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Training Articles
Is Your VO2 Max High Enough to Prevent Heart Disease?
A recent study found that individuals with a higher VO2 Max were not only at a lower risk of heart disease and certain cancers, but by increasing your VO2 by a minimal amount, you can seriously reduce your future risk. We show you how to find yours.

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... 

What Choices You Need to Make to Commit to Your Running Goals- Susan Loken
Susan Loken is one inspirational masters runner! From a run-walk mother of 3 to a 4 time marathon masters champion, learn her tips & tricks to running fast!

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... 

How to Prepare for Running in the Heat as a Master
Running in the heat can be tough, but did you know as a masters runner you are at a disadvantage? These simple tips explain how to successfully run through the summer at every age.

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... 

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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
Could These Shoes be What You Need to Run Faster?- Ken Riess
We interview scientist Ken Riess who completed a study on a shoe with mechanical springs inside, and found running efficiency improved significantly. If your running economy improves, you can run faster easier, worth a try? We think so!

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... 

Team RunnersConnects brings in 6 Monster PRs as well as strong race in distances from the 5K to the 50K.
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Adam Weiss ran Sulphur Springs 10k Trail Race in Ancaster, Ontario finishing this race event in the time of 40:27 which is a PR of 6 minutes. This race... 

Team RunnersConnect brings in 12 PRs in distance from the 5K to the marathon and several new race distances from the 8K to the marathon.
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Tom Benoit ran the Horseneck Beach half marathon in Westport, MA coming across the finish line in the time of 1:59:51 which is a PR by 4 minutes and... 

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Podcast Interviews

Could These Shoes be What You Need to Run Faster?- Ken Riess
We interview scientist Ken Riess who completed a study on a shoe with mechanical springs inside, and found running efficiency improved significantly. If your running economy improves, you can run faster easier, worth a try? We think so!

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 talking to a professor who... 

How to Balance Kids, Working Full-Time, and Marathon Training- Angie Spencer
Coach, mother of 3, & injury-free marathon runner Angie Spencer of Marathon Training Academy talks about balance, training for your first marathon & running

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, and it will change your... 

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 everyone knows that I am only human, and not interested in coming across as perfect. I love talking... 

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