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Training: The Old Way vs. The New Way

  • By Jason R. Karp, Ph.D.
  • Published Feb. 20, 2014
  • Updated Feb. 20, 2014 at 9:18 AM UTC
Have you been training the same way for years? Take a leap and try something new! Photo: www.shutterstock.com

Old Way: Running to work out
New Way: Running to work in

In our fast-paced society, we rarely take time for ourselves. Running to work out is just one more thing you have to schedule into your day. But the best way to never miss a workout is to make running an important part of who you are rather than something you do. So, instead of seeing your workouts only for their physical benefits, see them for their emotional and psychological benefits as well. You can use running to work through professional and personal issues, develop ideas, explore your feelings, and become the person you want to be. So work in rather than work out.

To get the most from your workouts, it’s time to make some changes. By replacing old ways with new ways, not only will you be rewarded with better results, you’ll never have to be seen in public with leg warmers.

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About The Author: 

Dr. Jason Karp is a nationally-recognized running and fitness expert, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, and owner of RunCoachJason.com. He holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology. A prolific writer, he has more than 200 articles published in international running, coaching, and fitness magazines, is the author of five books, including Running for Women and Running a Marathon For Dummies, and is a frequent speaker at international fitness and coaching conferences. For his popular training programs and an autographed copy of his books, go to RunCoachJason.com.

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