Posts tagged training
I Added This To My Training And It Changed Everything

Over the past few weeks, I've been training for a spring half-marathon. Aside from battling the plague last week, this has been the first training cycle I haven't missed a workout. Yes, there have been times when I'd rather scroll Instagram instead of working out and many Saturdays when I didn't feel motivated to get out of bed. However, instead of just relying on motivation, I created better habits to be more disciplined so scrolling never wins (even when I'm lacking motivation).

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How Fast Should You Be Doing Your Training Runs?

A few weeks ago, I posted that I was running my long, easy runs too fast. I received a lot of questions about pacing so instead of responding to everyone individually, I thought this blog post would be helpful.

So, how fast should you do your training runs? You’re not going to like it but the answer is... it depends. Since everyone’s training goals, average pace, body types, etc. are different, there is no perfect answer to this question

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Track Workout: Welcome To Thousand Island [1,000M Repeats]

This workout is designed specifically with 10K runners, half-marathoners and marathoners in mind. Instead of relying on shorter 400 meter repeats, this workout goes the distance by pushing you to ‘Thousand Island’ - tough 1,000 meter bouts with a walking or jogging breaks in between each rep.

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City Fit Girls' Guide To Run 1-Mile [For NEW Runners]

If you're reading this blog, it's safe to assume you're thinking about running your first mile. No matter what you're reason is to take on this new challenge, working up to run a mile can be great for your overall health. We created a 3 week plan, with beginners in mind, that will take you from walker to runner in 21 days. Up for the challenge? Keep reading to get started.  

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Track [or Road] Workout: 3 or 4 Minute Intervals

Looking for a new workout to add to your training toolkit? This interval workout is great for fitness enthusiasts who are looking to mix up their cardio or for runners looking to work on their speed. 

Interval runs are short, high intense efforts followed by recovery. For this workout, we're trying two variations of intervals.

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Road [or Trail] Workout: Beginner & Intermediate Hill Repeats

Ready to switch things up? We're taking our workout from the flat track (or road) to the hilly incline in your neighborhood that you avoid during your weekly runs. That's right, this workout is all about hill repeats. 

Not only are hill repeats great for runners who are doing a hilly road race, they're also great for anyone who wants to increase strength, speed and power. 

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City Fit Girls Run Club February Schedule

Hey City Fit Girls! Spring race season is coming and we want to help you get ready. Browse our website for details about upcoming run clubs in New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia!

City Fit Girls’ group runs are open to all levels and all paces.  Read on to see our February 2016 schedule, upcoming races in your city, and more!

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Just announced: Nike Women Victory Lap Tour

Oh, Nike. Just take all of our money.... Nike just announced a new series called the Nike Victory Tour and we are all about it. The tour includes races and fitness events in 20 cities! We know some people are upset that they got rid of the Washington, DC and San Fransico Half Marathon series but change is not always a bad thing.  Mmmkay?

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Why Setting Goals Are Important For Your Training [With Kristen O'Connell]

What happens when you don't quite reach a goal you set out to achieve? You come back stronger than ever. That's exactly what Kristen O'Connell did after falling short of her goal, qualifying for the Boston Marathon in 2014.

We caught up with Kristen to discuss her plans for 2016, her tips for new runners, and her "must-have" running gear and gadgets for training.

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How To Become A Better Runner with Coach Marcy Gialdo

Want to become a stronger runner? Or are you a beginner looking for tips to train for your first half-marathon?

Look no further. We caught up with Marcy Gialdo, founder of WAVES, an all woman’s racing team, to discuss cross-training, strength building, and how to take your running to the next level. Marcy has been competing in the world of endurance sports for more than 14 years, completing countless running events and triathlons. Check out her tips below! 

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