real time: pace, time, steps,...

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Essential safety gear for runners

Whether you’re exercising in darkness or sunlight, with a friend or alone, it’s wise to invest in pieces of essential safety gear that will keep you safe for miles to come. Here are four of my top picks: Runner’s ID. Exercising with identification is not only smart, it’s a new...

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