Run Time — Four Mental Barriers Runners Face & Overcoming #running #marathon

running-advice-bugWe are so excited to announce our new video series: Run Time, The Discussion Place for Runners. That’s right, we’re producing a new talk show just for you runners. We plan to have all kinds of cool people on the show: coaches, doctors, industry insiders, authors and lots of runners!

We’re kicking off the series today with a conversation with my friend, Mental Games Specialist Coach Dean Hebert. On this episode, I talk with Coach Dean about the four mental barriers that runners face in their training and how to overcome them. This includes dealing with discomfort, pushing ourselves, and why it is important to do these things in training rather than on race day.

Future episodes will dive into running topics, including mental strategies, picking the best races, dealing with injuries, eating, book reviews and much more. Stay tuned. running-advice.com.

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Video — Running in Extreme Conditions (Episode 3-36)

running-advice-bugIt’s been awhile since we’ve published a new video here on Running-Advice.com. We’ve been on hiatus. But low and behold, we found a lost episode from last summer that we thought you might enjoy. Here’s are Coaches Joe and Dean talking about racing in heat, humidity, cold and other extreme conditions.

On this week’s episode:
– Should you run or race in extreme conditions?
– What are the dangers of extreme weather conditions?
– How can you prepare for a race in extreme conditions?
– Are you crazy for racing in extreme conditions?

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Video — Good Days & Bad Days (Episode 3-27)

running-advice-bugAs runners we all have good days and bad days. The thing with bad days is that they often catch us by surprise. After a string of great workouts, we may out of the blue have a day that just frankly sucks. Why is that? That’s our topic today on the show.

On this week’s episode:
– What causes runners to have bad days?
-What constitutesa bad day from the perspective of the rest of your training?
– What can we do to deal with bad days?
– How do we get back to the good days?

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Video — World’s Fastest Marathon? (Episode 3-25)

running-advice-bugWe filmed this episode of the show just a few days after the 2011 Boston Marathon. The marathon world was simply abuzz at the time after not one, but two, men ran under the world record for the marathon on the notoriously tough Boston course. But were these times considered the new world record? No. On this episode we discuss why the times didn’t get “certified” as a world record and we debate whether this is a fair result or not.

On this episode:
– Why are some courses not “certified” for World Records?
– Is it fair when someone runs a time that is the fastest in the world and it is not considered a world record?
– What factors dictate whether a course can be considered for a world record?
– Why is the Boston Marathon such a tough course and how did it yield such fast times in 2011?

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Video — Is That Workout Long Enough Coach?

running-advice-bugRunners are often obsessed with their weekly mileage. “How much do you run?” you ask them and they say something like “50 miles per week.” But we’re always talking about quality over quantity, so that leads as to look at a different side of the equation this week: does a workout have to be long to be challenging?

In fact some very short workouts we can think up could be a real torture test for most runners. Try running 16 x 200M nearly as hard as you can with one minute rest between. Tough workout? Yes. Total distance: 2 miles.

This week we explore why (excuse the pun) length isn’t everything. (Ho Ho.)

On this week’s episode:
– Short workouts that will challenge you
– Busting the myth that mileage is the only metric of a good workout
– Why running shorter, faster workouts are helpful to your fitness as a runner

This week’s episode was recorded live at Road Runner Sports in Tempe, Arizona. We thank Road Runner Sports for hosting us.

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Video — Running Every Day (Episode 3-15)

running-advice-bug“Coach,I run every day. I have to run everyday. If I don’t, I’ll get fat.” Words that we hear so often. Coaches Joe and Dean are back in another session of our video series and this time we analyze the pros and cons of the running every day of the week.

On this week’s episode:
– What drives runners to want to run every day?
– Might running every day actually impair your ability to improve your running performances?
– What should you do on off-days when you’re not running?
– Will you get fat if you miss a day of running?

This week’s episode was recorded live at Road Runner Sports in Tempe, Arizona. We thank Road Runner Sports for hosting us.

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Video — Dealing with Stress (episode 3-13)

running-advice-bugAnyone feeling stressed out by their life? A little too much going on? Does running help with your stress or make it worse? The coaches sit down for a chat to think about how running can be calm you down in stressful times or add to the stress of your life.

On this week’s episode:
– When does running relive stress?
– When could running actually increase stress?
– How should runners weigh the trade-offs of running or not running during times of great stress?

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Video — What Makes a Good Runner? (Episode 3-12)

running-advice-bugCoaches Joe and Dean are back in Runner’s Greenery in Oregon this week. They consider a topic that comes up from time to time: how do you do it? No, not be awesome. But rather, how is that some people can just got out and run a marathon, or run a few marathons back-to-back, or run a 5:00 mile without training? How is it that some people are just good runners.

On the episode this week?
– What makes a good runner?
– What does it mean to be naturally talented at running?
– If you’re not a natural, what can you do to make running more natural to you?

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Video — Participation Against Advice (Episode 3-11)

running-advice-bugHas your running coach ever told you something with which you didn’t agree? Or perhaps that you just didn’t like? Maybe he or she told you not to run in a race or to stop training until you see a doctor? If you’re like a lot of runners you may have not followed that advice. On this week’s program we talk about what we call “participation against advice.” When coach (or doctor) says no, and you do it anyway.

On this week’s episode:
— Why do marathon runners ignore their coaches and doctors?
— What factors do coaches weigh to provide advice to their runners?
— How should you weigh advice that you’re receiving from your coach or doctor before making a decision about your training?

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Video — Masters Runners (Episode 3-10)

running-advice-bugCoach Joe attained a certain status on 10-10-10 — he became what’s known as a “Masters Runner”. Coach Dean has been one for awhile. The Masters Runner is a runner over the age of 40. This week we talk about getting old, why there are distinctions between older runners, and what sets the Masters Runner apart.

On this week’s episode:
– What is a Masters Runner?
– Why have separate divisions for Masters Runners?
– How old are Coach Joe and Coach Dean anyway?
– What does it mean to be called “a young kid” by an old guy?

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