Category: Newsletter

  • The Goldilocks principle and AI coaching

    The Goldilocks principle and AI coaching

    Good morning, I’ve been thinking about the “Goldilocks principle” lately. You know, how the correct amount of something is great for you, but too little or too much does nothing, or even ends up hurting you. Like how ten minutes in the sun can be rejuvenating. Ten hours, however, can leave you burned. Everything in…

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  • In failure, pain and loneliness run together with me

    In failure, pain and loneliness run together with me

    Hey there, I hope your running is going well. This edition of the newsletter features a brand new section. I’m excited to share it with you. Last week, I asked you to share your best tips for when you can’t run. Thanks to everyone who contributed! I will feature a selection of your responses. Next…

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  • What do you do when you can’t run?

    What do you do when you can’t run?

    Hello again, Inspired by one of our readers, Sarah, I want to open this edition of the newsletter by trying something new: Asking you a question. What do you do when you can’t run? It’s as simple as that. When you, for one reason or another, can’t run, what do you do? How do you…

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  • A little running goes a long way

    A little running goes a long way

    Hey, How’s it going? I hope your training is going well.This week, I’m going to use the intro to share some stats from the newsletter survey I ran over the last couple of weeks. Before getting to that, however, thanks to all of you who took the time to share your thoughts. From everyone who…

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  • Do you have a running addiction?

    Do you have a running addiction?

    Good morning, Did you know that we have a Run161 Strava group? No? Well you should totally join us anyways. I’ve got an idea for a new section for the newsletter where I highlight one workout that someone in the Run161 community did last week. But before we can get that off the ground, we…

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  • Two things

    Hey! I have two things I want to share with you today. I’ll make it quick. Number 1: Fast marathon shoes There’s been a couple of fast marathons lately. World record fast. In Berlin and in Chicago. Pundits and armchair experts alike are all up and about when it comes to super shoes. Again. I’m…

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  • Are marathoners slowing down? ⏳

    Are marathoners slowing down? ⏳

    Hey 👋 I’m gearing up to race again. Finally! This is the 84th edition of the newsletter, and it feels like I’ve barely raced since it started. I had high hopes for this spring. But, after coming down with some illness at the worst possible time, as far as racing went, that didn’t happen. But fall…

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  • The Running Lord’s Prayer 🙏

    The Running Lord’s Prayer 🙏

    Good morning, It’s the weekend, and I hope you’re in the mood for some light entertainment. Us runners are a superstitious bunch. We indulge in monotonous routine, and rely on rituals that border the insane. And, yes, sometimes we even have to appeal to a higher power. But prayer is not easy. What do we…

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  • Regularly scheduled programming resumes 🔙

    Regularly scheduled programming resumes 🔙

    Hello 👋 Did you miss me? I know I’m hard to resist. OK, maybe the entire first stanza of Robbie Williams’ Handsome Man doesn’t apply to my post-summer vacation comeback. But that first line sure hits home. (To this day, 21 years after the song came out, my brain cannot hear or read the words…

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  • Supershoes, bugs, and air quality 😷

    Supershoes, bugs, and air quality 😷

    Good morning Reader it’s Friday 🙌 Today I’m going to open with a bit of inspiration. Got some plans, ideas, or just a vague notion of something you’d like to do, but you’ve been brushing off as too hard? Impossible, even? I’ll let the OG GOAT convince you otherwise — and hopefully inspire you to…

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  • Improve your running economy 🏃🏾‍♀️

    Improve your running economy 🏃🏾‍♀️

    Good morning 👋 This edition of the newsletter arrives in your inbox a day later than usual. Which also happens to be youngest daughter’s two year birthday 🥳 If that sounds like the lead up to an excuse for not getting things done, you’re absolutely right. Days are hectic, and running is not the top…

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  • A hop a day keeps inefficiency at bay 📈

    A hop a day keeps inefficiency at bay 📈

    It’s Friday again Reader 😮‍💨 I hope you’re doing well. If you’re struggling to get going with your running, I’m working on something for you. All details will be revealed in due time, but it is a cohort-based online training group. You and a select few other runners will get a personalised 12 week program…

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