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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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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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199: Breathing 101 for Runners breathing May 13, 2021

Breathing is essential for life.  We all know that. Today we want to talk about the importance of the breath, both when we are running and when we are not running.  How important is breath control? What techniques can we use to improve our breathing?

 

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168: How to Treat and Prevent Side Stitches breathing running form Nov 12, 2020

Your run is cruising along nicely until you feel a twinge in your side.  It’s subtle at first but quickly builds to a sharp pain just below the ribs.  You walk for a bit, but as soon as you start running, it pops right back up.  The dreaded side stitch.  Most runners...

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What is VO2 Max and What Does it Mean to Me? breathing Nov 09, 2020

If you’ve been running for more than 20 years, you probably remember a time when you couldn’t tell by simply glancing down at your wrist what pace you were running or how far you’d come — let alone your heart rate or other more in-the-weeds data points. Today, though,...

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