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  • Dog Dies After Being Kicked by Runner

    Kit Fox
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    The 15-pound pug was unleashed, walking with owner.
  • Kara Goucher: One Year Later

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    Matt Orlando
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    When I first interviewed 2-time Olympic marathoner Kara Goucher last year, it was the beginning of a tremendous change in her life: a new home, a new coach, and the uncertainty of with whom she would sign. We spoke about what the future held for her, her career, and her family. She was focused on staying healthy and getting back in competitive shape. It was a year filled with promise. We caught up briefly in October shortly before New York City, where she shared that “running is such a huge part of (her) life and (she) want(s) more people, especially women, to be empowered by…
  • Study: The factors that increase runners’ risk for injury

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:59 pm
    During training for your first marathon, it was your IT band. Last spring, it was your piriformis. Now you suspect plantar fasciitis is behind the pain in your feet. Sound familiar? Injury is all too common among runners, with 70 percent of us getting hurt at some point during our running careers. However, some runners seem to […]
  • Youth Half Marathon Records Keep Dropping

    Liam Boylan-Pett
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    Long distances aren’t a problem for these preteens.
  • Racing News: March 27 Morning Report

    Peter Gambaccini
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:29 am
    Laura Thweatt leads U.S. women in China; Brenda Martinez at Carlsbad.
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    Jeff Galloway's Blog

  • Are you tired…. Or just Lazy?

    Jeff Galloway
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Many people say that they are too tired to run. But after interviewing many who make this claim, I’ve come to believe that most of the reasons for this sensation is laziness (most will admit this), or low blood sugar. One of the best indicators of real fatigue is your resting pulse, taken in the morning. Your journal can track this (although some runners use a piece of graph paper). 
  • Practical eating issues

    Jeff Galloway
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    You don’t need to eat before a run, unless your blood sugar is low. Reload most effectively by eating within 30 min of the finish of a run (80% carb /20% protein). Eating or drinking too much right before the start of a run will interfere with deep breathing, & may cause side pain. The food or fluid in your stomach limits our intake of air into the lower lungs, and restricts the action of the diaphragm. If you are running low on blood sugar at the end of your long runs, take some blood sugar booster with you. It is never a good idea to eat a huge meal.  Those who claim that they must…
  • When to start walk breaks

    Jeff Galloway
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Walk breaks taken early in the run keep the muscles strong and resilient enough so the legs can move with strength and efficiency throughout. This will significantly reduce or eliminate the excess stress around the knees, ankles, feet, etc. which produces injury. The little “back-up” muscle groups can stay in reserve and fine-tune the running motion after fatigue sets in. The earlier you take the walk breaks, the more they help you! To receive maximum benefit, you must start the walk breaks before you feel any fatigue in the first mile. If you wait until you feel the need for a walk…
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    Kathy the Tri Hard Mum :)

  • Tauranga Half Ironman race report

    10 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    The day started early - 4.15am I was up for toast with honey and a banana, plus mixing all the usual potions and gunk that goes with these longer events. I hadn't slept well at all, and for some reason was feeling very nervous. The expectation of setting a PB was pretty high with my new bike, and it just got me all tensed up. A reasonably heavy rain was falling as we drove to the race site, but it eased off by the time we arrived there. The bikes were sopping as they had been racked all night, but other than that the rain disappeared for the rest of the day thank goodness! The forecast…
  • Carb Cycling For Fat Loss

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    Envision this: You're at a restaurant eating with companions. The supper hasn't begun yet. You're conversing with one of your pals as the server fills your water glass. She vanishes for a moment then comes back with a crate of crisp bread and sets it before you.Inquiry: Do you reach for a bit of bread?In this circumstance, most fellows will return into their "default consuming mode". Their cerebrum will change to autopilot and they'll do whatever they're accustomed to doing. (For the greater part of us, that implies we'll reach for the bread, regardless of the fact that we don't generally…
  • Racing tomorrow!

    21 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    It's on like Donkey Kong (love that saying).I have had such a great few weeks of training since the Rotorua Half Ironman 4 weeks ago, that I am pretty excited about the prospect of going FAST tomorrow. Although, the last few days have seen me feeling very niggly and abit tense, so am praying for a great sleep tonight and a fresh start to the morning tomorrow.Iris is AWESOME (as I have already informed you in previous posts), and everytime I ride I fall more in love with her! I have high hopes for her tomorrow, so I hope she doesn't disappoint.The weather is supposedly going to be cloudy with…
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    Make It a Masterpiece

  • Great Eight Miles

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015:I ran for 25 minutes up to the Quick Trip, then 25 more back to home, and repeated that on a slightly different route. Passing our home every 4 miles has the advantage of a bathroom when needed.  With a run/walk ratio of 1 to 2 most of the time, I expect that I went about 8 miles in the 1 hour and 40 minutes.  The only trouble was a slight complaint from my old friends the left hip flexors.  That settled down to a dull ache and there were no other issues.I also started a cross-training regimen at Snap Fitness yesterday.  Adductors, abductors,…
  • Good Five Miles

    22 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Friday I got lost trying to run a new five-mile route near our new home.  Today I ran that route with no problems - I'm starting to learn my way around the neighborhood.  Furthermore I didn't need to stop at the Kwik Trip, although I was plenty glad to get back to our bathroom after the run. On Friday I complained about three issues, but today the right foot and the right-side back pain were silent.  The left hip flexors (or whatever it is that hurts) complained a little, but not enough to be a problem.I did the 1 to 2 run/walk again, sometimes 2 to 3, and finished the…
  • New Route - Three Problems

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Still getting accustomed to the new neighborhoods, I drew up a slightly convoluted map for a 5-mile run with the Kwik Trip's restroom in the middle.  Unfortunately, even though I had a printed map, I made a wrong turn and ran off the edge of the map, so I was lost.  I figured it out, but the repaired route cost me about two tenths of a mile, and maybe four minutes standing around perusing that map.Anyway, I mostly used a run/walk ratio of 1 to 2, sometimes a little less walking and more running.  Distance 5.11 miles, time 1:07:47.  Taking four minutes off the time, the…
  • Sixteen Miles - Back In the Running

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    Three runs:Tuesday, March 17, 2014:Getting accustomed to our new neighborhood, I plotted a 7-mile run that would begin and end at our house, traversing various residential streets and the 1.1-mile trail along the lake.Unfortunately, though, I developed an overwhelming need to visit the restroom at the nearby Kwik Trip, which took me off the plotted route.  I think the actual completed distance was about 6.7 miles, and the time was 1:24:27 (not counting the pit stop), for a pace of about 12:36.  Except for the Kwik Trip emergency, this run was fun.  I did a little exploring and…
  • First Recovery Run

    11 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Normally I wait until the third day after a marathon to run again, and even then only a short, easy run.  The third day was yesterday (Tuesday), but I didn't run because I spent the day installing improvements in our "new" townhouse, and still felt a bit sore as well.  Today we three had meetings until late afternoon, and it felt wonderful to hit the trails after that. I did our "standard" 3.4-mile loop around the lake, using a 15 to 40 run/walk ratio, and felt strong throughout.  A few muscles and ligaments complained just a little, but most of my body was refreshed by the…
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    Run Bulldog Run

  • 2015 Shamrock King Neptune Challenge Recap

    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

    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

    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

    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.
  • New Year. New Month.

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    It would appear I’ve slipped into non-blogging mode again for the last month or so, which means it’s probably time for an update before I lose all my followers. Training has been steady, but nothing earth-shattering, and with the end of January almost upon us, I now find myself staring down another big race in […] The post New Year. New Month. appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
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  • [Audio] Diane Nukuri of Burundu, Third in Prague Half Marathon, Interview by Andy Edwards, Race News Service

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Diane Nukuri took third in the Prague Half Marathon yesterday. Here is her interview after the race, from Andy Edwads of Race Results Service. Diane Nukuri is one of the most prolific road runners of her generation. Diane Nukuri, NCY Half 2014, photo by
  • Ethiopia this time, number one! The view from Europe, by Alfons Juck, EME News

    Larry Eder
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    Geoffrey Kamworor wins senior Men's XC, photo by Getty Images for IAAFLetesembet Gidey wins junior Women's WXC! photo by Getty Images for IAAFEthiopia this time number oneGUIYANG (CHN, Mar 28): Ethiopia and Kenya as expected dominated at the World CC Championships first time held in China. They won all 12 individual medals and finished one-two in all four team standings. At the end Ethiopia was better 5-3-3 with Kenya 3-5-1. Remaining four team medals went to Bahrain (twice), Eritrea and Uganda. Best non-African (and non Bahrain) individual position was the 15th place of Spain´s Trihas Gebre…
  • [Audio] Interview with Daniel Wanjiru of Kenya, Winner of Prague Half Marathon by Andy Edwards, Race News Service

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Daniel Wanjiru won the Prague Half Marathon on Saturday, March 28, 2015. After his victory, Andy Edwards of Race News Service did this audio interview on his fast race! 
  • Favorites Falter at Prague Half-marathon, by David Monti, RRW, used with permission

    Larry Eder
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
    Daniel Wanjiru winning the 2015 Sportisimo Prague Half-Marathon in 59:51 (photo courtesy of Monti wrote this piece on the Prague Half Marathon, which happened on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  FAVORITES FALTER AT PRAGUE HALF-MARATHONBy David Monti, @d9monti(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved, used with permission. (28-Mar) -- The big names had to settle for the minor places at today's 17th Sportisimo Prague Half-Marathon in the Czech capital.In the men's race, defending champion Peter Kirui and last year's Birell Grand Prix 10-K champion Geoffrey…
  • After 30 years, Carlsbad is still fastest! by David Monti, RRW, used with permission

    Larry Eder
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
     Dejen Gebremeskel Wins Fourth Straight Carlsbad 5000 in 2014 (Photo by; used with permission) AFTER 30 YEARS, CARLSBAD IS STILL FASTESTBy David Monti, @d9monti(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved, used with permission. (27-Mar) - From the first edition in 1986 won by Steve Scott and PattiSue Plumer in 13:32 and 15:31, respectively, the Carlsbad 5000 has consistently been the world's fastest 5-K road race.  Not only is the event the home of both the men's and women's Association of Road Racing Statisticians (ARRS) world records, but no other 5-K…
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    Runnergirl Training

  • 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.
  • Fueling Like A Lady

    runnergirl training
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:18 pm
    This article takes an interesting look at sports science and women's sports nutrition.
  • Easy Healthy Diagram

    runnergirl training
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:54 pm
    This is a fun diagram for easy ways to eat healthy!
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    Trail Running Blog

  • IceSleeves Compression Sleeves Review

    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…
  • Taking Care of your Body as you Age

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:37 pm
    It’s All About Taking Care of You You can’t stop the march of time. You are going to get older as the years fly by. However, you can embrace your age and give your body your best. A coq10 supplement can give you a boost, helping you to feel your best. With the right anti-aging ingredients, you can feel like you are younger than your years. Put the right ingredients in your body and you can stave off illness and other debilitating conditions. You need to avoid the wear and tear that is inevitable if you don’t give yourself some TLC. Supplements can help. Give Your Body What…
  • 2015 LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K Race Report

    13 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    At 5 years in a row, the LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K is now the longest I’ve ran the same race every year. Of course, it helps that it has been a tradition to run this race with my siblings and more recently, nephews and even better my mom this year! It’s a great reason to visit my family in LA for the weekend, run a race together with them and then eat together afterwards to celebrate. There have really only been a few years where I have been fully prepared to compete in this race, unfortunately, this year was not one of them. I didn’t do too bad, but definitely not my…
  • California 10/20 Race Report

    13 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the California 10/20 is a 10 mile run along the coast feature 20 bands throughout the course. The California 10/20 is a fairly new race series, the other one taking place in Austin, which I bet would be fun to visit. Unfortunately, when I was reading the race program the morning of the race, there was a letter from the race director saying this was the last year. I know planning and organizing a race is a lot of work, so it’s not too surprising to hear when they do not last. I was actually quite pleased with this race overall, hopefully they will…
  • Jump Start Your Heart 5K Race Report

    10 Mar 2015 | 10:05 pm
    This is the 4th Annual Jump Start Your Heart 5K. This is a non-profit event (100% proceeds) benefitting The Children’s Heart Foundation. The goal of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to bring health, hope and happiness to children impacted by congenital heart defects, the number one birth defect in the United States.  This race was on a Saturday but I had been training for and had planned to run a 10 mile race on Sunday. However, when my co-worker sent an email to the company about this, I couldn’t say no. It was for a good cause and needed as much support as possible. Since…
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    Team Cross Runs

  • Race Review: 6k for Water

    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…
  • The World Vision Virtual 6K For Water March 22

    15 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Join me in running a 6k on March 22 and provide clean water for life for a kid in Africa. Simple, easy peasy. Click here to do it! YOU’RE IN! Thanks for joining World Vision’s first Virtual 6K For Water! Your registration fee of $50 will provide clean water for one child. The cool part? On March 22, you’ll walk or run with a picture (on your race bib) of the child you’re providing water for. Next steps? 1. Watch your mailbox! In the next 7-10 business days you’ll be receiving your Virtual 6K Race Kit containing your race shirt, your individualized race bib,…
  • Running Across Lake Superior

    10 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    It isn’t every day you get the opportunity to run across a Great Lake.  Especially Lake Superior.  My buddy Brad and I did that over the weekend.  Our families went up to Bayfield to check out the Superior Ice Caves and the Bayfield Winter Festival.  A part of the Bayfield Winter Festival each year is a race across the ice road from Bayfield to Madeline Island and back, known as the Run on Water. (this year’s winning time was 24:59). Smartly for the weather, the race starts at 11am.  Sadly, for us this was too late in the morning for us to be able to check-out on time and not…
  • Welcome to March!!

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Here we go into March! February was a little bit of a rough month.  Extreme cold days and illness.  The two goals for February were to Read a Poem Every Day and to Write 4 Poems. I read way more than 28 poems! In the process of reading poems I also made some work towards another goal of finishing books that I started.  I finished reading through The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou.  It was hard to read only one of her poems at a time so I’d read 3 or 4 at a go. I purchased the book last year after she passed away so was glad to finally get around to finishing it. Over the…
  • Happy 2nd Birthday Stridebox!

    22 Feb 2015 | 1:42 pm
    I was only a subscriber to Stridebox for a short time in their inaugural year, but they continue to impress and go the extra mile.  For the 2nd year in a row, I got a Happy Birthday box from them.  No, not my birthday… their birthday!  I wrote about their birthday box last year and one of the boxes I got in their inaugural year. Stridebox was at the forefront of the monthly subscriber revolution.  At least in my eyes, now there are a lot of them from snack food to men’s clothing.  I originally signed up in early 2013 and enjoyed getting boxes for almost a year.  The boxes…
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    japan running news

  • Kawauchi Wins First Running of Nerima Kobushi Half Marathon

    Brett Larner
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm translated and edited by Brett Larner The first half marathon to be held in Tokyo's Nerima ward, the Nerima Kobushi Half
  • 'Kiryu Clocks Wind-Assisted 9.87 in 100 m at Texas Relays'

    Brett Larner
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:16 pm After the race Kiryu posted the following Tweet: 8ヶ月ぶりの100m 風が+3.3の追い風参考記録ですが 9秒87の9秒台を出すことができました 記録もですが9秒台の選手と一緒に走って勝って優勝したことがなによりよかったです。 まだシーズンの初戦今年は怪我なく行きたい‥ いい大会になりました。(^O^) — Yoshihide kiryu (@Window1215) March 29, 2015 This was my first 100 m race in 8 months.  The wind was a 3.3 m/s tailwind so the time…
  • World XC Championships - Japanese Results

    Brett Larner
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    by Brett Larner Japan came up empty-handed at the 2015 World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China as its perennial best hope for a medal, its junior women's squad, could do no better than 5th.  Junior women's team leader Azusa Sumi took 16th overall, 1:07 behind winner Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia but still the top-placing non-African born athlete in any of the day's races along with
  • World Cross Country Championshps - Japanese Team Roster

    Brett Larner
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:15 pm
    by Brett Larner Japan's team for this weekend's World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China features 21 athletes.  As always, its strongest contingent is its junior women, in this case led by 9:00.89 high schooler Azusa Sumi, undefeated since 2013, and teammate Yuka Sarumida of Toyokawa H.S.  The junior men's team features three athletes with 5000 m bests under 14 minutes including 2014
  • Lisbon Half Marathon Japanese Results - Noguchi and Fujiwara Fade

    Brett Larner
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    by Brett Larner Marathon national record holder Mizuki Noguchi (Team Sysmex) and newly-anointed Beijing World Championships team member Masakazu Fujiwara (Team Honda) put in an appearance at Sunday's 25th anniversary Lisbon Half Marathon.  Noguchi, who in recent years has had more DNS that starts in her scheduled races, made a rare start but proved ineffectual, opening at a conservative pace
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    Jill Will Run

  • Friday Fete

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (Friday Fete) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Yesterday I drove to Utah for work, a nearly 200 mile drive each way. My kid woke up exactly 30 minutes before my alarm was set to go off, so I was up at 3:30 trying to calm her down. Then it was pointless going back to sleep, so I just got ready and then I started my drive. And realized when it was too late to turn around if I was still going to make my 8:30 AM meeting… I forgot my wallet. And suddenly I felt so vulnerable. No license, no credit cards… Fortunately my mommy works with me (for a little longer until she…
  • Balance: Is this a real thing?

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This post (Balance: Is this a real thing?) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill This month Stonyfield wanted those of us on Team Stonyfield to talk about how we balance everything as we train for the Boston Marathon. And I gotta say… some days I feel like the whole idea of having balance in your life is a myth. Like a unicorn.* There are days where I feel like the wheels are turning and I’ve got it all going smoothly. Get up early and run 8 miles before work. CHECK Shower and eat. CHECK Get the kid dressed with no battles. CHECK Food in the kid. CHECK Productive day of work.
  • Kid Day

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (Kid Day) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Yesterday, this happened: Just had to share… she’s learned the joy and excitement of new running shoes a lot younger than I did! Today I had to take the day off work because my daughter’s school was closed for parent-teacher conferences. (BTW – she’s brilliant and has “mastered” everything at school!) There was no discussion about who would take the day off, there never is. It’s just always assumed that I will. It’s a good thing that the massive work projects are delayed a couple…
  • I’m a Potato!

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    This post (I’m a Potato!) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill #AwesomeA: "I turn you into a potato!" Me: "Oh no!" fall to ground A: "Now you're a mommy again!" Me: wonder how long I can stay a potato — Jill Will Run (@jillwillrun) March 18, 2015 Being a potato sounds so nice right now… you just lie there, until someone mashes you up. Or roasts you. Or bakes you…. Wait, that is what work is like now. Except you just sit there and voice your opinions until someone mashes or roasts or bakes them. But then they try to form…
  • Mixing in a little Tabata

    17 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (Mixing in a little Tabata) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Long distance running… it can be high intensity, but not the same type of intensity as a sprint. It can be high intensity, but not the same as lifting weights. It can be high intensity, but not the same as mobility drills. High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) has been gaining ground and popularity for the past few years. That’s where Tabata comes in. The basic backstory: Dr. Izumi Tabata and his team ran a study where they divided participants into two groups. The moderate exercise group worked…
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    Just Your Average Joggler

  • Running: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:10:59

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    Wet run Activity: Running Distance: 2.38 mi Duration: 00:20:32 Activity Link:
  • Running: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:17:26

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:17 am
    Quick run to pick up donuts and coffee Activity: Running Distance: 2.58 mi Duration: 00:21:21 Activity Link:
  • Running: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:53:40

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Nice longer run. Starting weight 199. Ending weight 197 Activity: Running Distance: 5.2 mi Duration: 00:42:52 Activity Link:
  • Joggling update for March 2015

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Remember the days when I used to write in the joggling blog?  Ah, those were the days.  I really lost energy for this when my entire website crashed and I lost years of posts which I’ve never recovered.  I know I keep saying I’m going to reboot the blog but I just haven’t been able to do it. Fortunately, I have been able to continue to joggle every day.  I started my streak on November 18, 2008 and haven’t missed a day of joggling since. Joggling Selfies You might be wondering, “What’s with all the selfies?” Well, that’s just something I…
  • Running: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:06:01

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Felt good! Activity: Running Distance: 4.42 mi Duration: 00:36:00 Activity Link:
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    The Happy Runner

  • 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…
  • February Half Marathon.

    The Happy Runner
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:43 pm
    That's right. I ran a half-marathon in February!Not all at once, mind you. But, over the course of 28 days I ran 13.1 miles.13.1 miles. In 28 days! Look at me go . . .Now, 13.1 miles may not be a lot. I know that. It is a lot, however, when compared to the half mile I ran in January and the zero miles I ran in December. Compared to those monthly totals, February was a monster.And March? Well, I have a good feeling about the month. It is full of promise -- the beginning of spring, the return to substantial mileage. Heck, I might even run a marathon this month!Just not all at once.I have a long…
  • Three months.

    The Happy Runner
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    At the 3 month mark of my injury, I'm feeling really hopeful.My recovery is going very, very, sloooooowly. But, anything worth doing takes time, right? And recovering well is totally worth doing. So, if it takes a long time I have to be OK with that.I'm running again. The most I've run so far is 2 miles, a couple of times. But, 2 miles is SO FAR from nothing!!! It is a pretty big deal.I'm also still using the ellipitical and bike and I'm doing the tv workouts.The only thing that has a tendency to discourage me is the snow and cold. At first, I kept telling myself that if I was going to be…
  • Progress!

    The Happy Runner
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
    Slowly but surely I am starting to run. My longest unbroken run has been a mile but I've only done that once since starting back. Mostly, I've been running a half mile, walking for a quarter mile and running another half mile. It is what I can do right now. I'm glad to be doing it.Would I love to be logging more miles? Would I love to have the confidence in my body to start considering a fall marathon or half-marathon like most of my running friends are doing?Yes and yes.But am I sad? Am I discouraged?Honestly? Maybe a little. But probably less than you might expect. I mean, it rots, this…
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  • Two Shoes to Two Wheels!

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    It was after Vineman 70.3 last July that I hung up my bike. Ironically after I crashed on my Tri bike in January the first thing I could do was get on the Trainer. Running hurt and swimming was out of the question until my face healed. St George 70.3 was scratched…again! I covered nearly 3000 miles the bulk of which was completed before Vineman. The rationale for hanging up the bike was I wanted to go back to something simple. Running seemed like a good place to head and with that I planned out a course to get me to Leona Divide 50 mile race in the following April, next month! Since then I…
  • SB9T Week 5

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    After last Sunday’s long run I started to feel crappy. I was achy and cold and generally felt like I was coming down with something. I was in bed by 7pm with a hoodie on and thick blanket over me and was shivering. The next day I peaked a temperature of 101f. I was benched. I took Monday off from work and literally spent the entire day in bed. I can’t even begin to remember the last time I did that! Tuesday I felt a bit better and worked from home, I am super lucky that I can work from home when my meeting schedule allows. Wednesday I was back in the office for a long day and felt pretty…
  • Review; Saucony Triumph ISO

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Hot on the heels (no, these didn’t give me blisters on my heels) of the Peregrine 5 review is the new Saucony Triumph ISO. I have put nearly 50 miles on these shoes, not that these have been ignored it’s just that a lot of my time recently has been on the trails. Runs have varied from 5 to 11 miles on both the road and the treadmill. They have included both recovery runs and tempo runs.   Just some backstory; I have been running on the roads in the Kinvara 5 since they came to market last April, I am now on my fourth pair, the new 6s should be out soon! Before that I ran through…
  • Skratch Labs Recipe of the Week; Baked Eggs

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This is super easy and super yummy…who doesn’t like eggs and bacon! This is one of those things you can cook while you working on something else in the kitchen! Ingredients 6 eggs Bacon, chopped and cooked, it has to be cut up small enough to sit on the egg Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper Method Preheat oven to 350f Coat 6 cups of muffin tin with something nonstick, personally I use a strip of kitchen towel (Bounty), I wipe it over the butter and then wipe that in the cups Crack an egg into each cup Place the tin in the center of the oven and rotate every 5 minutes so the eggs cook evenly…
  • Review; Saucony Peregrine 5

    16 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    This weekend I passed the 100 mile mark on my new Peregrine 5 Trail shoes. With that in mind now seemed a like a good time to write up a review. As mentioned earlier this month I am very fortunate to have a relationship with Saucony which allows me to run in and then review their shoes. I reviewed the first and fourth versions of the Peregrines here and here respectively. My 100 miles has been made up of a 50k race, multiple long runs on local trails in both the wet and the dry, a big training weekend in Santa Barbara and a few short sharp hill sessions…in short a bit of everything So…
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    Run Eat Repeat

  • PCRF Half Marathon Results and My Pre Race Warm Up Routine!!

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Hello! I just ran the PCRF Half Marathon. It was a BLAST! Here’s my recap and results… First, PCRF stands for Pediatric Cancer Research Fund. Check out some of their stars here. And Donate Here! Okay. The PCRF Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Bike Tour events start and finish in Irvine, CA (Orange County). It’s super easy to park (for free) and pick up packets. But for a small race the finish line festival is popping!! The artist/blogger formerly known as SkinnyRunner ran too. She retired from blogging to design running gear – here she’s modeling her new hat cape. And now for my pre-half…
  • Why Redheads’ Hair is Really Orange

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Hello! How are you? Last night I did not turn up, I stayed in cuddling with my cat. Wild night… Super cute except he digs his claws in me… So, I headed north today for a meeting and went to visit my Grams after because it was right by her home. Then, I headed to visit my madre and lil brother. Oh, and eat all her food. Yes. Yes. She made fancy tuna since it was Friday and it’s Lent. I don’t just take all her food, I brought some this time! Toufayan sent me a great stash and these Salted Carmel Pita Chips are so amazing I had to share. And since I was there my mom asked me to pick…
  • Green is the New Black

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:23 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association. All opinions are 100% mine. Hello! I am a huge fan of wearing green and eating greens and today I’m talking about some green living. I’m doing a big Spring cleaning overhaul of my patio to make it an inviting place to hang out. Then, the goal is to make some friends so I have people to actually invite over… but I digress. Hit me up if you want to come over and each nachos and drink Palomas! Now back to Spring entertaining… I have been working on my little patio garden and just…
  • Protein Pancakes and SHEEX for my sweaty sleep

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    Happy Friday!! How’s it going? I am pretty excited that I’ve declared Flapjack Friday back in action with some Protein Pancakes. It’s been too long since I’ve made these! I made this stack of protein pancakes with the Fuel 6 Protein Powder in vanilla. I have the individual packets, so I’m not super sure if it’s the same amount as one scoop of the jug. But this is how I made ‘em… Protein Pancakes Recipe: 1 packet vanilla protein powder dash: baking soda and salt 1/3c egg whites 1 Tb- 1/4 cup water (depending on consistency) Optional: Sprinkles because it’s Friday! Mix. Cook.
  • Why Did I Wake Up At 4am?

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Hello! How are you doing? Today is a little bit of a day in the life post because I didn’t run, but I still ate and lived. A day in the eats post? Anyway. The reason I am so random today is due to lack of sleep + lots of iced coffee + I’m actually always random = Monican. First let me share another confession from yesterday… I declined a dinner invite to stay home and eat roasted veggies and yogurt and watch reality TV. I’ve been going out too much lately and wanted to chill. If you don’t automatically assume that I chopped up one of my dark chocolate bars and put it on this yogurt,…
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    Midwest Multisport Life - Finding Adventure in My Backyard

  • Gaiam Active Yoga

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Yoga sometimes gets a rap as being more for women than for men (of course, if you've tried it, you know that yoga is equally adept at kicking female or male asses). That stereotype is changing and, naturally, Gaiam is leading the way. As the yoga industry has seen tremendous growth among men, Gaiam expands its philosophy of “yoga for all” with four new unique DVDs – three focused on Sports Yoga and one on Hot Yoga. Now ANY athlete, whether professional, beginner, or “weekend warrior,” can benefit from these unique and dynamic yoga training methods.For the DVDs:Kent Katich, yoga…
  • Survivorman Competition Places a Fan in the Wild with Les Stroud

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Photo Credit: Laura Bombier PhotographyAnother contest out of my wheelhouse, but it would be both fun to apply and then, if chosen, to participate. Ever wonder what it’s like to be Survivorman? Now is your chance to find out, in the company of Survivorman Les Stroud, himself. The filmmaker and survival expert will be inviting one fan to join him in the wilderness, with no food, no water, no shelter and no camera crew, for an episode of Survivorman. To be considered, all you have to do is convince Stroud, via uploading a five to 10 minute video, that you’re the right person for the job.
  • Ice Age Trail: Blackhawk Segment

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Saturday morning, I headed up to the Kettle Moraine South Unit, planning on hiking an Ice Age Trail segment, camping, then hiking another segment the following morning. Didn't quite work out that way, but I had an amazing day nonetheless.The segment I chose was the Blackhawk segment, figuring at 14 miles (out and back to the car), it would be smarter to get that one done, then tackle the shorter (9 miles out and back) Whitewater segment the next morning.Truly a beautiful day for hiking, cool but not overly cold, bluebird skies with a variety of cloud shapes. The Blackhawk segment itself is…
  • UST Ambassador!

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some good news announced yesterday - I was chosen as a Ultimate Survival Technologies Ambassador! UST provides adventurers with the best survival gear available, from hardcore survival kits to amazing tools to help you enjoy the next trip into the wilderness. UST Ambassadors are outdoor enthusiasts across the globe who are already living the “UST lifestyle,” and have a desire to test both their limits as well as the gear we use. Beyond getting to test amazing gear, UST Ambassadors share more information about the UST Brands. Some of the other Ambassadors have been announced and I am in…
  • Gear Review: Skulpt Aim

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    I received the Skulpt Aim, a new tool for measuring body fat and muscle quality, through Raynforest.Looking like a beefy smartphone, the Skulpt Aim comes with a charger, usb cord, small water bottle for spritzing (works best when the device or skin is wet), and a storage bag. It uses electrical impedance myography (EIM) to measure two separate features of the tissue: its resistive properties and its capacitive properties. ‘Myography’ literally means “The description of muscles.” The science is beyond my ken, so if you're interested, head over to the Skulpt website for the whole…
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    Women's Endurance Gear - Family, Fitness and Food

  • 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…
  • Midweek Motivation - Endurance

    3 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures      that the final victory comes."                --The BuddhaLike Women's Endurance Gear on Facebook
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  • Noah learning to ride a bike

    Kevin Lyons
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    In this space I am going to periodically track my son’s progress as he learns to ride a bike. He is still learning to get over his fear, still learning how to balance the bike – though he is a little … Continue reading →
  • My 7-year-old son made the Tee-Vee news the other day

    Kevin Lyons
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    My 7-year-old has a food allergy (peanuts and tree nuts). Halloween is right around the corner. An Austin television station (KEYE-TV) thought it’d be smart to detail how a child with peanut allergies can enjoy a holiday where most of … Continue reading →
  • Video: Trying to teach Noah to ride a bike

    Kevin Lyons
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    We’re getting there
  • Looks like a 10-minute mile to me

    Kevin Lyons
    19 May 2014 | 10:22 am
    President, vice president getting in some exercise. Somebody needs to get these guys a pair of running shoes. Source: @BarackObama twitter feed.
  • Jay-Z Should Have Got Off That Elevator

    Kevin Lyons
    13 May 2014 | 9:52 am
    ESPN’s Jay Harris, of one of the famous This is SportsCenter commercials, has some advice for the hip-hop mogul who got into a little kerfuffle with Beyonce’s sister, Solange.
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    Dirty Running

  • 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…
  • The Difficult Route

    Dax Ross
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    My youngest recently asked my wife where dreams come from and my wife told her that dreams are all the thoughts and feelings that we push down in our minds and when we dream, we get rid of these thoughts, kind of like taking out the trash. This conversation replayed in my head as I raced against the New Year’s Eve sunset in the uncharacteristic biting cold, struggling with sharp, short breaths in the frosty air, and wiping the tears that had suddenly welled up in my eyes. I forced myself to stop at a quiet point at the top of a climb and take in the ocean view, attempting to process the…
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    Miss Zippy

  • Why run speed work on the roads?

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Yesterday my friends and I did mile repeats on the road, with the goal of running them at our estimated 10-miler paces. I was actually pleasantly surprised by my paces, but I DO know my Cherry Blossom is still going to be pretty far off my normal for this course and distance. You have to accept the place you are and keep moving forward.But back to my point: we ran the mile repeats on the road, taking a two-min. recovery in between each of three. A couple of my friends have become gun shy about the track, which is why we chose the roads instead. Now, I love the track–I think there is no…
  • Mondays on the run

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:16 pm
    I seem to be getting into a groove with reviewing the week that was on Mondays, so I’m going to attempt to make that a weekly theme. Looking back over the past week, I inched my mileage back closer to normal, added in some speed work, and kept the variety going.In sum, I ran about 40 miles this week. Highlights included getting back to the trails yesterday for the first time since early in the winter. I have really missed being out there and am so glad that spring is finally here and I can play in the dirt! I also got in my first speed session on Tuesday. I forgot what it feels like to…
  • Run it, FEEL it, Spell it Challenge

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:38 pm
    When I think about how running makes me feel, about a million words come to mind: free, alive, happy, and whole all make the list, for starters. I think anyone who runs regularly can attest to the flood of emotions that come along with the miles. The feelings vary with the run, with the distance, and with the terrain, but they’re always there.Newton Running and Timex get that, too, and now they want to know how running makes you feel. Share those feelings with them between now and May 1, and you have a chance to receive some amazing swag. What’s on the line?A daily give-away of…
  • I’ve got a race calendar!

    17 Mar 2015 | 10:13 pm
    We may be three-and-a-half months into the year, but I’m just now getting my act together with my race calendar. I had to wait until I got past the Napa Marathon before I could really think about where I wanted to go with the rest of the year. Finally, I’ve got a race calendar plotted out.I’m going to start with my biggest event first: I’m hoping to run the Rosaryville 50k in November. I’ve wanted to go this distance for a couple of years now, but between injury and returning from injury, I never felt I was in the right place to go for it. I’m not sure I…
  • Running and then some

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:13 pm
    I am two weeks post marathon and I’m telling you, I don’t ever think I’ve played two weeks better. I just seem to be tapped into exactly what my mind and body need right now, which is variety.  I am following my body’s lead and it feels fantastic.Here’s how week two post-marathon shook out:Monday: Stability workTuesday: Six miles easy, stability work, and barre class (my first and I enjoyed it!)Wednesday: Six miles easy plus stability workThursday: A.M.: Short swim (first one in ages!), a four-mile easy run, plus a 20-min. HIIT workout and stability work. P.M.:…
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    How 2 Run Fast

  • Running Book Review: Hanson’s Half Marathon Method

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Elite running coach Luke Humphrey’s new book, Hansons Half Marathon Method, follows the same pattern as Hansons Marathon Method. He emphasizes cumulative fatigue and doing speed workouts for several weeks before switching to strength workouts.  If you have followed a training plan in the past, you will know that doing speed workouts usually comes in a sharpening phase later in the training plan, to help you prepare for your target race. When I interviewed Luke Humphrey, he told me that the speed workouts during this part of the training plan allow runners to prepare for shorter races…
  • Product Review: Sony Smartwatch 3

    18 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    The Sony Smartwatch 3 does a lot of things well. It is very comfortable and looked good on my wrist (although my wife wouldn’t wear it because she said it looked too “masculine”). It tells time accurately and you can choose your own watch face from dozens of options. It gives you notifications from your Android smartphone (it doesn’t work with the iPhone). It keeps track of how many steps you take. You can give it voice commands that allow you to send a text or email, set an alarm or timer, time an event with a stopwatch, take a note, set a reminder, check your…
  • Running Book Review: The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition

    17 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    It’s been said that the marathon is actually three events in one: running, drinking, and eating. You have to master all three to get to the finish line in one piece.Matt Fitzgerald has written 10 books on running, racing, and nutrition, including the classic, Racing Weight, and the recent 80/20 Running. In The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition, Fitzgerald shares what he calls the “Two-Rule Diet”. The first rule is that you have to consume enough carbohydrates to fuel your training and the second rule is that you should eat high-quality foods to shed excess body fat…
  • Product Review: Balega Ultra Light No Show Sock

    14 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    I have a confession to make. I have a lot of running socks in my sock drawer. When I recently tried the Balega Ultra Light No Show Sock, I was surprised by how light it was and how snugly it fit my foot. I actually took eight pairs of the lightest weight running socks in my drawer and weighed them on a digital scale in my kitchen. The Balega Ultra Light No Show Sock was the lightest, at 25g (0.9 oz) for the pair. Light weight is only part of the story, though. These socks are engineered with several different types of high performance yarns to provide a great fit, keep your feet dry, and…
  • Book Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Quick Total Body Workouts

    13 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    I didn’t have high expectations when I opened the cover of exercise scientist Tom Seabourne’s book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Quick Total Body Workouts, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the content. The book contains helpful tips on scheduling time for your workouts and how to modify your diet to lose weight.The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Quick Total Body Workouts is broken into sections on upper body, abdominals, and buns and thighs. Each section contains chapters with exercises that you can do at home, at the office, at the gym, as well as stretches to…
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    No Meat Athlete

  • The Step-by-Step Guide to Finally Making a Plant-Based Diet Last (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    This is a guest post by Luke Jones, a plant-based blogger at Health Room. I’ve been eating a plant-based diet for a few years now, and that change was the catalyst for a whole load of other positive changes in my life which have made me a healthier, happier human being. Eating this way is now second nature, but it didn’t come easy at first. More than once, I nearly gave in to temptations and went back to my old habits. I’m not alone in this regard: adopting a plant-based diet and making it last is easier said than done. If you don’t currently eat a plant-based diet,…
  • Check in from the Holistic Holiday at Sea Cruise! (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Sadly, today is our last full day on the weeklong Holistic Holiday at Sea vegan cruise. And while that’s a shame, I’ll be leaving with a distinctly different feeling than I’ve ever had at the end of other cruises I’ve been on — namely, a renewed sense of enthusiasm for this diet and lifestyle. Oh, I’ve been motivated to eat and live better by cruises in the past — but that motivation is always of the rock-bottom, “I can’t believe I ate and drank that much” variety. This time, it’s an inspired, enlightened motivation, owing to dozens of talks and classes from…
  • David Clark on Addiction, Recovery, and Losing 160lbs (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Just a few years ago, David Clark was addicted to drugs and alcohol, obese, and watching his business and life crumble before his eyes. What happened? Reality hit. And it hit hard. If he didn’t immediately make drastic changes, David would be dead in no time. So he decided to go vegan, start running, and fight his addictions. He’s now an accomplished ultrarunner and speaker, and Doug and I couldn’t be more excited to have him on this week’s podcast episode. David’s story might sound extreme for some, but it’s these extreme examples that inspire me the most.
  • How to Travel on a Plant-Based Diet (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    How do you make a plant-based diet work when you’re traveling? Like so many other things, it depends. For example: I’m about to set sail on the Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise, where the menu is all vegan (even oil-free vegan, if you want!). Afterward, I get to hang out with the NMA Miami running group for a day and check out a few of their favorite vegan spots in the city. In this case, eating plant-based on the road (or the sea) is simple: the trip is largely planned around this diet, so there’s nothing to think about. Podcast co-host Doug, on the other hand, is running a…
  • 3 Ways I’m Training Smarter than Ever for My Marathon Comeback (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    Note: This post is sponsored by the Cherry Marketing Institute. Opinions are entirely my own. It’s been a full three years since I last ran a marathon, and over five since I last ran one hard. Or, to be fair (since they’re all hard), the last time I was last in PR-shape. Although I haven’t exactly sat around since then, the training I’ve done for ultras has been much more relaxed and slower-paced than what I ever did as a marathoner. Lots of hills because of where I live, but I can count on one hand the number of speed workouts I’ve done since qualifying for…
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    Rx Sorbo

  • High Arch Insoles for High Heels: Elegance Doesn’t Have to Mean Discomfort

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Let’s start with the good news: High heels are not fattening! Good thing they don’t have that strike against them, as they are responsible for a lot of twisted ankles and general foot pain. But here’s a further bit of good news: High arch insoles for high heels can mitigate some of that foot pain. If you have high arches, then before you snap closed those tiny little buckles, you owe it to yourself to check out our high arch insoles for high heels. Standing around eating canapes it more enjoyable when you don’t feel like you need an epidural to survive the evening! Free Advice on High…
  • Educational Post Explaining Walking Shoe Insoles for Walking as a Sport, Released by RxSorbo

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    RxSorbo, a leading online retailer of top-rated sport insoles including walking shoe insoles, is pleased to announce that they have published an informative blog post on walking shoe insoles and the sport of racewalking. The company's shoe insoles are extremely popular among both amateur and professional walkers. “Walking is perhaps one of the activities that make us human,” explained Rj Yozwiak, Manager of RxSorbo. “Today, walking is the number one sport in the United States, and we receive many inquiries about our insoles for both amateur walking and the sport of racewalking. Our post…
  • Special Pricing on Sports Insoles Continued to May, 2015, Announces RxSorbo

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    RxSorbo, a leading online retailer of top-rated sport insoles, is pleased to announce that they will be running a “Spring Sports Insole” sale on their sport insoles at the special price of $29.95 through May 2015. “The UltraWork insole is a product that naturally complements every style of sport,” explained Rj Yozwiak, Manager of RxSorbo.  “As people get back outdoors after winter, and begin to refresh their gear for the Spring sporting season, we hope the very affordable price at which we are offering our premium sport insole will induce our customers to take a look at this…
  • Walking as a Sport? Yes, and We’ve Got Great Insoles For Walking

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:56 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! We had a lot of response to our earlier post by both "pro-walkers" and "anti-walkers," and we want to come down decidely on the side of "pro walking." Walking is good for your health, and YES…
  • Spring Sports Shoe Insoles Help You Get Out Without the Ouch

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
    If you live in a unfrozen part of the country, and can actually step outside of your home without the risk of disappearing into deep snow-drifts, the warm air and sunshine may be turning your thoughts to… Spring sports!  However, before rushing out the playing field, give a thought to your feet, and consider whether you need some sport shoe insoles. Step into Spring Sports (Comfortably) with Some New Insoles If your feet have been “off-duty” all winter, they might not take kindly to a sudden burst of activity.  You know to warm up before exercising your major muscle groups, to reduce…
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  • 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 Instagram You 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,, 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)…
  • Light Up the Night in Reflective Running Shoes

    Rachel Kiser
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Running is our time to reflect—so make sure your shoes are paying their dues! These styles boast hi-vis fabrics and shiny detailing to give you one more layer of safety when you’re eating up miles before breakfast or taking a spin at dusk. Light up the night in one of these poppin’ bright picks. Brooks’ Nightlife Shoes This collection takes three Brooks styles and gives them a little extra pizzazz to really make you a stand-out. The Ravenna 5, Glycerin 12 and PureFlow 3 all boast an upper that works its hardest when the sun goes down (plus laces that are fully reflective).
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    RunnerDude's Blog

  • Labels, Labels, Labels!

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Pick up most any food product in your local supermarket and you'll more than likely be bombarded by catch phrases, slogans, and labels. The labels can be confusing. The USDA and FDA are responsible for many of these terms and labels. However, many are engineered by the food industry to help promote and sell their products. They can look and sound very official. The problem is that often the public can't tell fact from fiction and even if they do recognize the officially USDA or FDA regulated terms and labels, they many not fully understand what these labels mean. Trying to buy healthy…
  • Time to Shop That Fall Marathon

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Fall marathon shopping? Yep. Most runners have spring fever on their minds this time of year, planning out their spring 5K, 10Ks, and/or in training for those spring half and full marathons. But it’s also time to start planning ahead for fall.Fall marathons have become so popular that many now cap the total number of runners and/or use a lottery system of registering runners. It’s no longer a given that you’ll get into NYC, Marine Corps, or Chicago, just to name a few. Even some smaller races have gone to a cap and lottery system in order to keep their races small and…
  • BRRR It's Cold Outside!! What to Wear on that Cold Run.

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    Not sure what to wear on these cold runs? Here's a few tips:·         Dress as if it's 10-15 degrees warmer than it really is. Your core temp will increase by that much when running, so if you dress for the "warm-up" you won't end up overheating from being overdressed.·         Layer up. Several layers of technical fabric helps with warmth and moisture management. Your perspiration will travel through the layers instead of ending up with one heavy, soggy layer. The number of layers needed will vary from person…
  • Burpees: A Love-Hate Relationship

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    One thing I can predict every time a client looks at his workout, is a low groan when he sees "Burpees" listed in the circuit. "Oh lawd, not BURPEES!"If you workout, more than likely you are familiar with a Burpee, especially if you do any form of circuit training and or do plyometric exercises. For those of you not familiar with a burpee, it's  a full-body explosive movement that usually contains the following 6 movements.Step 1: Squat down and place both hands on the floor (use dumbbells as hand grips if desired).Step 2: Jump both feel back fully extending both legs so that your body…
  • 2014 A Year to Celebrate at RunnerDude's Fitness

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    2014 has been an awesome year for RunnerDude's Fitness. We've grown over the year with our biggest fall race training group ever (70+ runners)! Each and every runner is an amazing person with an amazing story to tell. This video tries to capture just a tad of their spirit which makes RunnerDude's Fitness what it is...a home for runners. I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store. RunnerDude's Fitness Celebrates 2014 from Thad McLaurin on Vimeo.
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  • Trail Running Shoes To Keep An Eye On in 2015

    David Henry
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    A couple of months ago I posted a list of new road shoes that I’d like to try in 2015. As a complement to that post, and given that I don’t run trails as often, I asked David Henry to put together a list of trail shoes that he is most excited about running in this year. David put together a list of 11 trail shoes, and what follows is his summary of why he is excited about each of them. Here goes: XT Prime Boost; photo credit, Sam Winebaum 1. adidas adizero XT/Prime Boost, Summer 2015 - The XT has been in adidas’ trail lineup for a little while, and though it is designed…
  • Review: GORE Urban Run Convertible Windstopper Gloves

    Peter Larson
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    You’d think given that it’s now Spring that it’s a bit late to be reviewing a pair of running gloves. Unfortunately, the cold has dragged on here in New Hampshire, and it was 10 degrees Fahrenheit and windy when I got up this morning. Conditions hadn’t improved much for my lunchtime run, and it was necessary to bundle up once again. My typical winter running ensemble consists of tights, windproof briefs, a tech shirt, jacket, windstopper hat, and mittens. Regarding the latter, I’ve learned that mittens are far superior to gloves on cold runs, and I typically only use gloves if…
  • Inspiring Story: 500+ Pound Man Finishes First 5K Race

    Peter Larson
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    I love stories about people who take control of their health by getting active. Yesterday on Facebook I shared a video about a man named Derek Mitchell who weighed 625 pounds. He decided he needed to do something about his weight, and so far he has lost 35 pounds and he just completed his first 5K. Given the response to the video on Facebook, I thought I’d share Derek’s inspiring story here as well. Go Derek! Video and story via WDRB 41 Louisville News You just finished reading Inspiring Story: 500+ Pound Man Finishes First 5K Race! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on…
  • New Balance RC1400 v3 Coming Soon

    Peter Larson
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    The New Balance 1400 v2 is one of my favorite shoes – simple, lightweight, and affordably priced. It’s also a very popular shoe among readers of this website, so I wanted to share the news that an update is on the way. Yesterday I was alerted in a comment that version 3 of the 1400 has popped up on the Road Runner Sports website, with a release date in early April. Here’s a photo: According to Sam Winebaum, v3 is just an upper update, with a “softer internal fit, and less areas of vulnerability at flex in the forefoot areas.” I did find the interior of v2 to be a bit rough, so this…
  • Does Stability vs. Neutral Categorization Influence Whether I’ll Try a Given Running Shoe?

    Peter Larson
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    I recently mentioned in a blog post that I had purchased a pair of New Balance 1500 running shoes. The 1500s are a lightweight trainer/distance racing shoe that looked like a good match for my personal taste in running footwear. I’ve since received a few questions about whether I was concerned that the shoe had a medial post, or whether the stability elements were noticeable on the run. I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on this topic here. First off, for those who might not be familiar with the terminology, a medial post is a firmer wedge of midsole foam located on the inner side of…
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  • Top 10 movies about running

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:40 pm
    In the last few months, two movies about running were released on the big screen: Unbroken and McFarland USA. There’s also a movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, appropriately named Boston Strong, in the works for 2016. These pictures join a host of other great movies about our sport. Check out some of our […]
  • How to prevent weight gain when you cut back on running

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:08 pm
    With no big races scheduled until the fall, I’m currently in the middle of an off season. I keep my runs short, ignore my pace, and aim for “only” about 20 miles per week. After running three marathons last fall, I’m really enjoying this break! However, there’s one thing I’m not too happy about. It’s a […]
  • Study: The factors that increase runners’ risk for injury

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:59 pm
    During training for your first marathon, it was your IT band. Last spring, it was your piriformis. Now you suspect plantar fasciitis is behind the pain in your feet. Sound familiar? Injury is all too common among runners, with 70 percent of us getting hurt at some point during our running careers. However, some runners seem to […]
  • Training in the real world: when you’re undertrained

    21 Mar 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Nowadays, races – especially large, popular ones – sell out months in advance. When you signed up to run a November marathon back in January, you likely had the best of intentions to train hard and do well in the race. But a lot of things can happen in the months between registration and race […]
  • How to add flaxseed to your daily routine

    15 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Flaxseed meal – or, simply, flax meal – is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble), and antioxidants. You might think flax is just a health fad, but the stuff has been around since it was first cultivated in ancient Babylon. In fact, King Charlemagne felt so strongly […]
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    Shut Up + Run

  • Random Sh*t From My Week (in pictures)

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    1. You can cough so much that it feels like the hardest ab workout you’ve ever experienced. This is a re-enactment of the past 7 days. Has anyone else had this freaking cough? 2. There are actually vending machines geared towards us runners/cyclists. Brilliant. This machine outside of a bike store in Boulder has gels, Clif bars, Nuun, etc. (it looks like a prison for running fuel). 3. Taking a trail run in shorts and short sleeves after being sick all week was semi-orgasmic. 4. Chocolate can be incredibly beautiful and can be beer-flavored (see Avery and Lefthand chocolates to the left). I…
  • Running Hurts Like Hell, But Why?

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Running in Moab, Utah  last weekend (and despite being surrounded by beautiful mesas and canyons and rivers), I felt like dog crap. Not the type of crap that is speckled with colorful chunks (because your dog ate your crayons), but the icky non-rainbow stuff. True, you would not know it from this picture below because this was probably in the first mile. The first mile of a race I can usually be counted on to look fresh as a daisy. Good posture. A smile for the camera. That is before my legs start screaming and the stomach cramps up. Confession: I steal proofs. There is a special place…
  • 2015 Canyonlands Half Marathon Race Report

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
    I did not plan it this way. Back in the frosty darkness of January, I signed up for the Canyonlands Half Marathon. I was coaching a group with Fast Forward Sports, most of whom were trying to get PRs at this race. I drank the Kool-Aid and figured what the heck I would go for a PR too. After all, it was supposed to be a  fast course (if you are a believer that any half marathon course could be fast). My PR is 1:47 something, so I figured I’d shoot for a 1:46:59 and call it good. But then this little opportunity called the Jerusalem Marathon came my way and all was shot to hell. There…
  • Israel: Top 13 Photos

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Being the good tourist I am, I took 5 million pictures of everything from cereal boxes to the Western Wall. So, I shall pick out on the best and most intriguing of my photos to share with you (these don’t  include Jerusalem marathon photos. For those, go to my race report HERE). 1. Putting my hand on the spot where Jesus put his hand almost 2,000 years ago (station #5 on the Via Dolorosa). Acquiring (in one second) the germs of 9 million people from around the world. 2. Leaving a wish in the Wailing/Western Wall. Better than a birthday cake and candles. What did I wish for? A better…
  • 2015 Jerusalem Marathon Race Report

    17 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    I had this really weird dream last night that I went to Jerusalem and ran a marathon. Not only that, but I  traveled with 15 other “strangers” who quickly became life long friends. Too bad this type of thing doesn’t happen in real life…or does it? It was February 3, 2015 (5 weeks pre-marathon) when I got the most random and intriguing email of my life: I thought it was a joke. All expenses paid to run in the Holy Land? Yeah, right. I actually emailed back asking if it was a joke and saying it wasn’t very funny. Nope, no joke. While I’m no super hero, I am glad I’m in the…
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    Runners Connect

  • How High is Your Injury Risk in a Tough Mudder?

    John Davis
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Have your friends been trying to convince you to do a Tough Mudder or a Spartan Race? You are not alone. We wrote about How to Train for a Tough Mudder or Obstacle course last year, but it has since grown even more. Obstacle races are on the rise, with over a million participants every year. There’s no question that they can be loads of fun, but being the injury-averse runner you are, you might be wondering about the risks. Just how dangerous is a mud run? What are your odds of spraining your ankle, breaking your arm, or winding up in the emergency room with some other awful injury that…
  • How to Train for an Ultra

    Sarah Russell
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    With the growing population of ultra runners, and questions that come in to us about ultra running, it is clear that many runners are becoming curious about ultra marathons. However, like most things in running, although we want a clear cut answer, one does not exist, but that does not mean we cannot give you advice on how to prepare. A few weeks ago, we covered Why You Should Not Be Scared of Running an Ultra, and today we are going to explain how to take that next step to start training. Training for an ultra is a far more intuitive and organic process than training for any other distance.
  • How to Master Being a Masters Runner

    Coach Tina
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This guest post was written by Amanda Loudin Why do you race? This is a simple question that may have a very complicated answer. The reasons why individual runners race, can be as varied as the shoes on their feet! As much as we runners like to think that we’re invincible and that age will never impact our running performance, the truth is, it does. After almost a full decade of running at the masters level, I’ve experienced these effects first hand. I’ve had to change and adjust my approach to training and as I stare down 50 next year, I know that the changes will need to keep coming.
  • Are You More or Less Prone to Injuries with Maximalist Shoes?

    John Davis
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    “Out with the old, in with the new!” That is what the New York Times declared a few weeks ago with regards to running shoes. In this case, the “old” is minimalist shoes, and the “new” is their newly-christened opposite, maximalist shoes. This term might have been more appropriate for the very cushioned, very heavy shoes that graced running store displays in the early 2000s, since new “maximalist” offerings from brands like Hoka One One and Altra lack many of the features (or design flaws, depending on your perspective) of older built-up running…
  • Is Your Stride Width to Blame for Your Injuries?

    John Davis
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    By now, you’ve probably heard of the importance of stride frequency when it comes to injury prevention. When you increase your stride frequency, taking more steps per minute, you decrease your stride length (assuming you maintain the same speed). This means you don’t have to do as much mechanical work each step, and a number of studies have connected this with a decreased risk of injury. It’s also pretty easy to measure and adjust—you can manually count the number of times your foot hits the ground in sixty seconds, and you can use a metronome to precisely adjust your…
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    Mile Posts

  • Smithsonian Natural History Museum & Hains Point

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    Chloe had her 3rd grade field trip yesterday at the Natural History Museum in DC. I didn’t plan the morning out very well and only had time for 3 treadmill miles before rushing around like a mad person to get everyone ready including myself. My mother in law came over to watch Colton and then […]
  • Road Runner Sports & The Shoe Dog System

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    Earlier this week Chloe and I headed to Road Runner Sports to try on some new running shoes and get professionally fit. The last time I remember having someone look at the way I run was long before I had kids! I worked at specialty running store, during college and for a little while after I […]
  • Didn’t Get In To Marine Corps Marathon 2015?

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Today is a big day for those of you who entered the lottery for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon!! So what do you do if you didn’t get in to Marine Corps Marathon? If you have been a runner for a long time you are likely aware that some races offer the option to transfer […]
  • More BIG To Me News: Athleta & Marine Corps Marathon 2015

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    In highschool I took a public speaking class, the memories from that class are seared into my brain for forever. Looking back I think it was one of the classes I hated the most because it took me out of my comfort zone. I can still remember the teacher telling me on days I had […]
  • Exciting News & #irunthisbody Pre-Order

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    I wrote out a whole blog post rambling about how wonderful and crazy life is. Filled with so many twists and turns – highs and lows. It was fun to write and even more fun to delete. My journal has been my best friend lately and all the nonsense I wrote was probably more for my […]
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    Runtastic Blog

  • Run Your Best Race And Pace Pt. 9: Prep For Running Anytime And Anywhere

    Runtastic Team
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Passionate runners know the feeling… We not only squeeze our running shoes into every bag or suitcase when travelling, we even travel to run. Whether it’s the NYC Marathon, 5 miles on the Great Wall in China or an adventurous run across Walt Disney World Resort – we want to explore the world running. And with a great pace, too. We’ve compiled a list of useful tips and insider information from our in-house hobby runners to ensure your runs become a success – even when running thousands of miles from your home route. Follow these tips & rock your next run abroad: Running…
  • Daylight Saving Time: 13 Tips To Get Up Easier

    Runtastic Team
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    While in the US daylight saving time already started a few weeks ago, Europeans will lose an hour of sleep this weekend. The mere thought of that causes some of us to wake up with dark under-eye circles. The good news: days are getting longer again and no more jogging in the dark! You can also enjoy outdoor BBQs and sip coffee on the terrace again. Sounds great, right? For you to enjoy this extra hour of daylight to the fullest, we’ve got a few tips on how to get up with ease as your body is adjusting to the time difference: 1. Start out zen The alarm sounds, you open your eyes and… take…
  • Workout Of The Month: Runners’ Warm Up

    Runtastic Team
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    No matter what type of workout you are getting ready to do, you must always, always, always do a warm up in order to wake up your muscles and prevent any injuries. So, this one is for all of you runners out there. You wouldn’t just get up from your desk and head straight for a run after work without a proper warm up, right? Didn’t think so… Check out this great Runners’ Warm Up with Runtastic Fitness Coach Lunden & Paralympic medalist Blake Leeper. The post Workout Of The Month: Runners’ Warm Up appeared first on Runtastic Blog.
  • Weight Loss Wednesday – Slim Through Light (But Not At Night)

    Runtastic Team
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    We started the Weight Loss Wednesday series to give you valuable tools on your journey to live a more active & healthy life. With our weekly, useful tips we want you to start feeling comfortable in your own skin, while gaining basic and simple knowledge that can significantly help you reach your ideal weight. So let’s take it step by step, every Wednesday on the blog. The post Weight Loss Wednesday – Slim Through Light (But Not At Night) appeared first on Runtastic Blog.
  • How Pedometers Work

    Runtastic Team
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci came up with the concept of a pedometer? Sketches from the infamous artist showed a gear driven device with a pendulum arm that moved in time with a person’s steps. Fast forward a few hundred years and pedometers come in all shapes and sizes (albeit smaller than Da Vinci’s concept), mechanical, digital or simply an app on your phone. In its very basic form a pedometer is a step counter, but most devices will also track distance. Most pedometers, whether mechanical or digital, allow a user to set an average stride length. With each step taken, this…
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    Angry Jogger

  • How I Stopped Running After Starting Again

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Once again I’ve kinda left this blog alone all by itself for too long and I’ve felt very bad. I come back to it every so often and if I haven’t updated it within a week then I’m struck by awful fucking guilt and just hide/cower in the corner. Anyway. I gave up the low carbohydrate diet thing about 10 days ago. It happened after an excellent 15 mile run where I was honestly running as strong as I’ve ever ran even if it was as slow as hell. That day I ate 2,500 calories in total and 30g of carbohydrates. The next day I had a moment of panic. After 33 days days of…
  • How I Got Back Into Running After A Lost Winter.

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    It all started about a month ago when I decided I couldn’t keep hiding myself away in my house. I tried walking into London but took a wrong turn at Wood Green and ended up following the road that takes you up past Alexandra Palace station and then around past the BBC tower. That night there were many runners out in their fluorescent running gear. Walking up the hill around Alexandra Palace was exhausting and I wanted it to be over so I started jogging up the hill in my suit jacket and jeans. I was quite out of breath but annoyed with myself. It was great being outside again doing…
  • I Ran A Half Marathon Today After Taking February Off Running Because I Hated That Shit

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Fucking hell. It’s only the 1st March and I’ve already ran more miles than I did in February! Today I did a fucking half marathon. It was my slowest ever half marathon by some considerable distance but my body is still adapting to burning fat for fuel. A bad February but it’s dead and I’m back I’m still following the low carbohydrate diet. It works for me as I can have 8 Cheestrings for breakfast which is what I’ve always craved. I tried this same shit back in July last year and I quickly stopped it as it really impacted my running and I was having severe…
  • I Saw A Dead Fox And I Wanted To Feed It Cheese.

    15 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Today was another day that happened. I walked 5 miles in the morning. Then I went to Wood Green and had a dinner of 4 eggs, 2 sausages and 2 bits of bacon. Quite delicious. After the meal I hopped on the bus to Trafalgar Square and had to alight at Finsbury Park as some fucking cunt was shouting down his phone and I suddenly understood the appeal of knife crime. Sunday isn’t a great night to be walking alone in London. It’s dead. Talking about dead, I walked down the Isledon Road near the Emirates and spotted a dead fox. It’s mouth was wide open. Immense sadness overtook my…
  • 9 Mile Walk With Some Running At Bastards In Central London.

    14 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Another good day today and a great walk. I walked from North Tottenham to Oxford Street in the West End which is apparently about 9 miles going by the route I used. I started running quite a few times to try to release inner tension during the walk. I don’t mind running in this suit jacket as it only cost £20 from Asda and it’s machine washable so I can leave that fucker up at the laundrettes when it starts stinking like a Nun’s twat leading up to Lent. For the first time in 3 months I feel in control of everything again. Taking my life slowly and at my own pace has helped…
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    Mom's Home Run

  • Can you be too stressed to run?

    Nicole orriëns
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:08 am
    I'm a firm believer in the power of running for stress relief. But something happened that made me wonder:'Can you be too stressed to run?'Here's what happened. I was doing the school run, running as usual. When we passed a wooded area I saw it: a red cat. It was quite dead. And it looked júst like our red cat. So I was quite devastated, thinking our cat was lying dead in the woods.I had my son with me, so I pretended everything was fine. But I felt really anxious and stressed out. So much so that it became impossible for me to run, and I had to slow down to a walk. I was in fact too…
  • What makes you want to run?

    Nicole orriëns
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    Ad campagnes can be really annoying. But they can also be funny. Sometimes they're almost little works of art.I just love what the people at Saucony did with their campagne #wantorun.This one is my favorite:What makes you want to run?Don't miss any of my posts! Get yourself a free subscription, and you'll never have to worry about missing out! Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner
  • Why do your running clothes smell?

    Nicole orriëns
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    Cotton has got a bad name in the world of running.Because cotton aborbs your sweat. And while this may seem like a kind gesture, the result is you're running around in a moist and clammy shirt. That's why the rule when it comes to running clothes is very clear:Invest in running clothes with wicked wicking powers!But these kind of fabrics are usually polyester. And as some researchers from Gent University discovered: polyester stinks!Polyester stinksThe researchers at Gent University asked 26 men and women to ride a bike. Real hard. Then they collected their sweaty t-shirts and put them in a…
  • Neverending

    Nicole orriëns
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:06 am
    Sometimes running, and mothering, feel neverending. You just keep on going. And going. And going.
  • Home gym: how to create your own

    Nicole orriëns
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:47 am
    Sure you can run up and down your stairs. Or do some weight lifting with two bags of rice.But to keep you motivated there's nothing like actual fitness equipment.Take me for example. I lóve my crosstrainer. Almost as much as I hate it. It's exactly what I was looking for in my fitness equipment. An effective cocktail of love and hate.Love because it's an easy work-out, and hate because it's just as boring as watching paint dry.Why have a home gym?I'll tell you. Because it's easy!Having your own home gym is like running: it's an easy way to get your daily exercise.All you have to do is get…
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    Runner Academy

  • RA073 | Max King: How to Run Long Distance Without Sacraficing 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…
  • RA071 | Steven Kotler: How to Leverage the Flow State to Crush Your PRs

    Matt Johnson
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Steven Kotler is the co-founder and director of the Flow Genome Project, an international organization dedicated to putting flow state research onto hard science footing, mapping the genome of Flow by 2020 and open sourcing it to everyone. His articles have appeared in over 60 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Forbes, GQ, National Geographic and Popular Science. He has presented to many of the top companies in the world including Google, appeared on CNN and many other programs. He’s a New York Times Best Selling author of several books including…
  • ER022 | David Garcia: Conquering Tall Buildings…By Racing The Stairs

    Matt Johnson
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    David Garcia battled with obesity through most of his life. In the process he overcame depression, two failed suicide attempts in his teens and made several attempts thereafter to try to improve his health. David tried everything. He would have some success but would later lose motivation. A liquid diet, walking, joining a gym, attempting to go vegetarian and a variety of other methods came and went. In 2010, a fateful meeting with celebrity fitness trainer Richard Simmons changed the course of David’s life. After topping the scale at over 400 pounds Richard personally offered to help David…
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  • This Runner’s MAD – This Weather is KILLING me!

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Yeah, I’m thinking of changing the name of the blog to This Runner’s MAD if the weather doesn’t turn around soon. I am done with it, all of it. It’s freakin’ March and I ran in weather today that was unseasonable for January. Seriously. I wouldn’t be so aggravated if this wasn’t the same old story every weekend. This morning I ran 10 “marathon pace” miles in freezing temps. Garmin said it was 19 degrees with a real feel of 11. However Weather Bug said it was 16 with a real feel of 1. Either way, it sucks. The OutSider App that analyzes how…
  • What Marathon Training is REALLY Like

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    You signed up for what? A common reaction when you share with people that you’ve signed up to run your first marathon. You’re excited, a little nervous, but most likely the event is so many months away that it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. That’s how I was when I signed up to run my first marathon, the Pittsburgh Marathon, in 2011. Just clicking “register” made me feel like such a bad ass. I was going to be one of “those” people, the few crazy enough to run that distance. I didn’t know very many people that ran marathons and had no one to turn to for a training plan, hydration…
  • Count All Accomplishments – no matter how small

    17 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    In my last post I really pulled the running skeletons out of the closet. Admitting that I was mentally weak and stopping during my runs when they got hard wasn’t an easy thing to do, but it has really help me see the flaws in my running. Since then I’ve made an effort to push through the tough moments and bad miles and I have to say, I actually feel somewhat proud of myself. When I look at my paces on paper, they are a little slower as a result. However, I know the reason they were faster before was because I was taking breaks, so I’m not upset about it. Comparing similar…
  • Monday Motivation

    9 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
       I sure hope so!
  • Building Mental Toughness – are you fooling yourself?

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
      If you look at my Monday Motivation this week, it’s a quote about mental toughness. No matter how many miles you run, how many weights you lift, or how good you eat, if you’re mentally weak in the end, the brain will shut that finely tuned, well fueled body down. No….doubt….about….it. The past few years I have been working on building a superb base. I’ve run more miles year after year, completed 6 marathons, 7 half marathons, gotten really good at the nutrition and fueling piece, but I’ve lacked in the mental toughness area. At this point,…
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    Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

  • Meet the Girl Who's Taking on the Guys

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    MEET THE GIRL WHO'S TAKING ON THE GUYSReposted from Red Bull X-Alps: Westrum is a former US soldier and, along with Yvonne Dathe, is the first woman in 10 years to compete in the Red Bull X-Alps. In this Q&A, she tells us what she has over the boys.What have you been up to? Over January and February I was down in Colombia, where I competed in the FAI World Paragliding Championships, finishing seventh in my class. Then I did another month of free flying and trying to go for distance. I was also hiking…
  • It's not ALL Training! Jeeping in Moab...

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    I guess it's just not right to drive a Jeep to Moab without taking it on at least one off-road trail, right?   Jim just put a high-performance GM engine into the Jeep, and we wanted to see how it would perform on some real terrain. So in between proper training days, we hopped in our ride for a chance to enjoy the slickrock without sweating.  Sweating from nervousness doesn't count, either...  I must admit I'm not a great passenger.  I was a little white-knuckled until I realized that 37 inch tires make those the rocks seem really flat.  I guess I'm still looking at…
  • 7UP Mountain Bike Trail, Moab

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    You might be able to tell from the slickrock that we are down in Moab!   Southern Utah is our new favorite home away from home, and we finally made time to dig out our mountain bikes and go for a ride.  Moab is known for its highly technical mountain bike trails.  (In fact they used to sell T-Shirts saying "I survived" if you could ride the trails here and still walk away at the end).   Luckily in the last few years, new, purpose-built mountain biking trails are springing up all over the Moab area.  And some of them are even for beginners.  :)  The 7Up trail…
  • Icaro2000 Helmet: X-Alps Sponsor!

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    My search for a lightweight paragliding helmet for the X-Alps has gone on for a while.   I really wasn't able to find much information about this type of product on paragliding forums or anywhere.   Finally a fellow competitor sent me this link, and voila!   I have my helmet! The Transalp Helmet only weighs 390 grams, which is hundreds of grams lighter than a regular certified helmet. Plus it's very durable...check out the video below of the guy pounding the polycarbonate helmet into concrete!  Not a scratch or dent!?!  It is EN 966 certified, I believe the lightest…
  • Red Bull X-Alps Fan FAQ

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    FAN FAQEverything you ever wanted to know about the world's toughest adventure race. What is it, when is it, why's it so tough – and why you need to follow live! The toughest huh? Really? Shoulder a 10kg rucksack, hike 2,000m up a mountain, fly for several hours through complicated weather systems and over treacherous terrain. Land, now run for 30km and climb another 1,000m. Repeat every day for almost two weeks. Tough? We think so for this reason – no other race is as physically demanding and also requires such a high level of expert technical skill for such a sustained length of time.
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    Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic Revolution

  • 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.
  • Adductor (Groin) Stretch for Runners & Triathletes

    James Dunne
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:34 am
      Compared to multidirectional sports for example rugby, basketball, hockey or netball, with all their turning, cutting and changes of direction, the repetitive action of running is very linear. This is often reflected in the available ranges of motion we see in runners, triathletes and other endurance sports people. While there’s clearly no need for a runner to be able to perform the splits, it is important for us not to be excessively tight through our adductors, the muscles of the inner thigh. As I previously described here, adductor tightness can contribute to common imbalances…
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  • Road to Bhatti Lakes 100k – Week 4

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:19 pm
    One month of training for my first 100k race is over. And that's a relief because I have not broken down with any injury as of yet. But the tough part of the training is yet to come. So, fingers are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Road to Bhatti Lakes 100 k – Week 3

    22 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    I felt the signs of overtraining in this week. By Saturday, I was completely burned out with my body crying for sleep. And last night we went crazy in this local pub and got totally sloshed. Road to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Road to Bhatti Lakes 100 k – Week 2

    15 Mar 2015 | 9:37 pm
    This week from 09 Mar - 14 Mar 15 went well as I could run almost the whole week. Next week I am going back to the plains of Bagdogra. I must tell that this time in the mountains have done a great... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Road to Bhatti Lakes 100k – Week 1

    10 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    I have taken a big leap from running a marathon to running an ultra. It is a way of suffering or maybe feeling the value of life? Road to Bhatti Lakes 100k – Week 1 is a post from: borN The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bhatti Lakes Ultra – 100 KM Training Plan

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:15 am
    So, finally I am free from some professional commitments which tied me down for last three years from participating in Bhatti Lakes Ultra. Bhatti Lakes Ultra – 100 KM Training Plan is a post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    TheRunnerDad » Running & Fitness

  • Kara Goucher: One Year Later

    Matt Orlando
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    When I first interviewed 2-time Olympic marathoner Kara Goucher last year, it was the beginning of a tremendous change in her life: a new home, a new coach, and the uncertainty of with whom she would sign. We spoke about what the future held for her, her career, and her family. She was focused on staying healthy and getting back in competitive shape. It was a year filled with promise. We caught up briefly in October shortly before New York City, where she shared that “running is such a huge part of (her) life and (she) want(s) more people, especially women, to be empowered by…
  • 7 Strength Training Tips For Runners

    Patty Rivas
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    We all know that strength training is important, however, it can be tough to fit it in with the rest of your running and cross training schedule. Strength training helps prevent injury and also will help keep you active for years to come. For example, check out this 95-year-old who recently set a 200 meter world record for his age group! When you regularly strength train, you’re loading your muscles and tendons, which helps build muscle and bone strength, as well as increase bone density. This is crucial as you age, and obviously important for runners, who are placing 1.5 to 3x their…
  • Top #Running Bloggers (Bonus Week)

    Matt Orlando
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Occasionally in life the phrase “last and final” does not always mean “last and final.” Such was the case when, in my Week 4 Top #Running Bloggers post, I indicated that it was my last post of the series. Surprise, just kidding! Much like Apple likes to reveal one last thing at its product release press events, so I have decided to share with you one more list of top running bloggers which may have been inadvertently left out of the first four posts…or ones that I have discovered new! So please be sure to give the below bloggers as much love and support as you…
  • Running with Piriformis Syndrome

    Gisgie Dávila Gendreau
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Even a twinge of pain can set this fearless (read: pig-headed) runner off immediately into the first four stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining and depression. So a year ago when I had severe pain in my left butt cheek that radiated down my leg, I was in a panic. But instead of doing what I needed to do to heal, I spent about nine months in a loop that kept me from the final stage: acceptance. Spoiler alert: you don’t have to suffer like I did. When I started this crazy cycle, I was training for my first half marathon and ramping up my mileage with gusto. The diagnosis from my sports…
  • Top #Running Bloggers (Week 4)

    Matt Orlando
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is it. The moment you for which you have been eagerly awaiting. The culmination of weeks of getting to know and follow new (to you) and exciting running bloggers. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you….Week 4! If you have not had a chance, take a few minutes and meet the running bloggers from week 1, week 2, and week 3. Don’t worry, the week 4 bloggers will be here waiting for your return with open arms. It has been a wonderful experience for me (and hopefully for you) to get to know and follow some incredible bloggers over the past few weeks, and I am confident you will not be…
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    Believe In The Run

  • OOFOS Recovery Footwear

    Thomas Neuberger
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    OOFOS Recovery Footwear… Okay, not sure I can call them “Recovery” footwear, but I can call them amazing! If they make your feet feel good after a long run, I guess you can call them recovery footwear. The Good Thomas: These feel so good on the feet it is really hard to compare them to […] The post OOFOS Recovery Footwear appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • DNF Mental Memory along the Newton Hills

    Thomas Neuberger
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    Editorial by Joshua Nifratos I recently went to Boston to partake in the joyous events that accompany the celebration when two individuals say, “I do”. While in Boston, I spent a couple days with seminary friends who live next door to the house I lived in for two years while in graduate school. One morning, […] The post DNF Mental Memory along the Newton Hills appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • TomTom Cardio Runner GPS Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:31 pm
    My review is gonna be typical of our reviews, laden with personal feelings and opinions about the product, not so heavy on the objective technical side. For a real deep dive on the TomTom Cardio Runner GPS visit this review from DCRainmaker. Finding signal………. Ok, let’s go! The Good The look is cool enough, I liked […] The post TomTom Cardio Runner GPS Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Puma Ignite Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Puma Running Ignite Review Thomas: Puma isn’t afraid to try new things. Sometimes it works like the FAAS, and sometimes it doesn’t (cough) Mobium.  At least the Mobium did not work great for me. When the Puma Ignite showed up I was intrigued. It arrived in a sweet marketing package that may have cost more […] The post Puma Ignite Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:08 pm
    New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Review I was not a fan of the first Fresh Foam. The marketing of the shoe did not match the reality of running in it. The shoe is a firm shoe without flexibility, and has a constricting upper. When designing the next round of Fresh Foam running shoes it seems New […] The post New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
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  • Gametiime launches first virtual run, sells out in a flash

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    We’ve recently started working on a stealth project for the Gametiime running community. While still aiming to give people a better way to live out their running journey in a more socially-connected and meaningful way, this project was built to do so in a different manner than the social race directory we’ve built to empower people to find and save races around the US. Our hunch told us runners needed it so we quickly got to work. In just a few weeks, we launched our first virtual run. We called it the Pi Day 5K, in playful celebration of the mathematical number and scheduled…
  • Blooms to Brew: A scenic course preview in pictures (and video!)

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:44 pm
    We recently featured the Blooms to Brews Marathon, Half Marathon, & 4-Person Relay. Today, we’d like to give you an event preview in pictures and announce Blooms to Brews is generously giving out another two free entries! Click to win a free registration! Races begin at Horseshoe Lake Park, traveling through the city of Woodland, WA   The course takes you through majestic Woodland farmland And then along the mighty Columbia River    Runners then hit Veteran’s Loop, Railroad Tracks Bridge, and gravel roads that line the banks of the Lewis River with eagle nests perching…
  • Races of Gametiime: Blooms to Brews Marathon, a Boston Qualifier and Hidden Scenic Gem

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Race Name: Blooms to Brews Marathon, Four-Person Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, & 10K When: Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 | Where: Horsehoe Lake Park (Woodland, WA) Prize Drawing: The Blooms to Brews Marathon is giving away two free entries to the Gametiime community! Click here to win! Are you interested in a flat, fast that features scenic views along the Columbia River, majestic country farmland, and acres of beautifully-colored tulips that lead to the final two miles of a crowd-cheering race finish? So are we! We had an opportunity to interview Elba Benzler of Get Bold Events about…
  • Gametiime Asks: Why do you race? What makes racing fundamentally different than an everyday run?

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Answers from Oiselle Runners… Jessica Morrow – I enjoy running on my own and definitely do most of my weekly mileage by myself. Sometimes on a long run by yourself you can start to doubt yourself and what you are doing. You come up with excuses to do less than your best. I love races, especially really big races with thousands of participants. Running with friends or running a race with a lot of people gives you visual representation that you aren’t the only crazy person out there. Longer distance races like half marathons and marathons are really fun because you know…
  • Leaderboard: Gametiime Groups!

    3 Dec 2014 | 4:06 pm
    We launched Gametiime Groups Beta a couple months back and, have since brought on two batches of avid running groups. We’ve seen them connect for meet ups, share tips and experiences, and (of course) have a place to discover and share races they love to do — easier than ever. Here are our largest groups on Gametiime. Click below to join any you’d like! 1. Oiselle Runners – 331 members 2. Sub 30 Club – 230 members 3. Team #runDisney – 110 members 4. #RaceChat Crew – 55 members 5. Team Zelle – 49 members 6. SKORA Insiders – 43 members…
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    Running Life

  • Fresh Faced

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    I have to admit, I am a lucky girl and have had very little issues with my skin throughout my childhood. Now don’t get me wrong, I still get the occasional teenage spotty chin but I cannot complain too much. I do notice that with the changes in the weather my skin tends to change too in winter. I get… Read more →
  • This weeks #LoveFit is….Watermelon!

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    I love watermelons, I don’t get them that often but when I do, I pretty much devour the whole thing to myself! Watermelons are around 92% water and jammed packed with nutrients. Each bite has high levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. If you eat the right amount of watermelon, there are tons of… Read more →
  • We all can do with some more motivation!

    17 Mar 2015 | 1:56 am
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  • Roasted Cauliflower Soup

    12 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    I went home last weekend to celebrate my Dad’s birthday and on Saturday we went for lunch at Bill’s. It was a real quirky but cool place that did some different but amazing food. My mum ordered the cauliflower soup for her starter, it was so good I just had to give it a go for myself. I am not… Read more →
  • My #LoveFit this week is…..My Spiralizer

    10 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    So this weeks #LoveFit is a very new obsession and is a bit of a geeky gadget #LoveFit, but i don’t care! I Love it. The Spiralizer turns you everyday ordinary vegetables, such a courgettes and turns then into spaghetti!!!! I have only used mine once, but it was great, I made some courgette spaghetti to go with a steak!… Read more →
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    Zude PR | Glasgow PR | Integrity | Trust | Results | UK » Running blog

  • 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…
  • Achieving Your 2015 Running Goals

    Dave Sawyer
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:38 pm
    I love the bit between Christmas and new year. Like everyone, I like to indulge a little. Let my hair down. Eat rubbish, and “take a drink”. But eventually – after a few days – I get a little bored with enjoying myself and start thinking about the year ahead. Trying to make plans. Again, like most of mankind, new year’s resolutions have never been my strong point. So as December 2013 drew to a close, I decided to write down my running goals for 2014. I’d read that if you don’t articulate your goals, your real goals, and commit to them, like all those…
  • What Motivates a Competitive Runner

    Dave Sawyer
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:48 pm
    I was out running the other night. A friend and I were jogging in to the start of a tempo session. We exchanged pleasantries. The usual stuff…”what races have you got coming up?” I chatted in passing about the Marcothon I’m doing, where you run three miles every day during December. A few of my mates are doing it and I’m enjoying the change in routine. It was set up by two ultra-competitive Scottish runners in Marco and Debbie Consani to help people maintain their running during the elongated Christmas-fest that is December. It’s inclusive in its…
  • The Wolf Man of Harrisburg

    Dave Sawyer
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    “When I run, I never try to beat anyone in my age group, I try to beat everybody. I think I am just a 25-year-old wolf.”       These were the words of 54-year-old American Doug Fernandez on winning the Harrisburg Marathon in 2:40:23 last Sunday. He added: “The key is not to put age barriers in your mind, and you’ll do so much better. People get old, prematurely, in their minds. You’ve always got to think that you’re young.” Hear hear. Too right Doug. Almost Steve Way-like in terms of inspiration for us over-40s. Of course it’s easier to “beat…
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    Fuel Your Future with Tina Muir

  • Inspirational Interview- Emily Sisson

    Tina Muir
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Happy Friday! Hard to believe it is almost April. I cannot believe I leave for home in just over 2 weeks, and London Marathon is less than a month away! Today I have a special treat for you. Since I was in college, I have always looked up to my guest today. She has dominated the collegiate distance scene for many years; and I loved watching her racing. You know I am all about embracing who you are, (read my Be Brave, Be Strong, Be You post for more on that), and she is a great example of that. Today my guest is Emily Sisson. You think I am fast, well Emily recently set the collegiate indoor…
  • Fuel Your Recovery- Supplements

    Tina Muir
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    I did not intend to make this a whole post of its own, but it did not really match with any of the other topics, so here it is. I just wanted to make a shorter post about my thoughts on supplements. I am not a big fan of them overall, as I believe you should try to get your vitamins and minerals from food sources. Steve and I make sure we get a variety of fruits and vegetables to consume what we need. We used to take Juice Plus, and as much as I think it is a wonderful product, and would highly recommend, I think we get enough through our diet. That being said, I do have some supplements I…
  • Meatless Monday- Superfood Eggplant Lasagna

    Tina Muir
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Good Morning from Cincinanti! Steve and I stayed here last night as I am doing my last progression run of the segment. We have really changed things this time around, and this is only the second one I am doing, with the first one being a 16 miler with Allie months ago. I think overall it has been a good thing as I just hammered my long runs every time, and I think it took way too much out of me. Either way, this morning IS a tough workout, where I am practicing race day in every way.For that reason we traveled to Cinci so we could have a flat place for me to run, without interruptions, as…
  • 5 Reasons Why Running Easy is So Hard

    Tina Muir
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    As London Marathon closes in, and after a positive step in the right direction last weekend at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, this is the point where the mileage is highest, the accumulated fatigue has built up, and recovery becomes the absolute most important part….probably even more so than the actual training. It is better to get to the start line slightly less fit, but healthy, than it is to be in super shape…..but you are unable to run! For that reason, I am really doing my best to try to recover as best I can, while still putting in the quality. Over the last…
  • 3rd Place at the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon Race Recap

    Tina Muir
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    One of the downsides of only posting Monday, Wednesday, Friday, is that I do not get to recap my weekends as well as I would like…..probably a good thing for your sake, as you do not have to listen to me ramble on about my weekend. Instead you can hear read my ramble today! It feels like it was a long time ago that I raced, I think traveling can do that to you; its hard to remember that you were in a completely different place just a short time ago! Last weekend, I raced in the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon. I have always wanted to do a Rock ‘n’ Roll race, and…
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    Run Far Girl

  • Curbing the Sweet Cravings

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    I just want to wish my coaching client, Anna a HUGE congrats for killing her marathon goal at the Wrightsville Beach Marathon this weekend. Anna ran 3:27, a 9 minute PR and her first BQ! And what’s even crazier is that her last two miles were her fastest! I’m so proud of how hard she worked. Way to go Anna! Anna finished second in her age group! Something happened when I entered the third trimester: suddenly I found myself craving SWEET. A far departure from the salty/spicy cravings of the first trimester. For a while clementines were my go-to. I couldn’t peel them fast…
  • Running with an Olympian: my experience with Cathy O’Brien

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    When you think of elite female marathoners from the US, the names that most often come to mind are Joan Benoit Samuelson, Deena Kastor, Kara Goucher or Shalane Flanagan. Not often mentioned is the name of two-time Olympian, Cathy O’Brien. I had the chance to run with Cathy when she joined my running club, the Rochester Runners for our monthly meeting last week (it was cold…and windy). Image credit: Mary Ulinski. Cathy is known as one of New Hampshire’s greatest female runners, if not the greatest. She dominated the high school cross country scene at the National Foot Locker…
  • The Homestretch: Pregnancy Update

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    There’s something about “8 weeks left” that feels like the homestretch of pregnancy. I can get my head around counting down now…instead of counting up. The last two weeks I’ve really “felt” my pregnancy for the first time: I was very irritable, very tired and very uncomfortable. So when I got hit by a stomach but last Monday it actually came as a bit of a blessing in disguise. I slept ALL DAY on Tuesday (I was nauseous, wanted to throw up and felt a bit feverish) but honestly sometimes that’s what it takes to get me to slow down, stop and rest…
  • Run Before you Crawl 5K at 32 Weeks Pregnant

    16 Mar 2015 | 2:44 am
    Running a St. Patrick’s Day race has become a bit of an annual tradition with my friend, Sarah. It’s a fun excuse to dress in green sparkly skirts and tall green socks. Last year I paced her in a very cold (negative temps with the windchill) 5 miler and I didn’t want to pass up the chance to carry on the tradition this year with the Run Before you Crawl 5K in Dover, NH. This year the plan was a little different: I wasn’t doing any pacing and we were just out there to have fun. Thankfully it wasn’t nearly as cold as our race experience last year and the forecasted…
  • Three Ways to Improve Running Form

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is part two of a two-part series on running form analysis and what you can do to help improve your running form. You can find part one HERE. Last week I shared before and after photos of my running form analysis. There was a significant amount of improvement both in my cadence, heel strike and overstriding. There were several things I focused on in the three week period between the before and after analysis: increasing cadence, form drills and glute and hip exercises. 1. Cadence. Optimal running cadence, according to Jack Daniels, is 180 steps per minute. You can roughly figure out your…
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  • The Ultimate Marathon Bucket List – In Pictures

    James Dowell
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    The marathon itself is part of a bucket list for thousands of people who hear of or see the events personally or through media. There’s something massively exciting and intimidating about being a part an event where hundreds of people have the same goal which is to finish and finish well. After running in a marathon, the usual reaction is to look for another event to aspire for so here are some awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind experiences/adventures that’s on all experienced runners ‘ bucket list – and it could also be part of your ultimate to-do marathon adventure list as well once you…
  • The Charities You Help When You Run The London Marathon

    James Dowell
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    The London Marathon, which is just over a month away, is more than a challenge to finish. It’s also about charity. Since the London Marathon’s first run in 1981, over £600 million has been raised for noble humanitarian causes. Last year, 77% of all participants were able to run for the charities of their choice although the official charity partner was Anthony Nolan which means you can choose from a list of charities accredited by the London Marathon. Here are a few of these charitable organizations that have been doing amazing work for humanity. The Anthony Nolan Trust The Anthony Nolan…
  • The Chicago Marathon

    James Dowell
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    History behind the Chicago Marathon One of the six World Marathon Majors, the Chicago Marathon was first held on September 25, 1977 under it’s original name, Mayor Daley Marathon. It has been held annually ever since, with the exception of the 1987 race when only a half-marathon was run. 2015’s race will commemorate the 38th anniversary of this event. Owned by the Charlotte bank, the marathon is branded the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. It takes place in Cook County, Illinois and features a fast and flat course, attracting people to set new personal and world records. By the…
  • Unique UK Running Holiday Getaways

    James Dowell
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    Running is exhilarating. If you have been running for some time, your goals have probably changed from getting fit to enjoying the run, savoring the experience and looking for new running adventures. However, instead of just joining an event, how about turning it into holiday and seeing the sights as well? Race To The Stones Ultramarathon Also known as the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones, this ultramarathon comes with 2 choices. A participant can choose to run for 2 straight days or opt for the 2-day, 50km-each-day race. Both choices follow the same 100 km course which is estimated to be…
  • Athens Classic Marathon

    James Dowell
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    The History Behind the Athens Classic Marathon The marathon that is now held annually in Athens has become a tradition unlike any other. In 490 B.C., a soldier named Pheidippides made a heroic run from Marathon, Greece to Athens. The point of this 24.85 mile run was to bring news of a Greek victory over the Persians. Moments after arriving in Athens, Pheidippides yelled “Niki!”, meaning “Victory!” He then collapsed to his death. The dramatic finishes of today’s marathons are in commemoration of Pheidippides heroic death. The First Athens Classic Marathon The modern Olympic games…
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  • Best Running Websites

    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 -  – Daily running news, running tips for beginners and advanced, injury prevention, and equipment reviews. Race listings throughout the US.Running Times - - Comprehensive articles on training, sports medicine, shoes, personalities & more for all competitive, high school, college, masters & trail runners.Cool Running -  –  a…
  • Running Shoes for Women – Some of the Best

    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. Along with…
  • Motivational Quotes for Running – my top 20

    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…
  • Lose Weight Run Faster with Shakeology

    9 Feb 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Want to lose weight and run faster?Runners often look for ways to lose weight and run faster. For me Shakeology was one of the answers. This is one of the best supplements I have ever used as a runner and it actually tastes great compared to some other shakes out there.What is ShakeologyShakeology is a superfood, delicious, nutrient dense shake. Its made with healthy nutrients that everyone should be eating daily.  Shakeology has the perfect combination of proteins, phytonnutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, prebiotics & probiotics. Plus it contains many rare ingredients including…
  • Garmin Forerunner 220 Review

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    I’ve run with a Garmin Forerunner 220 now for a little over a year so I thought I would do a review on my thoughts and how its worked for me.  I’ve often had runners ask me which Garmin I would recommend and for the majority, I choose the Garmin Forerunner 220. It’s a great watch for your everyday runner, marathoner and even ultra runners.  Personally I have run 20 marathons/ultras with this watch with the longest distance being 40 miles. This watch would have no problem making it to 50-60 miles for most runners without the battery dying.  If you’re into…
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  • Hitting The Wall On A Long Run

    21 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    With my half marathon fast approaching, I'm starting to taper off my training a bit.  Before really backing off of my mileage though, I wanted to get in another good long run, so I scheduled a nice 12 miler for this past Saturday.  It was very nice, those of you who have kept up a little with this blog will know I always love getting out for a good long run to start off my weekend.   That is, it was nice until about mile 9 when I slammed into the wall.     I have read about hitting walls on long
  • Good Health Tips - An Update

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Back in January, I posted/ranted about some of the dumb health tips I had read about working out.  I haven't been able to find the article I referenced in that post, but the general idea was that there were some exercises you shouldn't do for various reasons.     Now, there are exercises that probably aren't in line with your goals, that could lead to injury if done improperly, and yes, there are some exercises that just aren't very effective.  What bothers me is the dismissive attitude that
  • The Secret Power of A Catchphrase

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:27 pm
    There is a ton of power in mantras - catchphrases, mottos, or whatever you want to call them - for me, at least, and I suspect for lots of people.  It took me a long time to realize just how effective these kinds of mental devices could be because I didn't have a clear articulation for it until a few years ago when I had a conversation with my siblings about it.  At the time, my sister gave me the comparison that it's like having a heading or chapter mark in a journal as kind of a fulcrum for
  • Driven and Determined Or Maybe Just Stubborn?

    13 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    That really is a question I have to ask of myself frequently, but I figure if I do something productive with it then the ends justify the means.  Maybe.   With that personality trait/flaw leading the way, I decided a few days ago that I'm running a marathon next year.  In my first post on this blog, I stated one of my three running goals was to run a half marathon this year (in the works) and to run a full marathon by the end of 2017.  Well, I can be impatient - or stubborn, whichever you like -
  • Listen To Your Body

    12 Mar 2015 | 7:29 pm
    If you've been keeping up with this blog, then 1) thanks, you're awesome! And 2) you'll probably remember that I had a few posts about dealing with a hamstring injury late last year.  That taught me an important lesson that I've touted before and will continue to beat this drum - no pun intended, that listening to your body is of utmost importance.   Sure, you can probably find some off the wall example of when I'm wrong, but I'm talking primarily from a general health and wellness perspective.
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