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Strengthen Your Mental Game

Quick Tip: Learning to Flex Your Mental Muscle


How often to you work on the mental aspect of your running?

Running is obviously a physical challenge, but what roll does your mental outlook play in your running/racing performance?

And if it is important, are there steps that you can take to fortify the mental aspect of our sport?

The Mental Game

Strengthen Your Mental Game

Strengthen Your Mental Game

Point blank, how much of an impact does your brain really have on your performance during a race?

A lot, especially in long and/or high intensity races.

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An Equipment Free Strength Training Routine for Runners

If you’ve been following the strength training routine I put together for us a couple of months ago, it’s time to change things up a little bit.

And if you’re not currently doing any regular strength training, there’s never been a better time to start!

Check out the equipment free strength training exercise routine for runners in today’s video post and download a PDF with all of the exercises listed to refer back to if needed. Just tell me where to send the PDF in the box below.

If you have any questions on any of these exercises, or why they are included in this routine, please leave a comment below or shoot me an email!

The Best Core Strengthening Exercises for Runners (with Video)

 

For many runners (and people in general) “core exercises” are little more than some crunches or sit ups.

Yet your abdominal muscles are just one component of your core, and those crunches/sit ups aren’t doing much for your lower back, hips, glutes, or obliques.

As runners, a strong core is vital for improved running performance and resistance to injury.

And to be blunt, doing crunches isn’t enough.

So here are 5 of the best core strengthening exercises for runners out there, and if you do them consistently, I guarantee you’ll see the payoff sooner rather than later!

Enter your name and email below, and I’ll send you a free PDF guide of the exercises described in this video.

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

Put Up or Shut Up

Do you ever feel like you just need a few more hours in each day to get everything accomplished that you set out to do?

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That’s been me for the past couple of weeks.

I shared with the tribe via email that I’ve been very non-productive over the past couple of weeks, basically since the baby was born. While it might be easy/convenient to blame the baby for my struggles, I’ve wasted a lot of time since she’s been born here.

And that needs to stop.

So I’m calling myself out. I need to do a better job of prioritizing and staying focused on the task at hand, both in terms of work, in terms of family life, and in terms of my running.

Blending Work and Running

In the email I sent to the tribe last week, I also let them in on the top secret project I’m working on, which will be ready to roll in early September.

While I’m not ready to spill the beans publicly yet, I’ll give y’all a little teaser. I’m a huge believer in the positive impact of regular strength training for runners. And yet, it’s something that many runners don’t do enough of.

And I need to include myself in that group.

In the coming weeks, I’m going to be offering all kinds of opportunities to learn about the benefits of strength training, no matter what level of a runner you would consider yourself to be.

  • I’ll be talking about why some “gym staples” have no benefit to runners, and how some of the best exercises for runners will earn you some stares if you do them at the gym.
  • I’ll also get into some of the many benefits of regular strength training, including a decreased risk of injury, improved endurance, stronger kick, and a higher top speed.
  • I’ll also cover why it’s so important to work your upper body as well, not just your legs.

But before I do all of that, I need to practice what I’m going to preach. Because as much as I know the benefits of strength training, I haven’t made strength training a priority for myself yet. And that needs to change.

It’s Time to Put Up or Shut Up

I have a lot of plans for the future of this website, and the podcast is just the first piece of the vision that I have. But in order for any of the plans to be successful, the first thing I need to do is to take a dose of my own medicine.

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My focused strength training starts now, and I can’t wait to share with you guys what I’ve got planned for next month.

Want a sneak peak? Join the tribe and I’ll give you the scoop!


 

 Join my Tribe!

There’s always room for more members of the tribe!

Both the Facebook group and the email group provide opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else.

The Facebook group is still small, but it is a great way to connect with fellow runners and foster community amongst like minded individuals. The email group is THE way to stay up to date about future guests on the show, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available to anyone else.

If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!