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5 Running Buddies Who Make the Miles Pass Quickly

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Running is the kind of thing that can be hard to keep up in your life unless you have great friends to share it with. Here's the ones I've found help me: This running buddy will help you step up your speed. Running with a fast friend can help increase turnover and push you to [...]

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5 Last Minute Gifts For Runners You Can Find at the Supermarket

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Having a hard time finding the perfect gift for the runner in your life? Here's five ideas that won't break your bank account, and here's the best part: You can find them in any supermarket or grocery store. Grab a few boxes of dry pasta and a couple of jars of tomato sauce with the [...]

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5 Ways to Make the Ice Bath (a Little) Easier

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While there's debate about the benefits of an ice bath after a long run, everyone agrees that it's about as relaxing as sharing a sleeping bag with a wolverine. Here's five ways to make it a little more tolerable: Keep your head and chest warm while you soak. The point is to just get your [...]

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Runner of the Week: Matt Arrowood, 37

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Years running: 7 • Hometown: Scott Depot, West Virginia I would not say I have a favorite, as I just like to run, so whether it is a 5K or a half/full marathon, I just try to enjoy it. Actually to me personally it is completing my first half marathon. I never in a million [...]

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The Race Expo: 5 Things To Know Before You Go

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Set both time and money limits. Chances are, you are running a race the next day! Make sure you have penciled in time for plenty of rest. Some big city race expos can take hours if you are attending talk and chatting with vendors. Also, budget yourself financially -- it can be incredibly enticing to [...]

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5 Things You Should Know About Running In Costume

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It seems fairly obvious, but fabric choice is key. Scratchy tulle or non-breathable polyester are annoying without sweat. They become unbearable when coupled with activity. Stick to materials that are pleasant to wear even while lounging on the sofa. The fuzzy chicken costume might feel cozy in Minnesota in January, but is probably not the [...]

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50 Songs That Will Kick Your Run Into Another Gear

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As you've probably experienced, the perfect song at just the right moment can give you that extra burst of adrenaline and motivation you need on a training run. Here's fifty songs to do just that: "All About That Bass" - Meghan Trainor "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift "Fancy" - Iggy Azalea "Don’t" - Ed [...]

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10 Running Goals You Can Reach For in 2015

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Go ahead. Click that registration button! If you are healthy, running, and have ambling to make the step to signing up, make the new year a reason to make your first half marathon happen. Find hills, heat, monotony, cold, rocks, mountains, or any combination that will test your limits and give your training a new [...]

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5 Speed Workouts That Aren’t Mile Repeats

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In addition to making you a better runner, speed work is a great way to add fresh motivation into your routine. These workouts allow you to add or subtract mileage/minutes depending on your skill level and walk during recoveries if necessary. Start by running a mile warm-up. Then run 400 meters, followed by 800m/1600m/800m/400m with [...]

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5 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Your Race Bibs

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Done with your race, or have a bunch of old marathon race bibs sitting around collecting dust somewhere? Here's a few fun ideas you can try: This requires a bit of intermediate sewing knowledge, but isn’t too complicated for the home crafter. Bibs are sewn together using a zigzag stitch and a flat bottom can [...]

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