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Finding Consistency mindset Oct 26, 2020

Helen Klein was in her mid-50s and had never run a mile when her husband, Norman, approached her about running a 10-mile race together. Helen decided she didn’t want Norman to run the race alone, so she began running around the yard with him — starting with a fifth of a mile and...

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164: How To Find Consistency Without Motivation mindset Oct 22, 2020

 

Most runners understand the idea of consistency and how small consistent steps can pay off with a huge reward.  Major milestones are not reached overnight, and meteoric rises are usually followed by similar falls.  Runners, especially long distance runners, understand the idea...

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163: Ask Us Anything: Listener Questions Answered ask me anything member q&a trending topics Oct 15, 2020

In this week's episode, we answer some of the questions posed to us by our listeners. Tune in to hear the answers!

 

Highlights of the Episode

 

What’s the best way to keep running as I age? How do I maintain speed/pace as I age with less injuries? 

How to go from walking to...

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Fuel Like A Runner nutrition Oct 12, 2020

For many runners, eating is about so much more than food — it’s about fuel. We know we need fuel to power our workouts, and we know that what we eat before a run can affect how it will feel. For example, we know that if we eat a cheeseburger 10 minutes before heading out the door for...

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162: Fuel Like A Runner nutrition Oct 08, 2020

 

Everyone wants the secret to proper fueling during a race and the exact nutrition plan following a workout or race.  While there are certain guidelines and general methods that work better than others, a major part of the picture is overall nutrition.  In this episode we will...

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The Case Against Cookie-Cutter Training Plans goals and plans Oct 05, 2020

You decide to run your first half marathon. You’ve heard 12 weeks is how long you’ll need to train, so you pick a race that’s exactly 12 weeks away on the calendar, print out a schedule you find online, and tape it to the wall for accountability.

 

You have a reason you...

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161: What is the Best Training Plan? goals and plans Oct 01, 2020

You have decided to run a race and are aiming for a new personal best.  So you ask your friends what they have done for training.  Then, you check out google and see what that suggests.  You do the best you can to combine both pieces of information and plan out your next few...

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160: How This Mindset Tool Helped One Runner to Shift and Succeed mindset Sep 29, 2020

 

We've got a special bonus episode with one of our real life runners, Shelly Bernot!  Shelly shares her running journey with us, and we talk more about the idea of growth mindset.  

Shelly realized that she was operating from more of a fixed mindset throughout her life, so when...

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Recover Right to Run Better recovery Sep 28, 2020

Do either of these “more is better” phrases sound familiar to you? “I want to run faster, so I’m going to skip the recovery day on my training plan and replace it with another tempo run.” Or, “I want to run farther, so even though I’m only getting six...

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159: How Much Does Recovery Matter? recovery Sep 24, 2020

 

I need to run faster so I will run faster.  I will run farther.  I will sleep less so I can fit in more.  I will squeeze in the workout because that is what the calendar says.  Without the workouts, the rest of my training is pointless, because this is everything or...

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How Important is Your Cadence? running form Sep 21, 2020

Sitting in the stands at the 1984 Olympics, now-renowned running coach Jack Daniels observed distance runners as they raced past him. But he wasn’t just some idle spectator — he was counting the runners’ steps. Daniels noted that, on average, the runners were taking 180 steps...

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158: The Importance of Cadence in Running running form Sep 17, 2020

 

You want to run fast.  You want to run far.  You also want to look amazing as you run along the trail or down the street.  Maybe you have heard that you are born with your running form.  Maybe you have heard that running more will naturally fix your running form. ...

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