Chesapeake Running Academy

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

Summer Running – Hydration Stations

Summary of 4 Nathan Sports Hydration options

Her Brother’s Race

When my mom, Diane, called me mid-February of 2019 and said she was going to run the Knoxville Marathon for Uncle Denny the end of March, my first thought (and probably comment 😳) was to the effect of “I really don’t recommend that, you haven’t even been running!” It...

RnR DC Half Marathon Recap

13th 13.1 👊 💥 👊 It’s been a hot minute since I felt this great after a race. While it just may have been my slowest half marathon ever, I signed up for it when I was having random chest pains. So completing this one means a) I was cleared of any heart issues before...