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106: Your Magic Training Plan

Uncategorized Sep 19, 2019

Does it exist?  Your magic training plan for your next race that will guarantee your results?  

You need a plan that's right FOR YOU.  There are a lot of great plans out there, but which one is right for you?  Does it take YOU into consideration?  That needs to happen for you to find the magic plan.  

However, even if you have the perfect plan, there is still another aspect that many runners neglect.  Do you actually believe in it?  Have you fully bought in or are you sabotaging yourself along the way?  

Listen to today's episode to find out.

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105: Maintain High Standards

Uncategorized Sep 13, 2019

How are you showing up, in your running and your life? 

Are you maintaining high standards or settling for mediocrity?

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104: How Fast Can I Get Fast?

Uncategorized Sep 05, 2019

 If you sit in on a conversation with a group of runners, it will not take long before the discussion of personal records comes up.  Naturally, that discussion is followed by some personal thoughts that are often based in comparison. One of those thoughts tends to be:  how fast could I get that fast?

On this episode we discuss personal records, PR’s, PB’s and goals overall.  Running, with all of its timed results and certified courses, looks like an easily objectifiable sport.  This makes comparisons popular and makes the difference between 2:00:01 and 1:59:59 far larger than non-runners can fathom.  

First, new runners are surrounded by personal records.  Every new race is a best, and every long training run is the longest.  This makes the sport very enticing at the beginning. Eventually, all runners must face the dreaded plateau. 

Veteran runners may have reached a seemingly insurmountable wall blocking them from ever...

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103: Do You Care Too Much?

mindset Aug 29, 2019

 

This episode tackles the fairly complicated topic of caring about your goals.  It would seem that caring about your results would be important, but we also discuss the darker side of caring too much, that you prevent yourself from ever reaching the goal. 

We start with the idea of creating a goal.  We cover not just the importance of having a goal, but of understanding why that goal exists.  Angie explain the concept of the five whys and how there is a core value underlying all of you major life choices. 

I try to suggest that my deeper why behind racing a marathon is to gain back a sense of control over my body following a bout of seizures back in 2017.  Angie completely calls me out on the fact that there is no such thing as control. 

We swing back on topic with step two:  figuring out your plan to reach the goal.  This is when the caring must come into play.  The plan will not be easy. Striving for any major goal...

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102: Is Your Race Training Compromising Your Health?

Uncategorized Aug 22, 2019

This episode was spurred on by a few events.  With the start of the school year, it is also the start of official cross country practice and the kids bring out new ideas in me.  

I have been thinking about the new runners and how adding just about anything to their routine will improve them as a runner.  I thought about the returners, and how there comes a point where coaches move past general health and into a racing program.  

My question was, while new runners can succeed by improving their health, what is justified for the veterans.  What is justified for my own running? When is training not actually healthy?

We start by covering the basics of health.  We discuss exercise(both cardio and strength), nutrition and sleep.  

We continue with a discussion of race preparation.  How eating changes in positive and negative ways. How the quantity and intensity of training increases.  How fatigue builds up and we can ignore it by focusing...

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101: How Adopting a Mindset of Abundance Can Help Your Running

Uncategorized Aug 15, 2019

 This episode sticks to a good mental approach to running and life at large.  The theme of the show is the abundance mindset. 

Overall, the abundance mindset proclaims that there is enough to go around, there is always more, and the universe will give you what you need and are asking for.  

The opposite of abundance is the scarcity mindset.  This approach suggests that there are limited resources so I need to get mine because there may not be enough to go around.  It says that that I cannot share because whatever someone else has takes away from what I can have.  

In this episode we connect the abundance mindset to running.  Some of the major points we discuss about scarcity include:

  • Not having enough time
  • Playing to win vs playing not to lose 
  • Attempting to preserve what you have rather than reaching for more
  • Missing the big picture for the minutia within the hard work
  • Working too hard at the wrong things or too many things
  • Negatives
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100: The Running Family

Uncategorized Aug 08, 2019

 

In celebration of our 100th episode, we decided to try out an interview.  One of the inspirations for this podcast and the entire Real Life Runner company is to be role models for our children.  We thought we would see how that is going.  

In this episode, we talk about why we run and how running effects those around us, but we also get the perspective from our two daughters as our first guests on the podcast.  

We learn that both of us are better people when we run.  How the girls still miss us when we head out, but that it has become such a normal thing that they can handle it.  We ask them about how having running parents impacts our family. We also ask whether they think they will become runners, and why?

This was an interesting episode to record with varying attention spans and only one microphone, but it shows a few important lessons.  Those around you really are watching what you do. Your actions matter to friends, coworkers,...

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099: How categories can hold us back from the person and runner we want to be

mindset Aug 01, 2019

Travelling home always makes me think about how we tend to create neat and clean descriptions for the people in our lives.  The more rarely we encounter them, the more likely we are to group them with other similar people. Our brain likes categories for organizing large amounts of information because it simplifies the picture by blurring the details.  

Categories are dangerous because they blur the nuance and try to make people, objects, and action binary.  We discuss at length the idea that once you create positive and negative categories, it is just a small step to have morally good and bad categories, and that has serious repercussions.  

When I head home, my parents tend to still see me in the category of their kid who needs help and guidance.  I often fall back into patterns from long ago, where I did not have to make decisions, because they were being taken care of for me.  

Very soon, Angie and the whole family will be heading to her 20th...

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098: Maps and Destinations on our Running and Health Journey

Uncategorized Jul 25, 2019

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097: How to Be a Healthier Person Today: Your Health Evolution and How Perfectionism and Comparison are Sabotaging your Success

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2019

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