Category Archives: Blogs

Guest Blog: Strength Train for your Running Gains

Posted on Aug 14, 2020, by

By Kirsten Rice In any sport or activity, strength training can help reduce injury, but it also improves performance.  Choosing the correct type of strength training for your sport is key to obtaining these gains.  Some runners may be hesitant to put on muscle mass when training for a run thinking it might slow them […]

Guest Blog: Every Runner Should be Swimming

Posted on Jul 23, 2020, by

Cross-training, or “engaging in two or more sports or types of exercise in order to improve fitness or performance in one’s main sport,” (Dictionary.com, 2020) is incredibly important for well-balanced health and muscle development. For runners, cross-training can take on many forms, each with their own specific benefit for your body and to becoming a […]

Do You Really Need Another List?

Posted on Mar 27, 2020, by

Part 2 of You’ve Picked Your Event … now what? Last month I shared a list of suggestions for how to prepare for your fall target race to assure that you move forward without losing that motivation and energy in the process. Ways to prepare; organize your schedule, find your people, etc. How can the […]

You’ve picked your event …
now what?

Posted on Feb 28, 2020, by

You did it! You decided to put yourself first in 2020. Or to create some audacious goal to work towards. Or you lost a bet. Or got talked into participating by someone that said, “C’mon, I’ll help you. It will be great. You will do amazing.” You’ve posted on social media that you’re all signed […]

Don’t hibernate this winter

Posted on Jan 31, 2020, by

By Ross McDowell of Run Away Shoes Running in the winter can be a challenge, but only if you let it be. Here are some of the things I tell most runners and walkers throughout the winter and spring. 1.     Consistency is key. It does not matter if you are training for a race near the end […]

Jennifer Thompson named 2019 Bret Younger Volunteer of the Year

Posted on Oct 23, 2019, by

This year’s Bret Younger Volunteer of the Year is credited with turning disappointment into “determination and excitement” and “heartbreak into a time to rejoice and come together.” Jennifer Thompson, Neenah, has been a long-time volunteer for the Community First Fox Cities Maraton Presented by Miron Construction.She is also an avid runner and member of the […]

Age is just a number

Posted on Sep 6, 2019, by

Guest blog by Marybeth Kuester I truly believe when you stop moving, you start aging. My name is Marybeth Kuester, I’m 80-years-old and I am running in the Orthopedics and Sports Institute Relay Marathon at this year’s Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction. People tell me all the time they can’t believe […]

It’s the course. Of course.

Posted on Sep 4, 2019, by

Guest blog by Gloria West, community and sponsorship director for the PaceSetters of the Fox Cities There’s something about that hometown cheer! The Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction surpasses so many marathons of its size when it come to the enthusiastic crowds along the course. The community support shows how important […]

Are you looking to join a running club?

Posted on Sep 4, 2019, by

The Fox Cities area is home to many great running clubs and each one has its own personality and style. Want to join a running club but don’t know where to start? We have created a list of the best running clubs in the Fox Cities to help you find the perfect fit: pdsF.U.S.I.O.N. – […]

When the going gets tough, push harder

Posted on Sep 3, 2019, by

Guest blog by Bryan Fessler “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley. Hello, my name is Bryan Fessler. I’m a competitive walker in the ThedaCare Half Marathon of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction. I’ve always loved walking, but I never […]