This past week I received an email from Linda. She’s a new runner (just started running in November) and has already run her first 5K. She is doing so many things right and is excited about her training for her next race. With that, she had some questions as she continues in her training and in setting her next set of goals. I invite you to listen in as I work through her questions and provide feedback as she continues pushing ahead.

Whether you’re taking your first step or searching after your next race, there’s likely some tips you can glean from this conversation. Here’s just a quick sampling of questions addressed in this episode:

  • What’s the best way to progress to my next race distance?
  • What type of goals should I set for my first race at a certain distance?
  • Do you have any tips on how I know I’m progressing too slow or too fast in my training?
  • Should I increase the length of each training run by a couple of minutes or is there a better way?
  • Is there anything I need to do other than run?
  • What is one tip you might encourage to help prevent overtraining?

I invite you to send your own questions in that you might want address in a future episode. Make sure to email me at alex@motivatemetorun.com and you just might find your question – and my answer – available for everyone to hear! I encourage you to follow much of Linda’s format as she provided a lot of information in just a short email as that helps provide more context and makes it easier to me respond to your direct needs!

We appreciate our sponsor – Great 8 Virtual Races.  As they prepare to launch their next race in the Run Across America series, they want to offer you a special deal to catch up and be ready for this next race.  As such, you can sign up for a two-fer deal – or rather, get two races fer the price of one.  Don’t forget, when you sign up, you’ll receive a beautiful, full colored Tyvek bib.  Once you submit your time you’ll receive 3.5″ medals to celebrate your achievement!  To sign up (or get more information), head over to the Run Across America: California link and choose the bundle.  What better way to kick off your year than running two races (choose a 5K/10K/half marathon all for the same price) and getting ready for your third?

Come check us out on Twitter (@motivatemetorun), come join us in our Motivate Me To Run group on Facebook, get updates at our Motivate Me To Run page on Facebook, and even our show notes at motivatemetorun.com.  If you have any questions you would like me to cover then email me at alex@motivatemetorun.com.

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Thank you for listening and look forward to catching up with you next time!

Happy Running! 

Coach Alex – RRCA certified running coach



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