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Training Articles
The Importance of Setting the Right Race Time Goal (and How to Find Yours)

You’ve picked out the race, booked your hotel, and confirmed your flights. Everything is ready to go for your next big race. Now... 

The 5 Recovery Mistakes You’re Making That Are Hampering Your Recovery From Hard Workouts

Recovery is one of the most important elements of training. In fact, I’d argue it’s even more important than the hard workouts... 

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Nutrition Articles
A Detailed Look at the Diet of an Elite Marathoner
jeffrey-eggleston

In 2014, Jeffrey Eggleston was the 3rd American at the Boston Marathon. At the time, it was a big PR and one of Jeffrey’s... 

Can Pickle Juice Really Cure Muscle Cramps?

Last week we took a look at what causes exercise-associated muscle cramps, the painful and seemingly random muscle spasms that... 

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Injury Prevention
Why Doing Shin Exercises With a Theraband Won’t Help you Avoid Shin Splints
shin

Shin splints are perhaps the most common injury for beginner runners. Unfortunately, thanks to the constant spread of outdated... 

5 Ways to Fix Your Running Injuries Using Mindful Movement
Matt Philips

As runners we pride ourselves on being fairly resilient creatures, which makes it all the more difficult when we find ourselves... 

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General Articles
Team RC takes on August’s last blast of heat with 7 PRS, 2 wins and several age group awards.

Kyle Bowman raced a local track 5K  in Ohio coming across the finish line with a time of 15:29 which was good for a first place... 

6 Big PRs Keeps Team RunnersConnect Hot in August.

Kathy Balme ran the Midsummer Night’s Run 15K in Toronto, Ontario coming across the finish line with a time of 1:17:25... 

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Interviews and Training Videos

How to Get Better at Racing: An Interview With 1983 Boston Marathon Champ Greg Meyer
Greg Meyer

Most runners and coaches would agree that there is a big difference between running a hard workout and running a race. And as we’ve talked about before, racing is a skill. The better you can get at learning to push yourself at the right moments,... 

What Supplements Should You be Taking as a Runner

One of the more common questions I get asked is “what supplements should I be taking as a runner”. Almost immediately, that question is followed by something along the lines of… I saw this add for x product. It claims to [insert crazy claim... 

A Sneak Peak at What it Takes to Organize one of the World’s Largest Races
Phil Stewart

If you’re like me, then I know you’ve thought and wondered about what goes on behind the scenes at the races that we run besides the actual running. What do those huge entry fees go towards? How about the expo and the sponsors? What kind of... 

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