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Hydration 101: get the facts

Our bodies are made up of mostly water. When we take in less water than we put out, dehydration happens. Dehydration causes our bodily systems to stop working well. Slight dehydration can hinder an athlete’s performance and severe dehydration can cause death. That’s why it’s so important for runners and cyclists to drink plenty of […]

Beat boredom, get faster with these treadmill workouts and tips

The treadmill. Also known as the dreadmill. I used to hate it. One of the best things about running is the journey from point A to point B. So, why would any runner want to stay stationary? The main reasons: climate control and safety. Most runners will only opt for the treadmill when outside conditions […]

The week in review: it's finally not snowing in Boston

Spring has sprung in Boston, and honestly, it's about time! After a ridiculously harsh winter, it felt amazing to slather on some sunscreen and wear shorts (shorts!) this Saturday. It was in the in high 50s, sunny, and oh-so-perfect. It's days like these that make me extremely grateful to be a runner. I love that […]

Early spring fruit: the kiwi

This week, we're turning the spotlight away from vegetables and onto fruits, specifically, kiwi. Kiwis, also called Chinese gooseberries, may look funny with their fuzzy brown skins and tiny black seeds but they are delicious with a flavor that is tart yet sweet. They are most flavorful in the winter and early spring months, making […]

Five destination marathon races

People say that races are a celebration of running. And what better place to celebrate than the California coast, a tropical locale, or the “happiest place on Earth”? Nowadays, it's common for runners to combine races and vacation time. With so many marathons being held in popular destinations, it's no mystery why runners want to […]

Vegan and vegetarian sources of protein

As a vegetarian, with a regular running and yoga regiment, one of the questions I’m often asked is where I get my protein. Many believe that because I don’t eat meat and very little dairy that I must be lacking in this vital macronutrient, but nothing could be further from the truth. Many plant-based foods […]

Bouncing back from injury: one runner's comeback story

Sticking with an exercise routine can be anything but easy. If anyone knows that, it's WalkJogRun user Jason Schmitt, 42, of Clearwater, Fla. This busy father of three (with a fourth on the way) has fallen off the running bandwagon a few times — and it caused him quite the health scare. Schmitt began his […]

Tips to fit in fitness when traveling with kids

It’s hard enough to stick to your fitness routine while traveling but throw in caring for a family and it can be near impossible to fit in a workout. Plus, we often travel as a family to spend time together, not just to hit the hotel fitness center. As I write this, I am traveling […]

Run like a Border Collie

Many runners can relate to this quote — and scene — from Modern Family. Phil: She has to run everyday or she goes crazy, she’s like a Border Collie. Claire: Did you just compare me to a dog? Phil: The smartest in the world! “Like” if this describes you or someone you know. (I’m proud […]

Plyometrics can make you a stronger, faster runner

After doing the same workout day in and day out, many of us get tired of our fitness regimen and stop seeing results. That’s where plyometrics come in. These exercises can make you stronger, speedier, and svelter. Plyometrics: 101 Plyometrics (also called “jump training” exercises) are explosive bounding moves that mimic the motions used in […]