A blog by runners. For runners.

Yoga for runners: a strong core without sit-ups

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In my classes I often ask if anyone has requests. I like to cater to my students and give them what they’re craving. Every once in a while someone will request ab work. There is always a collective groan from the rest of the class at this request. I used to be the same way. […]

Runner of the week: Meet Allison Bates

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This week we meet Allison Bates — a mom to (soon-to-be) 2-year-old twins who is currently training for a marathon. And as if training for a marathon isn’t challenging enough, Allison often has the twins with her in a jogging stroller. Way to go, Allison! Where are you located? Gilberts, Illinois (Western Chicago Suburb) Tell […]

Shin splints treatment and prevention

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Shin splints are a common — and frustrating — running injury. In this post, Dr. Nace explains what causes shin splints in runners and what you can do to prevent them.  What are shin splints? Shin splints is a common term we often hear in the running community. It refers to the pain you feel […]

The pros and cons of different running surfaces

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Asphalt roads, concrete sidewalks, trails, or the track? Which running surface is best (and worst)? Exercise physiologists say switching up running surfaces is just as important as varying mileage and training intensity when it comes to injury prevention. Some surfaces are harder on our bones and joints than others. Here are the pros and cons […]

Running motivation: what gets you moving?

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Someone busier than you is running right now. I found this quote in a magazine over the weekend and it got me thinking about motivation. We all have reasons for lacing up our shoes and getting out there. For some, the reasons are purely physical, for others mental, even spiritual; regardless of what they are, […]

The science of running: what is VO2 max?

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What is VO2 max? VO2 max is the maximum rate at which your body can consume oxygen when you’re performing a specific sport. The higher your VO2 max, the more oxygen you can use, and the faster or longer you can run. VO2 max is one of the most accurate indicators of aerobic fitness. A high […]

Race Review: Boston Run to Remember

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The weather report in Boston could have scared off any runner this weekend from venturing out to run 9th annual Boston’s Run to Remember 5 miler and half marathon. Rain, wind, and cold threatened to make this amazing race for honoring Massachusetts Police officers less than perfect. However, just as Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis spoke […]

Running and breastfeeding: what you need to know

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The choice to breastfeed or not is a very personal one. If you choose to and are able to breastfeed, know that you don’t have to give up running to feed your baby. I’d heard the whispers throughout my pregnancy. “Running decreases breast milk supply” and “you cannot be a distance runner and successfully breastfeed”, […]

Recipe: summertime pasta

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As a runner sometimes there is nothing better than carbo-loading with a big bowl of pasta and marinara sauce. That is, until it’s 90 degrees outside and the idea of eating a hot bowl of pasta makes you a little sick to your stomach. Never fear, I’ve lightened up the typical pasta dish to bring […]

The week in review: May 19-May 25

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Scenes from last week’s Brooklyn half marathon. Photo by Team Twohig. Keeping it short and simple this U.S. holiday weekend! Here are some stories you may have missed this week: On WalkJogRun We’re starting to get in the summer mood with this summer running playlist. Obsessed with this jalapeño seltzer recipe. Ten ways to avoid running […]