In today's episode, Coach Jessica Marie Rose Leggio speaks with Lisa Jhung about Simple Hacks To Love ❤️  Running 🏃‍♀️ (With Lisa Jhung).

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Lisa is a widely published writer in all corners of the running world and is the author of Running That Doesn't Suck: How to Love Running (Even If You Think You Hate It). 

As the title of Lisa's book suggests, she didn't always love running.

She flat out hated it – to the point that she was hiding from her high-jump coach to avoid running two laps around the track during warm-up.

After being forced into running to make the college volleyball team, what began as begrudging runs turned into a daily activity she positively anticipated.

Lisa's offers some sage advice with a dose of dry wit that will guide new runners and advanced runners alike to find joy in the simple act of running. 

Focus on the journey, not the destination 

Ultimately, there is no one-size-fits-all. Play around with different approaches to running and find what works for you. 


01:00 – Intro and Lisa's biography

02:02 – Lisa's running story

04:22 – Importance of identifying the reason why you run

06:22 – Advice for beginner runners

09:16 – Run where you are

13:06 – The number 1 misconception about running 

16:30 – The runner's high

19:31 – The pros and cons of joining a run group

24:17 – How to get past the initial soreness as a beginner runner 

  1. Be patient with your progress and run where you are on any given day
  2. Focus on the process, not the end goal
  3. Remember that the initial soreness beginner's experience dissipates over time
  4. The runner's high kicks in around the 30-minute mark of steady-state running


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Keep running and keep foam rolling!

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