Welcome to all new readers! This is a blog on the mental side of running. My hope is to help every runner develop the mindset of a champion. To that end, I write original material, cover recent running news, and highlight interviews and commentary from elite athletes that provides insight into how they think about their training.
You won't find any training programs here. Not for your body, at least! I believe, like Sebastian Coe, that the most important nine-inches to train is right above your neck. So I hope you can find some useful tips to incorporate into your training from this blog!
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