Posts by Annika Braun

5 TIPS FOR GETTING TO RACE WEIGHT

Everyone wants to be at their ideal weight and race their best. The best time to try and lose a significant amount of weight is in the off season, before getting into specific training and before training demands become high. Once you start getting into specific training and close to racing your body may start…
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TIPS FOR RUNNING WITH A BABY JOGGER

Running with a baby jogger is not ideal, but sometimes necessary. I spent the whole summer after I had my first child running with the baby jogger. We were traveling Europe and I refused to miss out on my running. I logged about 60 miles per week with it and ended up in great shape as…
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THE IMPORTANCE OF REST DAYS

As a runner and with most things in life when I do something I go all in, 100%, and I don’t like to break my routine. I think that most runners feel the same way and would agree that taking a day off from running can sometimes feel like a punishment. I didn’t do a…
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COLD WEATHER TRAINING WHILE PREGNANT

Just as it is important to be mindful of the warm weather when running while pregnant, it is equally important to be mindful of the cold weather and environment. Here are my five tips on cold weather training for mothers-to-be. TIP #1: WEAR WEATHER-APPROPRIATE LAYERS Although you do not run the risk of overheating in…
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3 EASY WAYS TO BALANCE WORK AND RUNNING

We all love to run. We all need to work. Sometimes the balance of both can get pretty tough. This article offers some tips on how to manage both running and working, and gives you a glimpse into my personal experience as a runner and a full-time working mom of two small children. 1-FIND A…
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RETURNING TO RUNNING AFTER PREGNANCY

There comes a point mid to late pregnancy where running just is not enjoyable anymore. For some this point comes earlier than others and other people, like myself, are able to run all the way to the end of their pregnancy without any problems other than general discomfort. Whoever you are, whether you are only…
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DREAM BIG AND ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  – Thomas A. Edison One of the biggest lessons I have learned during my experience as a coach is the importance to never stop dreaming about the next big goal. There are different types of…
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CUTTING GLUTEN OUT OF YOUR DIET

Being a runner with celiac disease makes fueling properly a little more time consuming than those who do eat wheat and gluten. My biggest concern is making sure I am getting all of the proper nutrients to sustain my training and help my body recover. When I first took gluten out of my diet I struggled to…
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BALANCING RUNNING WITH KIDS

Laboring and delivering my two daughters was by far the most physically challenging thing I have ever willed my way through. I say willed because like running, there were times during the process that I wanted to stop and just be done. Also like running, I had moments where I felt empowered and unstoppable. For…
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