“This Makes You a Runner”: Interview with Elite Runner Tina Muir

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I had the opportunity to interview Tina Muir, an elite runner, wife,  creator of the Running for Real podcast, and overall amazingly inspirational woman. Tina was born and raised in St. Albans in England, but the “camaraderie, the support, the enthusiasm towards” athletics in the USA inspired her to move to the USA in 2007. She attended and graduated from Ferris …

How To Set Running Goals

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Setting running goals is one of those things that go-getters wake up on the first day of the new year, write down, and start working towards immediately. But for others, it can be difficult to get started writing and committing to goals. How many of them should I set? What kinds of goals should I make? How easy or challenging …

7 Tips to Motivate & Enhance Your Treadmill Running Experience

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  Treadmill running often seems monotonous, but no run should be boring (yes, this includes what some of you refer to as the “dreadmill” run too)! As the weather turns cold and the snow and ice cover the pavement, it can be dangerous to run outside. Even in the summer, it can often be way too hot to run outside. …

6 Running Gear Items You Can’t Race Without

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I’ve run marathons, half marathons, 5Ks, and everything in between. During those many miles, (and by learning the hard way myself) I discovered the few items I just can’t run without! Here’s a list of my favorite running gear––my absolutely necessary, can’t run without must-haves––so you can avoid learning the hard way (get these on your Christmas list now friends!):

8 Mental Strategies to Get Race-Day Ready

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You’ve followed your training plan, cross-trained, and ate all the right food to get your body ready for race day. It’s been months of hard work, but when race day approaches suddenly your brain is trying to talk you out of running the race you’ve been dreaming of (eek!)! Running is largely a mental game, especially during the later miles …