I Added This To My Training And It Changed Everything

Over the past few weeks, I've been training for a spring half-marathon. Aside from battling the plague last week, this has been the first training cycle I haven't missed a workout. Yes, there have been times when I'd rather scroll Instagram instead of working out and many Saturdays when I didn't feel motivated to get out of bed. However, instead of just relying on motivation, I created better habits to be more disciplined so scrolling never wins (even when I'm lacking motivation).

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How Fast Should You Be Doing Your Training Runs?

A few weeks ago, I posted that I was running my long, easy runs too fast. I received a lot of questions about pacing so instead of responding to everyone individually, I thought this blog post would be helpful.

So, how fast should you do your training runs? You’re not going to like it but the answer is... it depends. Since everyone’s training goals, average pace, body types, etc. are different, there is no perfect answer to this question

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Diets Are Overrated [And Why This Dietitian Thinks You Should Avoid Them in 2019]

It’s time to ditch the diet! And when I say diet I don’t mean restrictions that are necessary for religious/moral beliefs or medical conditions. I mean the mentality that certain foods should be labeled as “bad” and vehemently avoided. This is the year to make peace with your body and not purse weight loss.

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Podcasts and Audiobooks To Reach Your Wellness Goals

There are days when I can get up and crush a workout without thinking twice and then there are days when I have to convince myself to get moving. I say to myself, “this bed is so cozy! I’ll just do it after work!” or “let’s just make today rest day, okay?”.

I’m not saying I should ignore my body when it actually needs rest, I’m specifically talking about when my mind tells my body that staying in bed is better than doing my workout.

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How To Build Your Home Gym On Any Budget

This past summer, I decided that I was ready to take control of my running again and train for the Philly Half Marathon (my first since Feb 2016). If I was serious, I knew that I would have to make drastic changes to my routine. I had to train the way that I would instruct my clients to by mixing up my runs, incorporating more strength training and following a stretching routine.

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Track Workout: Welcome To Thousand Island [1,000M Repeats]

This workout is designed specifically with 10K runners, half-marathoners and marathoners in mind. Instead of relying on shorter 400 meter repeats, this workout goes the distance by pushing you to ‘Thousand Island’ - tough 1,000 meter bouts with a walking or jogging breaks in between each rep.

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Put Your Mental Health First

A few weeks ago, I told you all that I fell during a run. I was hoping that it was just a little swelling but it turned out to be a stress fracture and now I'm in a boot for 6-8 weeks. Not only did this injury derail my half-marathon training, it also has taken a toll on my mental health. I'm feeling pretty bummed that I can't commit to my normal fitness routine and now I realize how much physical activity contributes to my mental state.

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5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Strength Training Class

If you’ve ever followed along a distance running plan, you’ve probably come across the terms “cross-training” or “strength-training” on your schedule. Sadly, if you’re like most of the runners I know, you either skip those workouts or opt for a friendly yoga or spin class. Now before you spit out your coffee, I’m not saying yoga and spin are bad (I enjoy doing both workouts!). What I’m saying is that if you want to reduce your chance of injury and become a stronger runner, your cross-training should also include at least one or two days of weight training.

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