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Transitioning to Spring Running in Prana Style (Running Coaches Corner)


One of the most exciting times of year for us all is that transition to spring running and time outside.  As the temps rise (maybe) and snow melts (maybe, depends on where you are), we are all aching to get off the treadmill, start to shed layers, and get some real Vitamin D. As part of our March Madness prompt for Running Coaches Corner, I thought I would cover how to manage that spring transition without getting hurt, and to do so in style!

This post is sponsored by prAna via my partnership with Sweat Pink and Fit Approach. As always, all opinions and reviews are my own. Linking up with Jill for Fitness, Health, Happiness, and Nicole for Fit and Fashionable Friday.

Transitioning to Spring Running and Workouts

Today, I have the great pleasure of guest posting about my tips for safely and happily transitioning for the indoor winter workouts to the glorious and allergy ridden spring season of running and fitness. This is truly one of my favorite seasons for running, but it unfortunately also is one that is plagued with injuries as we all try to translate what we have been doing all winter (inside, on treadmills, most likely) to our new playground (outside, concrete!). Tis the season of shin splints, allergies, and overuse injuries galore. How do you avoid them? Well, take a look at my post over at Kelli’s (of Tuesday’s post on Sugar, Salt, and Electrolytes for Runners and Activity Level) blog Hungry Hobby

Transition to Spring Fitness with prAna

As you transition to spring running and activity, make sure that you check out these tips for staying comfortable and injury free! @suzlyfe

As those of you who have read the blog for some time know, I have long been a fan of prAna, from their Winter Collections to Spring and Summer. I very much connect the brand with the concept of living life fully and being your own person; I think you all know that I take great pride in being #LikeaSuz, not just #likeagirl.

The CCFA Team Challenge Inspiration Dinner for the Rock N Roll New Orleans Marathon was held at Mardi Gras World.

Something else that I love about the prAna brand is how completely they embrace nature–a perfect message as we get to the spring season, a time that holds all the promise of the flourishing to come. We are able to begin to cast off those layers (see my guest post for tips on managing that change) and get our outdoor activity on!

As you transition to spring running and activity, make sure that you check out these tips for staying comfortable and injury free! @suzlyfe

And, if you are running, you better find a top or bra with good support. That is why I love the Willa Top, a new addition to prAna’s tank line that has a bra with hook and eye closer built in to it, and adjustable straps to boot! 

Check out the Prana Willa Top Azalea as you transition to spring workouts! Discount Code at!

As we start to sweat for the first time, it feels, in forever, we also need to have moisture and odor control, another consideration that prAna has taken into account with the Chakara performance fabric and bluesign approved environmentally safe production processes (because what good is going to do you if you are killing the environment that you are intending to get out and enjoy?).

This also is a lovely thing if you are a personal trainer–transition between your clients and your own activities and still look professional!

As you transition to spring running and activity, make sure that you check out these tips for staying comfortable and injury free! @suzlyfe

Design-wise, I love the flattering cut, stitching, and especially the slightly lower back of the tank–keeps you from getting improperly exposed whether you are doing a triangle pose on the grass or simply bending over to lace up your shoes. 

Transitioning to spring running injury free and in style! #pranastyle @prana #sweatpink #runchat Click To Tweet

If you are looking for a new top that is a one-stop shop for everything from running to yoga to parkouring around your city, check out the new Willa top! In fact, get your own with my 15% discount code off at prAnaPSSS16SL.

I will definitely be using @suzlyfe's discount code PSSS16SL for 15% off @prana! #sweatpink #pranastyle #ad Click To Tweet

And now, everyone link up for Running Coaches Corner with my lovely cohosts Lora, Debbie, and Rachel!

HOORAY it's #Running Coaches Corner Day! Link Up with @loramarie03 @coachdebbieruns @running_onhappy Click To Tweet

But first, tell me, what is your greatest challenge in transitioning to outdoor running or workouts? 

Don’t forget to check out my guest post! Also, enter to win a Moto 360 Sport Watch and Smartypants Gummy Vitamins (last days!)

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