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Training For Your First 5K, Part 2: Staying Motivated

Hey there, and welcome back to the Training For Your First 5K series! Last week, I went over making the time to train. It can be quite a challenge to fit your training runs into your busy schedule, but once you’ve figured it out, it’s onto the next hurdle: staying motivated.Motivation vs WillpowerFrom Google: mo · […]

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Getting Through a Difficult Run

 Last weekend was my final long run before racing the Philadelphia Half Marathon. I was only planning to run 10 miles, because a problem with my foot and an early-season respiratory infection made me miss my scheduled 14-miler the week before. Going into it, I was actually thinking what an easy run it would be – the […]

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Why Your Mind is the Most Important Running Muscle

There are approximately 640 muscles in the human body, and running uses most of them. We train each and every one of those muscles pretty darn hard to make sure they’re up to the task, subjecting ourselves to endless squats, lunges, and crunches, not to mention all those hill repeats and interval workouts! But there’s one muscle that’s […]

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Getting the Most Out of Running in the Fall

It’s that time of year again – the days get shorter, the air is a little cooler, and the leaves start turning a multitude of colors and dropping onto the ground. If you’ve been running all summer, it might seem a little hard to get out there in the colder temperatures and get your training […]

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How To Get Over a Bad Run

Have you ever had a run that just felt terrible? Legs like bricks, lungs on fire? Yeah, me too. It sucks.Of course, in my opinion, there’s really no such thing as a bad run. Sure, some runs feel better than others, but just the fact that you got out there and made the effort is […]

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