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Transitional running gear: summer to fall

Agility exercises for runners

Summer may be “unofficially” over but for many of us there are still plenty of hot and humid days ahead – mixed amongst the chillier fall mornings. Dressing for runs can be confusing, which is why it helps to have several transitional pieces in your running wardrobe. Here are some picks for summer-to-fall running clothes that can help bridge […]

DIY energy drinks, gels, and bars

Make your own energy drinks, gels, and runners

I have this thing for making everything from scratch. I get so much satisfaction from figuring out store-made concoctions at home or creating my own mixes that are all-natural alternatives. So, I am excited to share with you some new sport bars, drinks, and gels I’ve come across in the last several months. ENERGY BARS […]

How to stay on pace

How to set and keep your pace

If you’re gunning for a certain finish time, you know exactly what pace you need to hold over those 6.2, 13.1, or 26.2 miles. But actually maintaining that pace through the entire course? That’s easier said than done. Running consistent miles at a steady pace is challenging. First, your body needs to learn what the […]

On the road: fitting in runs while traveling for work

10-minute cross-training workouts for runners

If you travel frequently for work, getting in key workouts – or running at all – can seem like an epic battle. In my days as a market manager for a software company, I did my fair share of jetting around. I’d stand at trade shows for 10 hours straight and be with clients into the late […]

Runner’s Column: exploring new territory

Creative Commons Image of Ogunquit, Maine

I’m a Jersey boy. I listen to Springstein. I vacation “down the shore.” I drive aggressively. And if I could, I would buy groceries exclusively from Wawa. A few years ago, my wife insisted we travel up the coast and spend a week in one of her childhood vacation spots, Ogunquit, Maine. Naturally, as a creature […]

Safety tips for running on country roads

"Take me home, country roads" - John Denver. A runner's guide to exploring the back roads.

I’m originally from the remote mountains of Pennsylvania, so I have run my fair share of country roads. I’ve also made my fair share of mistakes while running on them. A lot of the same runner safety rules apply on bumpy dirt roads, but these paths do require a bit more attention – and the […]

Sightseeing on the run: an active way to explore new places

go-running-tours

No matter where your vacation takes you consider participating in the growing trend of sight-running or sight-jogging. Sight-running lets you explore a city on foot while also getting your workout in, with little effort and minimal planning. Many companies across the globe offer these services but the basics are generally the same. How it works Find […]