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Coach Bette: Time- & Effort-Based Training

In the early years of my running career, I simply went out the door and ran around the block or around the neighborhood, increasing the distance when I felt like it. It never occurred to me to run faster. Running farther seemed to be the goal. A couple years later I joined a marathon training […]

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Coach Bette: Mastering the Long Run

It’s early Saturday morning, and you’re staring down at your shoes. The house is quiet and you’ve had coffee, some bread and peanut butter, maybe half a banana. There is a fuel belt or vest sitting by the door with some “food” that sometimes tastes just like the scent of fuel you put in your […]

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Coach Bette: A Recipe for Speed

Running is a funny thing (trust me on this). We humans learn to run early in life and as kids we love to run around, feeling fast and free. Moving fast on our feet is a universal childhood joy after 18 months of rolling over, crawling and toddling. Those of us who have taken regular […]

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Coach Bette: The Long and Short of Training Cycles

It’s that time of the year when we stand back, look at the big calendar and start filling in our race dates. Luckily, here on RaceRaves it’s easy to fill that calendar with your perfect races. But before you start committing to all those amazing events, have you planned your training cycles? If you are […]

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Coach Bette: Mindful Running

As a longtime runner and coach, I’ve become increasingly interested in the science that explains how we can tap into our psyche to run faster, stronger, or with a more “present” state of mind. For example, the overwhelming evidence of the power of the mind to improve our performance shows that we can increase speed […]

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The three Rs of post-workout recovery

Sponsored post from guest contributor Tailwind Nutrition We all know the feeling after a long workout. You are exhausted, to the point that even the thought of taking off your shoes sounds exhausting. Shower?! Yeah, right. But before you sit down for that hard-earned relaxation, you cannot forget the one thing your body needs after […]

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Train Like a Mother!

As if finding the time and motivation to stick to a training plan weren’t tough enough, try doing it while juggling the responsibilities of motherhood! Luckily you don’t have to go it alone thanks to Another Mother Runner (AMR), a spirited tribe of like-minded athletes who know that being a mom doesn’t have to mean […]

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