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Training Articles
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... 

How to Get the Benefits of Altitude Training (Without Going to Altitude)

If you follow elite running news, you’re sure to hear plenty about the high-altitude training camps around the world that... 

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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 Unfortunately, thanks to the constant spread of outdated... 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
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... 

Team RunnersConnect throws down 5PRs and a win and several course improvements.

Brian St.George raced the Longyear Lake 5K in Chisholm, MN coming across the finish line in the time of 16:49 which earned... 

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Interviews and Training Videos

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... 

6 Time-Tested Insights from Past and Current Elite Marathoners
Benji Durden

Some lessons in running span generations. This week we have another 2-part special with one of America’s best from the 1980s and a current rising star. Both will share the secret sauce to their success. More importantly, during the podcast you’ll... 

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