Author Archives: Ryan

Giving Yourself Grace

My last race before this year’s Boston Marathon didn’t go as well as I had hoped. While I was disappointed to not have run as well as I had planned I realize that half marathon fitness is very different than marathon fitness and that for a variety of reasons I was not as fresh and […]

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Running with Music?

Without a doubt, music can add a lot to a run. Music has the power to draw extra energy out and can make a long run fly by. I have, at times, used my shuffle on every run, but I have also gone the purist route and not listened to music on any of my […]

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Running Books and Movies that Inspire Me

From Running With Joy: My all-time favorite running movie is Chariots of Fire. When I was first getting into running, my dad rented it for our Friday movie night. I was quickly asleep. I think it was a year or so before I had the patience to watch it all the way through, but once […]

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Just as Sweet as Winning

Excerpted from Running With Joy: People often ask me about the message I want to bring to the running community and the world. My message is not that if you dream, live a focused life, and completely devote yourself to becoming the best runner in the world, it will happen. That message is simply not […]

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Training Tip: Weekly Mileage

Excerpted from Running With Joy: In high school, I was the mileage king. I loved the sense of accomplishment I felt when I added up my weekly mileage. Sometimes I would even sneak out for an easy extra run so I could hit a nice round number. But now I have learned that running a […]

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