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May 31, 2022

Short episode summary

In this episode of the RunRX Podcast, we talk about how you talk to yourself as a runner, and the impact it can have on you.

 

Timestamps of big takeaways

What is a Real Runner?

[00:34] People are getting out more as we start getting nicer weather. Unfortunately, many are putting themselves down about where they are in their training. What we say to ourselves and others can discourage or encourage your motivation and self-esteem.

 

[01:43] By doing the work and learning the correct movement, you are real runners!

 

How Running More Affects Muscle Tissues

[02:22] Your body will begin cannibalizing the muscle tissue as you run more. If you are an endurance runner and you don’t have enough food coming into your body, it will start using the protein of the muscle tissues as an energy source for running.

 

How Run Injury-Free

[03:22] Running more than six times a week or even every day is actually bad for the body. If you only run twice or three times a week, you can do it injury-free. Understanding the importance of skills, strength, and self-care can help you prevent injuries.

 

Defining Yourself as a Runner

[06:05] “I’m a fake runner.” “I’m a back of the pack runner.” Those kinds of statements will not get you motivated to jump out of bed and keep going. To challenge yourself, consider if you have the mental endurance that it takes to run a race at a speed or distance that you’ve wanted to achieve. Challenge yourself by being more positive or less negative about who you are, and where you are in your running journey.

 

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