All posts tagged: Psychology

A man leans on his arm, revealing the agony of a headache.

A Hangover Called 2023

When it comes to run­ning, the years of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic were actu­al­ly pret­ty good for me. Not that I enjoyed the lock­downs, and I don’t want to down­play the suf­fer­ing of so many peo­ple and the con­se­quences. But when it comes to the flex­i­bil­i­ty of work and the rise of remote work, I have to say, all of that had a pos­i­tive impact on my train­ing. I could run more reg­u­lar­ly, be more flex­i­ble, and, as a result, more consistent. 

A person wearing running shoes is sitting on the floor, only the upper legs visible.

Only assholes do that

As I step out into the chilly air, I can feel the weight of the past year bear­ing down on my shoul­ders. My Achilles ten­don still aches, a con­stant reminder of the injury that has slowed me down for so long. And yet, despite the pain and the set­backs, I lace up my shoes and begin to run. It’s the first day of a new year, and I am deter­mined to make it a suc­cess­ful one.

Quick Links — Week 25

«This Is Why They All Hate Run­ning» — Göran Win­blad, YouTube «The Desire to Quit is Nor­mal. Here’s What We Do About It.» — Steve Mag­ness, The Sci­ence of Run­ning «What pub­lic health gets wrong by focus­ing on weight» — Car­rie Den­nett, The Seat­tle Times «What real­ly mat­ters when choos­ing an ath­let­ic shoe, accord­ing to experts» — Melanie Radz­ic­ki McManus, CNN «Ready to Tack­le the Trails? Start Here» — Emi­ly Hal­non, Wom­en’s Run­ning «I’m Nev­er Going to Be Fast Again, but I’m Still in Love with Run­ning» — Cait Chock, Out­side Mag­a­zine «Apple WatchOS 9 Run­ning Pow­er Com­par­i­son & Tests!» — DC Rain­mak­er, YouTube «How Much Data Is Too Much?» — Ash­ley Mateo, Trail Run­ner Mag­a­zine Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

Quick Links — Week 19

«How To Do Hard Things» — Casey Rosen­gren, Super­or­ga­niz­ers «How Young Is Too Young to Run a Marathon?» — Jonathan van Halem, Life­hack­er «World Moun­tain and Trail Run­ning Cham­pi­onships 2023 award­ed to Inns­bruck & Stubai in Aus­tria» — Gary, «What mus­cles are used for run­ning?» — Gem­ma Har­ris, Live­Science «100-year-old man breaks record at Penn Relay» — ABC News, YouTube «What caus­es mus­cle fatigue?» — Will McAuley, Live­Science «What I Eat in a Day as a Run­ner | Intu­itive Eat­ing + Mind­set Around Food» — Emma Abra­ham­son, YouTube «How math — and eat­ing while run­ning – can help you com­plete your best marathon» — Cameron Cook, The Con­ver­sa­tion «A Beginner’s Guide to Run­ners’ Ter­mi­nol­o­gy» — Mered­ith Dietz, Life­hack­er Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

Quick Links — Week 17

«Run­ning and the Sci­ence of Men­tal Tough­ness» — Mariska van Sprun­del, The MIT Press «A Runner’s Adven­ture in Antarc­tic» — Sandy Lam, Trail Sis­ters «He Ran Marathons in Prison. Boston’s Was Eas­i­er.» — Patri­cia Leigh Brown, The New York Times «Ultra­run­ner vs. Tes­la — Run­ning 242 Miles» — Nick Bare, YouTube «Run­ning Is a Metaphor. Until You Hurt Your Foot» — Bren­dan Leonard, Out­side Mag­a­zine «The Best Run­ning Dogs: 8 Best Breeds For Run­ning Com­pan­ions» — Amber Say­er, Marathon Hand­book «Get­ting to Know a Trail Ultra­ma­rathon Course» — Bry­on Pow­ell, iRun­Far Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.