Fleet Feet Friday: Take A Drop Week (your body will thank you!)

If you are following a rigorous training schedule, you will need a DROP WEEK! For those of you new to training, drop week equals rest, recovery and reload! Your goal drop week is to pamper your body by stretching, massaging, foam rolling, trigger pointing, sticking, hydrating, and resting. Pedicures are also fun too! 

As you continue training, it will be vital to your body to truly roll back the mileage and intensity for a week. Giving yourself a bit of a break allows your body to heal from the abuse of building your mileage so when you increase the intensity and mileage next week, you are recovered, strong and ready to keep training! 


Contact Tammy at tammy@fleetfeetnashville.com or find out more at Fleet Feet Sports Nashville

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Posted Friday, July 5, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness


Fleet Feet Friday: Tips from Tammy on Keeping a Goal

I feel pretty darn sure that I can make a really cool analogy between Superbowl players (or any professional athlete) and marathon runners...after much thought, this is the conclusion I came to: The athletes who take the field and fight for sixty minutes for the championship do not get there on accident. They get there after making a commitment to their sport. That commitment involved making a plan, working the plan, listening to their coaches, giving up bad habits, and staying dedicated to reaching their goals.

The same can be said of training. You will not cross the finish line on race day by accident. You will finish your race after multiple weeks of workouts, stretches, good nutrition, better sleeping habits, proper gear and listening to your coaches. We are just under twelve weeks out from race day. If you have found yourself slacking, it is not too late ...

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Posted Thursday, June 27, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness


Fleet Feet Friday: Tammy's Tips for Running in the Rain

Why should I run or walk willingly in the rain, you ask? Because you are training for an event that does not guarantee sunny skies. Let's just say that you wake up on your goal race morning to rain, and you have never run or walked in the rain. What are you going to do? Are you going to just go back to bed and let the many weeks of training and your pricey race fee be wasted?

Of course you won't. You will get yourself to that race, and you will have a truly miserable experience because you never trained in rain and have no clue how it affects you or what you should wear.

Here are some suggestions for running/walking in the rain:

  1. Wool is the most fabulous piece of fabric you can have on your body while in the rain. Wool naturally absorbs moisture ...

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Posted Thursday, June 20, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness