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Training Articles
3 Simple Ways to Determine if You are Running Easy Enough: Matt Fitzgerald
We talk to expert Matt Fitzgerald about diets, healthy eating, and why we find it so hard to run easy, even when we know we should. Matt shares his knowledge on how you can make sure you are running the right pace to recover.

Before we reintroduced the podcast, Jeff and I created a survey for our subscribers to give their feedback on how we could improve the podcast, and also... 

Are You Too Big to Run an Ultra?
Ultra runners definitely have a "look", but does this mean if your body is not the same as a typical ultra marathoner that you will struggle to run well? We show you the science of how this is not the case, and what factors do affect your performance.

When you go to an ultramarathon event for the first time, you might find ultra runners a bit intimidating. You may even consider if you want to still... 

How to Accept Change & Progress as a Master
When your true PRs are behind you, racing motivation can drop. We show you how to reset the PR clock, try new distances, & find other ways to enjoy running.

This has been the year for me that most runners dread: The year when it becomes apparent that most of my PRs are behind me. And strangely enough, I’m... 

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Nutrition Articles
8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Nutrition
Runners work so hard to get the most out of training to be ready for race day, but if your nutrition plan is wrong, you will be hungry all the time, feel flat, and sabotage your chance of success come race day. We give you 8-10 tips you can easily incorporate into your life, to get the most out of your training.

Today we are going to chat with Jason Fitzgerald (Founder of Strength Running) and Anne Mauney, the creators of the Nutrition for Runners Program. Nutrition... 

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... 

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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 running strong in April with stellar racing across the world topping off with 11PRs.
Julia

Julia Labovsky ran the Pike’s Peek 10K in Rockville, MD coming across the finish line in the time of 45:45 which is a PR of 12 minutes.  I had... 

Team RunnersConnect roars through spring with 19PRs and many first in the marathon at Boston and all around the world.
Karl

Karl-Olav Gravdal ran the Cracovia Marathon in Krakow coming across the finish line in the time of 3:12:36 which is 7 minute and 30 second PR. A great... 

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... 

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Podcast Interviews

3 Simple Ways to Determine if You are Running Easy Enough: Matt Fitzgerald
We talk to expert Matt Fitzgerald about diets, healthy eating, and why we find it so hard to run easy, even when we know we should. Matt shares his knowledge on how you can make sure you are running the right pace to recover.

Before we reintroduced the podcast, Jeff and I created a survey for our subscribers to give their feedback on how we could improve the podcast, and also what you would like to see in the future of the podcast. I have listened to your responses, and tried... 

8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Nutrition
Runners work so hard to get the most out of training to be ready for race day, but if your nutrition plan is wrong, you will be hungry all the time, feel flat, and sabotage your chance of success come race day. We give you 8-10 tips you can easily incorporate into your life, to get the most out of your training.

Today we are going to chat with Jason Fitzgerald (Founder of Strength Running) and Anne Mauney, the creators of the Nutrition for Runners Program. Nutrition is complicated, and can be a somewhat confusing topic, so we are going to focus on actionable... 

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... 

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