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Training Articles
The 2 Simple Reasons Your Easy Days are Ruining Your Training

One of the simplest concepts of successful long distance running also seems to be one of the hardest for many runners to grasp. Running... 

Can Altitude Masks Really Replicate Altitude Training?

Wouldn’t it be great to get the benefits of living and training at altitude without having to uproot your entire life? One... 

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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
The Research on the Effectiveness of Foam Rolling

Earlier this week we published an article on the 4 common mistakes runners make when using the foam roller. In that article, we... 

The 4 Mistakes You’re Making When Foam Rolling (and How to Fix Them)

I can still remember a time when foam rollers were the latest novelty in training rooms across the country. Using one in public... 

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General Articles
Team RunnersConnect closes down summer with 7 PRs, a Race Debut and Age Group awards.

Amy Thomas ran the Erie Presque Island Marathon in Erie, PA finishing this distance in the time of 4:09:10 which was a PR... 

Team RunnersConnnects carries the hot streak into September with 4PRS and 2 course PRS

Heidi Bush ran the Ross Marathon in Tasmania, Australia finishing in the time of 3:55:14 which was a PR by 17 minutes. This... 

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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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