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How to run less without sacrificing your speed in the winter

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We’re in a new year! And, unfortunately for us fair weather runners, we’re also in the two darkest, coldest months of the year. I find this season the most challenging when it comes to running. There are no birds chirping like in spring, no 5:30 a.m. sunrises as in summer, and no colorful leaves crunching […]

You can do it! Don’t quit on your New Year’s resolutions, goals

Don't quit on your goals

“New year, new you!” Or so they say… While we all start off with the best of intentions, nearly 1 in 4 of us will abandon our New Year’s resolution by January 7, says the Washington Post. Yes, you read that right – January 7, i.e., TODAY. It’s one week into the year. Now, most of […]

Strengthen your upper body with these three moves

I still remember my high school track coach yelling at me “use your arms” as I raced the 400 meters. He always stressed that our arms were just as important as our legs for speed and that we should use them to drive our runs. It turns out he knew what he was talking about. Running […]

Running high, literally. Marijuana and running.

Running high, literally. Marijuana and running.

<Disclaimer> We’re not advocating marijuana use – especially if you live in a state or country where it’s illegal. </Disclaimer> Every runner knows there’s nothing quite like a runner’s high. But some runners are taking it to a whole new level. They’re running high – literally. With the legalization of medical marijuana in 23 states and Washington DC, and the […]

Tips for balancing running and strength training

How to balance running and strength training

At the start of every training plan, I have the best of intentions. I always vow to strength train regularly to prevent injuries and build speed. Usually, I’m good about sticking to a weightlifting regimen for the first few weeks. But eventually all the long runs, speedwork sessions, and lifting begin to take their toll on my […]

10 salty (yet healthy!) snacks for runners

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  This past summer was rough for me in terms of running. I felt weak and struggled through most of my runs. I mentioned it to a running buddy one day and she said, “how much salt do you eat?” I knew runners sometimes need more salt than the general population (and here’s why), but […]

I had one drink. Can I run?

Free what after a race?

Fess up: we know many of you have had this thought before. If you had a mimosa with breakfast, is it OK to knock out a few miles? Can you hit up your evening running club after you imbibed at happy hour with your coworkers? If you only had one drink, you may be tempted […]

Injury-prone? It’s the worst. Here are 5 tips to stay healthy

Injury-prone and no solution in site? Try this.

What’s that? You’re following our rules for injury prevention to a T, but you’re still ending up hurt? We’ve been there, too! If you’re one of the unlucky runners who always seems to get hurt, these tips are for you. Know your own limits. It’s great your neighbor can run 70-mile weeks and not get […]

Why am I dizzy during – or after – a run?

Essentials for runners

Feeling dizzy during or after a run can be a frightening experience. Maybe you just felt a little woozy or perhaps you even fainted. No matter how severe your symptoms are, dizziness is not something you want to mess around with. Causes of dizziness Dizziness during and immediately following a run can happen for a […]

Running safety: see (and be seen) when running in the dark

Safety tips for running in the dark

It’s official: the light-filled days of summer have ended. Morning runners have likely noticed the sun doesn’t come up quite as early. Before too long, evening runners will be in the darkness, too. Running in the dark presents several challenges – the main one being you can’t see in front of you. If you’ve ever […]