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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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Something to Prove Aug 12, 2022

As runners, we love a good challenge.  

 

It’s likely one of the things that attracts you to running in the first place.  You want to challenge yourself, you want to improve, and you want to see what you’re really capable of doing.  

 

These are some...

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Why Hills Will Make You a Better Runner Nov 01, 2021

If you want to get stronger as a runner, you may want to head to the hills. Sure, they can be intimidating and painful, but running up hills can build your strength as a runner in a way that nothing else can.

 

Running up hills strengthens the glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves....

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204: How Polarized Training Can Make You Run Faster Jun 17, 2021

One of our key principles of training is that your running cannot all stay at the same pace.  One of the training terms thrown around quite a bit is polarized training.  In this episode, we look at what polarized training actually entails, what the research suggests about alternate...

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191: How Do Body Image and Gender Stereotypes Affect Runners? Mar 18, 2021

How do you see your body?  Do you use positive or negative words to describe yourself?  When we assess our physical body, we generally do so as a comparison to some image in our head.  In this episode, we want to discuss the physical stereotypes cast upon us.  We look into...

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178: Set Better Goals Jan 07, 2021

Goal setting is super popular at this time of the year.  It can come with some apprehension causing us to create smaller goals than we should.  On the other hand, it can come with a bold ambition that may stretch beyond our limits.  In this episode we discuss goals.  Big...

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177: How To Have Your Best Running Year Ever Dec 31, 2020

There is no argument that 2020 is a very challenging year for us. But the uncertainties and difficulties that we faced actually can be a catalyst for bringing forward the best in us as we look ahead to 2021. Angie and Kevin are here to help you reflect on, and learn about the ways that you need...

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The Case Against Cookie-Cutter Training 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? 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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