Author Archives: Coach Jenny Hadfield

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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Seven 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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Ask an expert: Barefoot running

Is the barefoot running trend over–or are there real benefits to minimalist running? – Kevin It’s been an interesting few decades in the running shoe industry. We started with a lower heel-to-toe drop (the difference between the height of the heel versus the toe in a shoe) in the 1970s...

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Marathon training with hormonal imbalances

Ask Coach Jenny Q: I just finished my fifth marathon last Sunday and my time was horrible.  I’m a 41-year old female with a career and two beautiful active boys. I had breast cancer almost fifteen years ago and had chemotherapy and a mastectomy.  I am very active competing in...

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