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To Motivate Yourself to Train, Start With a Question

I’ve never been able to keep up a sport or activity without having a driving, maybe obsessive, reason for doing it. I often refer to these reasons as “goals,” but every now and then I have a conversation with someone who, while similarly motivated, doesn’t think of their training as goal-oriented at all. And I…Read […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Work Out on an Empty Stomach

If you’ve ever tried to hit the gym after a heavy meal, you probably know that it doesn’t feel great and you probably wish you’d just skipped the pre-workout snack. But that doesn’t mean you should workout on a totally empty stomach. Here’s why you’re probably better off fueling up before you go for a […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Work Out on an Empty Stomach

If you’ve ever tried to hit the gym after a heavy meal, you probably know that it doesn’t feel great and you probably wish you’d just skipped the pre-workout snack. But that doesn’t mean you should workout on a totally empty stomach. Here’s why you’re probably better off fueling up before you go for a […]

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How to Set Up Your 2020 Fitness Training Journal

Workout apps are fine, but I’m a strong believer in an old fashioned training journal. Since last spring, I’ve logged my workouts in a hardback graph paper notebook, and I found that the blank pages gave me plenty of space for charts, reflections, reference material, and more. So here’s a peek at how I’m setting […]

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Thinness and Fitness Are Not the Same Thing

Mary Cain is not the first or the last person to be told she has to be thinner to be a better athlete, but her powerful story about quitting Nike’s running team shows just how harmful this idea can be. She says she was the “fastest girl in America” before she switched coaches and found […]

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