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3 Ways to Banish the Bonk

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If you don’t know what bonking is, first, Google it, and second, keep running. In due time, you too can experience the glory of leaden, dead legs, delirious thoughts, and a lethargy so cataclysmic and all-consuming, you’ll find yourself questioning why you laced-up and got out there in the first place. Bonking, or “hitting the [...]

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6 Things I Consume in Bulk Because of Running

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Not only because they are ubiquitous at any race, but because they are also the world’s most healthy portable food. I suppose you could toss some kale in a plastic baggie, but there’s a much smaller portion of the population that finds that palpable at 6 a.m. They are cheap, packable, and easy to digest. [...]

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5 Reasons Every Runner Needs a Rest Day

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Rest should not be a 4-letter word. But to many runners, a day or two of rest can be almost as difficult as beginners trying to form the habit. Taking a day off (planned or unplanned) is as essential as taking a vacation from work. Sure, we can toil seven days a week. Plenty of [...]

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13 Inspiring Quotes Every Runner Can Use

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You’ve trained hard for months. You’ve sacrificed unhealthy habits to reach your goals. You’ve pushed yourself to new limits in preparation for race day. While your body may be in prime form to meet your personal race goals, a strong mental outlook is just as crucial for success when the inevitable tough moments arise. One [...]

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5 Ways My Non-Running Spouse Makes Me Happy

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I happen to love running. A lot. My husband is a die-hard couch potato. He happens to log a few more hours participating in his hobby each week, but we aren’t competitive about it. Though I sometimes dream of the day that he is suddenly knocked over the head with the enthusiasm to go running [...]

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5 Ways Southern Runners Beat the Heat

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Summer’s heat and humidity can make even the best runners feel as though they’ve lost an incredible amount of fitness. The heart and lungs have to work harder for every mile as the body fights to keep cool. Acclimating to running in heat is a struggle for many runners year after year. There are obvious [...]

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10 Stunning Half Marathons at National Parks

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Our national parks are amazing places. If you've been lucky enough to visit any of them, you've probably had the same thought I have -- what an amazing place to run. But the National Park Service doesn't make it easy to hold running events inside them, and for very good reasons. We found a handful [...]

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10 Great Hawaiian Half Marathons

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"I can't even speak Hawaiian, but if you go there and listen to a Hawaiian song, you get captured because it's so beautiful, like the melody is just gorgeous and you know Bob Marley is on the radio every single day. It's very reggae-influenced down there. Basically, you haven't been to paradise if you haven't [...]

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5 Ways to Bust Out Of A Running Rut

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If you have a few regular routes or go at the time time of day, it could be time to jostle up your routine. Scour out a few miles in different place. Go for a run at sunset rather than sunrise. Hit the trails if you regularly run on the road or head to to [...]

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10 Ways to Make Your Long Runs Better

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Be prepared to go the distance by giving your body rest the day before. A short walk or even a very slow run is beneficial to help stay loose and flexible. Just don’t overdo it. This is not the time to test out a new squat routine or take the kids to the amusement park. [...]

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