Author: Sarah McInerney


Stay at Home

As we’ve all heard, the shelter in place/stay at home order goes into effect on Friday evening at midnight and will stay in effect through the following two weeks. This is MDRA’s recommendation on how we should respond: 👍Do go out and run if you…



Recovery after hard workouts In order to get the training benefit of hard workouts, you need adequate recovery time to let your body rebuild before your next hard workout. Otherwise, instead of a positive training effect, the results will be cumulative damage and, eventually, injury….


Speed Work Defined

Fartleks Fartlek, a Swedish term that means “speed play,” improves your running speed and endurance. Fartlek running involves varying your pace throughout your run, alternating between fast segments and slow jogs. Fartleks are unstructured and alternate moderate-to-hard efforts with easy throughout. Additionally, it is a…


Eat for the LONG Run

Here is a PDF with Marathon/Half specific information from one of the nutritionists we have worked with in the past, Renee Korczak PhD, RDN, CSSD, LD. Marathon nutrition talk Hydration  If you’re thirsty, you are already dehydrated You can live for several weeks without food,…


MDRA updates related to COVID-19

Due to evolving concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) has made changes to its schedule of races and programs as we do our part in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. · MDRA Race, the Lake Johanna 4…


Spring Training Program Info Session

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7 PM – 8 PM Hiawatha School Recreation – 4305 E 42nd St. Minneapolis Looking for a spring marathon or half marathon training group? Come to the MDRA Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Information Session and find out what the…