5 Tips for Staying Motivated

5 Tips for Staying Motivated When You Stop Running Personal Bests I have competed at a high level for quite a few years now, so I almost forget what it is like to be a beginner. I still get the excitement of starting again after a season break. I definitely get the rush when I race/workout […]

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8 Reasons to Take a Break From Running

Of all my Secret to Success posts, I honestly think this is one of the most important, and one of the most overlooked factors when it comes to peaking for the races that you care about the most. A lot of runners are terrified to take even a few days off after the season for […]

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Must Have Items for Race Day

I am not sure if it was the teen magazines, or the celebrity gossip magazines I used to read, but one of them used to feature a “Peek inside a celebrity purse/handbag”. I remember enjoying that particular section, as it showed that celebrities are human….what!? Yes, they too have a wallet in their bag AND […]

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Pool Running to Maintain Fitness During Injury

In my many years of training seriously as a collegiate/elite athlete I have had my fair share of injuries. Other than my most recent muscle strain, pool running has been my savior when it comes to maintaining fitness during time off running. It is the most effective way to maintain running fitness as best you possibly can […]

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Race Day Meal Planning

As readers of my blog have become familiar with the way I write posts, I often cover the topics that are requested by my readers about running. One of the most common questions I get is about what to eat on race day. I thought this would be a great post to introduce myself to […]

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6 Tips for Mindful Eating

The media constantly bombards us with conflicting nutrition “facts” that often make for difficult mealtime decisions. This information overload forces us to start asking, “What are my needs, and how can I meet them?” Unfortunately there is no one perfect diet because different factors come into play: age, gender, activity level, health status, etc. All […]

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