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Dealing With “The Wall” While Running

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“The Wall” We have all heard of it; some might have experienced it. The dreaded moment during your run where your body just feels like…well…it hit a wall! (I wonder where they got the name from?) Your friends and colleagues may tell you that there is no way of defeating this inevitable experience during your Continue Reading

Unmotivated to Run

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We all go through little dry spells when it comes to training and running now and again. It could be for numerous reasons such as an all of a sudden busier life, sickness, injury or just plain laziness. For what it is worth, I myself have had many “dry spells” and I know I will Continue Reading

Running Plan for Beginners

Running Plan for Beginners

Whether you are planning on running a race or running to lose weight, it is a good idea to have a running plan. Below is a running plan for beginners which will help keep you motivated and give you some guidelines to start moving! The below schedule mixes walking and jogging for eight weeks (three Continue Reading

Half Marathon to Marathon Training

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Congratulations, you ran all 13.1 miles of your half marathon! Awesome achievement and something you will never forget. Of course, now you are looking for even more of a challenge aren’t you? You are looking to move on from a half marathon to a marathon and need the proper training tips to make it happen. Continue Reading

5K Training Schedule – Beginner

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Looking for some type of 5K training schedule for a beginner? You have come to the right place! Not only will the below information give you a sample 5K training schedule, it will also explain to you why the schedule is created this way and where you can adjust to customize the training schedule to Continue Reading

Running Through Pain – When to Stop, When to Keep Going

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We all come to those moments in our training where we will feel pain while running. Pain is a common occurrence while running, both competitively or recreationally, but it is sometimes hard to realize when to worry about the pain you are feeling and when to push through. Running through pain is something we all do, Continue Reading

Bananas – A Runner’s Best Friend

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A simple banana. Who would have thought that this yellow wrapped fruit could pack such an important punch for runners who are both rookies and veterans. Don’t believe me? Look below at all of the benefits of this magnificent fruit – the banana! Bananas Lower Blood Pressure The average bananas contains at least 450 milligrams Continue Reading

Your First Marathon – Tips for Beginners

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So you are thinking or have signed up to run your first marathon. You have made the first step in becoming one a few people to accomplish the 26.2 mile race. Okay, maybe not a “few” people, but it definitely is not a common occurrence! Whether you have ran in official races before or not, Continue Reading

What is a “Runner’s High”?

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As a beginner to running, you may hear veteran runner’s talk about the “Runner’s High” – a moment during a run (usually after a certain distance) when the runner feels some type of euphoria. This euphoria is described differently among runners which do not have a clear and concise consensus of what it really is. Continue Reading

How to Run – Proper Running Form

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Who would have thought that something as simple as running could have a “proper form.” I mean, we have been running all of our lives (pretty much since we could balance on two legs) – and everything worked out pretty well then, why focus on form now? As we get older, and for a variety Continue Reading

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