Sticking to your running goal is a challenge for both new runners and those that have been running for many years alike.  In follow up to Episode 14: Don’t Be a Resolutioner, I speak with Dr. Jack Raglin about adherence to exercise.

Jack Raglin is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University – Bloomington.

Jack is also a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

His research involves the study of psychology and physiology as it applies to issues in sport and exercise, including overtraining, pre-competition anxiety, performance, exercise behavior and adherence, and the relationship between exercise and mental health.

He is well published academically and his work is cited in countless scholarly and non-scholarly articles.

In this episode you’ll learn what leads some to be successful in sticking to their training while others drop out.  He’ll share with you what correlates to being one that sticks with it.  We also discuss other topics of importance to runners including:

  • Over-training and how to identify it before injury or burnout occurs
  • Common excuses to not exercise and strategies to overcome them
  • Race day anxiety
  • Race performance
  • Trusting your training
  • Getting back on track after poor or missed workouts
  • A new take on visualization techniques
  • How to make difficult workouts not be recalled as so difficult
You will also learn one simple thing you can include in your training to maximize your performance and avoid a decrease in performance – and it’s not a new workout or more training.

Quick Tip

Do you have difficulty breathing in cold temperatures?  Whether it stings, causes you to feel parched or leads to excessive coughing, I’ll share strategies to overcome this and make breathing in the cold easier.

Links Mentioned in the Show – Runner Academy Membership – Winter Running Mask to aid in breathing in cold temperatures

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