We’ve been talking, writing, and living the topic of elevating your run. (Training with excellence comes with obstacles, but the benefit of taking your run to the next level isn’t just about running. Our previous blog post is dedicated to the topic).
The World of Running
As always, before discussing our main topic, we shared some of the most recent tidbits dominating the running conversation this week:
- Abdi Abdirahman breaks Bernard Lagat’s US masters marathon record.
- Women’s Masters runner is 5th at the NYC Marathon. (Story here & here.)
- Inspiring stories from the NYC Marathon. (Thanks, Runner’s World.)
Main Topic: Training with Excellence
Things that STOP us from training with excellence.
In this section we discuss some things that personally keep us from training with excellence.
- Tired physically, emotionally, and mentally. (Listen to our Episode on Burnout for more.)
- Fear of others’ perception.
- Poor time management.
- Results focused instead of process focused.
- A life full of distractions.
Get better at getting better.
Knowing the purpose of a run or routine significantly helps us execute it correctly, therefore pursuing excellence.
- Reference in section to Sweat Elite’s breakdown of Daniel’s Running Formula.
Know how to adjust.
Life is full of curve balls (or should I say curved roads). Know our purpose helps us know how to adjust.
- Know the factors that lead to success.
- Identify constraints (time, physical, otherwise,)
- Understand what best adjustment should be made. (Hint: sometimes slowing down in a workout is more valuable that cutting it short.)
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Expert Advice from Adam Homolka
Adam responds to the question: What can you do about common injuries?
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