The Ten Biggest Mistakes Runners Make (Part 2)

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There are five more mistakes I want to help you navigate around in your marathon training.

If you make these mistakes you could greatly restrict your progress as a runner or have a bad experience on race day.

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MTA Member will be opening up October 4th!

MTA Member is my step by step system for conquering the marathon and staying in great shape. This will be an exclusive membership site for those who want more help from me in their training.

I’m going to give you all my strategies, secrets, and tips for building and maintaining optimal health and conquering the marathon distance while staying injury free.

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The 10 Biggest Mistakes Runners Make

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Being human means making mistakes and I have certainly made my fair share (although not as many as Trevor).

But when it comes to running some mistakes can set you back for months.

So I want to help you effectively navigate around these 10 mistakes so you can be a healthy happy runner all of your days.

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The Truth About Stretching

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Stretching after a run can reduce muscle soreness and fatigue, prevent joint injuries, and increase the muscle’s efficiency of movement (improving your overall speed, stamina, posture, balance, and form).

Stretching is also great for relaxation!

But unfortunately many runners do not have a good stretching routine. Or worse, their stretching is doing more harm than good! Continue Reading →

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Interview with Bart Yasso

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Bart Yasso is the Chief Running Officer at Runner’s World magazine and author of the Book, My Life on the Run. He has completed the toughest races on the planet and influenced thousands of people to improve their lives through running.

In this interview we ask Bart about his journey as an iconic runner, training tips for beginners, the mental aspects of running a marathon, and much more.

Bart’s story will teach you to never limit where running can take you. Continue Reading →

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The Growing Popularity of Running

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More and more people around the world are discovering how awesome running is for coping with stress, losing weight, staying fit, and finding new purpose in life.

Should we be surprised?

We marathoners have known all along how running can bring satisfaction to life in even the toughest times.

But now it seems our little secret is getting out! Continue Reading →

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Sweating and Hydrating 101

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water bottleWhen I run I sweat. . . a lot!

In fact, I once had an elderly lady at the YMCA approach me and ask, “Excuse me, um I was wondering, why do you sweat so much?”

Believe it or not this was not the only time people have noticed my well fuctioning eccrine glands.

So being a recognized expert when it comes to sweat, let me tell you how to properly hydrate to keep the body’s cooling system in excellent working order.
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The Runner’s High and Why We Love It!

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Have you ever felt like you could run forever? -Like your legs are on auto-pilot while your mind disassociates from your body. You attain a higher mental state where your thoughts become clear and contemplative and the miles seem to wiz by. This is known as the runner’s high.
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Many runner’s have experienced it.

Some doubt it. . .

But I’m here to tell you that it is real.

It is scientific.

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Interview with Ben Greenfield

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Ben Greenfield is one of the top nutrition and fitness experts in the country. He competes in multiple triathlons each year, including the Hawaii Iron Man, and is a personal trainer, author, and host of the popular new podcast The Get-Fit Guy.
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We had the opportunity to talk with Ben and ask him some key questions about nutrition for marathoners.

Many runners I talk to want to know more about the best foods for fueling the body and providing optimum support for marathon training.

Well . . . you are about to get a nutritional overhaul . . . so hang on tight! Continue Reading →

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Interview with Sheldon Spencer

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sheldonIn this episode we chat with Sheldon Spencer, the man who has had the greatest influence on Angie and I to think positively and live the active life.

Looking for a new challenge, he ran his first marathon at age 55 and has been addicted to running ever since.

This interview was recorded while we were on vacation in Washington State.

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Listener Questions Answered

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questionsIn this episode, I tackle questions sent in by our listening audience.

Topics discussed include:
Does running damage your joints? Is it safe to run in hot weather? What about running on the treadmill? What are some considerations for heavier runners? What should you eat before running? And some thoughts on setting and achieving fitness goals.

Check out the rest of this post to read the quick answers to these topics.
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