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Training Articles
Should Your Training Plan Include Speed Work If You’re Not Training For a Race?

One thing that keeps me excited about coaching after all these years is that every runner I work with has different goals. Some... 

Can Children Adapt to Temperature Changes More Efficiently Than Adults?

Nobody loves summer as much as kids do. Sure, adults like to sun-tan on the beach or go for a run on a Saturday morning, but kids,... 

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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 Reason You Need to STOP Icing Your Running Injuries Right Now

Icing: there’s probably no injury treatment that’s more ubiquitous. At high school cross country meets, you’ll... 

3 Ways to Use a Foam Roller More Effectively to Treat Running Injuries

Previously, we took a looked at the latest science behind foam rolling to improve recovery and reduce soreness after a hard workout. But... 

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General Articles
Team RunnersConnect keeping it hot as the weather turns cool with 12PRs in all race distances from 5K to the Marathon.

Theresa Brennan ran the Baystate Half Marathon in Lowell, Ma finishing this race in the time of 2:14:11 which was a PR by 3... 

Teams RunnersConnect smashes through October with 12 PRs and several first time races from the 10K to the 50K.

Chris Carrier ran the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, IL finishing this race  in the time of 3:49:42 which is a PR of over 19... 

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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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