Meet Allie Burdick
I started my fitness journey as a four year old in gymnastics and dance. I’ve always been involved in sports and I found the love of my life (no, not my husband, we’ll get to him later) when I started running! I’ve been running now for over a decade, completed seven marathons including Boston (2007) and NYC (2015), and I love competition! I began competing in duathlon (run/bike/run) and triathlon in 2010 and have represented Team USA for both.
I started my writing journey around age eight, and became serious about it at age 36 when I sold my personal training studio in 2011 to stay home with my twin boys. Shortly thereafter my blog VITA – Train for Life was born. My freelance career was an obvious extension of the blog and I have never been happier.
My husband of 10 years and I like to live life big, in a quiet corner of the northeast, where we take full advantage of every season.
I write what I know.
Although running, racing, training and competing are what I do and not who I am the lines between the two have a way of blurring into one beautiful life.
Below are articles I have written about the various aspects of my real life and athletic life.
Running and Racing
4 Considerable Benefits of Running Solo | Women’s Running | May 2018
The Best Daily Glute Exercises for Running and Racing | Women’s Running | April 2018
Shocking Truth: Negative vs Positive Split in the Marathon | Runner’s Connect | Spring 2016
How to Train for Your First Half Marathon | Training Peaks | May 3, 2016
Why Runners Should Extend Their Training Cycle | Training Peaks | April 15, 2016
The 10 Insane Stages of Moving on From A Missed Running Goal | Women’s Running | November 2015
5 Essential Podcasts for Runners | Women’s Running | October 2015
Why Goal Setting is the Hardest Part of Running | Women’s Running | September 2015
How to Pace Your First Olympic Distance Triathlon | Training Peaks | July 7, 2016
It’s All In Your Head: Train Your Brain for Success | Multisport Zone | July 2016
You Don’t Need Expensive Gear to Compete in Triathlon | USATriathlon | June 2016
A Non-Swimmers Guide to 2016 Age Group Nationals | USATriathlon | July 2016
Health and Wellness
What My Father’s Escape from Cuba Taught Me About Being an Athlete | ESPNW | February 2016
Can You Really Benefit from Post Race Massage? | RunnersConnect | 2017
Running and Anxiety – When Exercise Is Not Enough | RunnersConnect | 2017
The Aging Athlete
My Overweight Mom Didn’t Give Me Body Image Issues, Becoming An Athlete Did | Women’s Running | April 2016
How Much Do You Slow Down with Age? There’s A Formula for That! | Women’s Running | May 2016
5 Reasons to Celebrate Moving Up to the Next Age Group | Women’s Running | July 13, 2016
Top 10 Variations of Plank for a Stronger Core | Training Peaks | February 26, 2016
What Not To Do
5 Common Mistakes in Half Marathon Training | Women’s Running | Feb 2018
Mind Your Racing Manners! Runners Hate it When You… | Women’s Running | March 2018
Improve Your Running Performance by Listening to Your Body, Not Your Watch | RunnersConnect | 2017
7 Form Mistakes Made at the Gym – And How to Fix Them | Women’s Running | January 2016
Are Fitness Trackers Really Working for Us? | Women’s Running | July 13, 2016
7 Unhealthy Habits of Healthy People | Women’s Running | October 2015
I want to hear from you!
I love getting feedback on my site or being contacted for collaborative efforts, writing, athletic or motivational speaking opportunities.
Brands I have worked with or currently work with include:
KUHL Clothing | Oiselle | Momentum Jewelry | Vega Bars | Puma | Runner Box | Helath Warrior | New Balance | Apera Bags | PRO Compression | Enduropacks | Trailheads | WeMontage