Coach Profile: Andrew Pfeifer

This fall, we have a familiar face joining our marathon coaching staff.  Andrew (Andrew P, so as not to be confused with Andrew B of the PR Squad!) has been with us as a participant, mentor, and most recently, a Summer Speed coach.  This is his first season as a Half and Full Marathon Coach. Click to read on about Andrew and his running journey, including his expeditions into the triathlon world.

Andrew coaches at the Morrisville location on Tuesdays.

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Mentor Profile: Norma

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I’m kicking off this season’s mentor profile series with one about the wonderful Norma. She’s kind and sweet and has the best smile. She also drives an electric blue muscle car and has been known to pass out fluids at mock race water stops that will give you a buzz in the last few miles! Miss Congeniality meets Most Likely to Be Backstage with the Band?!?! And if you love dogs, make sure to follow her and her pups on social media.

Norma mentors at the Wade Avenue Fleet Feet. Click here to read more about her!

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Knockaround Sunglasses: Part 1, for a RUN!

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Knockaround Sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro Ambassador, and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!

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Why go trail running?

Everyone has different reasons, but yours may include some of the following:

  • Cross training: Running on variable surfaces and hilly terrain forces you to use stabilizing muscles and strengthen connective tissues (ligaments and tendons) that aren’t normally recruited when running on roads, sidewalks, and greenways.
  • Increase fitness: Trail running can burn up to 10% more calories than running on a road or track for the same time or distance (Jhung, 10).
  • Trail surfaces are softer than road surfaces and thus create lower overall impact and reduced aches and pains while running.
  • Trail running promotes a better sense of balance and coordination.
  • An escape from the hot sun and concrete surfaces of NC in the summer. An escape from the sounds and fumes produced by traffic.
  • Stress relief: nature, fresh air, natural light, beautiful scenery and sounds, camaraderie.
  • A change of pace, a way to avoid road running burnout, and a way to gear up to fall race training.

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Race Recap: Tar Heel Ten Miler and Fleet Feet Sports Four Miler, April 13, 2019

Disclaimer:  I received free entry to the Tar Heel Ten Miler as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

Being a summer weather loving girl, I love it when my favorite spring races arrive, announcing the end of winter. The Tar Heel Ten Miler is one of my favorites. I was super excited that it became a partner race of BibRave this year.

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Mentor Profile: Clair

Clair has been running with Fleet Feet for quite a few years, first at Wade Avenue, and now (luckily for me!) at Morrisville. She’s super athletic, and she’s one of the most supportive, encouraging mentors that we have.  I’m happy to wrap up this season’s mentor profile series with one featuring Clair.

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