From making clothing choices (for all kinds of weather) and mapping out your race calendar, to deciding on the right-for-you injury treatment, finding a local running group, and training for your first (or 7th) race, this list of resources will help. Check back often as more resources will be added!

Want to share what’s helped you along your running journey? Email heather [at] michiganrunnergirl [dot] com

All-Season Running

Don’t let winter stop you from running outside–check out the MRG Winter Running Guide here »

Race Clothing & Gear

From arm warmers to calf sleeves (and everything in between), a marathon outfit explored… »

Mapping Out Your Running

Expert advice on the importance of a year-round running plan, from longtime coach and lifelong runner Lisa Taylor »

Finding Running Partners

Running specialty stores often host group runs and offer race training opportunities. You can also find running friends through the running groups. Details and links to these here »

Race Recovery

Tips from MRG and readers about recovering smart after a race, including rest and cross-training ideas so that you can eventually get back out there running feeling healthy and strong »

Injury Prevention & Dealing with Injuries (They happen!)

Holland Hospital Sports Medicine 3D Gait Analysis

Holland Hospital Sports Medicine 3D Gait Analysis evaluates your personal running or walking form to identify your potential risk of injury and provide recommendations to prevent future injuries. Holland Hospital is the only hospital in West Michigan that offers this break-through technology, which uses three high-definition cameras to record and map your body’s movement while you walk or run on a treadmill. Data helps our medical staff identify movement patterns that may be causing your pain, or help you to correct your movements to prevent future injury.

MRG is partnering with Holland Hospital in 2017 — stay tuned for articles on the blog about Heather’s experience trying out this 3D Gait Analysis in spring 2017.

Posts that have touched on the various injuries I’ve dealt with: