The race is over, and the sore muscles have faded. Now what?
For many, that "Now what?" question sets you off into a downward spiral I like to call the post-race blues. And it's a tough place to recover from.
So today we're talking post-race blues, why they're happen and how to prevent them, and how you should start training after the big race is finished.
In today's episode I address one of the most common concerns for new trail runners: safety. While running through the woods does introduce different safety issues than running on the road, it doesn't have to be more dangerous.
Take these precautions to avoid making safety mistakes, and you can start running trails worry free.
Run hard. Race hard. Party hard? You hear those first 2 (and maybe the 3rd) thrown out by runners all the time. But what about recovery?
Like it or not, how well you recover directly affects how hard you can run and race. Not so much party.
In today's episode, I talk about recovery throughout your training. What to do the minutes, hours, and days after a long run or tough workout that will aid recovery and help build muscle.
It's about to get personal... Have you ever experienced that moment when everything clicks with your training? Maybe it was after a big run or even in the middle of a race? If you have, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
I call it the "Aha Moment," and that single moment can completely change everything you understand about running.
In today's episode, I share my two major aha moments, and discuss the power they posses over who I am and how I train.
Whoa! It's hard to believe it, but not only did I hit my 100 mile goal, I actually won an ultramarathon! In today's episode, I discuss 3 lessons I learned from that race that are applicable not just to ultramarathons, but races of any distance. Lessons you need to consider before toeing the line of your next trail race.
3 simple things you can do to improve your training, and everything you need to know to start implementing them today.
The three types of accountability, and why you need them to stay on track with your training.
I hate to say it, but your race is going to hurt. Here's what to do when you hit those mental and physical low points, plus advice from Mike Wardian.
How to exponentially improve your training through just one small tweak each week.
How back-to-back long runs can make you a stronger trail and ultra runner.
How getting out of your comfort zone might be the best thing you've ever done, and how long it really takes to train for a trail race or ultramarathon.