Category: Running

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The Anatomy of a Running Injury

I demonstrate that using something like Training Peaks may or may not tell you when you are near an injury, and it is still better to listen to your body and STOP before it gets even worse. I will walk you through the work up to my injury, some screenshots from my Training Peaks, and how long it has taken me to get back to 100%. I also managed to keep running for 683 days before being sidelined by the injury, which I will explain further. If you want to see what my injuries were,

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Coach / Pacer Bio

Background I am a lifelong runner and have found a love for both running and coaching. During 5ks, I always like to talk about when someone is going to sign up for the marathon....

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Important Coaching Names

Percy Cerutty (Middle Distance Running) Bill Bowerman (Jogging) Arthur Lydiard (Running to the top) Bob Martin Peter Coe (Runner Program) Jack Danials https://runsmartproject.com/dr-jack-daniels/ Jeff Galloway (Run/Walk!) Roy Benson (Heart Rate Training) Tim Noakes (Lore...

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Your Last Long Run

My last long run of the season or my last long run of the year? When is it time to take a break and not do anymore long runs? Seven weeks ago, I developed...

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Building Discipline

Yesterday’s article was about having some discipline in running, but it applies to everything I am doing. The discipline of running means building good habits that are productive and healthy. This is my start...

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Mental Toughness

I’ve come to learn over the last 10 years that running isn’t about physical as much as it’s about mental toughness. Run is 90% in your head, and the last 15% is mental. There...

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C is for Chafing

No matter what your shape, weight, or height, chafing and running go together. I was inspired to write this and all my other A-Z posts by Mark Remy who wrote the book “C is...

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Hot or Cold

Do you prefer to run in the hot or cold? For the longest time, I always preferred colder weather. My body works much less when running in the cold, and it is physically easier...