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Training Articles
You’ll Never Know Unless You Try. What Are You Capable Of?- Mike Wardian
We interview Mike Wardian; world record holder in all kinds of running events. In this inspiring interview, Mike encourages people to try whatever challenges you see, even if you do not think you will succeed, as you never know where it could lead you. There is no secret to his running success, just try hard, and give it your best, and you will discover so much about yourself.

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... 

The Marathon is the Absolute Expression of Running- Carey Pinkowski
This interesting interview with Chicago Marathon race director, Carey Pinkowski is great for runners who are running or ever plan to run the Chicago Marathon. Carey gives his insights into the history, course, & why it is the best marathon in the world.

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,... 

How RunnersConnect Marathon Training Plans Compare to Other Popular Programs
Looking for a training plan for your next marathon? This comparison looks at why RunnersConnect is the best choice for you to run your fastest marathon yet, have a great support network & reach your running goals!

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... 

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Nutrition Articles
Could Eating More Butter Help You Run Faster? The Sock-Doc
If you are fed up of the aches and pains that regularly arise as a runner, this interview with the Sock-Doc is just what you need. Dr Gangemi explains what you need to heal naturally, and stay injury free.

I don’t know about you, but I try to pride myself on being honest. I try to share my feelings, and talk about things as much as possible to make sure... 

8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Nutrition
Runners work so hard to get the most out of training to be ready for race day, but if your nutrition plan is wrong, you will be hungry all the time, feel flat, and sabotage your chance of success come race day. We give you 8-10 tips you can easily incorporate into your life, to get the most out of your training.

Today we are going to chat with Jason Fitzgerald (Founder of Strength Running) and Anne Mauney, the creators of the Nutrition for Runners Program. Nutrition... 

Do You Absorb More Iron Cooking in a Cast Iron Pan?
Some say that cooking in a cast iron pan is a method to increase your iron intake, but is there any real science behind it? We research to find the truth

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... 

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Injury Prevention
Is Your Stride Frequency Limited By Your Height?
Do taller runners have a lower stride frequency, and shorter runners a lower stride frequency? Things are not always what they seem; studies found no relationship between height and stride frequency.

If you follow running research, you probably know about all the evidence that says maintaining a high stride frequency (or stride rate or cadence) can... 

How High is Your Injury Risk in a Tough Mudder?
Tough mudder and obstacle races are growing in popularity, but are you putting yourself at a significant injury risk compared to other running events? We researched to find out and directly compare these races.

Have your friends been trying to convince you to do a Tough Mudder or a Spartan Race? You are not alone. We wrote about How to Train for a Tough Mudder... 

Everything You Need to Know About Injuries: Jeremy Stoker
Injuries are the topic no runner wants to talk about, but the topic that we need to more than we would like. This is a fascinating interview that will give you a lot of information to prevent, treat, and return from injuries.

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... 

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General Articles
Team RunnersConnect racing strong around the world with 2 PRs and several age group awards.
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Anne-Lise Vivier ran the Front Runners LGBT Pride Run which is a 5 mile race in Central Park, New York, NY coming across the finish line with a time... 

9 Ways to Overcome The Negative Thoughts in a Race
The mental aspect of racing is almost more important than the physical training you have done to get there. These 9 tips are great for switching your perspective when those negative thoughts emerge.

We hear that running is 90% mental, and we know that once you let those negative thoughts come into your mind, they can quickly send you backwards as your... 

Team RunnersConnect tears it up with amazing race results including 10PRs in distances from the 5K to to 50K
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Bob Murney ran Grandmas marathon in Duluth, Minnesota coming across the finish line in time of 3:49:38 which is a 9 minute PR and a BQ. The anticipation... 

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Podcast Interviews

You’ll Never Know Unless You Try. What Are You Capable Of?- Mike Wardian
We interview Mike Wardian; world record holder in all kinds of running events. In this inspiring interview, Mike encourages people to try whatever challenges you see, even if you do not think you will succeed, as you never know where it could lead you. There is no secret to his running success, just try hard, and give it your best, and you will discover so much about yourself.

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 you ever find that you... 

The Marathon is the Absolute Expression of Running- Carey Pinkowski
This interesting interview with Chicago Marathon race director, Carey Pinkowski is great for runners who are running or ever plan to run the Chicago Marathon. Carey gives his insights into the history, course, & why it is the best marathon in the world.

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 year. Last year, I was given... 

Why You Need to Believe You are Good Enough- Dr. Stan Beecham
The mental aspect of running is just as important if not more so than training the body to run well. Dr Stan Beecham shares his tips and tricks for runners.

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 psychologist, who has... 

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