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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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3 Types of Runs to Incorporate in Your Training Jul 12, 2022

There are 3 types of runs that every runner should be incorporating into their training.

 

Unfortunately, most runners run without a plan or structure, which can lead to a lack of progress, decreased motivation, and injury. In order to avoid those, here are three critical aspects we will be...

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Running is Not Punishment Jul 06, 2022

Do you think of running as punishment? 

If you’re like a lot of runners you might think that running is a form of punishment and misery. This kind of thinking leads to always not feeling good enough in some way, or feeling like there is something to prove which can lead to a lack of...

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How to Succeed at Your First Half Marathon Jul 01, 2022

If you are looking to complete your first half marathon or looking to improve your last half marathon, here are five steps for you to succeed and achieve your goal.

 

First, you need to set an intention. You need to understand your “why”. Why do you want to run a half marathon or...

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197: The 5 Keys to Consistency Apr 29, 2021

How do you know if you are being consistent? Is it running 5 days a week? 6 days? Running hard? Running easy all the time? Truth is... consistency looks a little different for everyone.

 

In this episode, we talk about consistency and why understanding your brain can...

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193: Overcome Pre-Race Anxiety Apr 01, 2021

Races are starting to come back onto the schedule. Whether it is a smaller local race or a major marathon with thousands of runners, racing is returning. With racing can come a major issue for many runners - pre-race nerves. The anxiety around racing has disappeared for the past year, but as...

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Running's Benefits on the Brain Feb 08, 2021

If you don’t already use running as a form of therapy yourself, you’ve probably at least heard it described that way by someone you know. Many runners swear by the mood-boosting benefits of running, and some doctors are even beginning to recommend it as a frontline treatment for mild...

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174: The Running Journey Dec 10, 2020

Running is a very interesting sport.  From training runs around your neighborhood, to trails, parks, and tracks, most runs you have gone on just bring you back to where you started.  If we do not pay attention, we may think this is just a lot of sweating to not get anywhere. ...

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Finding Consistency 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 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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160: How This Mindset Tool Helped One Runner to Shift and Succeed 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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