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  • What My 10-Year-Old Taught Me About Racing

    Dirty Running
    Dax Ross
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    It's nice to be reminded what it means to have fun, to run with a light heart and an energy that can't be contained. My wife, my two youngest kids, and I pulled up on a grey morning to run the Children for Children 5K. The 11-year-old race director, Natasha, organized the race to raise money for a children's charity, and she did an amazing job. She even handed out personalized, hand-written thank-you cards to everyone who ran the race. More 11-year-olds should be race directors.My son, Beck, had been talking about this 5K since I told him that I signed us up for it a couple weeks ago, and the…
  • Why Most Runners Don't Lose Weight

    Cool Running
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:24 am
    Trying to lose weight by running? If the number on the scale hasn't moved, it's because you're doing it all wrong. ACTIVE.com
  • Heavy hearted

    Miss Zippy
    MissZippy
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Ultra running legend Tom GreenI’m not breaking any news when I talk about what’s going on in Baltimore right now. But I am compelled to write about it because it’s just such a sad situation.It’s funny: when we first moved to the Baltimore area some 15 years ago, it was with my feet dragging all the way. We had been in Philadelphia prior to here and I absolutely loved that city and region. Baltimore, by contrast, really did nothing for me. But over the years, the city and this region has slowly grown on me, to the point where this is very much home. Baltimore’s a…
  • Marathon FAQ: Question: I get light-headed and have trouble concentrating at the end of my long runs.

    Jeff Galloway's Blog
    Jeff Galloway
    4 May 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Answer: In investigating this condition among my runners, I’ve discovered that the most common reason for this is low blood sugar. In this case, increasing the blood sugar snacks, such as gel products or candy, can provide psychological relief. The general rule of thumb is to consume 30-40 calories per mile, with 2-4 oz. of water, every 1-2 miles. Most find that they need to start taking the blood sugar boosters about 4-6 miles into a long run. Some of the light-headedness is due to fatigue. By taking walk breaks often enough from the beginning and starting more slowly, this problem can…
  • How Not to Be a Head Case at Your Big-City Race

    Cool Running
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    Don't let the clamor of race day distract you - follow this day-by-day, mile-by-mile guide to stay mentally strong.
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    Jeff Galloway's Blog

  • Marathon FAQ: Question: I get light-headed and have trouble concentrating at the end of my long runs.

    Jeff Galloway
    4 May 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Answer: In investigating this condition among my runners, I’ve discovered that the most common reason for this is low blood sugar. In this case, increasing the blood sugar snacks, such as gel products or candy, can provide psychological relief. The general rule of thumb is to consume 30-40 calories per mile, with 2-4 oz. of water, every 1-2 miles. Most find that they need to start taking the blood sugar boosters about 4-6 miles into a long run. Some of the light-headedness is due to fatigue. By taking walk breaks often enough from the beginning and starting more slowly, this problem can…
  • The Power of the Group

    Jeff Galloway
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    Among those who go through the Galloway Marathon Training Program, more than 98% complete a marathon. I’m very proud of them, but can’t, however take credit for this rate of success. It’s the result of the fun and the bonding that occurs in each pace group as individuals become a team. In a group, individuals who have trouble getting motivated get on track. Competitors who tend to get injured from pushing themselves too hard stay back with the group and stay healthy. As a team, you can share the challenges, the laughs, the struggles, and the exhilaration. No one needs to go through a…
  • Are You Working Too Hard Toward a Time Goal?

    Jeff Galloway
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:41 pm
    When runners get too focused on specific time goals they often feel more stress and experience some negative attitude changes. At the first sign of these symptoms, back off and let mind and body get back together again. Running is not as enjoyable You don’t look forward to your runs When you say something to others about your running, the statements are often negative The negativity can permeate other areas of your life You look on running as work instead of play 
 
 
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    Cool Running

  • How Not to Be a Head Case at Your Big-City Race

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    Don't let the clamor of race day distract you - follow this day-by-day, mile-by-mile guide to stay mentally strong.
  • Recovering Right During Interval Training

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    Ever wonder what to do after each rep of an interval workout? Find out the type and amount of rest to take to make a difference in your performance.
  • The Best Shoes for Speed

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    Want to add a pop to your stride and shave a few seconds off your 5K or 10K time? Add one of these racing flats or fast, lightweight trainers to your gear.
  • Who Is Better at Pacing, Men or Women?

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    Think you're better than your opposite-sex running partner at pacing your races? Research shows that when it comes to pace, sex matters.
  • Why Most Runners Don't Lose Weight

    6 Apr 2015 | 10:24 am
    Trying to lose weight by running? If the number on the scale hasn't moved, it's because you're doing it all wrong. ACTIVE.com
 
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  • Woofed

    Don
    3 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Sunday, May 3, 2015:A hilly ten miles about as fast as I could go.  We live in a river town, built on one side of a valley.  Our home is several hundred feet above the river, actually out of the valley on the flat, but today's loop took me from home down to the river - maybe three feet above the water - and back up again.I pushed pretty hard, doing a run/walk of 1 to 1 most of the way, more running going downhill and sometimes a little less uphill.  I noticed that I was taking one full breath for every three footfalls much of the time, indicating a race pace for me.
  • Two Miles Twice

    Don
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    After the longish 12-mile run on Sunday I was due for a shorter one today.  I have several routes plotted to a Kwik Trip station, all about two miles, so I like to .  I ran a little faster than I have been, run / walk 1 to 1 some of the time, total 4.24 miles.Unfortunately the battery on my Timex watch winked out as I clicked upon arriving home.  I'm sure that I momentarily saw either 46 or 48 minutes as the watch face faded to white.  I'll pick 48, which figures out to a pace of 11:19, much better than I've been doing lately.  Plenty good enough for today.
  • Brand New Trail

    Don
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:12 pm
    The Zephyr was a dinner train which ran slowly out from downtown for about six miles, then back, on an ancient track no longer used for regular railroad service.  We rode it several times, enjoying both the food and the entertainers, who walked up and down the train in song.  Finally, when the decaying track bed was no longer safe, and the train stopped running, the track was sold to the state for a new biking and walking/running trail.  Now that trail is finally finished.We had already tried out parts of the brand-new trail, but today I explored another three-mile section,…
  • Hard and Soft

    Don
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    Thursday, April 23, 2015:Day Three of my new myeloma treatment regimen.  I felt fine, and a longish run was due, so yesterday I ran out three miles on roads and paved trails to a nature preserve with grass trails, ran about five miles there, and then three miles back, for a total of eleven or so. Doing my usual run/walk I got home in 2:15, a little slower than 12 minutes per mile.I felt strong the whole time, did some exploring of the grass trails (a few are on the map but don't exist yet), and loved the feeling of the soft earth under my shoes.  It reminded me of Rocky's Run, a…
  • Inspired by Dex

    Don
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:10 pm
    My new myeloma regimen includes dexamethasone (Dex), a powerful corticosteroid, the kind of steroid with an unfortunate side effect: it dissolves muscles rather than building them. We use it because it also suppresses my myeloma, an incurable cancer. I just started it last night, though, so it hasn't had much chance to do damage, and I felt strong, alert, and full of pep, another side effect, typically lasting for a day.  It's like waaay too much coffee, and it's actually banned in competitive running, possibly for that reason.  Tomorrow I'll feel down, and I'll probably be my…
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    Run Bulldog Run

  • Post-Shamrock Stuff

    Steve
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    Well, it’s been just over a month since I took part in the excellent Shamrock King Neptune Challenge, so it’s probably time for a blog update. It’s been a busy month with one thing and another, but from a running perspective, nothing major stands out. March 23rd – 29th [24 miles] Treated myself to a […] The post Post-Shamrock Stuff appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • 2015 Shamrock King Neptune Challenge Recap

    Steve
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
    This past weekend I did something a bit different and took part in the inaugural King Neptune Challenge at the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. The Challenge consisted of running the TowneBank Shamrock 8K on Saturday, and then both the Anthem Half Marathon and Yuengling Shamrock Marathon on Sunday, March 20th. Sounds like fun, right? Here’s […] The post 2015 Shamrock King Neptune Challenge Recap appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Injinji Compression 2.0 OTC Sock Review and Giveaway

    Steve
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Over the years I’ve trained and raced in various pairs of compression socks from numerous manufacturers – CEP [reviewed here], Feetures, SmartWool and Zensah, to name just a few. However, since switching exclusively to Injinji toesocks early last year, the compression socks have been relegated to the back of my running gear drawer and nowadays […] The post Injinji Compression 2.0 OTC Sock Review and Giveaway appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • 2015 Virginia Beach Distance Races 50K Recap

    Steve
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Bit of a late sign up for this race, but after my disappointing performance at the Rocky Raccoon 100 I decided it might be a good idea to “get back at it” as soon as possible, so to speak. The combined 100K and 50K event was organized and directed by local ultrarunner, John Price, and […] The post 2015 Virginia Beach Distance Races 50K Recap appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Rocky III – 2015 Rocky Raccoon 100 Race Recap

    Steve
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:01 pm
    I typically wait a while before posting a race recap on the blog, especially when it’s a marathon or ultramarathon. However, things didn’t quite go to plan on Saturday, so I’m taking the opportunity to jot some thoughts down online while they’re fresh in my mind. Basically, I had 3 goals going into the 2015 […] The post Rocky III – 2015 Rocky Raccoon 100 Race Recap appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
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  • BERLIN RUNS: BIG 25 Berlin with more than 11,000 runners on Sunday

    Larry Eder
    5 May 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Start of BERLIN25k, photo by PhotoRun.netThe BERLIN BIG 25k is coming Sunday, May 10. Fast times and deep fields showcase this race, now in its 35th year. With a vibrant running community in Berlin, this event is one of the largest 25k races in the world.  BERLIN RUNS: BIG 25 Berlin with more than 11,000 runners on SundayAbraham Cheroben chases fast time again in Berlin's 25 kAnother major Berlin road race renowned for its super fast times will be started this Sunday: The BIG 25 Berlin is the event which helds the two current 25 k world records. Dennis Kimetto…
  • Chicago Fitness Conference and Trade Show Taps into $11.5 billion women's Active Market

    Larry Eder
    5 May 2015 | 6:07 pm
    From the company that brought you the Running Event, here is a conference on Women's Running & Fitness. The most important part of conferences and trade shows is the human inter-action.            CHICAGO FITNESS CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW TAPS INTO $11.5 BILLION WOMEN'S ACTIVE MARKET Chicago Navy Pier, June 29 to July 1, 2015  CHICAGO (May 4, 2015) - The Running & Fitness Event For Women (TRFEW), now in its second year, will occur June 29 through July 1, 2015 at Navy Pier in Chicago, featuring an…
  • Vlasic, Shkolina and Beitia to compete at Rome HJ, from EME News

    Larry Eder
    5 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Blanka Vlasic, photo by PhotoRun.netRuth Beitia, photo by PhotoRun.netSvetlana Shkolina, photo by PhotoRun.netGreat women high jump plannedROME (ITA): Organisers of the Golden Gala, Rome IAAF Diamond League have announced more names for the meet which will take place on June 4. Justin Gatlin will try and win his third title here in three years over 100m. His competition includes Nesta Carter, Mike Rodgers and Kim Collins. French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre has opted for the 200m. The men's 800m promises to be a good show, with world champion Mohammed Aman, the Olympic silver medallist…
  • Kipsang and Desisa to run at UAE Healthy Kidney 10k, from RunnersWorld

    Larry Eder
    5 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    Lelisa Desisa, 2013, 2015 Boston Champion, photo by PhotoRun.netKipsang and Desisa battle NYC 2014, photo by PhotoRun.netSambu and Korir, NYC Half, photo by PhotoRun.netNEW YORK (USA): Runnersworld informs that two of the world's best current marathon-runners will be in action at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K in Central Park on 30 May but reigning champion Stephen Sambu will be looking to repeat Wilson Kipsang and Lelisa Desisa were involved in a thrilling head-to-head in the New York Marathon last November and the first and second placers will be going head-to-head again over 10km in…
  • Olympic champions Perkovic, Sanchez and Walcot to Face Formidable Opposition at Doha DL

    Larry Eder
    5 May 2015 | 3:27 am
    Joe Kovacs, photo by PhotoRun.netSandra Perkovic, photo by PhotoRun.net Keshorn Walcott, photo by PhotoRun.netThe Diamond League opens at the Doha DL on May 15. This is my second time going to the meet. What is special about Doha? To me, it is about making athletics a Global sport. In 2013, when I visited Doha for the first time for an outdoor event, there were amazing throws in the shot put (Ryan Whiting), long Jump (Brittney Reese) and several fantastic distance races. This year, it is a true track AND FIELD meeting. Shot put, discus and javelin, plus some great middle…
 
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    Runnergirl Training

  • Plantar Fasciitis Help

    runnergirl training
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Check out these 5 suggestions for relief from plantar fasciitis here.
  • Teas For Weight Loss

    runnergirl training
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Here are a few teas which may help with weight loss.
  • Food For Weight Loss

    runnergirl training
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Check out this list of a few foods which may assist with weight loss. 
  • Upper Abs Exercises

    runnergirl training
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    Here are a few effective upper abs exercises to try today! 
  • Many Names Of Sugar

    runnergirl training
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Sugar has many names and is sometimes challenging to detect. Use this guide to know what form of sugar you may be consuming.
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    Trail Running Blog

  • OC Half Marathon Race Report

    SDrunner
    3 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    The OC Half Marathon reminds me a lot of the races I’ve ran here in San Diego. The course takes you around Newport Beach, which is almost as nice as the beaches in San Diego. The weather and flat course almost guarantees that you’ll run fast. I’m not exactly sure how many years this race has been going on, but from the website as well as number of participants, volunteers and spectators, it’s fair to say it’s not their inaugural. I’ve actually heard of this race before, I ran the Long Beach Half Marathon a few years ago, which is part of a 3-race series (again, similar to a series…
  • 4 Weird Celebrity Hair Hacks to Try at Your Own Risk

    SDrunner
    3 May 2015 | 8:41 pm
    There are a lot of things people copy from celebrities, like taste in music and street fashion. These hair hacks may be too weird for even the most celeb-obsessed reader to copy, though. The good news is that they’re mostly all-natural. You already take an anti-aging supplement, make your own body scrubs, and buy organic foods. Why not give one or two of these tips a shot, too? Sienna Miller: Ketchup Sienna had a couple of mishaps when coloring her hair, including coming out with pink locks after trying to go red, then ending up with green hair when attempting to go brunette. She claims…
  • First Long Run in the Nike Air Zoom Elite 7 Running Shoes

    SDrunner
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    After coming in to my local Road Runner Sports for their free gait test analysis, I was able to find a running shoe that accommodated my running form, providing just the right amount of support I needed in a shoe. You can read about the entire Shoe Dog process here, I highly recommend both beginning and new runners to try it out. As I mentioned in the post, I was previously recommended stability shoes, but when I came in this time, was told I should run in neutral running shoes. Had I not gone in and taken the gait analysis, I would have just picked another pair of stability shoes! There were…
  • Road Runner Sports Shoe Dog Experience

    SDrunner
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    I never understood the importance of wearing the right pair of running shoes back in high school when I first joined the cross country team. I would just buy the cheapest or coolest looking shoes available. I didn’t know that some were better fit for different types of runners! And that is probably why I was injured every year I ran in high school. It was not until just a few years ago that I was at a race expo and performed a gait analysis at the Brooks Running booth. At the time, they told me that I should be wearing stability shoes the help support my overpronation. And because of…
  • IceSleeves Compression Sleeves Review

    SDrunner
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Although being part of the cross country team was one of my favorite things about high school, I did have more injuries while on the team compared to any other period in my life! Non-runners used to joke that cross country wasn’t a sport, that you ‘just run’. But there was so much more to it than what people saw on the surface. Although runners were running for personal improvements and PRs, it was still a team sport and if you were one of the top runners in your division, you had to work together as a team to defeat the opponents. I think I had my first running injury as…
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  • May Goals!

    crossn81
    3 May 2015 | 7:18 pm
    April was quite a busy/weird month.  At the end of March we decided to sell our house and buy a new one! So we began April frantically cleaning and getting our house staged for selling while also looking at new houses.  In less than 2 weeks of signing a contract with a real estate agent we had a purchase agreement for both a new house and selling our current house!  The rest of April was a blur of purging, packing, cleaning, and trying to maintain some regular life! We were fortunate that Christy’s parents had already planned to come up over spring break so they were able to watch…
  • First Blush: Dickie’s Scramble

    crossn81
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:10 pm
    A brutally hilly ride on a super windy day! I finished, it was definitely a challenge to keep moving. Support my efforts to provide clean water in the Congo!
  • Spartan Sprint, Here I Come!

    crossn81
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    I’m not 100% sure how it happened, but I’m “enlisted” for my first Spartan Sprint race this summer.  My sister has done a few different obstacle/mud races in the past few years. My secret Santa at school this year got me a copy of Mud & Obstacle Magazine. I think those two events and the fact that I’ve been doing Crossfit for awhile now made me think that I could enjoy doing an obstacle race. So then it was more of a matter of finding one. So I found this helpful website: Mud Run Guide. According to the list there are 8 events this year, but last year’s…
  • April Arrived

    crossn81
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Wow, April came in with a blast here in Minnesota. And not an arctic one! No joke, April started with an 84 degree day followed by thunderstorms. But lets look back at March. The last few weeks have all kind of been a blur though the last week welcomed Spring Break and a nice change of pace. The goals for March were: Declutter – what can be thrown away, given away, or put away somewhere else. An item a day or 31 items. This was quite successful. I’ve thrown out or boxed up for Goodwill more than 31 items. This started mostly as clothing items but then I started cleaning up other…
  • Race Review: 6k for Water

    crossn81
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:02 pm
    About 10 of us met at the Linden Hills Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream shop to start a 6k around Lake Harriet. The 35 degree weather and impending snow storm wouldn’t usually seem to abnormal but having had near 70’s weather made it a little harder to get prepared for a cold race/run. Gathered among us were 3 strollers! This could have been the 6k stroller dash for clean water! Why a 6k? The average distance people travel for water in parts of Africa is about 6 kilometers one way. It took us about 40 minutes to run 3.72 miles, can you imagine walking that carrying a 5 gallon…
 
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  • Kawauchi Wins Unprecedented 3 Half Marathons on 3 Straight Days

    Brett Larner
    5 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20150505-00000127-nksports-spo translated and edited by Brett Larner 2014 Asian Games bronze medalist Yuki Kawauchi (28, Saitama Pref. Gov't) won Tuesday's Toyohiragawa Half Marathon in Sapporo, Hokkaido, running 1:09:23.  Beginning on May 3 he travelled far across the country, winning Sunday's Asagiriko Half Marathon in Ehime in 1:07:23, following up a day
  • Payton Jordan Invitational - Japanese Results

    Brett Larner
    3 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    by Brett Larner Although Japanese men largely stayed away from Stanford University's Payton Jordan Invitational this year, three more women picked up qualifying marks for this year's Beijing World Championships.  In the 10000 m, Yuka Takashima (Team Denso) improved on her qualifying mark with a 31:37.32 best for 4th, while behind her teammates Mao Kiyota and Eri Makikawa (both Suzuki Hamamatsu
  • 'Dobson, Tsuchiya Win Rotorua'

    Brett Larner
    2 May 2015 | 2:50 am
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/athletics/news/article.cfm?c_id=19&objectid=11442298
  • 'Marathon Star From Kenya Runs Into Criticism'

    Brett Larner
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:35 am
    http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3003692&cloc=joongangdaily|home|newslist2 Background on this story: Part 1 - Part 2 Note: Sohn Kee Chung competed in the 1936 Olympics under the Japanese flag during the Japanese occupation of Korea.
  • Fujiwara Plans to Seal Up Rio Olympics Spot in Beijing

    Brett Larner
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    http://www.hochi.co.jp/sports/etc/20150429-OHT1T50341.html translated by Brett Larner 2015 Beijing World Championships team member Masakazu Fujiwara (34, Team Honda) ran in the 5000 m at the Apr. 29 Heisei Kokusai University Time Trials meet.  His first race of the season, he finished in 14:22.76.  "That was about what I expected," he said. Along with World Championships teammates Masato Imai
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    Jill Will Run

  • All the Workouts I Dream About

    Jill
    4 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (All the Workouts I Dream About) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill I’m tired today. I ran a brutal marathon last night… in my sleep. the weather was awful in this race. It was cold and rainy… then we ran through a 5 mile segment that had suddenly turned to snow and dropped about a foot of snow in this stretch that we had to shuffle through. There were tunnels that were pitch black because there was no power to illuminate them. All the runners were shuffling along dragging their hands along a wall to keep some kind of an idea as to where they were. Further the…
  • Protein Up! with Silk Soymilk

    Jill
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (Protein Up! with Silk Soymilk) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Throughout marathon training I had a real problem with runger. I just felt hungry all… the… time! I thought it was due to the big miles I was running, and that probably contributed. But I’m still feeling pretty ravenous and I haven’t run since the race. My body needs fuel to heal and rebuild all the little microtearing that happens from running a marathon, but also to just function in daily life. And here’s what I’m realizing… I’m still skimping on protein! I need…
  • Serial Racing

    Jill
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    This post (Serial Racing) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill If you’ve been in the running/racing community long enough, you’ve heard about the special breed of runners that does a ton of races throughout the year. The people who race every weekend or even multiple times in the same weekend. And I’m going to be honest… whenever I have heard of these people I always think what a great adventure that must be and then I wonder “How do they manage that?” And when I think manage, I am literally thinking about the logistics… from finances and…
  • What’s Next and Journaling Training

    Jill
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (What’s Next and Journaling Training) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill So…. the Boston Marathon was kind of my big THING this year. And as with anything you do in life, people always want to know what’s coming up next. Get married, people want to know when you’ll have a kid Have a kid, people want to know when you’ll have another Run a big race, people ask when the next one is Read all the way to the end of the post for a giveaway First up on the agenda… is to rest. I haven’t run since the race a week ago. I have the itch to…
  • Boston Marathon 2015 Recap – Numero Dos

    Jill
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (Boston Marathon 2015 Recap – Numero Dos) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Read: Recap Numero Uno Rain started to fall a little as we made the 45 minute drive to Hopkinton. It was just a sprinkle and stopped by the time we were there.   But the Athletes’ Village was kind of soggy. There was a big tent set up with bagels, bananas, water, coffee and Gatorade. People could spread bags, or whatever items they had, on the ground to sit, but most of the people were in line for the potties. And many had already run out of TP! You’d think with how…
 
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    Just Your Average Joggler

  • Running: Tue, 5 May 2015 07:23:41

    Perry
    5 May 2015 | 12:23 am
    Last Florida run Activity: Running Distance: 2.98 mi Duration: 00:25:03 Activity Link: http://runkeeper.com/user/thejoggler/activity/563367151
  • Walking: Mon, 4 May 2015 20:39:41

    Perry
    4 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Activity: Walking Distance: 0.79 mi Duration: 00:15:49 Activity Link: http://runkeeper.com/user/thejoggler/activity/563103046
  • Running: Mon, 4 May 2015 14:21:12

    Perry
    4 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    Florida joggling Activity: Running Distance: 4.44 mi Duration: 00:38:04 Activity Link: http://runkeeper.com/user/thejoggler/activity/562889763
  • Running: Sun, 3 May 2015 06:59:33

    Perry
    2 May 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Running in Florida. Back for a little while Activity: Running Distance: 2.65 mi Duration: 00:21:41 Activity Link: http://runkeeper.com/user/thejoggler/activity/561801943
  • Running: Sat, 2 May 2015 09:31:24

    Perry
    2 May 2015 | 2:31 am
    Beautiful day for joggling!? Activity: Running Distance: 2.5 mi Duration: 00:21:11 Activity Link: http://runkeeper.com/user/thejoggler/activity/561786577
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    The Happy Runner

  • Post-running injury disorder.

    The Happy Runner
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:17 pm
    As I've been making my way back from my hamstring injury in November, I've realized something about myself: I am, on the one hand, full of joy because I am running. On the other hand . . . I am full of fear . . . because I am running.This is real.I've been contemplating signing up for a 5K now that I'm able to run 5 miles comfortably. But, I haven't pulled the trigger. I just keep contemplating it.And I keep talking myself out of signing up.Why? Because I'm afraid of re-injury, sure. But why else? Because I'm -- and this is so vain I don't even like to admit it -- well, I'm afraid my race…
  • Get started with essential oils.

    The Happy Runner
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:09 am
    One thing I hear from people who are interested in essential oils is that they aren't sure where to start. The whole essential oil thing seems overwhelming. What to buy, how to use it, where to find information.If that sounds like you -- you're interested in enhancing your health and wellness with natural solutions but you're confused and don't know where to start -- then today is you're lucky day!I'm here to help :-)If you just want quick info -- and don't want to read through all my background stuff -- feel free to go right to my doTERRA web site. You'll find a lot of good info and a quick…
  • March recap.

    The Happy Runner
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:47 pm
    And justlikethat my mileage tripled!In February, I ran that half marathon over the course of the month. In March, I logged a full 36.4 miles. Look at me go! Almost 10 miles a week. A far cry from where I was last fall -- and also a far cry from the big fat zero miles I ran in December and the half mile I ran in January!So, there's that. And I'm not mad about it.In fact, I'm thrilled. Because, really, my running is picking up right as the weather is brightening up. And what could be better than that?I'm ready for April! Ready for more miles! Ready for springtime running!Almost . . .
  • Deep Blue.

    The Happy Runner
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:53 am
    Who gets a little muscle soreness from time to time? You? Well, if you're active -- especially if you run -- you probably do. I know I do.I've written a little bit about my love for essential oils before, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that I turn to them when I have muscle soreness these days. One of my favorite products is part of doTERRA's March promotion, so I have to share it with you guys!doTERRA's Deep Blue rub is awesome. I seriously love it. I wish I could share all of the stories from people who have used it for their joint and muscle ailments with "holy WOW, that's…
  • Getting real.

    The Happy Runner
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Last weekend, running got real.It has been a long, long time since I've felt like I was really running. A long time. Ever since I started my gradual build-up from nothing to something in February, I've been on the treadmill. This winter has been too cold, too snowy for me to try anything outside during this early stage of recovery.Saturday, though, was a sunny day. A dry day. A no-snow-on-the-roads day.So I ran. Outside. In the sun.Folks, I have missed it. And I didn't truly realize how much I have missed getting outside for a run until I actually did. Yes, I knew I missed running. I…
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    Quadrathon

  • How I coped with a 36 week Training Plan!

    29 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    I have said many times that I get bored with training plans after 10-12 weeks. I tend to lose focus and get bored, the taper ends up being me simply stopping until race day. It’s self-sabotaging on the whole and obviously doesn’t lend itself to getting the best results. Not all training cycles have ended that way but is a noticeable theme Therefore I was very surprised that I managed to go the entire 36 weeks that I outlined last August without having a mental breakdown. Admittedly the last 4 weeks were a bit fudged with the addition of an extra race and some challenges at work but…
  • Skratch Labs Recipe of the Week; Raspberry & Chocolate Rice Cakes

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    I’ve missed a week or two but this is a good one to catch up with! Ingredients; 3 cups uncooked sticky rice 4.5 cups water 0.75 cup canned coconut milk (this is the canned version not the one you have on cereal) Juice of one lemon (or other citrus fruit) 1.5 teaspoons of coarse salt or to taste 6 ounces semi sweet choc chips 1 pint raspberries Method; Combine rice, water, dash of salt in rice cooker and let cook When the rice is finished cooking transfer it to a large bowl and add the coconut milk. Begin adding the sugar. It should taste slightly sweet to you palate. Add the lemon juice to…
  • Recovery Week

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    Post Leona Divide I mostly felt pretty good, with the race being on a Saturday I had Sunday to recover without work etc getting in the way. Monday I was back at work and had a no-workout day. I was back in the saddle on Tuesday, literally! Tuesday; easy 45 minute ride on the Trainer Wednesday; in prep for the coming 9 weeks of training for the Pactimo Sponsored Golden Gran Fondo I did a FTP test on the trainer. My FTP dropped from 214 to 206. Clearly not the right direction, but for 4 days after Leona Divide I’ll take it. Thursday; an easy TrainerRoad ride for 20 miles. Friday; an easy run.
  • Leona Divide 50 Mile Run

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    So the dust has settled or at least been washed away and normal life resumes. With that in mind it’s time to put down my thoughts on what became a very long day. For Reference here is the data; Garmin Fenix 3 and Garmin 910xt As a reminder, (regular readers can skip this), after Vineman 70.3 the goal was to step up the running, focus more on the trails and work up to the 50 mile distance. The Leona Divide 50 Mile Run was the end goal. Along the way I clicked on several interim races including a couple of 50ks (Calico and Bandit) and the Santa Barbara Nine Trails 35 Mile Run. Some went well…
  • LD50 Week 2

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    This was going to be a big stretch. My target was 70 miles over eight days! Sunday to Sunday. Here’s how it went down; Sunday; 18 miles road at 8:30 pace, followed by an hour on the bike Monday; 8 miles on the road, this was a hard slow eight miles Tuesday; off Wednesday; 5 miles on the Treadmill at 9:00 pace Thursday; 7 miles on the Treadmill at 8:34 Friday; 4 miles on the Treadmill at 8:00 Saturday; 11 miles on the Treadmill at 8:43 Sunday; 18.25 miles on the Tr…ails!!! Ran an out-and-back with Becca and then ran home, well nearly home! Pic say 19, I forgot to turn off GPS in the car!
 
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    Run Eat Repeat

  • That Time I Tried a Juice Cleanse

    runeatrepeat
    5 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    I have been thinking about doing a juice cleanse for a long time. It’s the cool thing and magically will cure all that ails you and make you skinny and happy and have flowing hair and happiness. It’s science. However, I realize I have ZERO self control and ONE HUNDRED percent more hunger than the average person. So, I haven’t actually went for it because I kinda knew I couldn’t hang – even for one day. But I have been having some stomach issues lately (actually for a few months now that I really think about it) AND I stumbled upon this sale on Suja Juices at Target so I bought them.
  • Go PRO Giveaway and My Cat Vegas

    runeatrepeat
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hello! Today’s post is thanks to Vegas (my cat) and Purina Pro Plan. We’re giving away a Go Pro (Purina Pro, Go Pro – get it?!). Vegas is a very interesting character for a lot of reasons. #1. He lets me dance around with him like a crazy person and put hats on him even though he hates it. #2. He sleeps 22 hours a day and yet is able to stay in amazing shape so that he can jump from the roof to the fence or the rocking chair to the couch without a sound. #3. I found him at the bank when he was a kitten. #4. He purrs when I’m being rough with him – I think he might think he’s…
  • What I Wore to the OC Marathon

    runeatrepeat
    4 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    Hello! How’s it going?  I’m trying to be super productive since I ignored email, dishes, proper nutrition, cat, hygiene and more this weekend… Time to catch up! Yesterday I spent the afternoon on my couch eating and periodically icing my knees. They feel a little creaky after running 26.2 miles. I dragged myself from the couch for one thing – froyo! I don’t mess around with the toppings. I ran the OC Marathon yesterday. You can check out my recap here. But the more important thing is what I wore to the race… 1. Oakley Pulse Sunglasses 2. RBX Performance top 3. New Balance Fitness…
  • Orange County Marathon Results

    runeatrepeat
    3 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Hello! I ran the OC Marathon this morning and am sharing my results and thoughts and most importantly… eats! Let’s take a step into Tomorrowland yesterday and talk about the big fight from yesterday. My fam had a big party and full on put the TV outside for some reason. I don’t know, but the weather was perfection so it worked. I just came to see MJ and eat all the food! OC Marathon Results and Recap This morning I had a ridiculously early wake up call because the OC Marathon starts at 5:30am! Crazy, but smart because it’s warm in SoCal. Doing my warm-up, acting a fool… It was good…
  • OC Marathon Expo and Skinny Sweet Potato Sticks

    runeatrepeat
    2 May 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Hello! Happy weekend time! Today I hit up the OC Marathon expo and ate a bunch of food and rested and woke up way too early. <- that’s the short version. Scroll down for the long blog version. First let’s talk Friday Farmer’s Market and all that fun. It’s been a long time since I’ve been there! And I ATE AN ENTIRE WATERMELON yesterday. I ended the evening by baking 2 oatmeal cookies and eating it on yogurt. Oh wait. I forgot after that I dropped a wine glass. Busted Monican. This morning I woke up SUPER SORE from my workout with Gunnar Peterson. AHHHHH! Like, seriously. I took a…
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    Midwest Multisport Life - Finding Adventure in My Backyard

  • Hell Hike And Raft: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

    5 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    It was exciting to be chosen to participate in this year's Hell Hike and Raft, but now my impatience is starting to show. Hard to believe that more than three months remain until the trip, with the Outdoor Retailer Show the week beforehand. I haven't been sitting idly by, however, but testing out gear and planning the logistics.Probably the most exciting (and unreal) tasks I got done was to order tickets for my flights and book the hotel in Salt Lake City. I'm flying Midway - Salt Lake City - Boise - Salt Lake City - O'Hare over the span of a week and a half. I'll miss the OR Show Open Air…
  • Ice Age Trail: Blackhawk Segment

    30 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    The Ice Age Trail is one of eleven National Scenic Trails and covers over 1,000 miles, wholly within the state of Wisconsin. Located in Walworth County, the Blackhawk Segment is approximately 7 miles in length and runs between Young Road and US Highway 12. About a month ago, I spent some time exploring this segment. I finally finished editing a video of this segment and wanted to share that now.I walked this segment from North to South, which is the reverse of the popular Guidebook published by the Ice Age Trail Alliance. The segment covers a variety of terrain and passes through different…
  • Earthquake Relief Fund Created by Sherpa Adventure Gear

    29 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    I met the folks from Sherpa Adventure Gear at the OR Show this past winter, and I was impressed not only with their products, but with their efforts to improve conditions in their native Nepal. Now they've created an earthquake relief fund called "Help Sherpas Help Nepal" to support aid to remote villages affected by the disaster.In a letter from Kathmandu, Nepal announcing the fundraising effort, Tashi Sherpa, founder and CEO of Sherpa Adventure Gear, wrote:"Dear friends,Thank you for your kind words following the devastating earthquake of April 25th. As we gather our wits and resources to…
  • Orvis Fly Fishing 101

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    In the spirit of Trying Stuff, Tazer and I attended the Orvis Fly Fishing 101 Class Sunday. I'm looking for a way for us to spend time together outdoors, before he gets totally teenage on me and no longer wants to hang out (so far it hasn't been too bad). Fly fishing has long attracted me, bot because of the beauty of the sport and also the places you go. Also, gear.It turned out to be a cold and windy Sunday morning, typical for a Midwest Spring, but it's also realistic, in that you have to face all kinds of weather when you go outdoors. In any case, we got dressed in layers, grabbed hats…
  • Weekend River Trip: West Branch DuPage River

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Pretty excited. Yesterday I signed Tazer and me up for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s “Weekend River Trip” on May 9 and 10. We'll meet the first day at McDowell Grove Forest Preserve in Naperville, where we'll receive instruction on kayaking basics before paddling up the West Branch DuPage River to Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. That night we'll camp at the family campground and enjoy a nice evening meal cooked in cast iron over an open fire. In the morning after a simple breakfast we’ll take part in a ranger-led archery program before kayaking back to…
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    Women's Endurance Gear - Family, Fitness and Food

  • Happy Earth Day

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:39 am
    Happy Earth Day!
  • Friday Funny

    13 Mar 2015 | 3:57 am
    Happy Friday!Any fun plans for the weekend?
  • No Knead Bread

    11 Jan 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Here's a recipe for an easy no-knead bread that you need to try :). A dear friend made it for us, and then Gaigai (12 years old) decided to give it a try.  It's amazingly delicious - tastes like Italian bread fresh from the bakery!In a medium bowl, combine 3 c flour1/4 tsp yeast1 1/4 tsp saltAdd 1 1/2 c waterIncorporating by hand or with a spatula for 30 seconds to 1 minute.Coat inside of a second bowl with olive oil, and place dough in bowl.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest 12 -15 hours at room temperature.Remove from bowl.  Fold once or twice. Let rest 15…
  • Midweek Motivation

    5 Jan 2015 | 12:36 am
    You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.~Maya Angelou
  • Tips for Winter Camping with Kids

    9 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    For Thanksgiving we headed south to the Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest to camp and hike.  This was our first experience winter camping with the kids.  With snow on the ground and temps below freezing, we bundled up and hunkered down for the night.  Here are some tips for making winter camping more pleasant:Winter camping with the kidsHave the right gear.  A 4 season tent and sleeping bags rated for less than 30 are key for keeping everyone warm at night. Sleep with hats, gloves and socks.Let kids put on comfy (clean) clothes to sleep in.  Unless the…
 
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    Dirty Running

  • What My 10-Year-Old Taught Me About Racing

    Dax Ross
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    It's nice to be reminded what it means to have fun, to run with a light heart and an energy that can't be contained. My wife, my two youngest kids, and I pulled up on a grey morning to run the Children for Children 5K. The 11-year-old race director, Natasha, organized the race to raise money for a children's charity, and she did an amazing job. She even handed out personalized, hand-written thank-you cards to everyone who ran the race. More 11-year-olds should be race directors.My son, Beck, had been talking about this 5K since I told him that I signed us up for it a couple weeks ago, and the…
  • Finding My Religion at the Jerusalem Marathon

    Dax Ross
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    We runners like to add importance and meaning to what others see as a simple, but at the same time painful and tedious method of exercise. My running friends and I half-joke about our Sunday services on the church of the trail, and speak quietly about transcending pain and finding peace after hours and hours of running. We talk about passion, and the spiritual journey of pushing beyond  what we think is possible. That is what made the Jerusalem Marathon such a natural fit. I was fortunate enough to have received an invitation about 7 weeks ago to run the marathon, and what better place…
  • Couch to Marathon in 6 Weeks -- My Ill-Advised 6-Week Marathon Training Plan

    Dax Ross
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    There's a scene in Something About Mary where that psycho hitchhiker has a brilliant business idea -- 7 Minute Abs. You know, it's just like 8 Minute Abs, but better (and it's guaranteed). Well, I'm your psycho hitchhiker, and you can get rid of your 24- or 30-week marathon training programs, because I have a 6-week program that blows those out of the water.First, a major disclaimer: this is not an ideal way to train for a marathon. In fact, this may lead to injury. But if you only have 6 weeks to get in shape to run a marathon, this plan just might work for you. Just don't expect to set any…
  • Heading to the Holy Land and Other Upcoming Adventures

    Dax Ross
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    I usually sit down in January and plan out a race and training schedule for the upcoming year. Not this year. I didn't really have any plans except for a vague desire to run the Wonderland Trail at some point this summer, but to be honest, it could wait until next year, or maybe the year after. My motivation has been low, and the lottery and race entrance process doesn't help. It's hard to plan a race a year in advance. I have problems planning what I'm going to do next week and trying to squeeze runs in between the multi-colored Google calendar boxes.I have a love/hate relationship with…
  • The Trail Animals

    Dax Ross
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    I usually try to conserve my energy before a group run. I’ll sit on the ground, tie and re-tie my shoes, and pretend to stretch. But this run was different, this was the first meeting of the Dirty Running Trail Animals, and this group would not abide the conservation of energy.I started the group for my kids, because I can talk all day about how they need to put down the iPhones, turn off the TV and video games, and get out in nature, but I feel that it is somewhat my responsibility to provide the means. I invited some friends with kids the same age and let them know that we were going to…
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    Miss Zippy

  • Top 5 Running Moments

    MissZippy
    3 May 2015 | 9:52 pm
    I’ve seen these top five running moments posts floating around lately, in particular over at Love, Life, Surf and Happy Fit Mama (you do read these ladies, right?) and really enjoyed them. For someone who’s been running 17-plus years, this was kind of challenging to nail down–as was finding pictures from some, which I did not manage 100 percent. I put some thought into my favorite moments, however, and here’s what I came up with:1. Willy 2 Billy Bush Run (Australia): We had the amazing opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia in 2010, when Mr. Zippy had to go over for…
  • Shoe review: Newton Aha

    MissZippy
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    I’ve spent the past six weeks participating in a campaign sponsored by Newton Running Shoes, along with Timex. As part of the campaign, Newton gifted me a pair of the Aha model shoes (disclosure), so I thought it was time I shared a review of them.This isn’t the first pair of Newtons I’ve owned. Years ago, when I first started transitioning to less shoe, they were one of the first pairs of natural running shoes I tried. With that first pair, I came to the conclusion that there was more cushioning than what I preferred, and moved on to other models and brands. This is the…
  • Heavy hearted

    MissZippy
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Ultra running legend Tom GreenI’m not breaking any news when I talk about what’s going on in Baltimore right now. But I am compelled to write about it because it’s just such a sad situation.It’s funny: when we first moved to the Baltimore area some 15 years ago, it was with my feet dragging all the way. We had been in Philadelphia prior to here and I absolutely loved that city and region. Baltimore, by contrast, really did nothing for me. But over the years, the city and this region has slowly grown on me, to the point where this is very much home. Baltimore’s a…
  • Mondays on the run (pacer edition)

    MissZippy
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:25 pm
    This was a really solid week of training for me, although my legs are definitely feeling it. Things went down like this:Monday: RestTuesday: Nine miles w/ three miles at tempo; barre classWednesday: Swim; seven miles easyThursday: Seven miles easy plus strides; HIIT workoutFriday: One hour spin; yoga wall class (such an improvement over last week’s gentle yoga!)Saturday: Six miles easy on trailsSunday: Paced the nine-minute group at the Columbia Half Marathon; HIIT workoutI ended up being a last-minute stand in for pacing at the Columbia Half Marathon yesterday, helping to lead the…
  • Two half marathons/one week apart

    MissZippy
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Race calendars are meant to be changed, are they not? I think so.When I put my original race calendar together a while back, I included the Harper’s Ferry Half Marathon on May 9. I didn’t think I’d have anything else on the calendar until potentially June, when I might add the Baltimore 10-miler. Then an offer came my way from Morey’s Piers to run the Wild Half Marathon in Wildwood, NJ, and there was just no turning that one down. I love the Jersey shore and will take any excuse to go. Just one little hitch: it happens to be May 17, making it one week after…
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    Site Root

  • Forum Post: Hi everyone!

    Sam x
    5 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Hello! I run because for so many reasons!  It started just over a year ago when I had to run for a bus and I thought I was going to collapse by the time I got on it I was so unfit!  I started with the 'couch to 5k' challenge and worked up to half marathons! Now I run because my life is so much better if I run! I sleep better, I eat healthier and my mental health is a lot better if I allow myself a couple of hours every other day to pound the pavements by the canals in east London! Xx
  • Forum Post: Why I run...

    oll_or_nothing
    5 May 2015 | 5:27 am
    for health, for discipline and because it feels good. Endorphins!!!
  • Blog Post: How to use compression to make you a better runner

    The Running Bug
    5 May 2015 | 5:24 am
    As runner’s we’re always looking for new ways to power our run to keep us going  and recover faster. So with years of research and testing behind them we asked the experts at SKINS  to tell us everything they know about  compression technology , their unique A400 series, and how it’ll make you a better runner . Has compression worked for you? » Improved circulation Compression equipment compresses (as the name suggests) your muscles which increases blood flow and circulation. SKINS have developed Dynamic Gradient Compression which has been vigorously tested and scientifically…
  • Forum Post: Does compression make a difference?

    Ali Bug
    5 May 2015 | 5:21 am
    Do you wear compression leggings or socks?  Have you noticed a difference in your running or even recovery? Favourite brands?  Tell us everything! :) 
  • Forum Post: Shins!

    SamB88
    5 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    Hi All,  normally my running/fitness/crossfit is pretty frequent (by frequent I mean daily) but in the last 9/10weeks it's been difficult to keep up with being away through work (Forces) and having no opportunity to do much or any at all. i began running end of last week started off with day 1 - 2miles , Day 2 - 3miles, Day 3 - rest , Day 4 - 5.7miles, Day 5 (today) - 5.5miles. Each run apart from day 1 I think my shins have been virtually screaming at me. I stretch them off post runs using (what I like to call) toe drag method. But to no avail, today I had to stop mid run stretch each shin…
 
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    Strength Running

  • Data Madness: Are you a slave to your running device?

    Jason Fitzgerald
    4 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    There’s a never-ending supply of new fitness devices and data trackers available today – but is all that information actually helping you become a better runner? I wouldn’t even be surprised if you own more than one of these gadgets!…
  • How Pete Cured IT Band Syndrome after Months of Frustration… and Ran a Monster 5k PR

    Jason Fitzgerald
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Today, I want you to meet Pete, a relatively new runner who improved his 5k from 21:30 to 17:37. Crazy, right? This is one of the most inspiring success stories I’ve ever seen because Pete overcame so many challenges: He …
  • Q&A with Coach: Live Boston Marathon Edition

    Jason Fitzgerald
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    The 119th Boston Marathon was an epic showdown – not just for the pro’s, but for the other 26,000+ runners who crossed the fabled finish line on Boylston Street. A strong headwind and light rain made the already difficult course …
  • How to Run Track Workouts on a 400m Outdoor Track (infographic)

    Jason Fitzgerald
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Track workouts have been a staple of distance runner’s training programs for decades. And for good reason! Distances are standardized so you always know exactly how far you’ve run. The surface promotes speed (but results in less impact stress than …
  • Trail Running Tips for Adventure Addicts: Risks, Benefits, and How to Get Started

    Jason Fitzgerald
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Trail running captured my heart in 2000 – and I’m still obsessed with getting off the road. My cross country team began running half our mileage in the woods around town during my Junior year of high school. Maybe it …
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    No Meat Athlete

  • My Top 5 Favorite Guilty Pleasure Foods, Drinks, and Habits

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    This post is sponsored by Omission. All words, opinions, and lack of willpower are my own. About six weeks ago, my wife and I stopped cooking with oil at home. I don’t go out of my way to avoid it when I’m traveling or just out to eat — just another example of the “small steps” approach to change I’ve used ever since I first started thinking about going vegetarian, about seven years ago. I can see how this latest twist might appear overly restrictive. Trust me — not that long ago, it looked that way to me, too. But like every other step on this…
  • Rich Roll on the High-Energy, Plantpower Diet (Plus, Win a Copy of His New Book!)

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    In just a few short years since he gave up cheeseburgers and decided to train for a triathlon, Rich Roll has gotten his name on the short list of people you mention when somebody asks if a plant-based diet can work for athletes. It started with his surprising finish at Ultraman, essentially a double Ironman over the course of three days in Hawaii. Then it was being named one of the 25 Fittest Guys in the World by Men’s Fitness, and in 2012, sharing his story in his first book, Finding Ultra.  Recently, it’s been spreading the message with his uplifting and thought-provoking…
  • How to Eat for Maximum Energy (and Where to Find the Time to Do It)

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    It’s been just over a year since we launched the No Meat Athlete Academy, where each month we dive into a new plant-based fitness, nutrition, or lifestyle topic — often with the help of a guest expert. In that time we’ve accumulated almost 16 hours of audio seminar content, plus another 20 hours of live Q&A recordings, all of it available forever inside the Academy. To celebrate the Academy’s birthday — and, okay okay, to whet your appetite in anticipation of a relaunch we’ll be doing soon — today I’m excited to share some clips from a few…
  • What Supplements Do Vegan Athletes Need?

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Everyone, it seems, wants to know about supplements. After almost every talk I’ve given, someone in the Q&A has asked, “What supplements do you take?” After my talk at the Marshall Healthfest last month, someone asked it. Earlier that morning, in the athlete panel I did with Omowale Adewale, Rich Roll, Christy Morgan, and Ellen Jaffe Jones (in the photo below), someone had asked it. And when we did a Q&A with Rich earlier this week inside the NMA Academy (reopening soon, stay tuned!), someone asked it there, too. The vegan athlete panel at Marshall Healthfest…
  • Discover the Secrets of the Tarahumara: Stream the New Film GOSHEN in Its Entirety, This Week Only

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    It was six years ago that Chris McDougall sparked a revolution in running with Born to Run, the book that made seemingly everyone want to run an ultramarathon, do it barefoot, and eat pinole and chia seeds all the while. (Or was that just me?) These behaviors, of course, are those of the Tarahumara, an indigenous Mexican tribe of incredible endurance runners whose way of life has been largely preserved by the geography of the Copper Canyon region. That way of life, including the extreme lack of modern diseases that plague most developed cultures, is the subject of the new film GOSHEN:…
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    Rx Sorbo

  • Walking as a Sport: Serious Walking Demands a Great Walking Shoe Insole

    29 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Football, basketball, baseball, and… walking? Is walking really a sport, you ask? Yes, it most certainly is! Walking is a sport, most assuredly, and we have great insoles for it. I will grant, you may not turn on ESPN and see it every day. However, check the roster of Olympics Games, and you will find it all the way back to the 1904 event. So it has a pedigree of over 100 years; take that badminton! Walking to Win: The Sport of Walking To be precise, the proper terminology is ‘racewalking’ or ‘race walking’. Racewalking is a long-distance athletic event. Although it is a foot race,…
  • Walking Shoe Insoles Publicity Campaign a Rousing Success, Announces RxSorbo

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    April 27, 2015. Chicago, IL. RxSorbo, a leading online retailer of top-rated walking shoe insoles, is happy to announce that their Winter publicity campaign promoting their walking shoe insole products was an enormous success. “The publicity campaign definitely managed to raise awareness about our top-rated line of walking shoe insole products” explained Rj Yozwiak, Manager of RxSorbo.  “We experienced a great rate of press release replication, picking up an increase of over 200 pages that can be found on Google, all told." To learn more about RxSorbo’s walking shoe insoles, please…
  • High Arch Insoles for Running Are A Smart Move for Smart Runners

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Do you have high arches? Are you a runner? Then you need to hear about our high arch insoles for running shoes. If high arches are causing you foot pain, does this mean you have to hang up your track shoes? Are you doomed spend your days sitting on the couch binge-watching reality TV? Do not despair - we have the right product to get you back out on the track! Our product line includes high arch insoles for running shoes. This is what you need to get up off that couch, and out running comfortably again. How Are High Arch Insoles Like Negative Splits? High arch insoles for running are like…
  • High Arch Insole Reviews: Read Them, But No Substitute for First-Hand Experience

    11 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    What if high arch insole reviews where the reason that the entire Internet was constructed? Crazy talk? Bear with me. Let’s pretend the Web exists for the sole purpose of hosting high arch insole reviews. Paradise, right? You’re just a few clicks away from online-shopping nirvana, since other people can tell you exactly what’s going to work best for you, right? See the flaw here? Those high arch insole reviews are all well and good, but what that really matters is your own experience. Who Are You Going To Believe? There is also matter of trust. Consider how many results you get for a…
  • Walking Shoe Insoles Publicity Campaign a Rousing Success, Announces RxSorbo

    4 Apr 2015 | 3:28 pm
    RxSorbo, a leading online retailer of top-rated walking shoe insoles, is happy to announce that their Winter publicity campaign promoting their walking shoe insole products was an enormous success. “The publicity campaign definitely managed to raise awareness about our top-rated line of walking shoe insole products” explained Rj Yozwiak, Manager of RxSorbo. “We experienced a great rate of press release replication, picking up an increase of over 200 pages that can be found on Google, all told." To learn more about RxSorbo’s walking shoe insoles, please visit…
 
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  • 5 Marathons to Add to Your Bucket List

    Erin Chappell
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    Whether you have been running marathons for years, or are new to the marathon community, every runner should have a bucket list full of their dream courses. We know it’s tough to decide where to run your 26.2 miles, so we went through our calendar and chose the five top marathons you’re going to want to check out. It’s up to you to decide which one’s next on your list! 1. Boston Marathon Beginning in 1896, the Boston Marathon is one of oldest and most prestigious races in the world, which makes it a great race to have on your bucket list. Every April on Patriot’s Day, runners and…
  • 4 Racing Flats for Spring Races

    Rachel Kiser
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    With the winter weather dragging on (it has to end soon…right?) it can be hard to muster up the energy to even think about the finish lines at your spring and summer races. But they’re going to be here before you know it! And it’s paramount that you have the best gear to get you to the finish line. If you’re running a shorter distance (or are an efficient runner), racing flats could be something to think about adding to your rotation. They seriously slash the weight of traditional trainers to help you fly on race day. And if you’re gunning for a PR, you know…
  • Tech Talk: Saucony’s New Iso-Series

    Rachel Kiser
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    We’ve seen plenty of new technologies grace our warehouse shelves in the past few months, but few were as anticipated as those in Saucony’s Iso-Series. The new tech is found in Saucony’s top echelon of styles: the Triumph, Hurricane and the new Zealot, due out in March. So what’s new? Simply put—everything. The Saucony Triumph ISO ISOFIT. The true calling card of the Iso-Series, the ISOFIT has to be felt to be believed.  In fact, you might say “WHOA” the first time your feet try it. Often times, super cushioned shoes (like those in the Iso-Series)…
  • 8 Running Resolutions for 2015

    Rachel Kiser
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    This is going to be your year. We can just feel it. To help you out, we’ve paired eight running resolutions with standout products to help you start 2015 on the right foot. Take a peek, and make 2015 the year of the run. 1. Speed up Commit to getting some fast miles in this year (whatever that means for you). Throw in a speed workout each week, and you’ll see your overall pace decrease. Head to the track in a pair of racing flats to really feel like you’re flying. They’re minimally constructed and shave off plenty of ounces to keep from interfering with your speedy…
  • Ginger Runner Holiday Gift Guide

    Rachel Kiser
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    @ethannewberry on InstagramYou know those days where running is the last thing you want to do? Ethan Newberry, aka the Ginger Runner, is looking to change that. His blog, gingerrunner.com, is brimming with reasons why you  should get out, get active and most importantly, have fun doing it. His humorous running gear reviews break down the tech specs so you know what you’re working with when you lace up and head out the door. Check out his top 10 picks for the holiday season. Hoka Clifton Need to Know Weight: 7.7/6.6 oz. (Men’s/Women’s) Stack heights: 29/24 mm (Heel/Toe)…
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  • Reflections on a Killer Trail Race

    Peter Larson
    4 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    I ran my first race of the year on Saturday. It was a 10 mile trail race, but I feel like I just ran a marathon. My body is pretty well wrecked, but in a good way. As is often the case with races, the pain I felt during has been replaced by a feeling of contentment. I’m happy I ran the race, even if I wasn’t exactly prepared for it. The race course was tough – about 75% on rooty, rocky single-track with tons of twists and turns, the remainder on dirt access roads. Lot’s of up and down as well. I quickly realized that training on roads through winter and early spring does not prepare…
  • Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe Review

    Peter Larson
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    I’ve had mixed experiences with the Brooks PureFlow series in the past. The PF1 was a solid shoe that provided a springy ride and served me well over longer distance runs. I didn’t try the PF2, but came back to the model with the PF3. Version 3 was a nice looking shoe, but I just couldn’t get the fit right. A size 10.5 was way too long, and the size 10 I swapped them for were so uncomfortable that I had to take them off after about 10 minutes and never went for a run in them. It felt like they had narrowed the shoe considerably from v1, and it’s one of the few instances I can…
  • Skechers GoRun Strada Running Shoe Review

    Peter Larson
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’ve probably put more miles on the Skechers GoRun Strada over the past year+ than any other shoe model. The reason is that I’ve been involved in wear testing the shoe since its earliest prototype iterations. The shoe has come a long way in that time, from a first run where I was ready to ditch them mid-way, to refined versions that I enjoyed running in more and more as they arrived at my door. I’ve now put a decent number of miles on the final production version and am comfortable sharing my thoughts. I’ll start by saying that I have mixed feelings about the Strada. I’ve come to…
  • Maickel Melamed: The Final Finisher of the 2015 Boston Marathon

    Peter Larson
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Maickel Melamed, who suffers from a form of muscular dystrophy, was the final finisher of the 2015 Boston Marathon. Boston was his fifth and final marathon, and he completed it in just over 20 hours. Check out the video below for more on his inspirational story: You just finished reading Maickel Melamed: The Final Finisher of the 2015 Boston Marathon! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes - CLICK HERE to view current coupons and promotions on the Runblogger deal page! For more great running content, check out the current discussions on the Runblogger Forum.
  • New Balance 1500 Running Shoe Review

    Peter Larson
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    The New Balance 1500 is a shoe that has kind of flown under the radar since its release. I’ve not heard a lot of chatter about it, but those I know who have tried it have generally had good things to say. Given my affinity for low-profile racing shoes, I decided to buy a pair and see what they’re all about – I’m glad that I did as the 1500 is a pretty simple yet functional shoe. The 1500 is part of a quartet of New Balance racing shoes. The 1400, one of my favorite all-around shoes, is a bit more cushioned, particularly under the heel, and is suitable for longer miles (v3 of the 1400…
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  • 10 tips for your first marathon

    WalkJogRun
    3 May 2015 | 11:57 pm
    There’s nothing like lining up at the start of your first marathon. The nerves and excitement make you feel like you could burst. You’re likely experiencing a range of thoughts from “I can’t believe I’m about to do this” to “oh my gosh – can I really do this?” Fear not. If you’ve put in […]
  • What I learned from *only* running for a few months

    WalkJogRun
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:05 pm
    We have talked about it so many times. The importance of cross-training and strength training regularly. How varying your workouts is the only way to improve as a runner and – most importantly – avoid injury. But I’m guilty of not practicing what I preach. After a race-heavy fall and early winter, I was burnt […]
  • Runner’s Column: Why I’ll keep running no matter what

    WalkJogRun
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Earlier this month, an incredibly sad story popped up all over my social media feeds: Amanda Peake Glover, a mother of four, tragically passed away after completing the Palmetto half marathon. At this time, it is not known why she passed away. Glover’s family is in our thoughts and prayers. This story hit close to home. […]
  • I’m supposed to run but … I ate too much. What do I do? (practical running advice)

    WalkJogRun
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    THE PROBLEM: You had good intentions to wake up with the sun and get your long run in before meeting your family for brunch. But you hit snooze, then hit again… and again. Then you’ve realized that you’ve hit snooze too many times so that you don’t have enough time to run before you head out […]
  • Build a strong core by summer with these tips

    WalkJogRun
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:13 pm
    A strong core is a must for runners. While washboard abs may be aesthetically desirable, a strong midsection can take your running up to the next level. If you’ve ever suffered from low back pain or have had your form fall apart towards the end of a long run or race, a strong core can […]
 
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  • That Was Not My Favorite Run

    3 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Yesterday was a 6.89 mile trail run that I rounded up to 7 miles in my head. It was gorgeous. I did not have to poop. There were herds of deer everywhere. Not a cloud in the sky. I think if I did have to leave a turd on this run it would have been peppered with glitter and sequins. That’s how great that 6.89 miles was (rounded up to 7 in my head). Today was a 7 mile out and back on lovely country dirt roads. From step number one of 14,000 steps I just wanted to be done. I can’t blame it on the weather. I can’t blame it on the scenery. I can’t blame it on not getting a good night’s…
  • Excuse #3: “I Can’t Run. I Have No Motivation”

    29 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    This post is part of my series about tackling the excuses people make for not running. See Part #1 (“I’m too busy!) HERE and Part #2 (“The weather sucks) HERE. Part #3 of this series is for those people who don’t have the motivation to run. It cracks me up how some think motivation is going to fall from the sky like acid rain and suddenly bless them with motivation. You cannot wait for motivation to descend on you. It likely won’t happen. I have found that most of the time with running, the feeling follows the action. That basically means just shut up and get busy. I get asked a…
  • You Know It’s a Small Race When…(Ft. Collins Trail Half Marathon Report)

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    You know you are running a small race when the only bathrooms are in the church (where the race tents are set up) and the pastor of the church comes over and tells you that runners can use the bathroom in his house next door. This poor pastor did not know what he was in for when he invited a bunch of runners into his bathroom. I am pretty sure we will not be asked back. Have I told you how much I love small races? Even more than that I love small TRAIL races. They are very chill. You stand at the start with 150 other half marathoners and they say “go.” No corrals, no gun shots, no loud…
  • 7 Random Things for Hump Day

    22 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    I don’t know why I love random shit so much. I suppose because it is all the small minutia of our lives that makes for one big hilarious party. 1. I hate the term “hump.” I realize in the context of the phrase “hump day” it simply means climbing over the proverbial mountain/middle of your week and getting closer to the weekend.  But, “hump” always makes me think of dogs frantically mounting stuffed animals or other dogs and going to town. It seems a bit desperate. Other terms/phrases I hate: Moist Phone tag LOL (even though I use it, sometimes it just fits) “At the end of…
  • How I Gained 30 Pounds This Weekend

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:17 pm
    As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more spoiled. I like nice hotel rooms with pillow-top beds and Starbucks coffee. I notice when sheets have a higher thread count. I enjoy hot baths with lots of lavender scented Epsom salts and a glass of wine on the side. These are things I didn’t care as much about when I was younger (well, I’ve always cared about the wine part). In fact, I’ve slept in some interesting youth hostels throughout Europe – you know the kind where you share a room with 25 other strangers…) This weekend I chose to forgo these luxuries. My two dear friends, Julie and…
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  • Are You on the Verge of Overtraining?

    Sarah Russell
    4 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Subliminal (or maybe not so?) messages all around us tell to keep pushing harder; “sweat is fat crying”, or how about the more traditional “go hard or go home”. You know how we feel about taking it easy on your recovery days, and we have talked about how you can run 23% faster if you run 80% easy, but what if you have already overdone it, and you managed to avoid the dreaded “i” word, but you just feel exhausted on every run. We know just how awful that feels: Each coach at Runners Connect has been there before, and we want to make sure you can recognize…
  • Are You Too Big to Run an Ultra?

    John Davis
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    When you go to an ultramarathon event for the first time, you might find ultra runners a bit intimidating. You may even consider if you want to still compete in the event. Do I really belong here? Ultra runners are rail-thin, outfitted with gels, sports drinks, and other supplies, and look like they’re built to run for miles without so much as breaking a sweat. Some have beards that would make Grizzly Adams jealous. Of course, ultra runners are also known for being as nice as they come, but you can still see why a newcomer might wonder whether their body was built for an…
  • How to Accept Change & Progress as a Master

    Amanda Loudin
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    This has been the year for me that most runners dread: The year when it becomes apparent that most of my PRs are behind me. And strangely enough, I’m ok with that. I’m 49, which isn’t exactly washed up. It might even mean that I could pull off a PR or two at some longer distances—I know my share of folks who have done just that. But since I’ve been running for about 17-18 years, and training pretty hard throughout all those years, reality is that I probably am past my prime running age. For those of you fellow master’s who got a later start on your running, you probably have…
  • What is Your Ideal Marathon Temperature?

    John Davis
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After the long runs and hard workouts are over, and you are going crazy during the taper, what do we tend to do in the 10 days before racing the marathon? Focus on race week nutrition, and obsess over the weather of course! We wonder how each possible condition would affect our performance, but what if there was a way to find out what temperature would be best for you, then you could plan for a race in that climate. Turns out we do have ideal racing temperatures, and they differ depending on your time goal. In this article, we looked into the science behind this, and show you what…
  • Is Your Stride Frequency Limited By Your Height?

    John Davis
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you follow running research, you probably know about all the evidence that says maintaining a high stride frequency (or stride rate or cadence) can reduce stress on your body and prevent injury. Maybe you have brushed that off, telling yourself, “Well I’m an awfully tall runner, so I just naturally have a low stride frequency”. Or maybe you are on the shorter side, and you’ve never even bothered to measure your stride frequency because you’re sure it’s high enough. The underlying assumptions here—that tall runners, who have long legs, take longer…
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  • Great Wall Marathon: 1 Week Till China

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    4 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    In one week we leave for China! I can’t believe it. Literally can’t believe it. When I entered the contest to win a trip for two to run this race, I figured why not? Someone has to win, so why not take a chance? That is exactly how I ended up on the cover of […]
  • Where I Am At……

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    1 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    I’ve been a little MIA from this blog, from time to time I take breaks as needed, other times I am so wrapped up in life that I don’t think twice about writing here. Other times I want to write but don’t even know where to begin. I am telling you I don’t know where […]
  • More Big To Me News: Fitness Magazine

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    The last print issue of Fitness Magazine is on stands now and it’s all about running, so if that’s your thing {I’m assuming it is – if you are reading here} then RUN to your local store and grab one! I was pleasantly surprised {read – freaking out} to see that Mile Posts was listed […]
  • Pictures: W & OD Trail End, Purcellville

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Before I moved to Leesburg and made my way to the end of the W & OD Trail I was always curious what the end would look like. Here are pictures I took on a run last week!   The W & OD Trail is 45 miles long, so as you can imagine different parts […]
  • A Good Week In Runs: Great Wall Marathon

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    Here is what my week looked like last week in terms of running! Monday: 8 miles – 8:05 avg – 265 feet elevation gain {am – 1 treadmill mile – 15 minutes of strength} 8:22/8:35/8:20/8:09/8:00/7:49/7:51/7:34 Tuesday: 8 miles – 8:15 avg – 269 feet elevation gain 8:28/8:40/8:28/8:09/8:13/8:56/8:07/7:53 Wednesday: 20 minutes of strength Thursday: 6 miles […]
 
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  • Stay Hydrated: Are You Drinking Enough Water?

    Vera
    4 May 2015 | 6:11 am
    That moment when your throat gets extremely dry and the only thing you want is a sip of cold water… I bet you know this feeling. Unfortunately, this signal is already too late according to nutrition experts. That thirsty feeling is actually a sign that you’ve failed at maintaining adequate hydration, which is why your body is now sending out alarm signals. When doing sports, a constant liquid supply is vital as your muscle cells aren’t supplied with sufficient oxygen and nutrients if your body is lacking water. However, most people don’t know the amount of liquid to take in each day.
  • Wings For Life: We Ran For Those Who Can’t

    Runtastic Team
    4 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    Yesterday, in Munich, Bratislava, Zadar, Dubai, Dublin and 30 other cities around the world, more than 101,000 runners laced up to run for those who can’t. The whole world united in one race, the Wings for Life World Run, and with one common goal: finding a cure for spinal cord injury. We obviously were up for running for a good cause and sent a team to the starting line in Austria, home of both the Wings for Life Foundation and Runtastic. Our team of runners ran anywhere from 8 km all the way to 27 km before they were caught by the Catcher Car – and we’re more than happy to…
  • May Infographic: Hey Grown Ups – Do It For The Kids!

    Runtastic Team
    3 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Spring is in the air and it’s time to get the family moving… Are you with us? The health of our children is insanely important and they look at parents and other adult role models as guides (whether we realize it or not)! Review some inspiring and sobering facts below, to get a sense of how we can best help our kids & families get and stay as healthy as possible in 2015. #Runtastic #LiveLong   The post May Infographic: Hey Grown Ups – Do It For The Kids! appeared first on Runtastic Blog.
  • Run Your Best Race And Pace Pt. 14: 5 Workouts For Strong & Stable Feet

    Runtastic Team
    3 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    “Everyone can run. You just need a pair of running shoes to get started.” Have you heard this saying before? We don’t fully agree because, besides the right running shoe, you need (first and foremost) healthy feet. Healthy feet need attention and care, as they carry us many, many miles especially during training phases. What do you think? Do you agree with that sentence or do you give thanks to your feet’s performance by pampering them? Not yet? Well, our rejuvenation package for runners’ feet will help you change that starting today. Because your feet should be just as fit as you…
  • 10 Moves To Tone Your Arms Without A Gym

    Lunden
    2 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    “I want to work out, but I hate going to the gym!” Is that you? Well, no need to fret, there are thousands of exercises you can do without a gym, using your own body weight and/or small pieces of inexpensive equipment. Now that spring is among us and the sun is entering the stage, you don’t want to put off your workouts any longer. With these 10 exercises, we will target the entire upper body using your own body weight or equipment you can definitely find around your own house or office. You don’t need much time or space for these moves, but you do need to focus and work hard at these…
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  • Capitulating In The Month Leading To My Flight Back Home For Christmas & How My Next Flight Is Going To Be Different

    Matt
    4 May 2015 | 11:04 pm
    In the month leading up to my flight back home for Christmas, friends had asked me to come out on multiple occasions but I was reluctant to go anywhere or do anything. It was pretty much my own fault as I’d isolated myself to the point where it was difficult to make any appearances outside. Around this time I got a little media attention for the book and I felt like a fraud as I’d put on about 14 pounds since the marathon in Vegas I didn’t feel like the same person and it all seemed like a lie. I stopped responding to calls and emails from newspapers as it all seemed like…
  • I Ran Again Today But Didn’t Run Yesterday As I’m Still A Bit Of A Lazy Bastard

    Matt
    3 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    My Mind fundraising package came yesterday. I should have went out and ran in the t-shirt they sent but I was too lazy yesterday. This will not do. I did run today though. It was only 6.5 miles but it really lifted my mood. I’ve had enough of fucking failing I owe myself and Mind my commitment to give training for the 100k my best shot. I won’t run all of it. I mightn’t even run half of it, but I will give it all I can over the next 3 and a half months. I want my old self back. I’ve been waiting on him to come back for some time now but he never will come unless I…
  • I Run As It Helps My Depression

    Matt
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:49 am
    I went out and ran 5.3 miles today. It was my first run of April and my opening run for 100k training for my fundraising for Mind and it was good. It was such a lovely day and it was good to just do something other than withdraw back into my fucking shell. I’ve tried updating this blog so many times since last week but I just fucking hate writing at the moment. Ever since I spawned that demon abortion of a book I’ve fucking hatred the process. I hate shitting out platitudes. I find the process of documenting runs tedious. There are only so many ways you can describe putting one…
  • Running The London 2 Cambridge 100k For Mind In August

    Matt
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    I’ve entered the London 2 Cambridge 100k that takes place at the end of August this year. I think this is the last chance I have to stay fit and keep this blog alive before I give up entirely and become 500lb and housebound. I can’t let it happen! It’s so fucking frustrating that I’ve let it become a possibility. Anyway I’ll be fundraising for Mind who are a mental health charity here in the UK. Given how fucked up my own mind can be at times I think this is a good cause. I’ll be giving away copies of the paperback to anyone who makes a donation over a…
  • Would You Please Update Your Fucking Blog?

    Matt
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Update me you cunt Update me you cunt Update me you cunt Update me you cunt. OK. Hi there my name is Matt and I am a runner blogger who is having trouble doing any running or blogging at the moment. The main reason I haven’t been running is that for the last week I’ve had a shitty chest infection that won’t seem to shift. I’m worried it’s Ebola or something and I probably should go to the doctor but I barely have the energy to get out of bed at the moment. I finished March on 70 miles for the month which isn’t much by my normal standards but it was the most…
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  • UTMB, 19 weeks to go

    Mamad
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:47 pm
    My training for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc started three weeks ago. The first few weeks of any training plan has always been quite hard. This one was no exception. I started my training on 21 March which is the first day of the year in Iranian calendar. Twisted my left ankle on the second day but with a short rest I recovered quite fast and could manage to cover 140 km in my first two weeks. I also had another problem on my right foot. It is called Bunionette, and that is when the end of the toe got swollen and it can cause pain in different shoes. I visited a doctor and figured out that…
  • Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc training

    Mamad
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:46 am
    2015 is going to be an exciting year. I was successful in the UTMB draw and will be heading to Chamonix in August. UTMB is definitely one of the most amazing ultras in the world. 170 km of trails and 10000 metres of elevation gain demands loads of training. It is far more difficult than what I've done in the past. I am now trying to set a training plan. The race is six months away but it's never to early to start training. There are a couple of races which I want to run in preparation for the big one. Eiger Ultra Trail in July and Swissalpine K78. Eiger is going to be my main training race…
  • Lessons learned from the first DNF

    Mamad
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:38 am
    Last October I tried to run the Cappadocia Ultra Trail and it turned out to be the first race that I didn't reach the finish line. There were a few reasons behind that and a few lessons to be learned.Give your body proper rest after a (or a couple of) big races. I ran the Eiger Ultra Trail E101 in July and the Swiss Irontrail T81 in August. Looking at my training diary there is a significant difference between the amount of training I had prior to the Eiger (April, May, June) and before the Cappadocia Ultra Trail (September, October). During summer I had a massive goal of getting…
  • Runner's World article on 2-hour marathon

    Mamad
    30 Nov 2014 | 12:09 am
    This is definitely worth reading. Runner's World article on the possibility of running a marathon under two hours. It says a lot about the course, temperature, age, height and the other important factors.That reminds me of  The Perfection Point by John Brenkus (Check out the Reading list page). He predicts that the fastest time anyone can ever run a marathon is just under two hours. 
  • Mauro Prosperi and his inspiring survival story at Marathon des Sables

    Mamad
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    Just read the story of  Mauro Prosperi who got lost during the Marathon des Sables in 1994 and survived after 10 days. He will be running 7000 km across Sahara next year. This is definitely worth reading.
 
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  • Illumiseen Led Reflective Belt

    Nicole orriëns
    3 May 2015 | 4:19 am
    There's a lot of reflective gear out there. Designed to keep you safe while you run. But the problem with most is that it only reflécts light. It doesn't shine all on it's own.In fact I think it's safe to say that most reflective gear is like the moon. The moon reflects the light of the sun, like most reflective gear reflects oncoming traffic.Personally I'ld feel a whole lot safer if I were the sun. Not the moon.Illumiseen Led Reflective BeltWhich is why I'm very excited about trying out the Illumiseen Led Reflective Belt.Because thanks to the 3M Scotchlite™ reflective material and…
  • Running and bikinis

    Nicole orriëns
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    You can tell Summer is coming by the avalanche of training programmes promising you a lean and mean bikini body.These programmes make me feel fed up. Why is it that we're supposed to be all svelte and bikini proof?! We should take our cue from men. They just pull on some tight speedos and don't even think about how they look. Though it might help their stomach blocks the view...Or if a bikini doesn't suit our bodies, why not just wear a bathing suit for some more coverage?Running and bikinisWhat's got running got to do with bikinis? Well, running is a way to loose some extra pounds and make…
  • When mindful running turns against you

    Nicole orriëns
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:53 am
    Mindful running is hot.It means being aware of every step you take. Every bréath you take. I think this sounds very enlightened. So I wish I could tell you I am a mindful runner. But the sad truth is I am not.In fact the more my mind is distracted from what I'm doing, the better I run. Which is why I listen to country and western songs during my runs. They take my mind off of the running. When I'm running I think of my mind as this big, bad agressive dog. So I throw it a bone (music) to keep it ocupied, while I'm doing my thing.Because if my head is in it, every step become a…
  • As a runner you see the strangest things!

    Nicole orriëns
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
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  • I jiggle, therefore I am

    Nicole orriëns
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    I stumbled on this beautiful video that's all about promoting sports for women. The campagne is called: #ThisGirlCan.The goal of #ThisGirlCan is helping women achieve a healthy body image. Which is why you'll actually see réál women running, swimming and playing sports. These ladies are a lot more 'real' than the girls from the Dove commercial.It's lovely to see all these female bodies in action. And the joy and zest for life they exude.Why the  #ThisGirlCan campagneThe #ThisGirlCan campagne is an initiative of Sport England. They discovered that there are less English women…
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  • Rich Roll’s Life Overhaul: Overcoming an Addiction, Losing 50 Pounds and Becoming a Wellness Advocate

    Mark Kennedy
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    I have been listening to Rich Roll’s podcast for over 2 years. Rich joked in our chat that I probably know him better than his parents. His podcast has had a huge impact on the way I approach eating and fitness. And I think you’ll also find his story and approach helpful for your own life. […] The post Rich Roll’s Life Overhaul: Overcoming an Addiction, Losing 50 Pounds and Becoming a Wellness Advocate appeared first on Healthynomics.
  • Jeff Galloway’s Tips for Beginner Runners: Using Walking to Unleash Your Running Potential

    Mark Kennedy
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Running can change your life.  This piece from Jeff Galloway’s website really drives this home for me. “Running changes us.  Studies and personality profiles show that as beginners continue to run regularly without time goals, they become more positive.  As I work with runners, over months and years, they tend to become more “self-starting,” think and […] The post Jeff Galloway’s Tips for Beginner Runners: Using Walking to Unleash Your Running Potential appeared first on Healthynomics.
 
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  • RA075 | Travis Macy: The Ultra Mindset – Overcoming Fear, Doubt and Embracing Struggle

    Matt Johnson
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Travis Macy is a world-class multi-sport athlete and coach who has competed in over a dozen countries. He has earned high finishes at the Adventure Racing World Championship, Primal Quest Adventure Race, 24 Hours of Moab, Wulong Mountain Quest and the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge – a multi-day race in that included a 75 mile running portion with nothing on the horizon but shifting waves of sand. The pinnacle of his career thus far came in 2013 when he won and set the record in the Leadman, a high-altitude 282.3 mile race series with the combination of a trail running marathon, 50-mile…
  • RA074 | Margaret Webb: How to Turn Back the Clock and Run Strong for a Lifetime

    Matt Johnson
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    For Margaret Webb, her running journey was rekindled approaching age 50 with a simple premise – become fitter than her prior varsity athlete self at age 20 by engaging in a super fit year training for a marathon and in doing so attempting to run a Boston Marathon qualifying time of an 18-34 year old woman of sub 3:35. Throughout her journey she consulted with a team of experts, tapped the minds of leading researchers and delved into physiology and laboratory testing, all in a quest to understand how to minimize the effects of aging and continue running for the second act of life. She…
  • RA073 | Max King: How to Run Long Distance Without Sacrificing Speed

    Matt Johnson
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Many runners classify themselves as a certain type of runner or strong at a particular distance vs. others. Max King is one of the few exceptions to this. Max has been one of America’s best and most versatile distance runners for the past several years. He’s been successful at distances from 3,000 meters to 100 miles. From roads to trails and obstacles to mountains. One of his most recent successes was winning the IAU 100K World Championships in his 100K road race debut, running the 20-lap course in 6:27:43 – a 6:14 per mile average pace besting Tom Johnson’s 19-year-old 100K US…
  • ER023 | Pat Flynn: Balancing Running and Entrepreneurship

    Matt Johnson
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You might know Pat Flynn from his professional side sharing his knowledge of entrepreneurship, business building and passive income generation through his Smart Passive Income Blog and Podcast. Through his platform he has shared his journey from laid off architect in 2008 to generating more than $3 million online since that time and inspiring countless others to develop their own online businesses. The story you may not know, and one that I have followed for some time when he has shared bits and pieces of it is his journey into running. Pat has made running part of his successful lifestyle…
  • RA072 | Ian Sharman: How to Become an Ultra Runner (and advice for Marathoners too)

    Matt Johnson
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Ian Sharman has been racing around the world since 2005 and coaching since 2010, having raced nearly 200 ultras and marathons in all. A UK native that has since called the US home, he’s won almost 50 events including multi-day races, road marathons, trail ultras and adventure races with experience of running in many mountain ranges, including the Himalayas, Andes, Rockies and European Alps. He holds the fastest time in a trail 100-mile race in the US at 12 hours 44 minutes, where he crushed a 15-year-old course record and set the new North American record for the distance by over 30…
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  • Pittsburgh Marathon Course – mile by mile description with elevations @pghmarathon

    Kim
    1 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    I love writing this post. It’s such a great opportunity for me to work through the course in my head. I’m getting so excited and this also gives me something to focus my energy on. The descriptions below takes into account the changes made to the course for 2015. I hope this post finds all you marathon runners feeling fantastic and ready to go on Sunday. Stay off your feet as much as possible tomorrow and drink plenty of water. See you at the start line, and best of luck to you! Elevation gains are marked in red and losses in green. I hope you find this useful on race day and it helps you…
  • Marathon Week – Thoughts, Rituals, Preparations

    Kim
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Distance running is such a unique sport. It’s not like being a golfer or a baseball player, where you have the opportunity once a week or more to go out and “play” your sport. Running a marathon comes once, maybe twice a year for most. You have one day to get it right. I think that adds to the excitement of the sport, but also adds stress. There’s a lot riding on that one day and all you really have to depend on is the 16 weeks you’ve worked to prepare. You truly have to take a leap of faith and “trust the process”. I spent a good deal of this 16 weeks overcoming…
  • Monday Motivation

    Kim
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
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  • Picking a Marathon Pace Plan

    Kim
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Picking a marathon pace plan may seem really simple and straightforward on the surface. You have a goal time and a goal pace. What’s so hard about running that pace every single mile until you get to the finish? For anyone who’s run a marathon, any marathon, that strategy, is quite difficult. There are elevation changes to consider, congestion at the start line and the fatigue of 20 miles behind you in the last 10K. You also have to think of personal race style and comfort level. There are really endless variations to get you to the finish and I exhausted ALL of them. Picture this…
  • The Final Long Run and the Confidence it Brings

    Kim
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:02 pm
    For most people training for Pittsburgh, last week marked the last really hard week of training…the peak mileage week. I haven’t talked about my training week to week as I normally would because I spent a lot of this training cycle discouraged. I’ve had to overcome some pretty rough weeks so I knew I had to make last week count. Let me back up a bit. I had a couple of lower mileage weeks in February due to a vacation so when I came back was determined to make up the miles. It’s a lot easier said than done. With the added miles stacking up I was getting fatigued. But really the…
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  • A Nice View of the Wasatch Mountains

    Dawn
    4 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Jim flying over Alpine on the way to the North SideSpring flying in the Wasatch has been pretty good this year.   We are trying to sandwich some paragliding amid last minute packing, house guests, and all the details associated with leaving our house for the summer while we train in Europe for the Red Bull X-Alps.   But last week I was able to fly XC three days in a row, from 3 different launches!   The "V", Grandeur, and Inspo all turned out to be good for the day, and twice I was able to fly home and land in a park near my house.  I really like closing the circle like…
  • USA X-Alps Athletes are Collaborating!

    Dawn
    1 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    With four athletes in the the 2015 Red Bull X-Alps, the USA is well represented this year!  While we are technically competing against each other, we realize that flying skills and physical strength will determine our ability to finish the race, and that is a solo effort.   Since we are all at a disadvantage because the Alps are a long way from where we live, we have decided to work together and share information to allow us to all go further in the race.  With our busy schedules, it was amazing that all four athletes were able to find a way to get together for a whole weekend…
  • SIV Training

    Dawn
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    With a few days left before we head over to Europe, the weather finally got warm enough to do an SIV with Brad Gunnuscio of SIVclinic.com.   An SIV (which is an unpronounceable French term) is basically a chance to do emergency maneuvers with my paraglider, while over water.  This makes it safer to try things because there is a softer, safer landing zone if something does go wrong.   With a new location for towing at Utah Lake, it was a quick drive for us to get down there, plus we got the wonderful view of Mount Timpanogos in the background!   I got a couple of tows…
  • Zone 4 Sprint Intervals

    Dawn
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    In between big workouts, I'm back on the treadmill doing shorter intervals.  Very short in fact!   Today's sprint workout was a warmup followed by 15 sets of 1 minute sprints.  After each sprint I walked for 2 minutes to get my heart rate back down.  While my effort level was definitely Zone 4, it takes a while for the heart to ramp up to a really fast beat, so my data shows that I would just touch Zone 4 by the end of the sprint.    I was running at 9.4 mph, which is about my fastest mile pace.  (Told you I wasn't a fast runner).   Next time I have to…
  • Jordan River Trail Marathon, Part 3

    Dawn
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Training is ramping up for the Red Bull X-Alps 2015, and this weekend I am doing a double workout...two grueling days of walking long distances with my paragliding pack on my back.For the first day I stuck to the flats, finishing up my traverse of the Jordan River Trail with a walking marathon.   I cruised at steady 17 1/2 minute miles along the river with a chilly south wind at my back. After 11 miles, the Jordan River Trail ended with little fanfare.  Luckily the trail continued on under a different name, the Legacy Parkway Trail.  Unfortunately, the river ended…
 
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  • Foot Pain – GONE!

    admin
    3 May 2015 | 6:38 pm
    There’s something magical about recovering from an injury, especially one that has plagued me over four months now. Sharp pain in my right foot like I just stepped on a 220V line that buckles my knee quickly so I can take the pressure off it. That’s what I was facing even up to last week. … Continue reading Foot Pain – GONE! →
  • 11 Running Tips to Push Yourself Harder! – Free for Members (EBook)

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:23 pm
    There are many ways to run faster and farther. Knowing the readers of this site, you are probably already buying some of the top gear available. Once you have the best shoes for your specific type of running and surface, and you have your favorite shorts, socks, shirts, etc. You start looking for something else … Continue reading 11 Running Tips to Push Yourself Harder! – Free for Members (EBook) →
  • The Ultimate Life – The Ultimate EBook – Don’t Miss This!

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    The ULTIMATE LIFE! is a lifehack book that should be required reading for anyone that isn’t getting the most out of life because something is bringing you down. Something is holding you back, and you may not even know what it is. The ULTIMATE LIFE: 1. Helps you get clear on what is absolutely necessary … Continue reading The Ultimate Life – The Ultimate EBook – Don’t Miss This! →
  • Did Suunto Just Release another Smart Watch?

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Sort of… Suunto Essential Collection
  • In-Depth Review of Nike Zoom Terra Kiger V2’s

    admin
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Just posted this page: Review of Nike Zoom Terra Kiger v2 > GO! >
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  • Running Slowly Wrecked My Knees!

    James Dunne
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    As I’m writing this in the air somewhere over the Irish Sea traveling back to London, tens of thousands of runners will be waking up in nervous anticipation of today’s London marathon. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth marathon, whether looking to compete at the sharp end of the race, or just to complete the 26.2 miles, the training is hopefully now in the bank. Today is all about executing the plan, well rehearsed in your head, for real this time. What about those who, through injury don’t make the start line? This year, as every year, many runners won’t even make it to the…
  • Do Your Hips Move Like This? Contralateral Pelvic Drop

    James Dunne
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:29 am
    Great example of a bilateral (left hip worse than right) contralateral pelvic drop. Glute Med on the weight bearing side, as well as Ext Obliques and QL on the opposite side not doing a great job of stabilising pelvis on femur in frontal plane. Work to do! A video posted by James Dunne (@kineticrev) on Mar 5, 2015 at 1:05pm PST Last night I posted this short video on Instagram of a female marathon running client of ours. She’s a great example of a runner who displays a bilateral contralateral pelvic drop. Yep, those hips look great on a catwalk, but they’re not what we want to see…
  • Simple is Good! Easily Applied Running Technique Cue

    James Dunne
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Running Technique Tip: Try *gently* drawing your belly button in as you run… Give it a go and let me know how you get on! A photo posted by James Dunne (@kineticrev) on Mar 5, 2015 at 6:42am PST It’s the job of a coach to possess a deep understanding of what we’re specifically trying to achieve with any given drill, cue and exercise. We have to appreciate the various mechanisms at work to reach the desired outcome. That said, where I feel many of us fail sometimes (myself included) is in then condensing this complexity down to a succinct set of words which resonate with the…
  • What is Over Striding? Distance Running vs Sprint Technique

    James Dunne
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
      I’m often asked about the concept of over striding. Simply put, this can be broadly described as being when a runner strikes the ground too far ahead of their body, effectively applying the brakes with each stride. While common advice is to try to ‘land under your hips’, how realistic is this cue for distance runners? Check out the video above to see how distance runners and sprinters differ in terms of stride pattern… The post What is Over Striding? Distance Running vs Sprint Technique appeared first on Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic…
  • Haile Gebrselassie Running in Slow Motion (Barefoot & Shod)

    James Dunne
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
      I recently found some brilliant slow-mo footage of the legend Haile Gebrselassie, and wanted to share my thoughts on here! With all the talk about barefoot running over recent years, it’s quite a unique opportunity to get a good close look at one of the all time greats running barefoot. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below… The post Haile Gebrselassie Running in Slow Motion (Barefoot & Shod) appeared first on Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic Revolution.
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  • Subconscious Chat with Legends

    Neel
    3 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    The sun shined brightly outdoors in the evening with a warm gust of wind. The organisers of Hyderabad Marathon are a passionate and a sadistic bunch of runners who had planned the marathon just after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Road to Bhatti Lakes 100k – Week 9

    Neel
    2 May 2015 | 10:45 pm
    This was my week of highest mileage, since the time I have started my Base Phase, of the training for Bhatti Lakes 100k. I have now entered the mileage increase phase as per my training plan. Road... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Road to Bhatti Lakes 100k – Week 8

    Neel
    1 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    My adapter to charge the laptop broke down, hence the delay in my writing the last weeks' training report. Last week I was bordering the thin line between training and overtraining and I think, I had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Road to Bhatti Lakes 100k – Week 7

    Neel
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    The last week went fairly satisfactory as per training plan with a two hour run thrown in between. And I am writing this post in midst of attending phone calls at home, feeding my kid, playing with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Remove Side Stitch While Running

    Neel
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    While running, we sometimes get stitch/ cramps on one of the sides of stomach or lower side of the rib cage, especially on the left side. It is a really annoying pain which slows us down considerably... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Orange Mud Hydra Quiver Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    3 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Guest post by frequent contributor Peter Stuart Disclaimer: I’m not really a trail runner. I spend most of my time running on very flat California roads, so I don’t have a lot of experience with trail hydration systems. I’m sure those of you out there who are experienced trail runners will have lots of thoughts about other […] The post Orange Mud Hydra Quiver Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • HOKA Clifton Running Shoe Review

    Meaghan Murray
    2 May 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Now that I’m on my second pair of HOKA Cliftons (both of which I purchased) and have run two marathons in them, I figured it was time to write a review. Here it is. The Good Based on that brief introduction, you can probably tell I’m a huge fan of this shoe. Despite their gargantuan […] The post HOKA Clifton Running Shoe Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Salming Race Shoe Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Salming Race Shoe Review Previously we reviewed the Salming Distance A2, Salming’s “daily trainer.” Now it is time to buckle up and strap on their short distance race day shoe, the “Race” R21. The Good Thomas: The first day I received the Salming Race, I tried them on, went out to the street and sprinted […] The post Salming Race Shoe Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Nutrimatix: Interview with the CEO

    Meaghan Murray
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    We were given a couple sample packs of Nutrimatix Vitamin blends. They’re pretty delicious. Since there’s a lot of nutrition/health apps and supplements out there, we decided to interview the CEO, Sergio, to give you the full rundown. Here’s what he has to say about the company and their products. What was the inspiration behind Nutrimatix? Nutrimatix […] The post Nutrimatix: Interview with the CEO appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • The Boston Marathon Race Review

    Meaghan Murray
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    By: Meaghan Murray Where do I begin? I guess I’ll start with my arrival in Boston. I waited until the last minute to head into town (Sunday afternoon). This meant I went straight to the Expo from the airport. Pro tip: DON’T do that. There are 30,000 people running this event and they come with […] The post The Boston Marathon Race Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
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  • Training plan

    Stephanie
    4 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    I have been searching to find a training plan that will suit me. They are either for the very beginners or too advanced for me! But I think I have found the perfect balance! The Garmin Connect Sprint Triathlon 12 week plan. The plan has me completing a technical session for each discipline and then a speed session for each… Read more →
  • Drill Time

    Stephanie
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:54 am
    I have done three swim sessions so far and I can already see an improvement. on my first swim it took me well over 25 minutes to swim 30 lengths, my second session it took me around 20 minutes and my last session was around 17 minutes. So I think the more I swim the fitter and therefore faster I… Read more →
  • One Year Ago.

    Stephanie
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:53 am
    I find it so hard to believe that it was a year ago that Greg and I completed the London Marathon! We got up on Sunday morning and put it straight on the tele. I was an emotional wreck on the day and watching it brought back all of those emotions! This might sound weird to most, but I had… Read more →
  • Swim it!

    Stephanie
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    So obviously I am going to have to start swimming again to be able to complete the triathlon in a good time. I love swimming, but have not swam properly for a long time, think the last time I swam was in the pool on holiday in Turkey to cool down! I used to swim when I was about 12/13… Read more →
  • Training Time!

    Stephanie
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    As you all know, I like to do a lot of research into things before I do them, so nothing changed when I started to look into the different training plans for a triathlon. I love swimming and running, but not so keen on cycling – but I can do it if I really have to! So I wouldn’t count… Read more →
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  • London Marathon 2015 Race Report

    Dave Sawyer
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    I attended a talk recently by Scotland’s national endurance coach Robert Hawkins. It was all about how he trains his boys, Callum and Derek, both brilliant athletes. As a marathoner, I was more interested in the Derek half of the talk. I learnt a lot. But the point that resonated most was a throwaway comment about the difficulty of training for a spring marathon north of the border. This year particularly. I’ve lived in Scotland for 25 years and this winter has got to be the worst on record. As I write it’s sunny outside but I’m shivering thinking about those ice cold…
  • The Very Hungry Marathoner

    Dave Sawyer
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    In the light of the moon, a little marathoner lay on a bed. One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and – POP! – out of the bed came a skinny, and very hungry marathoner. He started looking for some nice food. But he was fat-loading. On Monday he ate through one avocado, but he was still hungry. On Tuesday he ate through two slabs of Blacksticks Blue, but he was still hungry. On Wednesday he ate through three smoked mackerel fillets, but he was still hungry.On Thursday he ate through four bowls of olives, but he was still hungry. On Thursday he…
  • My London Marathon 2015 Training Block

    Dave Sawyer
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:10 am
    My Strava took a battering yesterday. It’s showing a 1.9M warm up, 10M race, 4.2M warm down, and then a 2.1M run an hour later. 18.2M all told. That last run’s a bit mad. Following the warm down, I drove two clubmates back to Netherlee on Glasgow’s south side. One of them lives just up the road from me. After the half hour car journey, I left my motor at his house (500 yards from mine). Car parked, I did two cheeky miles (my fourth run of the day) purely so I could say I’d hit my 60-mile target for the week. I then hopped back in the car and arrived home in time for…
  • Dogs Are The Enemy of Runners

    Dave Sawyer
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Before I begin… Let me be clear that I am not writing this post. It’s my Chimp speaking. And when he’s running he doesn’t like dogs. Those familiar with the excellent Chimp Paradox will know what I’m talking about. My Chimp isn’t me. He analyses things in black and white. He’s not one for nuance and never sees both sides of the story. In this post, Stan (for it is he) will argue why dogs ARE the enemy of runners. And because it’s not in Dave’s (for he is me) nature to present an unbalanced argument, my good friend – and fellow…
  • The Joy of Strava

    Dave Sawyer
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:50 pm
    I’m doing Martin Yelling’s Jantastic this year. It’s not going well. One week I had to play my “Joker”. The next week I couldn’t do all my runs and you can’t play your Joker in consecutive weeks. So I had to let my team down and miss a week. Then I got “back on it”, had two good weeks then forgot to load my runs on Monday just gone. I’d give up but fear incurring the wrath of Mrs Pacepusher. I’m an angel, and I fear to tread. Anyway, this post’s not about Jantastic. It’s about the happy by-product of my failed…
 
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  • Meatless Monday- Date & Nut Granola

    Tina Muir
    4 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Well hello there! I am officially back in Lexington and as amazing as my time at home was, it will be good to get back into a routine (and see Steve of course!). The second week at home absolutely flew by, and I got to see a lot of people, but did not burn myself out like I usually would. I think a lot of that is because I was not running; it meant I had an extra few hours a day to do things! Thank you to Lindsay, Dawn, Sarah, and Amanda for guest posting, and allowing me to enjoy those precious few hours with my friends and family. I will recap things a little more on Wednesday, but today…
  • How to Get Over a Bad Race

    Tina Muir
    1 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hello Friends! Thank you so much for your kind words on my recap post of the London Marathon, I have been overwhelmed with the number of comments, emails, messages, so THANK YOU so much for supporting my journey.  I think this is my last guest post for you as I head back to the US tomorrow…..this is the part I hate; saying bye to my loved ones and my beautiful little town, but knowing that Steve is on the other end….well, that makes me very happy! Anyway, today I have a guest post from one of my favorite bloggers out there….I am sure you have heard of her, if not, you need…
  • The London Marathon 2015- A Dream Come True

    Tina Muir
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Well…..I did it. I accomplished what I set out to do. I did not have a time goal. I did not look at my watch. I did not worry about “making up time”, but what I did do, was exactly what I intended to do; Enjoy it. Running the London Marathon was the most incredible running experience of my life. I absolutely loved it. In fact, it is hard to believe just how much I enjoyed running a marathon. Honestly, I am not sure if I will ever enjoy a marathon that much again. Marathons HURT, but even at mile 24, at the point when my last 2 marathons flickered through my mind (what a…
  • Meatless Monday- Orange Balsamic Sweet Potato Gnocchi

    Tina Muir
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hello! Well, yesterday I ran London Marathon, and it was INCREDIBLE. Truly the best running experience of my life. I promise I will update you all as soon as I can (I can’t believe how many people are so excited to read my race recap), but for this week, I want to make the most of my time at home. I may write a recap if I get a few minutes today, but in case; I finished 7th woman in the field (25th if you include the elites, 10th British runner overall) in a time of 2:41:19. Thank you so much for all your supportive messages, it truly means the world to me! If you want to read my mini…
  • The London Marathon Dream

    Tina Muir
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Wow. I cannot believe this post is here. I cannot believe the London Marathon is only just a few days away. I am not sure I can describe just how much of a dream come true it will be to run this race because unless you are from England, it is hard to say. You may hate me for saying this, but London Marathon is bigger than Boston Marathon. Yep. I just said that. I know Boston is a HUGE deal (side note, Monday was incredibly inspiring- huge CONGRATS to all my friends who ran!!), and so many runners make their number one goal to qualify, and I am not taking ANYTHING away from that, please…
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  • Prenatal PT Appointment: shifting from strengthening the pelvic floor to relaxing it

    scanney
    4 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    A few weeks ago I made a prenatal appointment with my women’s health physical therapist. I first met with Cristin Zaimes, PT DPT, owner of Oceanside Physical Therapy after the delivery of my son Jack in 2012. I had returned to running three weeks postpartum, but was experiencing a “falling out” sensation and was leaking during every run. I was worried I had developed a some sort of uterine prolapse. Thankfully that was not the case, and thanks to a regular routine of strengthening exercises I was back to running and no leaking a few months later. For the last two…
  • RUN’STOCK 24: New England’s Newest Relay

    scanney
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you’ve ever run a relay then you know the fun that can be had when you bring a bunch of running friends (or running strangers) together. And if you’ve never run a relay then it needs to go on your bucket list. The camaraderie and fun you’ll experience will have you looking up the next possible relay moments after your team crosses the finish line. If you’re looking for a relay to run this summer, there’s a new kid on the block: RUN’STOCK 24, a 24 hour relay held at the Gunstock Ski Area in Gilford, NH this June 20th and 21st. RUNSTOCK 24. New…
  • How to Pace your next Marathon or Half Marathon: 5 foolproof tips

    scanney
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:31 am
    The ability to properly pace a marathon or half marathon can sometimes feel elusive. We all know that the smart thing to do is start slower and finish faster, but actually executing that plan is a totally different thing. Runner’s World broke down Desiree Linden‘s pacing from the Boston Marathon and she pretty much paced herself perfectly. Her last 5K split was only two seconds slower than her first 5K split. She ran even mile splits on a tough course in less-than-ideal conditions. The way in which she controlled her pacing is really impressive, a skill that takes a lot of…
  • Mark you Calendar: National Stroller Running Day May 31st

    scanney
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    Some of my best miles have been logged behind my single and double BOB Gear Stroller. Running with my kids in the stroller, though they might not be the fastest miles, are always the most fun. They are usually filled with countless questions and little discoveries. Katie McFarland, of Mom’s Little Running Buddy, decided last year that stroller running needed to be celebrated and so she created National Stroller Running Day a day dedicated to stroller runners and their commitment to living a healthy lifestyle with their families in tow. This year National Stroller Running Day falls on…
  • Walk it Out: 37 Weeks Pregnancy Update

    scanney
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
      Walk it out. Now that I’m full term it’s time to walk this baby out. I had my last run along the beach two weeks ago and it was a gloriously good run in equally glorious weather and I had no reason to follow that up with a potentially crappy and uncomfortable run. So I’ve been walking and it’s been good. I’ve had some good solo walks and some walks pushing the kids in the double stroller and a handful of treadmill walks while the kids let out the crazy in the basement. I’ve toyed with the idea of taking along music or a podcast for my solo walks,…
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  • Shake Up Your Marathon Training

    John
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    Shake up your Marathon Training Do you ever get tired of the same running routine and need to do something to shake things up? After running 18 marathons in the past 12 months I decided it was time to shake up my marathon training. I had gotten so slow from nothing but long slow distance(LSD) that I just needed to take a break and spice things up a bit. Doing the same thing over and over again to me gets boring. Sometimes running gets boring. Its the people I get to run with that makes it fun. But sometimes its good to have other challenges. So, what do you do when you take a break from…
  • Running With Plantar Fasciitis

    John
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Running With Plantar FasciitisRunning with plantar fasciitis is one of the worst running injuries a runner can have. It can be a long term nagging pain or it can be a debilitating injury where you can barely walk.  I think over the years I have had it all and tried all the so called cures. Here is a little of my story and some of the things I have tried.    My history with Plantar FasciitisI was never a super fast runner. I started running in 2006 and went through the normal aches, pains, minor injuries that happen to new runners. I did train somewhat sensibly. I started…
  • Best Running Websites

    John
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Best Running WebsitesThis is my list of some of the best running websites to check out to stay in touch with what’s happening in the running world.Runners World – http://runnersworld.com  – Daily running news, running tips for beginners and advanced, injury prevention, and equipment reviews. Race listings throughout the US.Running Times – http://runningtimes.com – Comprehensive articles on training, sports medicine, shoes, personalities & more for all competitive, high school, college, masters & trail runners.Cool Running –…
  • Running Shoes for Women – Some of the Best

    John
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Best Running Shoes for WomenWith spring coming and more women starting to run, I wanted to highlight some of the best running shoes for women. For now we will look at some of the top brands and some of their top models for 2015.AsicsAsics Gel Kayano 21 Lite Show – The Asics Gel Kayano 21 celebrates it’s 21st birthday in style.  Continuing it’s legacy of providing maximum support and a plush ride, this premium daily trainer is ready to hit the roads. With a new lighter Fluid Ride midsole and the most gel cushioning to date, this shoe is built for high mileage training.
  • Motivational Quotes for Running – my top 20

    John
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    My top 20 Motivational Quotes for Running Thought I would make a compilation of my top 20 motivational quotes for running. These are always motivating and help me and many others to get out the door. “Tough times don’t last but tough people do.” – A.C. Green“There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighborhoods you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.” – Nike“If you start to feel good during an ultra, dont’ worry you will get over it.” – Gene Thibeault“You have to forget your…
 
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  • Record Setting Month

    2 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    April was a pretty big running month for me.  I accomplished one of my big three running goals that I set out last year when I ran my first half marathon and made my time goal of finishing in under 2 hours.     I also got some interesting stats from Runkeeper - the run tracking app I use that I would highly recommend.   The app sent me an email about midway through May that I had logged 500 miles running while using the app.  That mileage is spread across about a year so it breaks down to not
  • Exploring A New Running Route

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:43 am
    I've been struggling somewhat with figuring out how to target my running schedule lately.  It's been a floundering between starting to train more for The Bear and just running whatever I feel like running.  When I went out yesterday, I didn't have a plan for what I wanted to do which is usually a negative thing, but the weather was beautiful so I decided to try out a new route.  It was clear and sunny with minimal pollen flying around in my face, so why not?   There's a pretty good stretch of
  • Race Recovery Week

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    I've never run a race before that really required a substantial recovery period.  Though, in the past, I often would neglect my training for weeks and months after running The Bear.  The point is, dealing with a recovery period is somewhat uncharted territory for me, but I figured it necessary for a week or so after my half marathon.   After the race, I felt pretty good.  Nothing was in pain or hurting, but I was definitely fatigued in a way that seemed appropriate for the longest distance I've
  • My First Half Marathon and My Fiftieth Post!

    8 Apr 2015 | 12:56 pm
    I'm pretty stoked today because this is my fiftieth post on Run and Drum!  It's also exciting because I ran my first half marathon this past Sunday.  Not only did I complete my goal to run a half marathon in 2015, I fulfilled my bonus goal of doing it in under 2 hours!  My finish time was 1:59:20, BUT it's still under 2 hours so I'm good with it and it gives me a launch point to try and finish my next one even faster.   I ran in the Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh half marathon and it was a blast.  I
  • Training Taper

    7 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    My first half marathon is this Sunday so I'm having the feeling like I'm walking into class on the day of an exam because if I'm not prepared by now, it's pretty much too late.  Granted, I never spent months preparing for an exam for over 3 hours per week, so I'm feeling good about my level of preparedness, particularly since I got a 10 miler in this past weekend within my target pace.  All the same, I'm still starting to get some jitters thinking about it.   This week, I'm really tapering my
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  • Cape Falcon: Trail Running Lessons From a Newb

    heather.lorraine.pugh@gmail.com
    5 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    Cape Falcon was my second trail run from my Top 5 Spring Trails to hit. If you dig obstacle courses and breathtaking views, you’re going to love this place. The day started off relaxing enough as Alberta, Nathan and I kicked it in Manzanita for a few hours. After running around like maniacs on the beach and watching the wind […]
  • Photo Log: Klickitat Rail Trail

    heather.lorraine.pugh@gmail.com
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Howdy friends. Here are a few more photos from my 14 mile excursion on the Klickitat Rail Trail, more specifically, through Swale Canyon. You can read more here and here. What used to be a railroad corridor is now 31 miles of secluded trail that introduce you to the meeting grounds of the Columbia and […]
  • Drop the Excuses and Be Strong, Right Now

    heather.lorraine.pugh@gmail.com
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:46 pm
    I used to use races as motivation. Sign up, pay up, and hopefully…find the time and willpower to train. Not anymore.  I get it. Sometimes we need motivation. Sometimes we need to spend that 70 bucks on a race so that when we start to get lazy and don’t feel like training, it’s like “hey, I […]
  • My Top 5 Spring Trails: Oregon & Washington

    heather.lorraine.pugh@gmail.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    Every trail is an adventure — but yes, some do top the cake.  I’ll be tackling 5 trails this spring, each with a unique view of the Pacific Northwest. Some will require day trips, others will require camping, and a couple are just an hour or two from home. Pick a trail, or five, and get out […]
  • Wanderlusting Woman

    heather.lorraine.pugh@gmail.com
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    I awoke this morning from one of those dreams that feels really real. The kind that leaves your wakeful, conscious mind full of the emotional ramifications of whatever the dream entailed. In this particular dream I was still in college and on a holiday break. On the last day of my break, I was offered an opportunity to take […]
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