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Building Strong Calf Muscles as a Runner strength training Sep 14, 2020

As runners, we hear a lot about our hamstrings, our quads, and our glutes. But one area of our lower bodies that we may not think about enough — even though they’re probably noticeably larger than most people’s — is our calves.As runners, we hear a lot about our...

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157: Treating Calf Pain in Runners strength training Sep 10, 2020

 

Runners tend to have strong legs muscles built from miles on the roads or trails.  We often tout the importance of maintaining strong core muscles, which is very important.  However, today we are going to focus on a pair of muscles and their neighbors, who propel every step...

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How Gratitude Can Help Us With Running Struggles mindset Sep 07, 2020

In the summer of 2010, LeBron James made a major announcement: He was leaving his hometown NBA team the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat. In an ESPN interview announcing the decision, he said, “One thing I didn’t want to do was make an emotional decision. I wanted to do...

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156: Be Thankful for the Challenges mindset Sep 03, 2020

 

Gratitude is usually seen as a very positive thing, but a gratitude practice or an “attitude of gratitude” is both more simple and more complex than it first seems. Beginning the day or ending the day with a journal practice of gratitude for one or three items has become very...

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Run Slow to Run Fast effort levels and pacing Aug 28, 2020

Running slower to become a better runner may seem counterintuitive, but it’s a scientifically backed method to run faster and farther. Maybe you’ve heard of it but have dismissed it because logically, it doesn’t make sense.  How can running slowly make you faster?  

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155: The Key To Running Faster and Avoiding Injury effort levels Aug 27, 2020

You want to run faster, so you practice running faster. 

You want to run faster, so you push every run just that little bit extra. 

You want to run faster, so you live by the motto “no pain, no gain.” 

You want to run faster, but now you are exhausted, sick, burnt...

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154: How to Handle Changes to the Plan plans and goals Aug 20, 2020

It’s August, and that means back to school for us, as well as any of the teachers and parents we have listening.  In previous years, this would mean printing out the supply list and heading to the store to track down folders and pencil cases.  It would mean a return to early...

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153: Get Rid of Running Pain for Good running injuries Aug 13, 2020

Runners like to run and when they cannot run the way they want, they are not their best.  Injuries can often stand in the way of a runner reaching his potential.  Unfortunately, many runners deal with injuries by pretending they don’t exist or treating symptoms.  We take a...

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152: How to Safely Return To Running After A Break plans and goals Aug 06, 2020

Breaks in training consistency can happen for so many reasons.  You can get sick, go on vacation, get busy at work, need extended recovery after a race, or find yourself injured.  The key to long term improvement is not that you cannot ever take a break, it’s how to come back...

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151: How To Prioritize Your Running mindset and motivation Jul 30, 2020

Deep down we have a set of values, actually a very small number of them, that define who we are.  When we face choices in our life, we rely on those values to help choose the path to follow.  On this episode, we cover the importance of discovering your core values, the exhaustion of...

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150: Best of RLR - Running in the Heat Jul 23, 2020

It's our first "Best of" archive episode.  This one definitely warrants a re-listen.  So many good nuggets of information here.  We will be back next week with a new episode, but until then, stay safe out there, friends!

Summer is here!  It’s important to be aware that...

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149: Running Is Not A Solo Sport Jul 16, 2020

 

There is an often repeated saying:  “If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.”  In the world of running, the ability to go fast and far are often goals simultaneously chased.  After some amazing track meets over the weekend, it...

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