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  • Free Resources

    Free Resources

    Are you looking for FREE resources to improve your running, health, and overall fitness? If so, you’ve come to the right place! As a professional who prides himself on providing top quality educational content, I’ve compiled some of my best resources for you to browse below. This includes webinars hosted by myself and the Fireside Chat series where I get the opportunity to connect with some of the top health and running experts in the industry. Please click the link on whichever most interests you and drop a comment below with some feedback or requests for future content! Webinars: PR Your Spring Goal Race: Start TODAY with Offseason Strength Training A ....

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  • 1/2 Marathon Training: Week #4 Recap

    1/2 Marathon Training: Week #4 Recap

    In this weekly blog series, I plan to share a training recap as I prepare for Brew City 1/2 Marathon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It will include an overview of my training plan with the good, the bad, & the ugly which every runner undoubtedly experiences along the way. Enjoy and let me know if you have any feedback or thoughts based on your experience. Tuesday, January 24th: The sun was shining, which is rare, and I was eager to get my mid-afternoon run in. Once again, a work break was needed and I quickly snuck out to knock out 4-miles and 5 strides. Knowing my neighborhood wouldn’t be the ideal spot for strides, I opted to turn this run into a stride sandwich. ....

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  • The In-Season Strength Training Formula for Runners (FREE Webinar Replay)

    The In-Season Strength Training Formula for Runners (FREE Webinar Replay)

    Strength training is an important strategy for any runner. What's necessary to consider is where you are in relation to your goal race in order to incorporate the best strength program that improves your running without increasing the risk of overtraining. More is never better and this is especially true during the "in-season." What is the in-season when most runners are typically training year round? This webinar will help you better understand that so you can follow a periodized strength training and running program to truly enhance your long-term results. Recently, I held a FREE 60-minute webinar on the topic of 'In-Season Strength Training Formula for Runners.' Please ....

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  • 1/2 Marathon Training: Week #3 Recap

    1/2 Marathon Training: Week #3 Recap

    In this weekly blog series, I plan to share a training recap as I prepare for Brew City 1/2 Marathon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It will include an overview of my training plan with the good, the bad, & the ugly which every runner undoubtedly experiences along the way. Enjoy and let me know if you have any feedback or thoughts based on your experience. Wednesday, January 18th: Of course, let it snow now! I set off for a 4-mile easy run only to be met with heavy snowfall and wet conditions. I mean, this is Wisconsin… but there has been very little snow so far this winter so I thought the timing was ironic. Yesterday I went to Performance Running Outfitters on ....

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  • 1/2 Marathon Training: Week #2 Recap

    1/2 Marathon Training: Week #2 Recap

    In this weekly blog series, I plan to share a training recap as I prepare for Brew City 1/2 Marathon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It will include an overview of my training plan with the good, the bad, & the ugly which every runner undoubtedly experiences along the way. Enjoy and let me know if you have any feedback or thoughts based on your experience. Week #2 - Tuesday, January 10th: Today I adjusted… the plan called for 5-miles at easy pace with 3 strides but I was worried time was too tight so I switched the days around. The run completed was 4-miles with ladder down speed work. Sometimes splitting the day between virtual clients on Zoom and in-person at Crux ....

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  • 1/2 Marathon Training: Week #1 Recap

    1/2 Marathon Training: Week #1 Recap

    In this weekly blog series, I plan to share a training recap as I prepare for Brew City 1/2 Marathon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It will include an overview of my training plan with the good, the bad, & the ugly which every runner undoubtedly experiences along the way. Enjoy and let me know if you have any feedback or thoughts based on your experience. Week #1 - Tuesday, January 3rd: Today was officially day #1… Although I’ve done a pretty decent job over the past 3-months running 3-4x/week with a foundational/base building phase, it was good to kick things off in the New Year. Brew City 1/2 Marathon is on Saturday, April 22nd which will get here quickly and ....

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  • Running 101: Basic Strategies to Become a Better Runner

    Running 101: Basic Strategies to Become a Better Runner

    Welcome to the 9th edition in the Ignite Your Run Education Series. In this mini-webinar, we covered 'Running 101: Basic Strategies to Become a Better Runner.' In order to become a better runner, you must run in a logical way that ultimately creates better running performance. Too often do we look to strength training, stretching, foam rolling, and other supplemental strategies without first getting analytical with our running plan. I'm here to tell you that the running plan is the first priority! Whether you're a seasoned running or beginner, understanding how to properly progress for race day is important. Since there's a lot of confusion on building mileage, incorporating ....

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  • 'In the Spotlight' with Andrea Vaughn

    'In the Spotlight' with Andrea Vaughn

    In this edition of 'In the Spotlight,' let's talk with Andrea Vaughn. I've had the pleasure of working with Andrea for several years now and it has been super enjoyable as she continues to work hard to improve her running and achieve other health & wellness goals. One thing that makes Andrea fun to work with is her willingness to stay committed and make adjustments when life gets hectic. Whether it's a new job, relocation across state, or injury, things don't always go as planned. But, by remaining positive, planning for success, and sticking with it, good things will happen in time. Those are big factors which have led to Andrea's success today. And also constantly looking at ....

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  • PR Your Spring Goal Race: Start TODAY with Offseason Strength Training (FREE Webinar Replay)

    PR Your Spring Goal Race: Start TODAY with Offseason Strength Training (FREE Webinar Replay)

    Strength training is growing in popularity amongst runners and for good reason. That’s because it helps improve running performance and reduce the likelihood of running-related injuries. With the repetitive demands of the sport, incorporating a supplemental strength training program to fit seamlessly alongside your running can be the difference between deferring your next race due to injury and that long awaited PR. But, where do you begin? With confusion, self-doubt, and the fear that it will make them slower, too many runners end up working hard for limited results. I’m here to tell you that it does not have to be that way! Plus the late Fall months are the ....

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  • 'In the Spotlight' with Jessica Schultz-Verdusco

    'In the Spotlight' with Jessica Schultz-Verdusco

    In this edition of ‘In the Spotlight,’ let’s talk with Jessica Schultz-Verdusco. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jessica since October 2020 when she joined other all-star runners for the RunStrong Challenge. She was actually one of the co-winners for the program which was earned with a high level of consistency and dedication. One thing that allows Jessica to stand out and constantly improve is the eager desire to learn and get better. Rather than simply following the program, Jessica’s success can be attributed to her attention to detail. Whether it’s recording herself performing exercises to get feedback on form, reading related research, ....

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