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Runner’s high: How to get, and stay, in ‘flow’

Runner's high: how to get and stay in the flow

We all know that amazing feeling when you become so completely absorbed in your run that it feels effortless; when an hour feels like 10 minutes, you don’t have a worry in the world and you have a stupid grin on your face. This is flow – the state originally identified by researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi […]

Use the habit pairing strategy to your advantage

Using the habit pairing strategy to accomplish your goals

As runners, we are lucky enough to have a hobby we can do almost whenever we want – unfettered by opening times, budgets, and even daylight hours. And as a result, many of us have a well-formed, fairly consistent “running habit” on one or more days of the week. While establishing such a habit is […]

Being happier can make you a better runner

How being happier might make you a better runner

We all know running can make you happy. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of endorphins kicking in partway through your run, when you feel like nothing can stand in your way. But did you ever notice it can work the other way around as well? That on days when you wake up feeling amazing, […]

Why so serious? Inject some fun into your run

Inject some fun in your running

Fun is a word associated with running not often enough. Why? For starters, runners tend to be very serious about their training, about their times, about their race schedules, about what they eat , wear, and drink. We don’t want to get injured and are constantly looking at improving. Where’s the room for fun? Plus, […]

Is it time to (strategically) lower your standards?

Is it time to (strategically) lower your standards?

The majority of runners are pretty much in charge of their own performance. We plan our own training; we keep our own score. We get ourselves out the door on days when people shudder just thinking about going outside. If we didn’t routinely set high standards for ourselves, none of this would be possible. We […]

Use the “high stakes” strategy to accomplish your goals

Set the stakes high and accomplish your running goals

No matter how much we love our sport, it can still be a challenge for us to consistently stick to the behaviors we know will bring us closer to accomplishing our goals. Some of us struggle with hitting the gym for strength-training sessions; others procrastinate on hills training; many of us know the feeling of […]

You can do it! Don’t quit on your New Year’s resolutions, goals

Don't quit on your goals

“New year, new you!” Or so they say… While we all start off with the best of intentions, nearly 1 in 4 of us will abandon our New Year’s resolution by January 7, says the Washington Post. Yes, you read that right – January 7, i.e., TODAY. It’s one week into the year. Now, most of […]

Too tired to run? Boost your energy in 30 minutes or less

How to boost your energy in 30 minutes or less

Running can be difficult to fit into the day, and it’s especially hard on days when we don’t feel entirely up to it. Like on the days where you didn’t get quite enough sleep, you had a stressful presentation at work, and you forgot to fuel properly throughout the day. When it comes time to […]

Whatever your 2016 goal, we have an article for that

Tips for accomplishing your 2016 goals.

It’s a new year, and for many of us that means new goals – scary goals – but don’t get overwhelmed. We’re here to help! If your goal is … … to start running (YAY!) … Then the WalkJogRun Guide for Beginner Runners has you covered. It includes tips for training for your first race, selecting the right shoe, and more. Also, these commonly […]

Why you should forgo resolutions and set a theme for 2016 instead

The New Year offers a wonderful opportunity for a fresh start, a way to re-engage with the things that really matter to you.

It’s that time of year again. That time when we reflect on what we’ve accomplished and what we would like to aim for in the year ahead. A time of wild optimism for many and a boon for local gyms. But while it’s tempting to start resolving to run three times a week, finally train for […]