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Learn From My Running Mistakes

April 8, 2016 Christine Luff 3

When I first started long distance running, I learned a lot through trial and error (big emphasis on the error part). To help other runners avoid learning similar painful lessons the hard way, here are […]

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Monday Motivation

April 4, 2016 Christine Luff 0

Happy Monday!  I’m running the Big Sur Marathon in less than three weeks, so I need some serious motivation to get through my last tough week of training before I start tapering. Here’s what I’m […]

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The Power of Running Mantras

March 30, 2016 Christine Luff 3

A runner who I coached several years ago is a cancer survivor and was determined to get back to running after he finished his treatment. Having lost a lot of fitness and muscle tone, he […]

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The Power of Positive Thinking

March 21, 2016 Christine Luff 1

A couple of summers ago, I was training two women, who were longtime friends, for a marathon. They were both beginner runners, but one woman was a total Negative Nelly and kept focusing on the […]

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3 Good Reasons to Run

March 17, 2016 Christine Luff 0

When I’m running, I have plenty of time to think about WHY I run. The reasons can be very specific (i.e., “I just ate a row of Girl Scout cookies and need to burn them […]