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How to Feel Good Running in the Heat

How to Feel Good Running in the Heat

Yes, it’s hot outside.  And yes, we should be grateful that we can run (outside). But when the temps dip into the high 80s or low 90s — or higher — and include some (or a lot) of humidity, running outside can become, well, hard. It’s important to note that it...

COVID Blessing: Escape the Pandemic

COVID Blessing: Escape the Pandemic

In light of COVID-19 related canceled and postponed races, the desire to train can wane.  While none of us is immune to the disappointment, if there is anything COVID-19 has taught us is that when the going gets slowed down, the resilient get going.  Such was this...

Fueling for energy and heat adaptations

Fueling for energy and heat adaptations

Do you find yourself fading on runs over 4 miles or losing steam on your longs?  Do you have energy crashes in the afternoon after a harder and/or hot workout? If so, it could be as simple as your fueling protocol and timing. Monitoring and dialing in a fueling...

A Life-Giving Transformation…

A Life-Giving Transformation…

A Life-Giving Transformation...Honored to be part of Gayle William's new fit and healthy lifestyle that has transformed her from a hopeless to a positive mindset and empowered her to share her story to inspire others. This is what true dedication and commitment looks...

Staying Positive

Staying Positive

When the going gets tough, the tough get positive.  Ask any successful runner about the key to their success and you will likely find “staying positive” at the top of their list. This becomes particularly true and important when faced with adversity — daily...

The 5Ws of running (and life)

The 5Ws of running (and life)

Do you struggle with reaching your goals?  Most people do — not just in running but also in life. When presented with a goal — either by a runner or for myself — I turn to journalism class and the all-important 5Ws — Who, What, When, Where, Why.   While the WHO may...

Runner’s Mindset: Determine Your Why

Runner’s Mindset: Determine Your Why

When potential clients come to me, they typically have a goal in mind — for most, it’s a race distance,  achieving a PR or qualifying for Boston.  For others, it’s losing weight or becoming more fit.  In order to help them achieve their goal, one of my first questions...

Success story: The Runner’s Mindset formula

Success story: The Runner’s Mindset formula

No greater reward as a coach than to hear you have positively impacted somebody’s life. Proud to share Lou’s story about his journey over the past year and how he has integrated the positive runner’s mindset formula to lead a healthier, fitter and faster running — and...

Finding the Right Treadmill

Finding the Right Treadmill

So, you’ve decided to work on your cardiovascular health, and are thinking of purchasing your very own treadmill. However, while you believed the buying process would be easy, an initial online search yields hundreds of brands, all of which claim to be the “best” at...

It’s never too late

It’s never too late

For those of you thinking it’s too late, you’re too injured or too old, read on…On one of his best time trial days ever, Michael’s life took a dramatic leap for the worse, landing him on pavement with seven broken shoulder bones. Advised to give up his beloved competitive cycling pursuits, he traded in wheels for running shoes. Despite his outstanding cycling fitness, he couldn’t finish a mile without walking. One year later, he’s heading for his third half marathon at the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon on Oct. 20th before his November 3rd marathon debut in New York City as part of Team Ultra.

How did he do it? Runner’s Mindset. And a willingness to take it one step at a time.
 
https://www.snntv.com/story/41167437/suncoast-man-takes-on-third-10k-shortly-after-traumatic-shoulder-injury

Improve your running speed

Improve your running speed

Do you have a need or desire for speed and think you need to lengthen your stride?  Think again.  Most people equate running faster with an increased stride length, when in fact, you need to quicken your foot turnover to get a more powerful push-off. The mid...

Time to train: A Runner’s Mindset

Time to train: A Runner’s Mindset

Are you signed up or thinking about it and wondering how you will get to the finish -- or achieve a new PR?   From Couch to 5K, extending into 10Ks or going the distance with a half marathon, marathon or Triathlon run segment, the Runner's Mindset formula...

Runner’s Mindset

Runner’s Mindset

Ever wonder why seemingly average people run/race better than you and yet you train harder, faster or longer than them? It’s called mind over matter — and learning how to fuel your mind as well as your body with the right mindset training. Runner's Mindset is about...

How to become a morning person

How to become a morning person

Tired of those overly hot, rained out or missed evening workouts? Time to rise and shine.  Yes, you can re-set your inner clock to get up early but like anything else in training, it does take commitment. More often than not it means turning tech off so you can drift...

Mind Power

Mind Power

One of the most powerful — yet often overlooked — training tools is your mind. It can be your greatest asset or your biggest deterrent,  in training, racing and life.  Staying positive requires a commitment to making that mental shift from I can’t to I can and  saying...

The 80/20 Rule of racing stronger and faster

The 80/20 Rule of racing stronger and faster

Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower Recent studies have proven that runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes of all experience and ability levels improve the most when they consistently do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the...

Mind and Body Connections

Mind and Body Connections

We all know the power of the mind to fuel us, drain us and help us push beyond what we think possible. Often overlooked or “poo-pooed” is the mind/body connection to injuries. While no can dispute real pain and injury, looking at the related emotional connection can...

Training Reminders

Training Reminders

If you are new to SRQ Running or more structured training, here are a few reminders before you come out for one of our workouts: At least 8 oz water and a light snack/breakfast before each workout -- toast with PB and/or jam or banana, small protein shake, yogurt, 1/2...

Get Started with Running

Get Started with Running

Getting started with running basics Like life, treat training as a journey, one step at a time. There is no magic pill to getting fit, thin or healthy. Walking is the easiest and most affordable way to get moving Start with 10 minutes and gradually work up to 30...

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