Base Building, Strength Building, Lactate Threshold (LT), & Aerobic Capacity

Base building consists of easy distance running, concentrating more so on logging in miles. This phase is the “least” exciting part of “training”.  This includes muscle cell adaption which: also begins in this phase, meaning increasing capacity for your blood cells to deliver “oxygen” to your body allowing other physiological improvements begin to take place […]


Several questions have come my way asking about issues with aches, pains, either with headaches and/or cramps; much of the time is associated with dehydration, please ensure you’re replenishing your fluids before, during and after your training. I’m always hesitant to recommend using ibuprofen otherwise known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (i.e. Advil, Motrin). Some […]

Pain vs. Soreness

Unfortunately there is no April Fools joke when it comes to pain or soreness. Your muscles have an abundant blood supply which also regenerate and respond faster to the overload of exercise you are putting your body through. The object of exercise should be to strengthen muscles (which can cause soreness) and not to overload […]


Running through pollen & asthma, etc…

Hello our fellow athletes, Well it’s that time again, the winds of change and seasons of running.  we’ve received several questions regarding Running with allergies and pollen. First and foremost if you have severe allergies you’ll want to get clearance from your healthcare provider to continue your physical activities and regimen.  Second, the best time […]


How often have you heard someone ask you or perhaps say: I want to take a supplement to lose weight? I want to get faster so I need a supplement to help me?  I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of marketing business surrounding the wraps, supplements, etc. (there is never a quick […]


Benefits of Volunteering & Cross Training

Our coaches volunteer week after week to be there to help you discover your untapped possibilities you have as an athlete. One of the benefits of volunteering is our health, did you know that research demonstrates volunteering leads to better health and that older volunteers are most likely to receive physical and mental health benefits […]


Growing Older and Wiser

First and foremost, what a fantastic workout we had on Saturday.  Several athletes stated several comments: “reached a new passion for fitness” and “found my love for running once again”. Second, as years go by, we get a little wiser, (or so I like to believe — lol) I’ve learned that healthy food choices we […]


Date Bite Recipe

Dates: are a great source of magnesium, they contain calcium, iron, potassium and great for muscle development. Dates also offer a healthy balance for bone development due to the amounts of minerals that are found in them. Date Bites: (this is what we had at practice) 2 cups of pitted dates (fresh as possible) 1 […]


What is Lactic Acid?

Balanced Running is combined with balanced living, our mission is to improve your quality of life through running and walking. We’ve created impactful partnerships because we’re community leaders and health advocates. We believe that all walks of life deserve to improve their quality of life through a supportive and motivating environment. Whether you’re a walker, […]