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10 super healthy super bowl recipes

After writing up that calorie guide to the Super Bowl, I thought some healthy suggestions were in order. Of course, I’m all for indulging in the good stuff whenever possible. My favorite situation happens when tasty and healthy collide into new snacks and treats I want to make again and again. So, rethink your game […]

Popular Super Bowl foods by calories and miles

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Did you know Super Bowl Sunday is America’s second largest consumption day next to Thanksgiving? This probably comes as a surprise to very few of you as you’re planning your game day menus of dips, chips, and drinks. #football Here’s how many miles you’ll need to run to burn off these popular snacks and treats. […]

7 habits of long-term (consistent) runners

Secrets of consistent runners

I’m in awe when I meet runners who have run for decades. You know, the age groupers who have been running for 30, 40, or 50 years. It’s truly amazing. I always ask what their secret is to a long, successful running career. And they always tell me the same thing – it comes down […]

Multitasking on the run

How to multitask on the run

Busy? We all are in one way or another. That’s why carving away time to run can be difficult as often as we’d like to do so. Especially if there are other hobbies, interests, and obligations that require our time and attention. But with a few tweaks, you can run and get stuff done at […]

The art of running negative splits

How to run faster … without running

There’s no better feeling than finishing a race strong, but if you’ve been running races long enough, you’ve probably completed some races feeling the complete opposite way. Maybe you bonked in the final miles or fell off your pace because you ran too fast at the start. No matter what the reason, running a less […]

Music Monday: Skip the playlist and listen to the album

Music Monday: 25 great rock and folk albums to run to

I came of age when mix-tapes were the medium for professing love and admiration. For making a statement about the world. In 80 minutes or less, you could tell a story that your words alone simply couldn’t. The order. The opening and closing notes.  The contrasts. It was all so important. The medium was an earnest form of self expression. It […]

Tired? 8 quick ways to boost your energy TODAY

Tired? 8 quick ways to boost your energy TODAY

How are those New Year’s resolutions going? Have you fallen back into your old habits? Does the enthusiasm of the holidays seem to have faded? Yeah, me too. As we slip back into the normal flow of work, home, family, exercise, etc. your energy may feel like it’s plummeted. Here are small changes you can make […]

Recent news of note in running

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 It’s a new year, there’s certainly some running news to report from the previous weeks. As always, we’d love for you to chime in with any running-related news (nutrition, fitness, or otherwise) that you’ve found intriguing in the comments below. What’s the Women’s Equivalent of a Sub-2:00:00 Marathon? (via Runner’s World): Though examining the performance […]

Lessons learned from running four races in four consecutive days

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This January, I had the privilege to take on a new-to-me type of race: a multiple race weekend. I ran the runDisney Dopey Challenge  in Walt Disney World. “Dopey” consists of a 5K on Thursday, a 10K on Friday, a half marathon on Saturday, and a full marathon on Sunday. I wanted to share some thoughts […]

Runner’s Column: gaining a sense of control over good vs. evil

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Growing up, I had a fond fascination with the creepy, the crawly, the scaly and the macabre. I can’t blame my dad for feeding my mind with cheesy 80s creature features. Pirannah, Alligator, Critters, Godzilla … they all ended the same way, too. Some hero or anti-hero saved the girl, the family, the town, the world, and defeated the […]