Runners' Beans

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Runners are weird. Strange. Abnormal.

At least that’s what we're told by our non-runner “friends.”

It’s below freezing. The snow is falling. People are nestled amid the heat of their car. Tucked into their warm beds. Reading the paper with coffee in hand.

And us? Yeah, we’re outside in the cold. Running. Suffering and loving every step.

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You probably need to take a step back and look at the big picture.  Doing a challenging tempo run, an interval run, 2 steady state runs and a long run in 1 week are great, but if you then take a couple of weeks off or only get a couple of steady state runs in then you'll most likely be going backwards, not forwards.

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Our friends at Runners’ Connect have written a great article about how to get the most out of training on a track.

It can be an intimidating place if not used to it, but as you will read it can be a fun and a place to challenge yourself in a different way. Give it a go, you just might discover you love it!

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Loved this write up on Daily Tonic from Quad Cities online.  Very much enjoyed meeting all the Quad City runners, all who totally got the need to keep their bodies strong through increased macronutrient intake.

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