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Dealing with Heavy Legs

Quick Tip–Dealing with Heavy Legs

There comes a point when you’re training for a long race where the accumulation of miles finally starts to get to you and you end up dealing with heavy legs.

Dealing with Heavy Legs

Dealing with Heavy Legs

This topic is hitting very close to home for me at the moment, since I am absolutely at that point in my training for the Running With the Bears marathon.

The race is still a few weeks away, but earlier this morning I crossed the 20 mile point for the first time in a while. And that means I’ll be dealing with heavy legs tonight, tomorrow, and probably even into Sunday.

My Favorite Ways of Dealing with Heavy Legs

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Quick Tip: Choosing a Running App for Your Phone

I’m just going to put this out there right now: I’m a Garmin guy.

I’ve tried running apps on my phone before, but I’ve just never been that big of a fan.

That said, when a listener asked me my opinions on some of the best running apps that are out there, I felt a sense of duty to try out a handful, give them an honest shake, and share my opinions.

So over the past couple of months, I’ve tried out 4 different apps: Run Safe*, Map My Run, Runtastic, and Strava. All of the apps have free versions and paid versions available, and I only used the free features available on each platform.

Choosing a Running App for you Phone

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Deciding to Run Your First Marathon is Tough!

Quick Tip–Deciding When to Run Your First Marathon

For runners that have never gone 26.2 miles before, making the decision to run your first marathon can be difficult.

So how do you know when the time to take the plunge is right?

Deciding to Run Your First Marathon is Tough!

Deciding to Run Your First Marathon is Tough!

How to Decide When to Run Your First Marathon

First and foremost, you have to want to run 26.2 miles.

But as important as wanting to run your first marathon is being willing to commit to the training that is required to finish a marathon.

And, in my opinion at least, the training is the hardest part.

Some things to consider to help you determine if you’re ready to commit to the training: Read more

You Should Never Run on the Treadmill

Quick Tip-Why You Should Never Run on the Treadmill Again!

In last week’s quick tip post/episode, I talked about why you should get outside and go running in the summer heat instead of staying inside and running on the treadmill.

Today I’m going to go one step farther, and explain why you should never run on the treadmill again.

You Should Never Run on the Treadmill

You Should Never Run on the Treadmill. Seriously.

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Life Lessons Running Teaches Us

Quick Tip-Life Lessons Running Teaches Us

Running is an important part of my life (obviously!), and I’m going to assume that running is an important part of yours as well.

Every once in awhile, I’ll throw out a question on twitter asking my followers to complete the following sentence: “Running is my ____.”

I love to read the variety of responses that I get from asking this one simple question.

Running is My Teacher

It’s funny how my answer to this question changes from time to time based on what is going on in my life when I ask the question.

Sometimes, running is my stress relief. Sometimes it’s my drug and I’m in need of a fix. Sometimes it’s an escape from life and sometimes it’s what connects me to the outside world.

Lately, however, running has been my teacher.

Life Lessons Running Teaches Us

You’d Be Surprised What Life Lessons Running Teaches Us

Have you ever stopped and thought about all of the life lessons that running teaches us?  Read more