Author: Sarah McInerney


INFO SESSION – MDRA 2020 VIRTUAL Beginning Running

Topic: INFO SESSION – MDRA 2020 VIRTUAL Beginning Running Time: Jul 22, 2020 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85619295466?pwd=UTJMMVdBVGpJZzIyRndOR2xBRXlUQT09   Meeting ID: 856 1929 5466 Password: 5k10k One tap mobile +16465588656,,85619295466#,,,,0#,,292652# US (New York) +13017158592,,85619295466#,,,,0#,,292652# US (Germantown)   Dial…


2020 MDRA Fall Race Announcements

To protect our communities and runners’ safety, the Minnesota Distance Running Association has made the decision to move the 39th City of Lakes Half Marathon scheduled for September 13, 2020 and the Victory Races scheduled for September 7, 2020, to a virtual format.  The 2020…


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,…