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Training Tip: Energy Food

Many people run to lose weight, but I maintain a delicate balance of staying lean while still fueling myself well. I often remind myself when I am training hard that yesterday’s energy in equals today’s energy out. The body can absorb only so much in one sitting. I eat often (every two hours), choosing from […]

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Training Tip: Running Logs

Excerpted from Running with Joy: When I first started running, I kept a very detailed training log. My dad still has my high-school journals and often referred back to them when he coached our local high-school cross-country team to numerous state titles. I was adamant about keeping my log up-to-date. I loved to record my workouts […]

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Training Tip: Energy Food

Excerpted from Running With Joy: Many people run to lose weight, but I maintain a delicate balance of staying lean while still fueling myself well. I often remind myself when I am training hard that yesterday’s energy in equals today’s energy out. The body can absorb only so much in one sitting. I eat often […]

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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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Training Tip: Alternating Fast and Slow Days

Excerpted from Running With Joy: “Most runners run too easy on their fast days and too hard on their slow days. The basic principle of running is to break your muscles down on the workout days and then allow them to rebuild on the easy days. Take your easy days seriously and allow your body […]

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