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What Can You Take (Legally) to Improve Performance?- Alex Hutchinson

Runners are continuously searching for answers. We always want to know what we can do to get better, and how we can keep improving. I don’t know about you, but I always love learning from the experts to find out what they have... 

How to Train for an Ultra

With the growing population of ultra runners, and questions that come in to us about ultra running, it is clear that many runners are becoming curious about ultra marathons. However, like most things in running, although we want... 

How to Master Being a Masters Runner

This guest post was written by Amanda Loudin Why do you race? This is a simple question that may have a very complicated answer. The reasons why individual runners race, can be as varied as the shoes on their feet! As much as... 

Everything You Need to Know About Injuries: Jeremy Stoker

It may not come as a surprise, but injury related topics are our most popular articles on Runners Connect. No-one wants an injury, and it is the most frustrating part of being a runner, especially as a lot of non-runners roll... 

Are You More or Less Prone to Injuries with Maximalist Shoes?

“Out with the old, in with the new!” That is what the New York Times declared a few weeks ago with regards to running shoes. In this case, the “old” is minimalist shoes, and the “new” is their... 

Is Your Stride Width to Blame for Your Injuries?

By now, you’ve probably heard of the importance of stride frequency when it comes to injury prevention. When you increase your stride frequency, taking more steps per minute, you decrease your stride length (assuming you... 

Do You Absorb More Iron Cooking in a Cast Iron Pan?

Do you get enough iron in your diet? Many runners don’t, especially women. One study of female college athletes found that 31% were iron deficient!1 One method you might have heard about to increase the amount of iron in... 

Considering an Ultra? Learn from Ultra Runner Podcast Host Eric Schranz

As I barely manage to finish a marathon, I have noticed that ultra running is on the rise. Before today I was completely clueless on what being an ultra runner meant, other than you run more than a marathon. I can’t even... 

How Running 80% Easy Could Make You 23% Faster

If you have spent any amount of time digging into literature on coaching and training, you probably know there is one running related topic that can be a touchy subject, often leading into lengthy, and sometimes heated discussions;... 

How Humans Evolved to be Great Distance Runners: Dan Lieberman

Sometimes you talk to someone whose passion just shines through their words. This was definitely the case with todays guest. He was knowledgeable about the evolution of running, and explains why we are so good at running as human... 

Does Your State Allow Direct Physical Therapy Access?

There are some running injuries that are downright mysterious. They appear out of nowhere, don’t match the symptoms of any injury you’ve ever heard of, and don’t respond quickly to time off from running. These... 

You can be Fit After 50; Older, Faster, Stronger Author Margaret Webb

  In this episode, I talked to the author of Older, Faster Stronger- What Women Runners Can Teach Us About Living Younger, Longer. A few weeks ago, we talked to World Record Holder, Kathy Martin, and today we are taking... 

Bonking vs. Fatigue vs. Cramping: What You Need to Know

The first step to fixing any problem is accurately identifying what is causing the issue. Got a leaky faucet? Before you can do any good, you need to figure out if the leak is coming from the handle, the spout, the pipes or something... 

UCAN for Marathon Nutrition: A Review of the Research to See if it Really Works

Is Generation UCAN a groundbreaking product when it comes to marathon nutrition? Or, is this yet another case of manipulating research studies to make marginal improvements seem more significant. That’s the question we’re... 

How to Calculate Carbohydrate Intake After Your Overnight Fast

It’s long run Sunday (or Saturday), and your alarm wakes you. How can it be time to get out of bed already?! Are you one of those runners who just rolls out of bed, puts on your shoes, and wanders out the door half asleep? If...