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Tim Nichols

When Life Gets Crazy, Veteran Tim Nichols Turns to Running


Running was never something that Tim Nichols did a lot of, until he joined the United States Air Force and didn’t have a choice! Now that he is no longer active duty, he finds himself running fairly often but on his terms and at his pace.

Tim Nichols

Tim Nichols

While running isn’t Tim’s focus in his day to day life, he has learned over time how important it is to have a release when life gets stressful and he has found that running can be a great way for him to relieve that stress.

We covered lots of ground on our run today, and here are some of the highlights:

  • What basic training is really like, and how much running is actually required.
  • Running was a chance for some alone time on the base in Afghanistan.
  • Now, running allows him to get away from work, clear his head, and increase productivity.
  • Adjusting to life now that he isn’t living within the rigid structure of military life.
  • Diving into new his new passions of podcasting and craft beer.

Best place to find Tim online to connect with him, find info about both of his podcasts (The 52 Week Start Up and Brewing Business) is on his website. http://brewingbusinesspc.com

You can also connect with Tim on Twitter @timnicholsontap


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Katy Widrick

A Planned Break in Her Running Schedule Is a Good Thing


After a year of focused running and racing, Katy Widrick is taking her foot of the gas a little bit, at least for the start of 2015.

Katy Widrick

Katy Widrick

I think that as runners, and I know I’m guilty of this, we feel like we have to constantly keep running or we will lose the fitness gains we worked so hard to achieve. I know that I’ve been hesitant to take time off because of this, and I was excited to have Katy come on the show and talk about why she’s taking some time off. Read more

Be Seen While Running at Night

Never Assume You Will Be Seen While Running at Night

Even though the amount of daylight is on the uptick this time of year, many runners that refuse to run indoors have no choice but to run while it’s dark outside. There are a number potentially dangerous situations that may arise while running in the dark, but easily the most dangerous is the fact that drivers will have a hard time seeing you.

Be Seen Running at Night

No matter what you wearing to increase the likelihood that you will be seen, the best advice I can give you is to always assume that the driver DOES NOT see you.

When we get behind the wheel, our brains have been conditioned to look for other vehicular traffic, not runners, cyclists, or other pedestrians. And since cars are undefeated in accidents involving a person, you need to do everything you can to be seen while still assuming you aren’t in order to make it home safe.

Some suggestions (with Amazon affiliate links) to help you be seen by drivers while you are running:

For most runners, myself included, skipping a run because it’s dark simply isn’t an option.

That said, I obviously want to make it home safely to my family after my run, so being safe is my top priority.

So the next time you’re out for a pre-dawn or post-dusk run, make sure to be safe by assuming drivers won’t see you so you can be sure to make it back home in one piece.

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Jason Fitzgerald, Strength Running

Why More Runners Need to Make Time for Injury Prevention


No runners want to be injured, but most of us wind up with a running related injury from time to time. While some might say that running injuries are an inevitability, there are many running coaches-myself included-that would disagree with that statement.

And my guest today disagrees as well.

Jason Fitzgerald, Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald knows first hand how much it stinks to be injured.  Read more

Pat Mulder Went From Fat & Lazy to Just Lazy–His Words Not Mine!


Pat Mulder has completely changed his life in the past few years, and running has played a big role in that change. At an estimated 330 lbs in April of 2012, he decided to get on the treadmill and attempt to simply walk. After 20 minutes, he was finished and felt like he was going to “throw up”.

But it was a start.

Pat Mulder, Floppy Hat Photos

Pat and His Trusty Running Partner

 

Fast forward to today, and he’s in the 160-170 lb range and is currently on a run streak of over a year. Read more