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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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Are You Focusing on the Big Things? Aug 04, 2022

When looking to make improvements to our training, we often fall for the shiny object.  We want the workout we can post on social media.  We search for the magic bullet paces for training.  We buy the special shoes.  We seek out the incremental gains.  What about the big...

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What is Base Building, and How Can You Use It to Set Yourself Up For Future Race Success? Aug 02, 2022

Many people think that base building just means running more miles, but this is an incomplete idea that ignores other aspects of your running foundation.  This often leads to suboptimal performance, frustration over lack of progress, feeling exhausted, or not peaking at the right time for...

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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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208: What's the Point? Jul 15, 2021

Ever get into a training rhythm that feels good but out of nowhere it just hits you - why am I doing this?  The Olympic Trials got me thinking about putting in the work and not getting the outward-facing goal.  There are lots of feel-good stories and interviews with athletes making the...

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What Motivates Successful Runners Mar 22, 2021

Consistency may be at the heart of what makes a runner successful, but what motivates a runner to get out there every day and put in the work?

 

The answer isn’t necessarily black and white. Studies have found a combination of factors — everything from goal achievement to social...

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179: Think Your Way to a Better Run Jan 14, 2021

Wouldn’t it be great if we could simply decide to have a better run or a better race or even a better life and it would just happen?  Controlling our perspective on what is happening around us really does affect how our life plays out.  Just as two people can see the same...

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151: How To Prioritize Your Running 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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