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How important are your goals? A strong why will keep you going when the times get tough or the weather gets rough. Maybe it’s setting goals, or having a buddy to train with. It could also be preparing your workout clothes the night before so you’re ready to go the next day, or keeping a running log or a calendar where you’ve planned out your training. Whatever it is that keeps you motivated stick with it! Everyone has different motivational styles and figuring out yours could be the key to sticking with your training plan. Motivation comes in two forms:...

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Most of you know the Tunnel Marathon is predominantly a downhill course. For some of you I am sure this is a great relief! In most cases a downhill race allows for faster and easier racing. However, downhill running can take its toll on your knees and quads. While it may seem easier, running downhill can often be painful for runners because more force is absorbed by your legs due to the constant “breaking” you are doing on the way down a hill. To be fair, running won’t kill your knees and neither will downhill running. With that said proper...

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With the cold season coming up quick, it is important to start planning how to continue training through less than ideal weather conditions. Whether you are battling rain, wind, sleet, or snow to get your training in, the most important thing is to stay safe! Keep the following tips in mind while training in poor weather conditions: 1. Dress for Success If you are planning to train outside, make sure you have enough layers to stay warm while you are training. It may seem counter-intuitive to put more clothing on when you will be working up a sweat, but your...

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The holiday season can be a difficult time to stick with the training and nutrition plans you have worked hard to create and maintain. While it is very important to spend time with your family and enjoy all of the delicious holiday food that you love, it is also important to keep in mind, that when the holiday season passes the marathon you plan to run will be a few short months away. Finding a balance between spending time with family, training, eating the holiday foods you love, and sticking to your nutrition plan can be extremely difficult. That’s why...

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