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Tag Archives: mental strength

How to Bounce Back from a Dumpster Fire of a Race

There are countless rites of passage one experiences as a runner — many are wonderful things, like posting a personal best or running farther than you ever thought you could. But, not all of these rites are pleasant. One of the more unpleasant rites of passage is having a real dumpster fire of a race. I’ve […]

How’s Your Relationship (With Running) Going?

If you’re reading this, I am assuming you don’t just flirt with running. My assumption is you’re in some kind of relationship with running. Maybe it’s casual. Maybe not so much. With a relationship of any substance, things come up. Things get complicated. Things can get tough. Your (likely) complicated relationship with running has stages. […]

Feeling (R)uninspired? Try This!

You’re logging the miles. You’re getting the work done. But, something’s missing. The passion is gone. The spark is missing. You’re feeling (r)uninspired. There’s only one thing I know to do when something isn’t clicking. Try something else. Try something different. Read on for a few tips for rekindling your running mojo. Lose yourself (in […]

How to Improve Your Running Without Logging Another Mile

Most runners I’ve met want to improve. Exactly what this improvement looks like varies. But, typically it involves running faster, farther, or both. If you want to run faster, you’ve got to run faster. If you want to run farther, you’ve got to run farther. There’s no way around this. But, there are plenty of […]

How to Stay Mentally Sharp While Training

A friend of mine once eloquently said, ‘Running is like walking, only faster’. On the surface, running is seemingly as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. But, under the surface, the act of running is far from simple. It doesn’t take more than a quick Google search to find out how […]