It’s hot out there…how to train cool

Posted By: admin on Jul 16, 2015 in Training

Training in the heat of the summer One of the toughest things about a fall race is that you need to train through the heat and humidity of the summer…in Missouri. So here are some tips to keep in mind while you work-out in that lovely Midwestern weather! Water:  Pre-hydrate.  Dehydration and heat exhaustion can …

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With a Little Help from my Friends

Posted By: admin on Jul 08, 2015 in Training

With a little help from my friends Welcome to training for the Mo’ Cowbell!  When I moved to Saint Louis in 2009, I couldn’t run a quarter of a mile without stopping.  After about a year of running (and hating running), I tried a 5K.  It was the first time in my life that I …

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Kids and exercise – the importance and when to start

Posted By: admin on Jun 30, 2015 in Training, Uncategorized

Kids and exercise – the importance and when to start The problem: For many years health professionals, nutritionists, primary care providers, and government agencies have focused on the obesity trends of adults. Their focus has ranged from primary prevention, which is aimed at inhibiting the development of the disease, to early recognition of the disease …

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So…running isn’t the ONLY thing I need to do to prepare for MO’ Cowbell?

Posted By: kabbey on Sep 06, 2013 in Injury Prevention, Training, Uncategorized

I could see it in my client’s eyes.  The fear, disbelief and panic at the concept of doing something other than running to prepare for her half marathon.  I get it.  Despite the fact that I had worked in the fitness industry for many years, when I ran my 1st half-marathon I was utterly clueless.  …

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No Pain, No Gain…NO GOOD!

Posted By: kabbey on Aug 09, 2013 in Injury Prevention, Training, Uncategorized

I cannot say that after a 10-mile training run the old legs don’t feel a bit achy.  In fact, I am not sure anyone who goes out and runs long distances can honestly say they do not feel some discomfort after their training session or event.  Soreness and minor discomfort is part of pushing your …

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To tune or not to tune….that is the question!

Posted By: kabbey on Jul 24, 2013 in Training, Uncategorized

Tunes or no tunes? That, my friendly neighborhood running fanatics, is the question!  It brings about an age old debate from the section of our tribe we will describe as “the unplugged purists” vs. “the headphone junkies” (those who refuse to take a single step without Lady GaGa) about what is the “right way” to …

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Running can be a family affair…

Posted By: kabbey on Jul 10, 2013 in Training, Uncategorized

Running a marathon or half marathon is a solo event; an activity that will not only test your physical mettle but also your mental strength.  There are even some who claim it crosses over into the spiritual realm.  Training for these events can also be problematic due to the countless hours spent on the trail.  …

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Listen up….NO Excuses!

Posted By: kabbey on Jul 02, 2013 in Training, Uncategorized

You are out with friends having a good time and the next thing you know, you have been talked into running a half-marathon.  Why not?  Seems like it’s what everyone is doing right?  You sign up, pay your registration fee, buy some new running shoes, download a 12-week running plan, pick up some cool wick-a-way …

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Wanting to give up? Find a friend…

Posted By: kabbey on Sep 25, 2012 in Training, Uncategorized

BJC WellAware manager Jeremy Koerber talks about the importance of having a strong support system when preparing for a half-marathon or other sporting event. This video is part of a series intended to help runners in the upcoming MO’ Cowbell half marathon prepare.   Click here to find out how support systems are the difference …

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How-To: Train for a Half Marathon

Posted By: kabbey on Sep 19, 2012 in Training, Uncategorized

BJC WellAware Center manager Jeremy Koerber shares five things you must do to prepare for a half marathon. This video is part of a series intended to help runners in the upcoming MO’ Cowbell half marathon prepare. Click here to see the full video from Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West HealthCare Center, our …

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