Melody Marshall


University of Kentucky BioMotion Lab

I had a chance recently to visit the University of Kentucky BioMotion Lab, sometimes referred to as the U.K. Running Lab. They recently moved into their brand new facility on Rose St and the lab founder, Dr. Brian Noehren along with the lab coordinator, Chelsea Beegan were on hand to […]

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5 Tips for Staying Motivated

5 Tips for Staying Motivated When You Stop Running Personal Bests I have competed at a high level for quite a few years now, so I almost forget what it is like to be a beginner. I still get the excitement of starting again after a season break. I definitely get […]

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8 Reasons to Take a Break From Running

Of all my Secret to Success posts, I honestly think this is one of the most important, and one of the most overlooked factors when it comes to peaking for the races that you care about the most. A lot of runners are terrified to take even a few days […]

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Must Have Items for Race Day

I am not sure if it was the teen magazines, or the celebrity gossip magazines I used to read, but one of them used to feature a “Peek inside a celebrity purse/handbag”. I remember enjoying that particular section, as it showed that celebrities are human….what!? Yes, they too have a […]

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Race Day Meal Planning

As readers of my blog have become familiar with the way I write posts, I often cover the topics that are requested by my readers about running. One of the most common questions I get is about what to eat on race day. I thought this would be a great […]

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