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Training Articles
How to Unlock the Hero Inside You- Chris McDougall
We interview Born to Run author Chris McDougall about his new book, Natural Born Heroes to find out how you can find the hero in you and use the secrets of the body to run faster, feel better, and be happier in every aspect of your life.

I am not gonna lie, when I start each podcast, I am nervous. I am well aware that I am talking to someone who has given up their most precious resource... 

What is Your Ideal Marathon Temperature?
The weather on race day for the marathon can make a big difference to performance, but do you have an ideal racing temperature? We tell you what yours is!

After the long runs and hard workouts are over, and you are going crazy during the taper, what do we tend to do in the 10 days before racing the marathon? Focus... 

How to Use the Ultra Running Mindset to Improve Your Running (and Life!): Travis Macy
We talk with Ultra Mindset author & Leadman record holder, Travis Macy about the ways you can use tricks learned as runner to apply to the rest of your life to be successful in every area.

As runners we love to see how running intersects with our other passions and areas of interest, but have you ever considered how your running could be... 

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Nutrition Articles
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... 

Bonking vs. Fatigue vs. Cramping: What You Need to Know
Most runners use the terms interchangeably, making it difficult to address the actual problem. We explain each, and how you can prevent in future races.

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... 

UCAN for Marathon Nutrition: A Review of the Research to See if it Really Works
There has been a lot of buzz in recent years around super starch, Generation UCAN. We talk to a research scientist to find an unbiast look at the product

Is Generation UCAN a groundbreaking product when it comes to marathon nutrition? Or, is this yet another case of manipulating research studies to make... 

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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 RunnersConnects throws down 13PRs and several solid debuts in new distances from 5 miler to marathon.
Dennis Moore

Dennis Moore ran the GO! St. Louis Marathon in St. Louis, MO coming across the finish line in the time of 4:19:15 which is a PR by 8 minutes and 37 seconds. The... 

Team RunnersConnect closes down March and brings in April with 12PRs as well as a 10K and marathon debut.
CorrieRose

Corrie Rose ran her first marathon at the Emerald Isle Marathon, Half, and 5K in Emerald Isle, NC finishing this race in the time of 4:24:01. This was... 

What Can You Take (Legally) to Improve Performance?- Alex Hutchinson
Have you ever wondered what supplements will (legally) help improve your performance? We dive deep into the findings of scientist, Alex Hutchinson to find out what works, what doesn't, and why what works for you in the past, may not work for you in the future.

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... 

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Podcast Interviews

How to Unlock the Hero Inside You- Chris McDougall
We interview Born to Run author Chris McDougall about his new book, Natural Born Heroes to find out how you can find the hero in you and use the secrets of the body to run faster, feel better, and be happier in every aspect of your life.

I am not gonna lie, when I start each podcast, I am nervous. I am well aware that I am talking to someone who has given up their most precious resource to share their knowledge with the runners connect community. When I received the confirmation email... 

How to Use the Ultra Running Mindset to Improve Your Running (and Life!): Travis Macy
We talk with Ultra Mindset author & Leadman record holder, Travis Macy about the ways you can use tricks learned as runner to apply to the rest of your life to be successful in every area.

As runners we love to see how running intersects with our other passions and areas of interest, but have you ever considered how your running could be making you a mentally stronger person who is better prepared for the challenges in life that we do not... 

What is the Secret to a Sub 3:00 Marathon?- Doug Kurtis
Ever wondered what life is like for a marathoner who has run 200 sub 3 hour marathons, and 76 sub 2:20 marathons? We interview this inspiring masters runner.

Have you ever met someone whose excitement and passion is so infectious that you cannot help but be in awe of them? How about someone who you struggle to even wrap your head around their incredible accomplishments? We all know those storytellers who have... 

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