My Year of Running Dangerously by Tom Foreman

Tom Foreman Has Some Great Tips for Balancing Running and Life (Best Of)

Today we are taking a little trip down memory lane, and reliving my chat with Tom Foreman.

When this episode first aired back in October of 2015, I had many people tell me that they loved this episode.

If you haven’t caught this episode before, enjoy! And if you’ve been listening since Tom and I chatted back in the day, I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as I have.

The Allure of the Peculiar

Since getting back into running a few years before our chat, Tom has run a lot of different races. And some of his favorite races, at least at the moment, are the “odd” ones.

Tom Foreman

Tom Foreman Hitting the Trails

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Boston Bound Author Elizabeth Clor

Elizabeth Clor Overcame Her Mental Demons to Qualify for Boston

Today I’m talking with Elizabeth Clor, who recently published a book on her seven year journey (and struggle) with qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

Boston Bound Author Elizabeth Clor

Boston Bound Author Elizabeth Clor

Running Before the Boston Journey Began

Growing up Elizabeth was a dancer, but after college she joined a gym to stay active and started to run on the treadmill on the days when her step aerobics class wasn’t in session. Read more

My Biggest Takeaway from Reading 80/20 Running (with Video)

Since talking with Matt Fitzgerald on the podcast a couple of months ago, I’ve been reading through and diving deep into his book 80/20 Running.

While the premise of the book seems crazy, that we need to slow down in training if we want to race faster, if you read the book with an open mind I think that the evidence that supports this statement is pretty overpowering.

In this week’s video, I’m sharing my biggest takeaway from the book and explaining why I am definitely on board with the idea of 80/20 running.

Would You Be Open to the Idea of Running Slower If It Meant Racing Faster? Why?

80/20 Running, Running 80/20

Quick Tip: Buying In to 80/20 Running

This week, the Diz Runs Book Club wrapped up our first book study: a 6 week look at the book 80/20 Running.

80/20 Running

80/20 Running

This book did a lot to change the way I look at running and training both for myself and for the runners I coach.

In this post I want to share some of the things from the book that really stood out to me, caused me to think, and ultimately made me a believer that if I want to get faster in races I need to slow down in my training.

Sounds ridiculous, right?

I know. I thought so too.

But after having the author (Matt Fitzgerald) on the podcast, talking to him about the science behind the book, and then reading it myself I’ve got to say that I’m convinced.

My “A-Ha Moments” from 80/20 Running

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller Has Combined Her Passions of Running and Writing

Jen Miller has created a career for herself as a writer that allows her to not only pursue her passion for the written word but to do so while running regularly as well.

Jen got into running in a way that is rather unique, she was writing a piece for a running magazine where the magazine hired a coach for her to train for a 5k race. She wasn’t really looking forward to running, and wasn’t planning on sticking with it after the story, but her plans changed and she is definitely a runner now.

Jen Miller

Jen Miller

And being a runner has served her well ever since, through all of the ups and downs of life since then. She continues to run and write about running, and her stories have been featured in a number of running magazines and other print publications. We talked about all this and more during our run today, Read more