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Training Articles
Are you Sabotaging your Long Run by Running the Wrong Pace?
The long run can be a complicated and daunting part of training for a longer race. Runners Connect takes the fear out of the long run by breaking in down into a simple, but individualized structure to make sure you are getting the most out of your long run.

The underlying principle of any training program, regardless of your goal or ability, should be the development of a solid aerobic... 

Are Race Conversion Calculators and Race Time Prediction Charts Reliable?

What pace can you run for a marathon if you just ran a 25:00 minute 5k? What about for the half marathon? That’s a question... 

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

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 Your Big Toe Might be the Cause of Your Running Injuries (And How You Can Fix It)
hallux limitus

Even though it is not talked about very often in running communities,  a “stiff big toe” (or as it’s often... 

Does Correct Head Positioning Make You Run Faster?

“Keep your head up”! Go to a race course of any kind, and you are likely to hear this phrase. Running coaches are... 

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General Articles
Team RunnersConnect continues the strong push through fall with 6PRs and strong efforts in tune-ups races

Ron Darin ran the 642 Marathon in Kuwait City, Kuwait finishing this race distance in the time of 3:45:20 which was a PR by... 

Meet Our New Coach; Tina Muir!

I am very excited and proud to announce we’ve added a new member to the RunnersConnect team! Tina Muir originally hails from... 

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Interviews and Training Videos

Using Running to Give Back: An Interview With Australian Marathon Icon Rob de Castella
Rob de Castella

Many retired elite runners have found meaningful ways to give back to the sport to which they gave so much of themselves. One such runner is Australian marathoner Rob de Castella. Known as a fierce competitor who never gave an inch to anyone, Rob raced... 

Will a Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Ever Happen? An Interview With Dr. Philip Mafetone About His New Book “1:59″
Philip Maffetone

With the incredible speeds at which Kenyan and Ethiopian runners are running marathons these days, one of the hottest questions in the running world is: When will the 2-hour marathon be broken? Some, including this week’s guest Dr. Philip Maffetone,... 

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,... 

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