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What Kind of a Runner Are You?

By on 07/24/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
What Kind of a Runner Are You?

What Kind of a Runner Are You? Running a half or a full marathon is physically challenging, to be sure.  Through training and on race day, we runners discover that long distance running brings a psychological challenge as well.  In fact, it may seem long distance running is 90% physical and 90% mental. I recently […]

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Learn About the Psychology of Running a Marathon

By on 07/19/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
Learn About the Psychology of Running a Marathon

Running a Marathon is difficult, physically and mentally challenging.  Learn about the psychology of running a Marathon (or a Half Marathon) Presented by Coach Brendan Cournane Mark your calendar – Sunday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m.! Please RSVP to Coach@CoachBrendan.com. At some point in an endurance race (half or full marathon), most runners face a […]

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3 Recommendations for Handling Missed Workouts

By on 07/17/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
3 Recommendations for Handling Missed Workouts

3 Recommendations for Handling Missed Workouts   Good form will carry you through℠ Training for a race is a long process. For a full marathon the program is 20 weeks; and for a half marathon, 12 weeks. That is a long time, and usually, “life gets in the way” – something unexpected pops up and […]

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3 Recommendations for Summer Running

By on 07/10/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
3 Recommendations for Summer Running

3 Recommendations for Summer Running Good form will carry you through℠ Many of my runners stayed indoors during the winter months in Chicago, waiting for the nice sunny days of summer when we could run outdoors without several layers of clothing. It is so freeing to run with just shorts and a top as we […]

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1 Recommendation for the Fourth: Have Fun

By on 07/04/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
1 Recommendation for the Fourth: Have Fun

1 Recommendation for the Fourth: Have Fun Just a quick post this week as I’m off with about 10 of my runners in Portland running “The Foot Traffic Flat” race on Sauvie Island near Portland, Oregon. It bills itself as “about the flattest and fastest half and full marathon on the West Coast.” Most are […]

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3 Recommendations to Avoid Running Injuries

By on 06/26/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
3 Recommendations to Avoid Running Injuries

3 Recommendations to Avoid Running Injuries Avoiding running injuries is one of the smartest things you can do during your training for a race, such as the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Most runners know that buying the right running shoes is critical for injury prevention. And most know not to increase mileage too soon […]

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3 Recommendations for Charity Runners

By on 06/19/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
3 Recommendations for Charity Runners

3 Recommendations for Charity Runners Over the last 10 years, many charities have recruited their supporters to combine fundraising for the mission and completing a long-time fitness goal such as running a marathon, or even a 5K. These charity runners who are devoted to the mission and who raise funds have contributed greatly to the […]

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3 Recommendations for Fitting Running into Your Life

By on 06/12/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
3 Recommendations for Fitting Running into Your Life

3 Recommendations for Fitting Running into Your Life Fitting running into your life, such as training for a marathon, is a commitment. It is one which many find more difficult as the season progresses. Every marathon runner – charity runners, new endurance runners, yes, even experienced marathoners who’ve done this before – will reach a […]

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3 Recommendations for Improving Boston Qualifier Times

By on 06/05/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
3 Recommendations for Improving Boston Qualifier Times

3 Recommendations for Improving Boston Qualifier Times Good form will carry you through℠ After the events on April 15, qualifying for the Boston Marathon has taken on added significance for thousands of runners. Getting a fast enough time in a Boston Qualifier isn’t an easy thing to do. At age 40, you have to have […]

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3 Recommendations for Buying Running Shoes

By on 05/29/2013 in Running with 0 Comments
3 Recommendations for Buying Running Shoes

3 Recommendations for Buying Running Shoes Beginning runners or charity runners sometimes don’t know one of my rules for success on the day you run a marathon – nothing new on race day! If you are a beginning marathoner, remember that this encompasses what you eat, the clothes you wear, and, especially, the shoes you […]

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