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7 Ways to Find Your Joy in Running Sep 18, 2022

7 WAYS TO FIND YOUR JOY IN RUNNING 

 

Sometimes when runners start to get more serious about running or want to improve, they get so focused on getting faster or running longer that they end up losing some of the joy and the fun. This can lead to running feeling like a grind, a chore,...

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90 Day Goals Sep 02, 2022

 As runners, we know that we should be setting goals, but so many runners set arbitrary goals with the wrong timelines, leading to frustration and disappointment when they don’t reach them and that dreaded plateau that so many runners face.

 

This is why understanding the purpose...

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That Finish Line Feeling Aug 28, 2022

Dissatisfaction and Disappointment 

 

What happens when you cross the finish line? 

 

Have you ever crossed a finish line and felt immediate disappointment? Maybe the number on the clock was not what you had hoped for. Maybe you felt awful crossing the line because your body...

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Why You Need a Running Coach Aug 22, 2021

Many runners believe that coaches are only for professional runners: the elite few who receive paid invitations to race events, who have sponsorships, and who are, generally speaking, faster than the rest of us.

 

The truth is coaches are for all runners. It doesn’t matter whether...

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The Call of the Trails Aug 09, 2021

Trail running is the stuff of legends. At least its origins are. The sport’s beginnings are murky and much debated among runners and sports historians.

 

Some claim the first official trail race took place in Scotland in 1,000 B.C. as a way for the king to choose a fast messenger. And...

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Mastering the Breath Jul 26, 2021

Breathing may not be something you think about often, but you’d better believe it becomes pretty front and center when you’re running. (Ever heard the phrase “sucking wind”?) Yet even though breathing is an involuntary function, that doesn’t mean you can’t...

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The Pros and Cons of a Run Streak Jul 12, 2021

A common running mantra goes something like this: Even a short run is better than no run at all. Or: No matter how little you run — or how slow you go — you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.

 

Have you said this before? If you have (or if you’ve even just...

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The Calorie Connection Jun 28, 2021

Many people start running because they want to lose weight. They’ve probably heard that it’s a quick and efficient way to burn calories, and they’re not wrong: According to the American Council on Exercise, running generally burns more calories per minute than basketball,...

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Is Heart Rate a Good Indicator of Fitness? Jun 14, 2021

It may not be one of the muscles you think about when you’re working out, but just as other muscles in the body become stronger the more you work them, so does the heart.

 

Every time you exercise, in fact, your heart muscle becomes more efficient at pumping blood through the body,...

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