Running Tips Podcast 004: Setting The Right Running Goals

Most runners know that setting goals is a critical part of a successful training program. Having goals helps to structure your training plan and provides motivation to get out the door and run when you don’t feel like it. However, many runners focus on the wrong types of goals, which can be very harmful on […]

Your Idea Of A “Competitor” Is Wrong. Here’s Why.

Runners often view competitors in races as combatants. Races are a “me vs. them” contest where one person will win and the rest will lose.  Some runners spend a lot of time before races stressing out about their competitors and worrying about whether they can “beat them.” If you really want to run to the […]

3 Rules That Will Make You a Better Runner

I have decided to take some time off from running and seriously address my runners knee issues with the RunnersConnect Strength Training Program. Although I’m bummed about putting the 30 Minute Runner program on hold, I’m using my pent up energy to catch up on some reading. One book that has caught my attention is […]

Commit to one lifestyle change per month to improve your life

The Huffington Post has an interesting article on college students and exercise. The article provides information on why exercise is so important and also gives lots of tips on how college students can work exercise into their busy schedules. These tips can apply to anyone. One part of the article talks about a college professor […]

How to Choose Running Resolutions You Believe In

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to achieve a specific goal for a race. Sometimes these running resolutions involve big goals – such as running in the New York City Marathon, and sometimes they involve small goals – like finishing a local 5k. But no matter how big or small the resolution, […]

How to Set Successful Running Goals

The beginning of the new year provides an excellent chance to evaluate the current state of your running and set new running goals. It doesn’t matter if your goal is a 4 minute mile or 4 hour marathon, setting firm goals is a critical way to motivate yourself to train hard and keep focused. Here […]