Category Archives: Excuses not to run

Injuries, Illness, Rehab, Comebacks and the Mental Game

Two thirds of all runners and triathletes will be injured this year necessitating at least a couple weeks off as a result. Numbers can be higher in contact sports. How do you handle it? How do you help others handle … Continue reading

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A Streaking Role Model

Awhile ago I wrote about streak running. Streakers try to keep their running streaks alive. It can be a source of goal orientation and motivation. However, it also can easily become an obsession. The line is actually clearer than you … Continue reading

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Get Mentally Tough this Summer – Virtually!

It’s really coming! A unique live on-line, four-part workshop designed to get you mentally tougher. The series of workshops will be hosted through GoToMeeting and each session will be recorded. Can’t make a session? No worries, it’ll be there for you to … Continue reading

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Mental Game Boot Camp – Registration is Open

Mental Game Boot Camp 2013 Greetings All! Registration is now open for the Mental Game Boot Camp. Athletes, performing artists, business professionals, students – EVERYONE – can learn to manage their mental game to enable them to perform at their … Continue reading

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ID on the Run – Yes or No?

Let me start by saying that I don’t like jewelry in general. A watch is as fancy as I get. I don’t like bracelets (so please don’t get me one for Christmas.) I haven’t worn a gold necklace since about … Continue reading

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A HIIT with Runners

HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training also called High-Intensity Intermittent Exercise (HIIE) is basically an enhanced form of interval training. It was developed in the 1990s by physiologist Izumi Tabata. The basic premise is similar to interval training that every … Continue reading

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I Had a Bad Run – Now What?

Everyone who runs has experienced it. Things just don’t feel right. Your rhythm is off and you can’t find your pace. You struggle with breathing – chest restricted, shortness of breath, shallow breathing. Your muscles don’t cooperate. You feel stiff… … Continue reading

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Arizona Running Camps – Registration – 5 more days

Greetings All! Registrations have been moving along for the June high school running camp up in the cool Flagstaff climes. June 18-23 is the youth camp for runners 13-18 years of age. We hold the camp on the beautiful campus … Continue reading

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Perspective on NOT Running – Another Reframe

Sometimes we get so close to situations, activities or relationships that our view becomes skewed. I recently posted about reframing. This is a mental game skill that helps us cope with situations by purposely seeing them from a different light, … Continue reading

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Finding Ways to Win

Mental toughness: it is not magic and you are not born with it. It is the will to win and the will to put everything on the line and be the very best runner you can be.  It is something … Continue reading

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