A runner can rattle off their PR’s (Personal Records) in 2 minutes flat…or less…for every distance and for every age group….

But most of our runs are not PR’s….just a handful.  So we need to appreciate the daily “drudgery” in our runs any way we can.  The weather, whether nice or nasty, the conversation with a friend or the music in your ears can make a day awesome when it wasn’t quite meant to be…

But you enter a new age group and you start a new set of PR’s.  Granted, they may not be lifetime PR’s, but PR’s nonetheless.  Forget the other runners – you are trying to beat your own time.  There is no slow in my book – just a person’s individual pace.  Appreciate every last PR because, at some point, hopefully late in life for all of us, “Father Time Always Wins”.

So next time you hit the snooze button and are JUST about to miss your window to run, just think of how precious these moments are and hop out of bed and get out there! You won’t regret it!

#noexcuses #justdoit #runningtips #NCRC


Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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