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7 Tips for Training Through the Holidays holidays running Dec 23, 2021

Life is already busy. It can be hard enough to fit in runs between jobs, chores and kids’ activities. Throw in the holidays, add in some travel and family obligations, mix everything together with a few celebratory, booze- and dessert-laden get-togethers, and it can be a veritable recipe...

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Why Recovery Is So Important? recovery Dec 13, 2021

Training is a constant balancing act between stress and recovery. We stress the body during workouts and break it down. Then we build it back up during recovery. But many people don’t realize the importance of recovery. Instead, they believe that if they’re not pushing hard every day,...

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What's the Deal with Running and Stomach Issues half marathon pain running injuries Nov 29, 2021

If you’ve never heard the oft-repeated quote from marathon legend Bill Rodgers, “More marathons are won or lost in the porta-toilets than at the dinner table,” it might be time to listen up.

 

The running great, who chalked up four victories in both the Boston Marathon and...

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Why You Should Embrace the Taper effort levels race taper Nov 15, 2021

Tapering is a crucial part of training that’s often overlooked. Many don’t know about it or think it’s important. Others think it’s simply doing nothing the week or two leading up to a race. But there’s a big difference between inactivity and tapering, and tapering...

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Why Hills Will Make You a Better Runner breathing effort levels goals and plans Nov 01, 2021

If you want to get stronger as a runner, you may want to head to the hills. Sure, they can be intimidating and painful, but running up hills can build your strength as a runner in a way that nothing else can.

 

Running up hills strengthens the glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves....

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Coffee and Running: What's the Deal? food nutrition Oct 25, 2021

Is it a good idea to drink coffee before a run? It usually depends who you ask. Some people swear by that cup of coffee to get them up and out the door before morning runs. Others swear it would only result in an upset stomach. Whichever side of the fence you’re on, one thing is certain:...

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If the Shoe Fits shoes Oct 04, 2021

In 2019, runners wearing Nike Vaporfly shoes took 31 of 36 podium positions at major marathons. That same year, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made history by running a sub-two-hour marathon in Nike Alphaflys.

 

The Vaporflys and Alphaflys are just two of the high-tech shoe models revolutionizing the...

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What is Plantar Fasciitis? running injuries Sep 20, 2021

Do you dread getting out of bed when your alarm goes off not only because you’re not a morning person, but also because you know when you step onto the ground, it’s going to hurt? The culprit may be plantar fasciitis.

 

Plantar fasciitis is a foot injury often caused by overuse...

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What is Running Burnout? recovery Sep 06, 2021

Running is an exercise in balance. It’s knowing when to push yourself to go faster and when to back off a certain pace, when to ignore that niggle in your ankle and when to pay attention to it, and when to prioritize running and when to prioritize sleep.

 

Balance is also knowing when...

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Why You Need a Running Coach article training Aug 22, 2021

Many runners believe that coaches are only for professional runners: the elite few who receive paid invitations to race events, who have sponsorships, and who are, generally speaking, faster than the rest of us.

 

The truth is coaches are for all runners. It doesn’t matter whether...

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The Call of the Trails article trail running Aug 09, 2021

Trail running is the stuff of legends. At least its origins are. The sport’s beginnings are murky and much debated among runners and sports historians.

 

Some claim the first official trail race took place in Scotland in 1,000 B.C. as a way for the king to choose a fast messenger. And...

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Mastering the Breath article breathing Jul 26, 2021

Breathing may not be something you think about often, but you’d better believe it becomes pretty front and center when you’re running. (Ever heard the phrase “sucking wind”?) Yet even though breathing is an involuntary function, that doesn’t mean you can’t...

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