The Training Journal Part 3: Motivation & Confidence

One of the less obvious but most powerful reasons to keep a training journal is the motivation that can be derived from the journal.  Both the practice of physically writing down your hard work, and the later reflection back upon this compiled work you've done are wonderful confidence builders. Many of us have busy lives, …

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Thinking about the ‘big picture’ takes work

My coach and I have recently been doing a lot of talking about long-term running goals. Broadly, my working goal for my future running is to compete in the 2016 Olympic Trials marathon and distance track events. Wait a second: it’s July of 2013, and I’m thinking about races that are at least three years …

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National Running Day!

Today is National Running Day! The little one and I got a few miles in early this morning with the baby jogger, and got to enjoy a spectacular sunrise.  I hope you can find time to get out for a run, jog or walk today.  Need some musical motivation? Try this, this or this!Happy Running!

Baby step resolutions

DAY 1: I watch snow blowing down as the rising sun tints the swirling snowscape as my nearly five-month-old baby rolls around playing with her toes on a blanket next to me.  Normally, I would be out running at this time.  I love stepping out into what my dad fondly calls “challenge weather” and taking …

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