Category Archives : Blog

Rock the Block Race Day Checklist

On April 20, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,Updates, With Comments Off on Rock the Block Race Day Checklist

By Monica Harvey for RTBR Are you ready to Rock it this Saturday at Rock the Block? We are! Here are some important details and tips for a successful race day. Packet Information You can pick up your packet on Friday, April 21 from 3:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. or…

Running Gear to Help You Rock the Block

On April 7, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on Running Gear to Help You Rock the Block

By Monica Harvey for RTBR From clothing and apparel to fitness trackers and watches, there’s a lot of cool stuff that runners can buy to enhance their running experience. Many of these items can get expensive. But let’s share some of the basic items that will come in handy as…

8 Common Running Injuries

On March 30, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on 8 Common Running Injuries

By Monica Harvey for RTBR At some point or another during your running career you will likely have an injury. Here are some common running injuries that you should know. Shin Splints – This pain occurs in the front of your lower leg along the shin bone. Shin splints are…

How to Stretch Out Those Muscles

On March 23, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on How to Stretch Out Those Muscles

By Monica Harvey for RTBR Running uses several different muscles in your legs including your hamstrings, calves, quads and hips. Stretching the different muscles before and after running helps to prevent injuries. Static stretching is stretching a muscle in one position for several seconds. Dynamic stretching includes repetitive motions of…

Explore Parks and Trails on Your Run, Walk

On March 17, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on Explore Parks and Trails on Your Run, Walk

By Monica Harvey for RTBR Are you tired of running on the dreaded treadmill? Have you run around the neighborhood so many times you are dizzy? Running the same paths everyday gets boring and can be hard on your feet. Try running on the grass or a trail path at…

10 Tips for Staying Motivated

On March 9, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on 10 Tips for Staying Motivated

By Monica Harvey for RTBR It can be hard to wake up extra early and hit the gym especially during the cold winter months. Some days it’s difficult to fit in that workout or run at the end of the day. Here are 10 tips to help you get motivated…

Healthy Meal and Snack Options for Runners

On March 3, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on Healthy Meal and Snack Options for Runners

By Monica Harvey for RTBR When preparing to fuel up for your next race consider adding these items to your grocery list: Almonds and Nuts Sweet Potatoes Bananas Mixed Berries and Fresh Fruit Yogurt Bagels Energy Bars Peanut Butter Salmon and Chicken Whole Grains – Pasta and Bread Find a…

Five Common Hydration Questions

On February 22, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on Five Common Hydration Questions

By Monica Harvey for RTBR Have you ever come back after a hot, long run and thought “Man, I should have drank more water throughout the day?” Most runners know they need to drink extra water during the summertime but what about during the winter? Are there guidelines for how…

How to Find the Right Shoes to Rock The Block

On February 16, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on How to Find the Right Shoes to Rock The Block

By Monica Harvey for RTBR Have you been training in a pair of old sneakers? Are you ready to buy a new pair of running shoes but aren’t sure where to start? Here are some tips for finding the right shoes for you. When you go to try on shoes,…

Your Couch to 5k Program Can Help You Rock It

On February 10, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on Your Couch to 5k Program Can Help You Rock It

By Monica Harvey for RTBR Hey you, sitting on the couch watching Netflix! Are you ready to rock a 5k race but aren’t sure where to start? Lace up your tennis shoes and check out the Couch to 5k program. The Couch to 5k program helps new runners to slowly…