Theodora joins the DailyBurn team with a background in print journalism and social media. She has worked on social media and blogger strategy for brands including Woman's Day, New Balance and F-Factor. Her writing has been published in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day and LearnVest. The RRCA-certified running coach and six-time marathoner also runs a popular fitness blog, Preppy Runner, which she started to chronicle her 50-pound weight loss. It has been featured in media outlets including Shape, Fitness, Runner's World and the New York Times. She holds a B.A. in foreign language and communication media from American University, specializing in print journalism and Spanish.
Articles by Theodora Blanchfield
Wasting energy on your run without even knowing it? These tips from a pro runner and a triathlon coach will help you run faster and more efficiently.
Want to know how far and fast you’re running? Check out the eight best running apps for every type of runner out there.
Hit a plateau with your running progress? Get five simple tweaks to improve your marathon time — plus expert tips from Bart Yasso.
It’s time to hop off the spin bike and hit the open road. These cycling tips will help you make the transition from a stationary bike to riding outside.
Sometimes life or injury can interfere with a runner’s training plan. Here’s how to figure out when it’s OK to take a DNF (did not finish) and when to push through.
The Irish may be light-hearted, but traditional Irish fare is anything but. These healthier St. Patrick’s Day recipes will bring you the luck of the Irish — while saving room for Guinness!
Marathon training playlists getting old? These podcasts will get you through the last of your training runs. Find the best podcast for you!
These nine bloggers began their sites to share their own healthy journeys, but accomplished more than they ever dreamed possible, one post at a time.
Ready to face the ‘mill? These eight treadmill classes will make your cardio workouts more intense, effective, and dare we say fun…
Tapering is a crucial part of your marathon or half-marathon training schedule. Use these tips to master the taper and have your best race yet.
You may not need a license to ride a bicycle, but it can still be dangerous. Here’s how to prevent three common catastrophes and keep riding.
Learn how to control your hunger that comes from running long distances while marathon training with tips from Registered Dietitians and professional athletes.
Want to tackle your next open water swim with confidence? Follow these expert swimming tips to conquer any lingering fears.
If you’re sweating more than 60 minutes, you need to replenish electrolytes. Try these homemade energy drink recipes for a cheap and all-natural fix.