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Training Articles
How Do You Pace the Ultramarathon?

Track fans had their eyes fixed on Sacramento in July for the USATF outdoor track championships, but that wasn’t the only... 

Why You’re More Likely to Get Heat Stroke During a Shorter Race Than a Marathon

It’s approaching summertime again, which for most people means beautiful, sunny days to enjoy the warm weather. For runners,... 

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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
Does Rotating Your Shoes Reduce Your Risk of Running Injuries?

More than a few people are guilty of training in the same ratty old pair of running shoes for months, logging hundreds or possibly,... 

How do Antibiotics Affect Running Performance?

Antibiotics are a quick fix for many physical ailments, but it is important that athletes think carefully about anything they... 

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General Articles
Team RunnersConnects Continues to Sizzle in July with 6PRs

Dennis Moore ran the Rock the Crossroads in Kansas City coming across the finish line in time of 25:01 which was a PR of 42... 

Team RunnersConnect brings July in with a bang: 12 PRs and several stellar first races in distances from the 4 miler to the marathon.

Sean Regan raced the Kids Against Hunger 5K in Minneapolis, MN coming across the finish line with the time of 19:52 which was... 

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Interviews and Training Videos

How to Bounce Back After an Injury: Interview With Neely Spence Gracey
Neely Spence Gracey

Many, many runners have been at a point where they feel that they just can’t catch a break. An injury happens, heals, and then something else goes wrong. And so on…and so on…and so on. Neely Spence Gracey has experienced her fair share... 

Innovations in Weight Training and Speed Work When Training for the Marathon: An Interview With Steve Spence
2005 Jefferson Hospital Philly Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA

In 1991 at the World Track and Field Championships, the men’s marathon was held in sweltering conditions, described as the worst ever reported for championship marathon. Steve Spence was able to handle it better than almost everyone – thanks... 

Interview With Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor

In the summer of 1996, a newly graduated University of Arkansas runner named Deena Drossin came to a decision for her future – she wanted to be a professional runner. With that, she packed up and moved to the mountains of Colorado to find out how... 

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