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Training Articles
The Effects of High-Altitude Training on Running Performance

You’ve probably heard of pro runners heading to high-altitude training camps for several weeks, sleeping in “altitude... 

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... 

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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
How to Return to Running after the Flu or a Fever

A while back, we looked at some research on whether or not running while you have a mild illness, like a cold, has any detrimental... 

How Fatigue, Illness, and Overtraining Impact Your Resting Heart Rate (and Whether You Can Use this Information to Train Smarter)

When I was in high school, my cross country coach issued us custom-made running logs. Each page had four columns: date, workout... 

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General Articles
Team RunnersConnect starts the marathon season with several HUGE PRs and Top overall finishes.

John Ranger ran the Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany coming across the finish line with a time 3:28:51 which was a PR by 26... 

Team RunnersConnect rolls into early fall with a bang of 11PRs and several race debuts.

Matthew Stewart raced the Sydney Marathon in Sydney, Australia finishing this race with the time of 2:59.08 which was a PR... 

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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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