Hey there! If you want to see some Baby J photos, catch me in Instagram! And in the mean time, don’t miss these guest posts! My Saturday Spotlights feature a bit of info and inspiration from a variety of great running coaches. So, let’s see who we’ve got this week!
Spotlight: Heather Blackmon
Owner, Coach, Marketing Consultant, FITaspire
Find her at FITaspire.com and @fitaspire on all social platforms.
Why did you become a run coach?
I became a coach after working with a running & triathlon coach for several years and seeing the huge impact it had on my own training and racing. I wanted to be able to share that with others and help more athletes reach their goals faster & with less injuries!
What kind of runner are you best able to help?
I work best with runners who have done a few races and are ready to take their performance to the next level. Particularly working adults who want to make the most of their available training time, while still having time to spend with their families. I love helping athletes set new PRs or tackle a new distance and enjoy the process!RUNNERS: Don't forget to strength train! Hear more from Coach Heather Blackmon @FITaspire Click To Tweet
What piece of advice do you frequently give to runners?
Don’t forget to strength train! Running is a repetitive movement sport and I often see runners with muscular imbalances and overuse injuries. When you incorporate strength training into your program, you can help address those issues and prevent future injuries – while improving your running form and power, so you can race further & faster!
When should runners hire a coach?
When you start to increase your distance or really focus on improving your times, having an expert to create your training plan and be an objective voice (and cheerleader!) can be the most effective. You can try to sift through all of the different advice you see online and decide what you think is right, or hire an experienced coach to guide you through that process and avoid following the wrong advice (and wasting a lot of time).
Got a question for Coach Heather?
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