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What is a Virtual 5K & Top 10 Reasons to Run One This Year

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Top Runner’s Playlist for 2016

Our Favorite Running Songs - The Top Running's Playlist for 20166Shares512016 brought us some really good tunes. Throughout the year I added over 1000 songs to my running playlist. Below is the list of my favorite tunes in a simple to follow playlist. Show More Summary

What Makes a Good Meal Plan for Runners?

WHAT MAKES A GOOD MEAL PLAN FOR RUNNERS?SharesFrom experience, I can confidently say that some runners have some of the worst eating habits. Most athletes think that they can get away with eating anything. But that is far from the truth. Show More Summary

6 Best Stretches To Do After Running That Keep You Loose

SharesThe best stretches to do after running - the 6 most simple & effective Stretching after a workout has been proven to help prevent injuries, reduce soreness, help your muscles recover faster, and just feels good in general. Although...Show More Summary

The Eight Best Stretches to do Before Running

The best stretches to do before running - the 8 most simple & effective SharesWarming up is one of the most important steps for maintaining an injury-free training program - but many of wonder exactly what the perfect warm-up looks like. Show More Summary

How to Keep Running When you Want to Stop

How to keep running when you want to stop - 4 simple hacks to keep you goingSharesSo, it’s the start of a brand-new year and with that comes brand-new goals and aspirations. You figured what better time to start running to stay or get into shape. Show More Summary

The Benefits of Running on a Treadmill & How It Helps You

The 7 amazing Benefits of Running on a TreadmillSharesRunning on a treadmill is one of the modern methods used today by individuals who wish to shed some extra pounds, get in shape or walk. Considered mainly a moderate cardio exercise,...Show More Summary

Ultimate Guide to the Best Knee Support for Running

Guide to Choosing the Best Knee Support for Running.SharesAs a runner, you’ve likely heard the debate about the negative/positive effect of running on the knees. Since the jury is still undecided, we can safely say that running, on its...Show More Summary

How to Treat a Deep Heel Blister

What could be more irritating than a continuously nagging and painful blister getting into the groove and rhythm of your brisk run? Blisters are the most annoying enemy of hikers and runners. And though it is always best to prevent blisters...Show More Summary

You've Qualified for the Boston Marathon - What Corral Will You Be In?

You've done the hard part and qualified for Boston...but what wave and corral will you be in? Thanks to folks like Greg Maclin at MyMarathonPace.com who study the numbers religiously, you can get a pretty good idea with his chart. The...Show More Summary

The Major Causes of Tight Hamstrings for Runners & How to Overcome Them

The Major Causes of Tight Hamstrings for runners & How to Overcome ThemSharesWhere is the Hamstring LocatedThe hamstring are comprised of a gathering of three muscles; the Biceps Femoris, the Semitendinosus, and the Semimembranosus.Show More Summary

What are the Benefits of Running vs Elliptical?

What are the Benefits of Running vs EllipticalSharesElliptical machines are modern standard equipment found in the gym, specially designed for simulating the movement of running and walking, while at the same time minimizing the impact on the affected joints, according to the national Arthritis Foundation. Show More Summary

The Unbelievable Benefits of Running Stairs That Will Make You Great

The Unbelievable Benefits of Running Stairs SharesBeing fit and healthy is not a privilege everyone out there enjoys, but it’s a choice we can all make. Today there are several ways through which you can shed a few pounds naturally without necessarily accruing gym costs or walking long distances. Show More Summary

If You Stop Drinking Alcohol, Does It Make You a Better Runner? My 40-Day Test…

As an athlete who also enjoys an alcoholic beverage from time to time (okay, daily for the most part), I’ve often pondered if my love of a good IPA or classic Manhattan has been holding back my running potential. Formal studies on the...Show More Summary

Benefits of Running With Ankle Weights

The 8 Benefits of Running with Ankle WeightsSharesDo ankle weights work? What are the benefits of running with ankle weights? Can I burn calories while running with ankle weights? Do they help me run faster? These and many others are some of the great questions.  Let's start with the obvious... Show More Summary

Planning My 2017 Race Season

January 1st shouldn't be any more paramount than any other square on the calendar. Despite its binary pecularity, the day is, after all, just another day. The sun rises, the sun sets, and we play, work, and sleep within its comfortable circadian rhythm. Show More Summary

Should I Drink a Protein Shake After Running?

Should I drink a protein shake after running? SharesProtein is a hot topic in gyms and fitness circles everywhere, but what exactly is it about this nutrient that is so buzzworthy? Is it so important that I should be slurping it down...Show More Summary

2016...A Year of Reflection and Personal Growth

As the last few sunsets of 2016 take their final soaring plunge into the Pacific, I am humbled and grateful to look back on another crazy year. Epic running and career adventures, a happy and healthy family, stumbles in both running and my personal life, and more surprises than a schizophrenic magician. Show More Summary

The 5 Benefits of Good Running Socks

THE 5 BENEFITS OF GOOD RUNNING SOCKSSharesDoes changing your socks really matter when you are running? Do I need running socks?Great questions...  let me tackle them one at a time. Any runner with more than a handful of races under their...Show More Summary

Seven Reasons Why Running is Giving You a Headache (And What You Can Do About It)

Shares7 Reasons Why Running is Giving You a Headache (And What You Can Do About It)There’s nothing worse than coming home from solid run only to have an excruciating headache. From mild annoyances to full fledged migraines, headaches during and after exercise are a common complaint for runners everywhere. Show More Summary

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