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Should You Keep a Running Journal? (with Video)

Do you keep a running journal?

I really don’t. For the past few years, my “journal” has been nothing more than a calendar with my mileage written down for each particular day.

So basically, I haven’t kept a journal.

But that’s going to change.

I’ve decided that next year I’m going to keep a better running journal, so I can look back with a bit more accuracy at past workouts and use those experiences to help me improve in the future.

In this video, I’m talking about the reasons I haven’t kept a journal, the quote that is making me rethink my lack of a journal, and the things that a journal can help me (or any of us) overcome.

Do You Keep a Running Journal? Why or Why Not?

Benefits of Using a Foam Roller Regularly (with Video)

I’m definitely a big believe in using a foam roller for the therapeutic benefits that it provides.

That said, using a foam roller isn’t exactly a “fun” experience.

In this video, I’m talking about why the foam roller works, what exactly it does, and why you should invest the $15-20 to buy a good foam roller (affiliate link) and use the dang thing!

Are You a Believer When It Comes to Using a Foam Roller? Why or Why Not?

A Strong Core is a Must for Runners

Many runners don’t do as much strength training as they should.

Yours truly included.

But if their is one area that runners really make an effort to address is building a strong core.

A strong core will do more to help you improve as a runner and safeguard yourself against injury than any shoes, coaching, or “miracle cures” out there.

Yeah, it’s that important.

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Types of Running Workouts: Part 2 (with Video)

If you remember last week’s video post, I talked about some of the different types of running workouts that you’re likely to complete as a runner. If you missed last week’s post, click here to check it out.

In this week’s post, I’m looking at the one type of workout that I didn’t touch on last week: speed training and some of the varieties of speed training that you may see.

Speed training is vitally important no matter what kind of race you are training for, from 5k to ultra marathon.

And the reason that speed training is one of the important types of running workout boils down to physiological benefits of running hard.

Speed work strengthens your heart and lungs, strengthens your bones, improves the strength and functionality of your muscles and tendons, and can also improve your form.

So yeah, it’s kind of important.

What is Your Favorite Speed Workout?

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Why a Running Coach Makes Sense for You

Working with a running coach makes sense.

There, I said it.

Feel free to disagree, but if you do you’re wrong.

Wrong

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