Posts Tagged 'running'

What is the Spiritual Side of Running? 

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What is the Spiritual Side of Running?

It’s noticing the messages of spirit/god/or whatever you call your higher power. This may be an animal you see, tripping on a branch, or a sudden burst of insight. I believe these are not coincidences, but messages from God/The Universe.

What is “God/higher power/the universe”?

To me, God is ...

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What to get started and don’t know where to start? Here are my top 6 tips to get you moving!

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Are all your friends are posting about all the 5ks, 10ks, & marathons on instagram and your wondering what the fuss is about? Have you always wanted to start running, but have no idea what you may need? Sometimes starting a new running program can be very overwhelming. It’s intimidating.

“What kind of shoes should I get?”

“Do I need special clothes?”

“Do I need an expensive running watch?”

Here are my top 6 recommendations to get you started running in no time!

  1. Keep it ...
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Do you see animals when you run? They may be trying to tell you something…

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How often do you see repeating numbers or animals? Perhaps you think nothing of it or label it a mere coincidence. I am here to tell you, it is so much more. Often, God/spirit/universe will use these tools to communicate messages to us.

Since I run outside, I often see animals during my training runs. Instead of brushing it off, as a mere coincidence., I take note. There will be weeks that go by, ...

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Why Heart Rate Based Run Training?

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Why Heart Rate Based Run Training?

I train strictly via Heart Rate based run training. It’s been about 20 years since I first began distance running (I ran sprints in high school for a year, but I don’t count that!) and I was not always an advocate of heart rate based training.

Up until about 5 years ago, I trained according to my pace. I took nothing else into account…only my pace. I had a run scheduled and would check a box. ...

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What do heart rate training and yoga have in common?

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If you have ever tried heart rate training, you may know that it is the most humbling, ego-less type of run training there is. It can be extremely mental.

If you haven’t, let me put it into perspective. My PR for a 5K is about 25 minutes. That was a recent PR and I could still likely run that if I got out there and pushed. Prior heart rate training, my long training runs were at around a 10:30 min/mi. Not anything speedy, but I ...

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Want to start heart rate training, but don’t know where to start? Here a some tips to get you started:

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It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to heart rate training. What zone do I need to be in? What’s the best way to monitor my heart rate while I’m running? Here are my tips on getting started heart rate training!

  1. Invest in a heart rate monitor (at the very least). Notice I did not say, “a garmin” or “an apple watch”. You don’t need anything fancy. All you need to monitor is where your heart rate is ...
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Learning to listen to your body

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I was so very excited this fall as I had 3 marathons slated and would be qualified to get into the “Marathon Maniacs” club. I knew it would be tough to stay focused, but I had the determination. Going into Chicago Marathon on October 11, I actually felt more fresh than the Air Force Marathon, just 3 weeks earlier. However, recovering from that race and the stress of the new puppy has taken a toll on my body. I have recently ...

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