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Why You Need to Take Care of Your Runner’s Knee NOW

When something hurts, and is coming in the way of you and your running goals, you are looking for any kind of solution that could make it go away. We know how you feel, and that is why so many of our posts provide such specific... 

You’ll Never Know Unless You Try. What Are You Capable Of?- Mike Wardian

We all have to run on our own sometimes. Those moments where you can be alone with your thoughts, and your mind runs wild. It is always fascinating to reflect on the places your mind goes, and what you end up thinking about. Do... 

The Marathon is the Absolute Expression of Running- Carey Pinkowski

The Chicago marathon: one of the 6 marathon majors that almost every marathon runner wants to complete during their running career. One of the fastest, and most recognized marathon races in the world, it is one to watch every... 

Why You Need to Believe You are Good Enough- Dr. Stan Beecham

I have always been fascinated with the minds of runners. At one point in my life I even looked into becoming a sports psychologist. Today, I had the opportunity to ask those questions I have always wondered with a well known sports... 

How RunnersConnect Marathon Training Plans Compare to Other Popular Programs

Finding a training program that works for you is an essential component to achieving your goals. Not only do you need to find a plan that fits with your individual strengths and weaknesses, but you need to believe strongly in... 

Runners and Fertility: What You Need to Know- Sarah Crouch

There are many topics that are covered over and over again, and some that you can ask someone about, or type into a search engine, and almost hear the crickets as you realize there is nothing on that topic. Runners are dedicated,... 

Menopause and Running: This is What You Need to Know

There are some running related topics that come up over and over: What should I eat before I run? How do I get rid of a side stitch? What can I do about my shin splints? But there are other topics you wonder if you are even allowed... 

What Can You Do to Change the World?- Kathrine Switzer

Photo by Horst von Bohlen One of my favorite quotes is by Neal Donald Walsh; life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Even though this quote is very well known, and we often tell ourselves that we are great at taking those... 

How to Use Age Grade Calculators Effectively

A few weeks ago we gave you some suggestions on how you can accept change and progress as a masters runner from our expert masters runner Amanda Loudin. One of the suggestions she made was to use age grading tables to keep your... 

Could These Shoes be What You Need to Run Faster?- Ken Riess

We know you love the science. We know you love diving deep into topics within running where other podcasts and running blogs wont go. We even know most of you are very skeptical of the big companies. That’s why today we are... 

Is Your VO2 Max High Enough to Prevent Heart Disease?

As Runners we believe our sport is truly the best out there. We know how great our community is, how supportive we are of one another, and we understand how runners are able to make a 180 degree turn from “never running... 

What Choices You Need to Make to Commit to Your Running Goals- Susan Loken

Inspiration. We can find it almost anywhere. The running world is surrounded by it. However, there are some people that just give off so much energy and passion that they inspire you just by being around them. My guest today is... 

How to Prepare for Running in the Heat as a Master

We’re headed into the summer months. Those days when even running in the early morning brings a good dose of heat and humidity. It impacts our race times and sometimes even the quality of our daily runs. Runners Connect even... 

How to Balance Kids, Working Full-Time, and Marathon Training- Angie Spencer

If you are listening to this podcast, unless you are my mum or dad, you have probably been bitten by the running bug. It can be hard to describe, and maybe you did not see it coming, like my guest today, but running is addictive,... 

How Quickly Can You Recover From Overtraining?

Following on from our previous post, Are You on the Verge of Overtraining, this article now focuses on how to recover from overtraining when you realize that you have gone too far. We will show you how you can return to running...