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Another Runner’s Paradox: Seeking to Demolish “Impenetrable” Barriers

Another Runner’s Paradox: Seeking to Demolish “Impenetrable” Barriers

Another Runner’s Paradox: Seeking to Demolish “Impenetrable” Barriers by Kevin Beck  In preparing for a race a few weeks or months ahead and formulating a specific goal, have you ever concluded that you could not only better your previous best time at that distance, but blow it cleanly out of the water? And then goneRead more about Another Runner’s Paradox: Seeking to Demolish “Impenetrable” Barriers[…]

Elite-level Motivation: It’s Not (Quite) What You Think

Elite-level Motivation: It’s Not (Quite) What You Think

Elite-level Motivation: It’s Not (Quite) What You Think by Kevin Beck Last week, I did a very hard but rewarding 45-minute structured fartlek workout here in Boulder, elevation 5,300’ (give or take). My coach, a two-time Olympian and extraordinarily warm and generous human being named Kathy Butler, has a way of setting up workouts thatRead more about Elite-level Motivation: It’s Not (Quite) What You Think[…]

Dodging Eight Common Half-Marathon Mistakes

Dodging Eight Common Half-Marathon Mistakes

Dodging Eight Common Half-Marathon Mistakes by Kevin Beck   Now that we’re approaching midsummer, you’re probably training for at least the possibility of a half-marathon if you’re not training for a full marathon. If not, what follows is still likely to be useful to your race planning and execution. The half-marathon isn’t just a stepping stoneRead more about Dodging Eight Common Half-Marathon Mistakes[…]