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Quick Tip: 4 Suggestions to Keep in Mind as Race Day Approaches


Even though it’s not fall (yet!) in Florida, there’s no doubt that peak fall racing season is almost upon us!

Several of the athletes I coach will be toeing the line of their goal races soon.

For many, the lead up to a goal race is a super exciting time. But it can also be a bit nerve-wracking for even the most level-headed runner.

The nearer you get to race day, and the deeper you get into the taper, things have a way of getting even tenser! Read more

Suzy Slane Pulls No Punches About Running Postpartum and Mental Illness


Today I’m catching back up with Ms. Suzy Slane.

Suzy Slane on Race Day

Suzy is the kind of person that pulls no punches.

She’s real and honest and raw on her blog and her social media, so it’s no surprise that we went deep during our chat today. Read more

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Suzy Slane Isn’t Afraid to Be Real About Running and Life (Best Of)


Suzy Slane is an open book.

She’s open about the good, the bad, and the ugly of daily life and running, and our chat today covers all of that and then some.

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Running an Ultra With Nary a Clue

Suzy has fallen in love with the 50 mile distance, even though she’s only raced that distance once.

The fact that she’s only run 50 miles once (and only one other ultra distance event in general) and she loves the distance was a bit of a surprise to me, but her reasoning makes sense.

When she ran her 50 miler, Suzy finished as the 3rd female and qualified to represent Canada at the Commonwealth games.

With that type of success in a race, I can see why 50 miles has a special place in Suzy’s heart.

The other reason that she enjoyed her 50 mile race so much is the different vibe that is present in the ultra running community. Suzy felt at home with the ultra runners, whether she’s raced lots of ultras or not. Read more

Steve Austin

Steve Austin is Running to Live and Living to Run After Surviving a Suicide Attempt


Today I’m running a few inspirational miles with coach, speaker, and fellow podcaster Steve Austin.

Steve Austin

Steve Austin

Steve has had some serious battles with depression and anxiety in his past.

After a failed suicide attempt, Steve started running. Now, 5 years later, he has devoted his life to helping bring awareness to the sport and its effects on mental health. Read more

QT: Focus on What You Can Control, Don’t Sweat the Rest


Are you a control freak?

Control Freak

Guilty?

If we are honest, there are several components of our training/racing that we have absolutely no control over, no matter how much we may try.

And for a lot of runners, control freaks or not, that can be an issue.

If you find yourself on edge leading up to a race, do yourself a favor and take a deep breath.

No matter how much you want to be in control of every facet of your race, that’s impossible. And stressing over your lack of control is only going to make the situation worse. Read more