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Top Posts from Running Coaches Corner 2016

For the last Running Coaches Corner of 2016, I am rounding up the best posts! Get ready to rock your running resolutions and kick off 2017 with Running Coaches Corner Link up!

Top Running Coaches Corner Posts of 2016

Top Running Coaches Corner Posts of 2016. From marathon training to sports psychology, don't miss these top running tips from Coach @Suzlyfe

I tried to choose a mixture of favorites and informational posts, but honestly, it was really hard to pick just a few! I’ve had a great time writing these posts and covering all manner of running related topics, from practical knowledge to sports psychology to gear reviews. I hope you enjoy, and happy running!

Planning a destination race? If you are planning a race in condition different from your training conditions, we need to talk! @Suzlyfe Certified Run Coach

Training for A Destination Race

Nearly every destination race that I have run has been a PR, and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them–this is how to deal with changes in altitude, terrain, and climate!

What Does A Running Coach Do?

You know that you have wonder what exactly online running coaches do. So now I tell you! 

Dealing with injury? Learn how to protect your body image, help your friends support you, and more. Join the Running Coaches Corner Link up!

Dealing with Injury

Let’s just say that I have a bit of experience dealing with injury and coming out the other side. I look at everything from helping your friends communicate with you (without you killing them) to dealing with forced rest without losing your healthy body image.

Discussing and Handling a Disappointing Race

No good, very bad, disappointing races are an inevitability of life and running. Here is how to handle the sh** hitting the fan.

Biggest Fueling and Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid the bonk or revisiting your lunch with these tried and true pieces of nutrition advice!

Marathon Training Advice For Your Second Marathon. Make your second marathon better than your first and join running coaches corner link up!

Marathon Training Advice for Your Second Marathon

My goal as a runner and as a coach is have you wanting more after your first (WINK). There is so much advice out there for first time full and half marathoners (and I’ve doled out quite a bit myself)!) but what about those who are getting ready to tackle their second marathon and might want to up the stakes?

How to Improve Your Running Right Now

So much of running involves patience and long term planning, but there is actually quite a bit that you can do to imrove your running in an instant. Five simple and easy changes that you can do to make your running soar.

Best Unilateral Core and Glute Exercises for Runners

I love this post because it combines my loves of personal training, running, and injury prevention. If you want to run stronger and without injury, you need to add these exercises to your routine.

How do you do hill if you live in a flat area? Hill Treadmill Workouts: benefits of running hills on the treadmill, tips for getting the most out of your treadmill workouts and alternatives if the treadmill isn't an option.

Running Hills: Treadmill Workouts and Alternatives

I live in Chicago. We don’t really “do” hills. So here is how to do your hill workouts (so important for all runners!) and master your training when you live in a flat area (or just don’t feel like going outside).

Pacing Strategies: Which Is Best?

Pacers, pacing bands, GPS, running by feel, running by pace, there are so many options, so many competing opinions. I break them all down and help you decide which is the best pacing strategy for you.

Ever wondered how to handle post marathon recovery? When should you go back to working out after marathon? Find out at

What to Do for Marathon Recovery

The weeks right after a marathon can feel a bit like a no man’s land of I have no idea what to do now. I tell you how to handle the abrupt changes to your daily routine and when (and how) to get back to exercising.

I'm going to rock 2017 thanks to #CoachSuz and #Running #CoachesCorner! Click To Tweet

There you have it. Of course, these are not all of the running posts from the year (there were many before Running Coaches Corner!), so make sure that you search the tags “running” and “coaching” and check out the others!

What do you want me to cover next year? 

What is challenging you most about accomplishing your running goals?

I am linking up with myself, Rachel, Lora, and Debbie for Running Coaches CornerPatty, Erika, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the Run, Nicole, Annmarie, Michelle, and Jen for Wild Workout Wednesday, and Ilka and Angela for Food and Fitness Sunday. 

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  • Reply Pippa

    Thank you for sharing this. I’m gonna have to have a read of the Coping with Injury post- I’m currently laid up with a broken ankle and I honestly don’t think I’m coping very well. It sucks! But thanks for this, I’m sure I’ll get some good advice from it!

    December 28, 2016 at 5:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am so sorry to hear that, Pippa. Being off your feet and out of your element is the worst. I hope that my words help.

      December 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Thanks to a fabulous year of link ups and great info. Look forward to soaking in all of your wisdom in 2017
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Ageless Fitness: Women’s Views on Fitness As They Age-Pt.1My Profile

    December 28, 2016 at 6:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope that I can provide more wisdom πŸ˜€

      December 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Jenn @ Run With Sole

    It’s been a great year! Thanks so much for hosting this link up and for all the great info! Looking forward to linking up with you in 2017!
    Jenn @ Run With Sole recently posted…My 2016 In Races!My Profile

    December 28, 2016 at 6:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We are SO happy to have you and we are so looking forward to what you come up with!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs

    So much good stuff! It’s been a fun year. I feel like I’ve learned too from my fellow coaches!
    Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs recently posted…The Best Running Tips from Coach Debbie Runs in 2016My Profile

    December 28, 2016 at 7:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I definitely have learned!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I’ve really enjoyed your Coaches Corner posts–so much good information. Looking forward to more in 2017!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Finding Stillness in MotionMy Profile

    December 28, 2016 at 7:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope that I can keep delivering!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    There is so much valuable information here! I always enjoy your marathon posts and the ones like the unilateral one where you share from your personal training expertise.
    Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes recently posted…Achieve Your Running Goals in 2017: Top Posts from 2016My Profile

    December 28, 2016 at 7:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are one to talk! You are a treasure trove of knowledge!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    Great posts! I actally do not mind the treadmill. My problem is running consistently on it. I usually have to do speed work. I get bored easily.
    lacey@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…Holiday RecapMy Profile

    December 28, 2016 at 7:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That’s why I read as I do it πŸ˜€

      December 29, 2016 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Such great articles this year! Love what you’ve done to your site this year and here’s to great things in 2017!!!
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted…10 Tips for Making and Keeping New Year’s ResolutionsMy Profile

    December 28, 2016 at 8:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Julie! Cheers to 2017!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    I can’t even think of what you should cover next year, it seems whenever I’m thinking about something you’ve written a post about it! You shared so much great advice! Whenever I do hill work I think of you! Gotta activate these glutes! πŸ™‚
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…10 Most Popular Posts of 2016My Profile

    December 28, 2016 at 8:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So keep sending me those ESP messages!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Lora @ Crazy Running Girl

    Love this! So hard to believe that 2016 is wrapping up… I am ready for 2017 though!
    Lora @ Crazy Running Girl recently posted…Setting achievable running goals [Coaches Corner]My Profile

    December 28, 2016 at 8:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Bigger and better things to come!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    How fun that we both did a roundup!

    I’ve loved all your posts this year. It’s been such a great linkup and I can’t wait for more in 2017!
    Rachel recently posted…Top 7 Running Coaches’ Corner Linkup Posts of 2016My Profile

    December 28, 2016 at 10:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have had so much fun with it as well! So glad that we started it!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Erin

    This is such an awesome resource!

    December 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Erin, I hope the posts help!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply

    Thanks for all these valuable of link ups and info Suzie! And all the best for 2017 when it comes! recently posted…Turkey And Leek PieMy Profile

    December 29, 2016 at 2:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Cheers to 2017!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    So many great posts here! Thanks for sharing and for hosting the link-up!
    Lisa @ Mile by Mile recently posted…Reflections on the Past Year and Intentions for 2017My Profile

    December 29, 2016 at 5:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you for supporting the link up so often!

      December 29, 2016 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Angela

    I love this round up of posts! I’m going back to read the one about hill workouts. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday Fitness Food πŸ™‚

    January 14, 2017 at 10:48 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much for hosting!

      January 17, 2017 at 1:48 pm

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