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Something to Prove goals and plans motivation personal development running Aug 12, 2022

As runners, we love a good challenge.  

 

It’s likely one of the things that attracts you to running in the first place.  You want to challenge yourself, you want to improve, and you want to see what you’re really capable of doing.  

 

These are some...

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Are You Focusing on the Big Things? mindset and motivation running Aug 04, 2022

When looking to make improvements to our training, we often fall for the shiny object.  We want the workout we can post on social media.  We search for the magic bullet paces for training.  We buy the special shoes.  We seek out the incremental gains.  What about the big...

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What is Base Building, and How Can You Use It to Set Yourself Up For Future Race Success? base building mindset and motivation running Aug 02, 2022

Many people think that base building just means running more miles, but this is an incomplete idea that ignores other aspects of your running foundation.  This often leads to suboptimal performance, frustration over lack of progress, feeling exhausted, or not peaking at the right time for...

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3 Types of Runs to Incorporate in Your Training mindset motivation running training Jul 12, 2022

There are 3 types of runs that every runner should be incorporating into their training.

 

Unfortunately, most runners run without a plan or structure, which can lead to a lack of progress, decreased motivation, and injury. In order to avoid those, here are three critical aspects we will be...

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Running is Not Punishment mindset mindset and motivation running Jul 06, 2022

Do you think of running as punishment? 

If you’re like a lot of runners you might think that running is a form of punishment and misery. This kind of thinking leads to always not feeling good enough in some way, or feeling like there is something to prove which can lead to a lack of...

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How to Succeed at Your First Half Marathon mindset Jul 01, 2022

If you are looking to complete your first half marathon or looking to improve your last half marathon, here are five steps for you to succeed and achieve your goal.

 

First, you need to set an intention. You need to understand your “why”. Why do you want to run a half marathon or...

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Are You Limiting Yourself? Jun 25, 2022

Are you limiting yourself without even realizing it? 

 

Believe it or not, most of us have a tendency to limit ourselves. In running, this can lead to frustration, lack of progress, and loss of motivation, with a seemingly unknown cause. 

 

As runners, we like numbers. ...

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7 Tips for Training Through the Holidays holidays running Dec 23, 2021

Life is already busy. It can be hard enough to fit in runs between jobs, chores and kids’ activities. Throw in the holidays, add in some travel and family obligations, mix everything together with a few celebratory, booze- and dessert-laden get-togethers, and it can be a veritable recipe...

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Why Recovery Is So Important? recovery Dec 13, 2021

Training is a constant balancing act between stress and recovery. We stress the body during workouts and break it down. Then we build it back up during recovery. But many people don’t realize the importance of recovery. Instead, they believe that if they’re not pushing hard every day,...

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What's the Deal with Running and Stomach Issues half marathon pain running injuries Nov 29, 2021

If you’ve never heard the oft-repeated quote from marathon legend Bill Rodgers, “More marathons are won or lost in the porta-toilets than at the dinner table,” it might be time to listen up.

 

The running great, who chalked up four victories in both the Boston Marathon and...

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Why You Should Embrace the Taper effort levels race taper Nov 15, 2021

Tapering is a crucial part of training that’s often overlooked. Many don’t know about it or think it’s important. Others think it’s simply doing nothing the week or two leading up to a race. But there’s a big difference between inactivity and tapering, and tapering...

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Why Hills Will Make You a Better Runner breathing effort levels goals and plans Nov 01, 2021

If you want to get stronger as a runner, you may want to head to the hills. Sure, they can be intimidating and painful, but running up hills can build your strength as a runner in a way that nothing else can.

 

Running up hills strengthens the glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves....

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