A Plug for Performance-Based Goals

I began two new training programs recently, and I'm pretty stoked about them because they are structured (yay!) and performance-based (double yay!) - check them out. 5K Training Plan First, I've never done a 5K training plan. I mean, my first training plan was for a marathon. And secondly, I've been a 5K snob - …

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The December Run Streak – Night Running

After injuring my lower back by deadlifting a large box of decorations (tip - bend your knees), I began my running streak aiming to run 1 mile daily from December 3-31. As I've learned from previous December streaks, I don't always have time during my regular workouts to get that mile in, so I will …

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You Get What You Put In

When setting health and fitness goals, the SMART method is a great blueprint ;  Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic or Relative and Timely.   But there's one more important piece of the puzzle. Pat can I buy a vowel?  I'll take an "e" please.  As in Effort. When setting goals don't forget to identify and quantify how …

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How to Eat an Elephant

If you want to do anything;  lose 25 pounds, cut out sugar, eat more fruits and veggies, you have to break the big goal down into smaller goals.  If those are still too much to handle, smaller still. I mean, let's look at Michael Phelps.  Even though the guy has a hundred gold medals, you …

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Trail Run Series Begins

As a sneaky way to stay motivated and energized through a 18 week marathon training program, I'm extending an invitation for my fellow runner (and walkers) to join in on some trail runs on the weekends.  For the most part the runs will take place on Sundays but depending on scheduling, there may be a …

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