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7 best strength training moves for runners

best strength training moves for runners

Recently we shared why runners need to strength train. If you’re ready to make lifting a part of your routine but don’t know where to begin, we’ve got you covered. These basic strength training moves target runners’ weak spots. Don’t sweat it if you don’t have a gym membership. All you need to do these […]

5 nutrition mistakes runners make

Nutrition mistakes runners make

We runners focus so much on the way we move and the miles we log, but food has so much to do with our performance. Have you ever noticed how a particular meal can either make for a great or awful run? If not, you could probably teach me a thing or two about diet […]

St. Patrick’s 4-miler race report

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This weekend marked the first event of spring racing season (I know, it’s not actually spring yet, but it starts with this race up where we live!). With all my slow slogging this winter, I didn’t have much confidence in my ability to PR at this weekend’s 4-miler. At the same time, I was curious […]

Study: more support for training plans

why you need a training plan

Whether you’re training for your first race or your fiftieth, following a training plan is a must. Training plans get us ready for race day. They ensure we’re not only physically prepared, but mentally ready as well. Plus, following a tried-and-true training plan may also reduce the risk for injury and burnout. Study: what happens […]

Accountability for better training

Women's running: running during your menstrual cycle

So far I’m doing well with sticking to a coached training plan for my half marathon. My race is still 9 weeks away, but I’m hoping training through the cold and snow has me a step ahead of the pack. The workouts are actually getting interesting (fartleks and hill repeats) and the weather finally is […]

The UK’s Sport Relief Games

Sainsbury Sports Relief Games

From Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March 2014, more than 60,000 people will participate in Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games in the UK. Sport Relief, started by Comic Relief and BBC Sport in 2002, is a biennial charity event where people raise money for vulnerable populations in the UK and around the world by participating in […]

Spring cleaning for runners

spring cleaning for runners

After a very long and cold winter, spring is finally right around the corner. If you’re like me, you look at spring as a fresh start – a time of renewal. My husband and I set aside time each year to give our home a thorough spring cleaning. I organize the kitchen and give all […]

Winter sport calorie counts

winter sports calorie count

I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder about being a runner. I mean, until recently, I was convinced that running was the supreme sport with all others beneath. I thought running was the most efficient way to burn calories and stay fit. Thing is, this winter has kicked my butt. And as I learned […]

Recipe: restore electrolytes with homemade miso soup

recipe for homemade miso soup

If you’ve ever eaten at a sushi restaurant you’ve probably had miso soup. It’s warm, slightly salty, and usually the appetizer to your dinner. But, you can also enjoy miso soup at home. It’s the perfect mid-day snack. I especially love to make a small bowl an hour or so after a run to warm […]

5 reasons why runners need to strength train

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It’s something all runners know they should do, but how many of us actually strength train regularly? High fives to those of you who do! I always have good intentions at the start of a new training cycle. I pencil in strength training days and even hit the weight room regularly for the first few […]