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How to Prevent Chafing When You Run

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Picture this: you’re mid-way through your race and you are on PR pace. You’ve worked hard, trained hard, and the race is going better than expected. You treated yourself to a new race top at the expo last night, and you are even rocking those race photos. Then it happens… You begin to chafe and [...]

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10 Things to Know Before You Train For Your First Marathon

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1) Full marathon training requires a HUGE time commitment Even if you are running on a minimum mileage training plan, marathon training requires a large time commitment. Long runs are integral to marathon success and 20 milers take all but the fastest runners more than a couple of hours. Plus, don’t forget to factor in [...]

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How to Run Lots of Races Without Going Broke

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1) Choose local Whenever possible, I will choose a race within driving distance to avoid the cost of hotels, airplanes, and extra meals. If a race is within a couple of hours of home, I will simply get up early and use my time in the car to drink coffee and eat breakfast. 2) Split [...]

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15 Things to Pack When You Travel For a Race

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Things I always bring Shoes — Duh. I want a minimum of a few weeks of wear on a pair even if the same model. Socks — Now is not the time to discover which brand of socks give me blisters. Shirt/tank — I’ll probably bring 2 options in case the weather changes. Pants/shorts — Now [...]

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The Best (And Worst) Running Advice I’ve Ever Heard

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I’m coming up on my 8-year anniversary of running. Personally, I’ve raced anything from the mile to the marathon. Like with anything I’ve received great advice, but I’ve also received unsolicited opinions I would never take. Sometimes it can be hard to filter out the bad information. Here are some things I’ve learned, but keep [...]

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