Category Archives: Ideas

Sleep

I think we can all agree that sleep is an important component to good health.  However, I think it is much more important than most people realize.  I’ve found that I’m a much better and different person in all areas … Continue reading

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Idea 15: Consider Investing in an Indoor Bicycle Trainer

If I could run every day, I probably would, but I’m just not that durable.  I’ve attempted to increase the number of days I run and found I can do it for a while, but after a couple months the … Continue reading

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Idea 14: Practice Running Mindfully

I often get lazy with my running and my form begins to deteriorate when I get too lost in my thoughts.  I think this is a natural occurrence for most runners, especially on those grueling long runs.  When I eventually … Continue reading

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Idea 13: Listen to Running Podcasts

If you don’t listen to any running podcasts, you are really missing out on some quality content.  There is lots of insightful information being shared by amateurs and experts alike on all aspects of running, nutrition, and fitness.  Most runner … Continue reading

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Idea 12: Go to Bed Early

I need 8 to 9 hours of solid sleep to feel at my best.  Any less, and I’ll notice I’m not as mentally sharp, my runs are more labored, and my mood and attitude toward life isn’t as positive.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Idea 11: Create Your Own Track

If you want to improve your running times, you’ll need to do some speedwork such as intervals.  Although having a nice cushy oval track may be a nice luxury, I don’t believe it is a necessity.  There are probably a … Continue reading

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Idea 10: Plan Your Race Schedule 12 Months Out

By nature, I’m a planner. After finishing this spring marathon season, I decided to plan out my races for the next 12 months. I may throw in a small race as the year progresses, but have my major races locked … Continue reading

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Idea 9: The DPP Principle

Although the concepts I’m going to discuss aren’t original, I’m going to coin a new phrase called the DPP Principle.  A principle is defined as a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief … Continue reading

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Idea 8: Say Hi to Every Runner You See

In general, runners are usually awesome, delightful, and friendly people.  That is why I find it odd at times that a fellow runner may run by you from the other direction and not even acknowledge you.  Fortunately, I would say … Continue reading

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Idea 7: No Rest Days

I rarely take any rest days and prefer to workout at least one to two hours daily.  Although I only run 3 times a week, I cross-train the other 4 days of the week mostly on the bike trainer, with … Continue reading

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