Chesapeake Running Academy

Running with Kids: 10 Ways to Make It Fun

Hello, running families! Coach Melissa here, bringing you a guide filled with joy and energy on how to make running a fantastic part of your family's life.    Whether you're introducing your kids to the simple joys of running or looking for innovative ways to...

Don’t Be A Hill Hater

Why You NEED Hills in Your Runs, Even If You Have a “Flat” Race In this blog, I’m coming to you with some insight that might just change the way you look at your training landscape.  Today, we're diving deep into the world of hill training. Yes, those daunting...

Am I Ready to Run a Marathon?

The 5 Critical Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Committing to 26.2 Miles Hey hey, runners!  As the marathon season picks up pace, the thrill of conquering a marathon might be calling your name. Whether it's your first or fifth time, the decision to tackle a...

Postpartum Running: Achieving your running goals post-baby

Hello, amazing mama runners!  It’s Melissa here, from the heart of the Chesapeake Running Academy. As we edge closer to a special moment—the release of a collaborative book on April 2nd, where I've shared my chapter on returning to running postpartum—I’m thrilled to...

Unlock Your Stride: What is Running Cadence, and Why is it Important?

GReady to tune into the rhythm of your run and unlock the next level of your stride? You're in the right spot for a deep dive into the world of running cadence. So, let’s get those running shoes ready, and explore why cadence isn't just a beat in your favorite track...

Unlock Your Stride: Finding Your Perfect Stride Length

Hey hey, fabulous runners!  Ever catch yourself mid-stride, wondering whether you're doing this whole running thing "right"? You're not alone! In running debates, the "long stride vs. short stride" saga is a classic. But don’t worry.  I’m here to help you optimize...

Unlock Your Stride: Assessing and Enhancing Your Running Form

  Ever wondered if your running form could use a little tune-up? The good news is, if you're pain-free, breathing like a champ, and hitting your distance/pace goals, you might be in the sweet spot. However, there's always room for improvement, especially if...

Mastering the Cold: Your Essential Guide to Winter Running Success!

As the winter chill sets in, it's time to lace up those running shoes and hit the pavement. With the first potential winter storm on the horizon here in Maryland, let's dive into essential considerations for your outdoor cold weather runs. 1. Temperature Thresholds:...

Unleash Your Inner Mother Runner with the STRONG Method

Discover the STRONG method and how it can get you to crush you running goals!!!

Maximizing Running Progress: The Power of the RPE Scale

What is the RPE scale and how to use it with the 80/20 principle

Don’t Be A Hill Hater

Don’t Be A Hill Hater

Why You NEED Hills in Your Runs, Even If You Have a “Flat” Race In this blog, I’m coming to you with some insight that might just change the way you look at your training landscape.  Today, we're diving deep into the world of hill training. Yes, those daunting...

Am I Ready to Run a Marathon?

Am I Ready to Run a Marathon?

The 5 Critical Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Committing to 26.2 Miles Hey hey, runners!  As the marathon season picks up pace, the thrill of conquering a marathon might be calling your name. Whether it's your first or fifth time, the decision to tackle a...