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Overcoming fear with mantras | Paula Smith Podcast

  Paula Smith shares how she overcame her fears by developing mantras, her advice for new triathletes and what not to wear. She is an Ironman All World athlete, marathoner, mother of two, and a coach.

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Reaching Your Goals In 2015

Paula Smith and family after a run in Raleigh

As 2014 comes to an end, I am reflecting on the year and making plans for 2015! I think about my races, personal goals, and the success of my clients reaching their goals and making new ones. So, in this latest blog I’d like to share with you some tips, motivation, and some of my […]

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Safety Tips for Running in the Dark

Paula Smith and friends running at night

With the limited hours of daylight we have now, some runners find their only time to run is in the darkness of early morning or evening. Running in daylight is always a safer choice, but if you have to run at night or in the early morning, make sure to follow these guidelines. 1. Always Run […]

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Benefits of Hill Workouts

Paula Smith running on hills

If you want to improve strength and speed, run hills. I get it! Not everyone likes to run hills. It’s hard work! But running hills provides a lot of benefits to runners, so embrace the HILLS! Here are some of the ways you can benefit from hill running: You’ll build strength. Running inclines, either on […]

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Five Habits to Help Increase Longevity

Paula Smith fitness training with kids

Growing older is a fact of life. We all want to live long and happy lives, but unhealthy habits can put a kibosh on the quality of those years. Listen, I know that you are busy. I’m busy too! But living healthy doesn’t have to be a chore. As an ACE (American Council on Exercise) […]

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Every Little Bit Counts

Throughout my years of personal training and coaching I have heard every excuse as to why someone didn’t get to exercise during the week.  We all have busy lives with family, work, travel, or school but we also have choices to make every day.  Bottom line, if it’s important to you then you will make […]

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This is How I Roll! Foam Rolling Techniques

Foam rollers offer many of the same benefits as a sports massage, without the big price tag. The foam roller not only stretches muscles and tendons but it also breaks down soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue. By using your own body weight and a cylindrical foam roller you can perform a self-massage or myofascial […]