Dorothy Beal Is Spreading Her Message That Any BODY Can Run

Today I am going a few easy miles with prolific blogger and social media presence Dorothy Beal.

Dorothy Beal, Running the Strip at Night

Dorothy has represented various brands at different races and is part of the Strava 1:59 project.

Even with all that to her name, she may be best known for creating “I Run This Body.”

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Quick Tip: Measuring Your Progress with Heart Rate Training the MAF Way

Admittedly, when you commit to heart rate training it can be difficult to feel like you’re making much progress.

No matter what the science says, and it’s pretty conclusive about the benefits of heart rate training, it can be tough to “see” much progress.

And let’s not kid ourselves, while science is great if we can’t see our own progress we start to wonder if any progress is actually happening. Read more

Emily Toia Runs Ultra Distances Without Stepping Out Her Door

Today on the show I’m going a few easy treadmill miles with Emily Toia.

Emily Toia

The running tool most runners dread is what she runs most of her miles on.

Emily is not your typical ultra runner, in case you were wondering.

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Jody Smotherman May Be a New Runner But He Doesn’t Lack Perspective

Today I am going a few easy miles with Jody Smotherman.

Jody Smotherman

Jody is an adult onset runner. While he may not have as much running experience as others, he more than makes up for that with his enthusiasm for the sport.

As a father to 3 daughters, running has proven to be a valuable connection and source of communication.

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QT: Learn to Listen to Your Body (And Actually Understand What It’s Telling You!)

Stop me when this sounds familiar:

You need to listen to your body!

Fair enough. I have been known to preach the how important it is to listen to your body during your training, especially as it relates to preventing injury and staying healthy.

But one thing that I’ve often overlooked is the importance of being able to actually understand what your body is saying.

You can listen all you want, but if you don’t understand what you’re hearing it’s not going to do you any good! Read more