Think Buying New Shoes Will Motivate You to Run? Buy This Instead

Think Buying New Shoes Will Motivate You to Run? Buy This Instead

Have you ever bought a new pair of running shoes or running outfit in the hopes that motivates you to run more? I mean, it sounds like a good idea: you buy something new, you want to use and in order to derive joy from your new purchase, right? I know I love that...
Stopped In Her Tracks: A Lesson in Self Compassion

Stopped In Her Tracks: A Lesson in Self Compassion

Every time my right foot contacts the ground, a surge of pain makes me wince. Despite the ache, I keep running because I want this run. In fact, I need this run. Running is how I subdue the stress of running a business and a household that would otherwise overtake me....
Why is Running Consistently So Difficult?

Why is Running Consistently So Difficult?

Not enough time. Not enough energy. Not enough discipline. Are these really the reasons it’s so hard to run consistently? Do you start a training plan that works for a while, but then no matter how hard you try, feels impossible to follow? Do you insist that...
How Running Posture Affects More Than Your Gait

How Running Posture Affects More Than Your Gait

Your posture greatly influences the quality of your running. From lessening your chance of getting shin splints, protecting your knees to preventing cramps, posture matters a lot to runners. And as I’ve written about here, even slight tweaks to your posture can...
Should I Go On a Running Retreat?

Should I Go On a Running Retreat?

Does going on a running retreat sound like something you’d love to do, but consider it a luxury or self-indulgent? When there’s so much get done, deadlines to meet and people depending on you, leaving it all behind for a week to run along beaches and in the mountains...
How Many Miles a Week Should I Run?

How Many Miles a Week Should I Run?

  What you can learn from elite marathoner Ryan Hall You signed up for a race …  so you wonder: how many miles a week should I run to reach my goal? A weekly or monthly mileage target seems like a logical place to begin laying out your training schedule. But is it?...
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