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359: Easy, Tempo, Hard: The Triple Pillars of a Successful Running Plan May 16, 2024
 

The Essential Trio of Runs for a Dynamic Training Plan

Running isn't just about lacing up your shoes and hitting the pavement; it's about training smart to improve, stay motivated, and avoid injuries. Every runner's training plan should encompass a variety of runs, specifically...

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358: Fix Your Stretching Routine: 3 Common Mistakes Runners Make May 09, 2024
 

Stop Making These 3 Stretching Mistakes to Improve Your Running

 

Stretching: it's a practice as old as exercise itself, with opinions and methods as varied as runners on a track. But, are you stretching the right way? Or, better yet, do you really need to stretch at all? On...

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356: The Reasons We Run Apr 25, 2024
 

Embracing the Joy of Running: Diverse Motivations for a Lifelong Journey

Running transcends just being a physical activity; it's a journey enriched with various motivations and rewards, each unique to every runner. Running serves not just as a form of exercise but as a conduit for...

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355: Stiffness: The Good and The Bad Apr 17, 2024
 

In the intricate world of running, stiffness often carries a negative connotation, synonymous with discomfort and limited mobility. Yet, not all stiffness spells trouble for runners. We delve into this nuanced theme, unraveling the complexities behind stiffness types and how they...

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354: Why Runners Get Hurt: 5 Main Causes of Injury Apr 11, 2024
 

Running is an integral part of many people's lives, offering both physical and mental benefits. However, the road to running bliss is often littered with injuries that can derail progress and sap motivation. In episode 354 of the Real Life Runners podcast, we dive into the five main...

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353: Training Cycles: A Powerful Tool for Continuous Running Improvement Apr 03, 2024
 

Unlock Your Running Potential: Harnessing the Power of Training Cycles

 

If you're a runner looking to break out of the frustrating cycle of progress and regression, you're in the right place. Today, we're discussing the magic of training cycles, a powerful tool for continuous...

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352: Is Technology Hurting or Helping Your Performance? Mar 27, 2024
 

Navigating the High-Tech Tides: Balancing Technology in Your Running Journey

 

In the rapidly evolving world of running, technology has become a central figure, boasting gadgets and apps that promise to optimize our performance, track our progress, and even alert us when we're...

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351: Forced Recovery Mar 21, 2024
 

Embracing Forced Recovery: A Runner’s Guide to Growth and Well-being

 

The Unseen Importance of Recovery for Runners

In the world of running, dedication and pushing limits take center stage, often overshadowing an equally crucial player: recovery. While runners pride...

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350: Avoiding Training Mistakes: Fueling, Injury, and Loving the Run with Dr. Lisa Mitro Mar 14, 2024
 

The Transformative Journey of a Runner: Lessons from Dr. Lisa Mitro

Running isn’t just a form of exercise; it's a journey laden with ups and downs, learning, and self-discovery. In an enlightening episode of the Real Life Runners podcast, we had the opportunity to dive deep into...

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349: The Power of Binary Actions in Achieving Fitness Goals Mar 07, 2024
 

Embrace Binary Thinking for More Effective and Consistent Training

There’s a secret to maintaining consistent and effective training, and it’s not what you might think. Rather than thinking in terms of gradients and percentage points, consider a more straightforward, binary...

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348: The 4 Ingredients for Running Consistency and Actually Making Progress Feb 29, 2024
 

4 Key Ingredients for Consistency in Running and Progress: Approaching Running as a Smarter Runner

Running, at its core, is a profoundly individual sport. It is just you and the open road. Despite this, there are certain commonalities that all runners experience and need to strive for...

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347: Training Adaptability: The Key to Successfully Integrating Running into Your Life Feb 22, 2024

Why a Flexible and Adaptable Training Plan is What You Need Right Now

When it comes to professional training, having a steadfast script with meticulous strategies might seem like the golden path to achieving success, but sometimes, life happens. You might get off track, face a sudden hindrance,...

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