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Training in the real world: when you don’t have the time or energy to stick with the plan

Training in the real world: What to do when you don't have the time or energy to stick with a plan

There are few things as thrilling as starting to train for a race. If you’re like us, you settle on a program that calls for 16 weeks or so of training runs, pull out your calendar, and pencil in runs each week. Then you start your training filled to the brim with excitement and motivation. […]

Training in the real world: when sickness strikes

Regardless your race distance, that training plan becomes far more than a guide for the 10 to 20 weeks you follow it – it becomes gospel. But what happens when it all gets derailed by illness? It’s bound to happen eventually. Anything from sniffles to sneezes, stomach upset to body aches and fatigue. Missing training time isn’t ideal, […]