Tag Archives: Mind Games

Personal Record Versus Personal Best

In the running lexicon “personal record” and “personal best” have the same meaning: your best race time at a specific race distance distance. But as I was running the .US National 12K this weekend, I realized that we should recognize a difference. By … Continue reading

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How To Train Your Brain For Better Running

When I first started running I had to overcome the physical challenges. I was out of breath. I was sweaty. My legs felt heavy. My feet ached. Was I done yet? As my lungs and legs got stronger, I realized … Continue reading

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Respecting Fear

While I like to supplement my road biking with indoor cycling, my husband likes to take his mountain bike on unpaved paths through the park. I blame credit his childhood love of motocross which he redirected to BMX when our kids … Continue reading

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My Harshest Critic

If you saw my guest post on Carla’s blog on Friday (squee!), you know that I have spent some time thinking about judgment. I started off thinking about how I judge others (and trying not to) but ended up realizing … Continue reading

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A Poem To Get Over A Bad Run

This post is dedicated to all runners who ever have had a bad run. Some will tell you to get over a bad run by taking an extra rest day, getting a massage, or running harder/faster/longer the next time. But … Continue reading

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