Motivation

Do Your Goals Get in the Way of Your Purpose in Running?

Posted by on February 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

Sometimes being too tied to our goals as a runner can make us lose sight of the reason we run in the first place. Therefore, it may be healthy to step back and let go of, or at least “loosen”, our goals once in a while.

Jumping Off The S-Curve to Avoid a Running Plateau

Posted by on December 3, 2012 at 6:00 am

Like most pursuits, your running performance gains will take the shape of an S-curve if you continue to target incremental goals, using incremental improvements in methods, over time. This post covers how you can identify a plateau early and jump on to a new experience curve.

The Important Line Between Working Hard and Trying Hard

Posted by on November 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Running, like many other pursuits, need to be viewed as a long-term endeavor, to be invested in, developed, built, and nurtured through hard work. When short-term goals lead to a desire to push things a bit, bad things can happen.

Every Season Is a Story

Posted by on October 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

The training season is long and intense. When you start to think of it as building a story, and enjoy the process of doing so, it’s far easier to find the motivation to push through, and to finish strong.

Want to Be a Successful Runner? “Act As If” You Already Are

Posted by on June 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

“Acting as if” you have already reached your goals can significantly increase your chances for success. Here are five ways you can implement this philosophy into your approach to training.