I was riding such a high from my postpartum comeback when 💥BAM💥 a few weeks ago, I started to not LOVE running all the time. Workouts seemed boring. I wasn’t feeling it anymore. It has been about 11 months into training HARD with minimal breaks. My body and mind desperately asking for less volume. The old Victoria would have pushed through it leading to burn out. ITS A HOBBY! You should be excited about your training and goals more than 50% of the time!
👉🏼”But aren’t you worried you’ll lose all the fitness you gained over the last year?”
❌NO! ❌You have to love what you are doing to perform well. There is nothing worse than being half way through a race and NOT even wanting to be there. Make your racing & training decisions based on love NOT fear.
✅ Lately I’ve been loving biking and finding new challenges like attempting to swim & taking yoga classes. Listen to your body. Listen to your heart. Don’t just follow the masses and forget yourself in the process.
62 187915 hours ago
🌟We are now 8 coaches & 450+ athletes strong!🌟
The diverse backgrounds on our coaching staff makes us all better at serving you! We LOVE helping runners and are always here to chat! DM any of us or shoot us an email any time. We are here for you. 👉🏼 if you work with us: Who is your coach?!
👉🏼 if you want to work with us: who would be your pick?
Coaching staff bios:
✅@Run4PRs RRCA certified, 6 years of coaching experience. Company founder. Non runner to 3:13 marathoner.
✅ @run4prs.coachbenjacobs USATF & RRCA certified, 8 years coaching experience, former university XC & track coach, B.S. in kinesiology. A 2:40 marathoner.
✅ @run4prs.coachskelly 20 years of coaching experience, USATF certified, ACSM personal trainer, former head NCAA distance track & XC coach. A 3:11 marathoner.
✅ @run4prs.coachjason 10 years of coaching experience, RRCA & USATF certifications. A 2:46 marathoner
✅ @run4prs.coachmeghan 5 years of run coaching, personal training & metabolic coaching experience for one of the largest gyms in the country. 2:47 marathoner
✅ @run4prs.coachholly RRCA certified with 2 years on team RUN4PRs as an athlete. Worked her way from non-runner to BQ! A 3:28 marathoner!
✅ @run4prs.coachmary bachelors in kinesiology, former high school XC coach & fitness instructor! 2.5 years as an athlete on team Run4PRs and worked her way down to a BQ! An Ironman finisher & 3:30 marathoner
✅ @run4prs.coachbri RRCA certified coach with 4+ years experience, ACSM Personal trainer with 5+ years experience, bachelors in health and human performance. A 5:12 miler.
😁 that’s a lot of experience! We are here for you! #teamrun4prs
49 8872 days ago
real life: rolling into mile 26 of a 3:13 marathon. MARATHONS ARE HARD. I’ve ran 18 of them & BQed at 12 of them. Every time I finish one regardless of pace, I am destroyed for weeks or even months afterwards.
I plan on taking the next 9-12 months off from 26.2 distance. I used to play the game “marathon cycle after marathon cycle”. It left me burnt out and underperforming.
Taking the next season to shift away from marathon training and focus on speed work🏃♀️🔥 I have some unfinished business with my 5k PR. The marathon will be waiting for me when I am ready again.🏃♀️🙌🏻
👉🏼 what’s the longest break you have taken from 26.2 miles?
85 13564 days ago
Niki @sweatandtaxes is an attorney full time & MOM who decided to GO FOR IT 💪🏼🦄 HARD WORK PAYS OFF! She started running to stay in shape and eventually caught the marathon bug! Over the years, she has transformed as an athlete!
✅ Started with 12 min miles
✅Boston Qualifier time with an 8+ min buffer 3:31!! ✅Running Boston Marathon this April
she is working under @run4prs.coachmeghan guidance to crush Boston #teamrun4prs !
🌟Who else is running Boston?🌟
🙏🏼 we are so excited for you & thank you for being such an inspiration proving you can do anything you set your mind to!
69 33915 days ago
Took a full week off after the marathon ✅ Im embarrassed to admit: I’m not a TERRIBLE rester😳🙈 im crazy type A off the charts go-go-go personality 😂 I have to work so hard to be mindful to REST & give my body a break! I wish I could be a perfect example for everyone to follow all the time 🧘♀️🏃♀️ but we all have our weaknesses! Today’s run unfortunately was a little further and a little faster than I should have done 🙈 I share because it’s easy to fall into the trap post marathon of doing a little bit more than you should. “Just A little more than you should” every day actually sets you back by a lot in the long run. Even though I’m in the off season & recovering, it looks like I’ll be needing some accountability again ASAP😂🙈 @run4prs.coachbenjacobs will keep me in line 🙏🏼 and YAS coaches need coaches!
👉🏼 what do you struggle with most as a runner?
👉🏼 anyone else working on this?!
48 18306 days ago
10 years ago, I set a goal: run 1 full mile without stopping. It took months to achieve. 5 years later, I ran my first marathon. I’m still chasing the next version of myself.
🌟 5 tips for becoming a better runner 🌟
✅ DO IT FOR YOU: the rise of social media creates a HUGE influence in our society. We can see what everyone is doing ALL THE TIME. People can check everyone’s training on Strava or IG. When we share our journey, we open our lives up for ‘feedback’. Maybe your friends think you should try an ultra marathon. Maybe your neighbors are going to Boston this year and pushing you to try to qualify. Maybe your heart is telling you to get really fast at the 5k distance. So many directions to go. Remember this: You can’t please everyone, but you CAN ALWAYS please yourself.
✅ SLOW DOWN: not just on your easy run! It’s important to run slow enough on easy days to build your aerobic base. Sometimes we get so caught up in time goals, races, performances, workouts, etc we forget to slow down to ENJOY the journey of who we are becoming. Don’t just keep wishing for the next rest day or the next workout. Each day has a purpose! Try to embrace the purpose of the day and enjoy your journey.
✅ FIND GRATITUDE: It’s easy to get derailed if you focus on a run being a “chore” on your to-do list. Make it instead an opportunity to enjoy yourself.
✅ MAKE FRIENDS : the running community is unlike any other community. We are all crazy together. Don’t be afraid to start a conversation with someone at a race or on a group run. Step out of your comfort zone! Runners are so friendly and most people are just as nervous as you are! You never know that girl next to you at the start- they could just become a great friend.
✅ REST IS IMPORTANT: I know this can sound like nails on chalkboard but give your body time off. It will repay you by building strong mentally and physically. I promise you. I have tried to be the minimal rest kinda gal: you get sick, you get burnt out, you gain nothing additional by being resistant to resting.
53 18957:08 PM Dec 11, 2018
🌟CLOSED🌟We’ve partnered up with @stilettorunning to join in on their 12 days of giveaways!
One lucky winner will receive a pair of their camouflage running tights and a $100 gift card to @run4prs for your choice of coaching or nutrition.
Entering is easy!!
✅ 1. Follow both @stilettorunning & @run4prs
✅ 2. Like this pic
✅ 3. Tag your running buddies, it’s the holidays, the more the merrier
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👉🏼Run4PRs coaching would love to work with you in 2019! Fill out the inquiry form on our website to chat with a coach today
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886 9608:08 PM Dec 10, 2018
11 years ago Rydell was obese and inactive. He set out to lose the weight & change his life. Along the way, he discovered running.
🌟2014👉🏼 3+ hour half marathon
🌟2016👉🏼 6:17 marathon
🌟2017 👉🏼 started working with @run4prs.coachbenjacobs
🌟2018 👉🏼 4:39 PR on a tough day!
Rydell is not only an extremely positive athlete but he spreads encouragement throughout our community. He’s often the first to congratulate and celebrate others successes. He is not alone an amazing example of hard work paying off but he also spreads the love of running with everyone around him!
Thanks for being such a great athlete Rydell! We are luck to have you onboard #teamrun4prs
25 11419:11 PM Dec 9, 2018
2 years ago Kim came to us hoping to finish a 5k (3.1 miles).
She was new to the sport of running, and she had a big goal of one day running a FULL MARATHON. We believed in her 💯! On Sunday, after 26 months of working towards that goal she set, she CRUSHED it. She is a MARATHONER! She conquered so many obstacles to reach this goal over the last 2+ years. I am amazed by her resilience and work ethic!
👉🏼 if you want something: go get it! The world is yours for the taking.
130 36663:14 PM Dec 8, 2018
Would you believe me if I said Stefanie thought she “peaked” in speed/fitness a few years ago? One year ago @stefanieannflippin emailed us with the goal to take her 3:55 marathon PR down to 3:30 to qualify for Boston 🦄
As I read her athlete questions, I discovered she was a 3x 100 miler finisher, my jaw hit the floor! Yes- that’s 100 miles in 1 run (on 3 separate occasions LOL) 🤣 I knew instantly this girl was tough as nails & was going to CRUSH whatever training we set up for her.
👉🏼unfortunately, people used to incorrectly tell her running ultras makes you a slower runner ?! 😳
👉🏼 correction: running ultras actually turns you into an AEROBIC MACHINE.
For 5 months we switched gears to marathon specific training & she dropped 30 min off her Marathon PR.
She ran a few more ultras & a 100 mile race this summer 👊🏼🏃🏻♀️ [because gotta have fun]
THEN switched back to marathon mode in the fall where she shaved off another 20 min.
✅October 2017- 3:55
✅April 2018- 3:25
✅December 2019- 3:05
she negative split both marathons! She was seconds away from a HALF MARATHON PR the second half of CIM! 🌟 I’m so happy to be apart of watching you grow over the year. Thanks for being such an inspiration to the running community 🙏🏼 I mean seriously who is not inspired after reading this?!
40 20558:32 PM Dec 7, 2018
YES! 29 min in less than 7 months!!! 7 months ago @rundrea21 ran 3:57 marathon & shortly after she reached out to us with a goal to get: FASTER AND STAY HEALTHY. Under the guidance of @run4prs.coachmeghan not only did she achieve those goals but she QUALIFIED FOR BOSTON 🦄 along the way!
👉🏼 3:57—-> 3:28
👉🏼 1:39 —-> 1:33
This is JUST THE BEGINNING of her success!
She never missed a day of training despite working full time juggling all the demands of daily life! 🙏🏼 she followed the plan to a T and her dedication and determination has paid off! We are so proud of you Andrea!
33 18183:29 PM Dec 7, 2018
Hot yoga over lunch 🧘♀️💜 feels so good to not be running LOL! 🙌🏻RECOVERY in FULL SWING 🙌🏻 NO marathons on my radar. I do have big goals for the spring of 2019!
✅1 mi, 5k, 8k & 10k PRs I am coming for ya!💪🏼🔥 what are you training for this spring?
Anyone running Grandmas half or full?