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Motivational Monday: Release your inner child

Take some time and play this Monday. It's good for you! “Play not only keeps us young but also maintains our perspective about the relative seriousness of things. Running is play, for even if we try hard to do well at it, it is a relief from everyday cares.” – Jim Fixx, author of the […]

Training and traveling: putting our app's routes to the test

WalkJogRun member Kelsey Barry regularly uses our app to measure her speed and distance on runs in her hometown, but a recent trip to Spain had her putting our route feature to the test. Unfamiliar with the landscape and in need to continue her training for the Boston Marathon, she decided to plan her runs […]

The science behind muffin baking – and the best healthy muffin recipe

Muffins are a staple in many runners' diets. They're a quick and easy on-the-go snack, and if you pick the right ingredients, can be jam-packed with nutrients and energy. This week, The Kitchen Vixen explains the science behind the basic muffin, and how ingredients like eggs, flour, and baking powder work together. She also gives […]

Tips to safely transition from winter to spring running

While some of you may still be digging out from the latest winter storm, spring is right around the corner (we promise!). And as the snow melts and the sidewalk becomes visible again, you may get the itch to just run, run, and run some more. However, if you (like many of us) spent the […]

You're never too old to start running

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But Fauja Singh probably begs to differ. Singh, the world's oldest marathoner, ran his last race this February at the age of 101. He ran the 10k of the Hong Kong Marathon in 1:38:28. His retirement age isn't even the most remarkable part of this […]

Yoga for runners: 4 reasons you should do yoga

You’ve probably experienced it before, someone mentions you need to try yoga and you find yourself feeling a mix of dread and skepticism. You’re a runner, flexibility isn’t really your thing, and you’d much rather hit the pavement than the mat. But what if there is something to this age-old practice that might improve your […]

Music Monday: Motivational (yet cheesy) running music

This past weekend we asked our followers for motivational running music suggestions, and we encouraged them to include some cheesy options into the mix. You know, the songs you secretly love and blast full volume before or during a run but might not necessarily admit to liking. Those songs. Your suggestions — both the cheesy […]

Go beyond your comfort zone

A little weekend motivation to help you push through your long run or speed session. “You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone.” – Percy Cerutty – Photo: Steve Garner

Avoiding and treating an ACL injury

An ACL tear is a knee injury many athletes fear, one that sidelines you for several months. In this post, Dr. Nace provides tips on how to recover from an ACL injury — and how to prevent one in the first place. An injury of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a well-known injury to […]