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Mar 15, 2023Liked by Coach Bennett

This is exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you Coach Bennett.

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Mar 15, 2023Liked by Coach Bennett

Love this coach, I am going to be a good coach to myself today- running and not running

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That really chimes with me. So often things happen, and I end up berating myself for falling short. I must stop that!

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Mar 15, 2023Liked by Coach Bennett

Thanks coach! I really want to run but I’m ill, so have had to give it a miss 😭

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Also, I wanted to say - I’m a couch to 5k runner (with asthma) and after I finished the Cto5k programme, I wasn’t sure where to go. Someone recommended NRC to me and I’ve been running with you (and D to the E) for 2 years, since!

So - Thank you!

I’m super slow due to my asthma but you two always make me laugh and you make me a better runner! You also make me feel included in the community, which I did not feel before! I particularly love the headspace runs.

So thank you from Wales, UK!

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Super slow is relative. Always people quicker and slower but they aren’t you and it’s you that are doing this and smashing it ! Well done. 👍🏃🏻‍♂️🏃‍♀️

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Thank you Steve! I’ve also got long covid so I am like a snail 😂 thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate it!

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Even more impressive by you with long Covid. Onwards and upwards and please keep us all posted 👍🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

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Wow, this is really what I needed to hear today. I'm sick and I have my first half marathon on Sunday (that you helped me train for with NRC, so thank you!) and I was feeling bad about not being able to do the runs this final week. But I know that resting up so I'm as healthy as possible for the race is the right thing to do. Thank you for this!

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Mar 15, 2023Liked by Coach Bennett

Thank you Coach! I needed to hear that today.

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Mar 15, 2023Liked by Coach Bennett

Thanks, Coach. This is exactly what I needed to hear today.

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Please please please add more treadmill runs to NRC app! Weather in Ct is rough still & we need inside runs! Only 9 in the entire library! Thank you!!

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Thanks, Coach. Very seriously, I talk about my running coach and I mean you. You have changed my life in a hundred positive ways, and one of the best that echoes and reverberates throughout other areas of my life is I don’t let the jackass voices win anymore. I believe I’m doing my best. There’s an old Mountain Goats song where John Darnielle writes, “Some days I think I’d feel better if I tried harder/ most days I know that’s not true.” As someone who lives with severe chronic illness and came to running late in life, ALL of your coaching is a gift, but the kindness— and how it is always about running and not about running— that’s the beautiful thing. Thank you Coach.

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Exactly what I needed to hear today. I maxed out after two sets of intervals knowing I had one more to go but I couldn’t. I listened to my body today and stopped at two sets. I open my phone and got this newsletter and It made my day! Thank you Coach Bennett!! You are the best!

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Amazing advice as usual. Thank you coach. You are a badass… and so am I

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Always enjoy your great wisdom and encouragement...with the right amount of sass

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When the snowplows are just scraping your street, maybe it's OK to NOT get out of bed and run... Got it. Thanks.

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Coach Bennet the 🐐

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I am starting to get sick and all I can think of is, you have 6 weeks until your half. I know I need to focus on getting healthy. But my mind is telling me YOU HAVE 6 WEEKS LEFT TO TRAIN. YOU NEED TO RUN. The struggle is real and your post was perfect timing.

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Just what I need! Thanks Coach 😊

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