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Race review: Corrib Classic 5K — and working toward a new goal

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Sunday at noon in the blazing sun I ran the 20th annual Corrib Classic 5k in West Roxbury. It was a lovely, neighborhood race, and my first 5k of the season. Just standing at the starting line I could feel the heat radiating off of the asphalt and the sweat trickle down my back and I […]

Happy National Running Day 2013!

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It’s Running Day 2013! And there’s no better time than the present to start working on becoming the best runner you can be. As British marathoner Priscilla Welch said: If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it. How […]

Fill ‘er up: Water bottle and hydration system basics

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All runners agree it’s important to stay hydrated on the run. But the best way to carry water and other fluids is up for debate. There are lots of water bottles and other types of portable hydration systems available on the market, some of which are designed specifically for running. When shopping for a hydration […]

Common male running problems: part one

I am going to preface this post by admitting the obvious: I am a female. That said, I am a licensed physical therapist, wife, mom to a son, and a sister to a brother. I get men issues — especially the medical ones that impact running. In the first part of our series on male […]

Running may help your back pain

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“I have back pain. Should I run?” A question I have asked and, as a physical therapist, have answered many times. Growing up, I was a competitive figure skater. I sustained many injuries to my low back and SI (sacroiliac) joint from aggressive practices. I remember being 16 years old and not being able to lay […]

Five tips for healthier summer salads

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It’s currently 90 degrees outside. My apartment is a cool 82 with all the fans blowing and there is no way I’m turning on the stove or oven to make dinner tonight. That leaves just two options for dinner: order take out or make a big summer salad. To be fair, there are other options […]

Week in review: May 26-June 1

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WalkJogRun blogger Danielle Bressoud shared the above picture of a stroller run around her Massachusetts neighborhood. Send us your pictures! Hope you all had a fantastic week! We’re experiencing a heat wave here in the Northeast, which means doing long runs in the wee early morning hours (not fun on the weekends!). Even still, I had […]

World’s most beautiful places to run: part two (U.S. kid-friendly edition)

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Many of us wish we could escape to some of the beautiful places we featured in part one of this series, but if you have kids, it can be difficult to take a running vacation and keep everyone happy. In part two (the U.S. version — U.K. coming soon), we feature some kid-friendly vacation spots that […]