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Training Articles
How to Train for a Success in a Tough Mudder
We look at the traits at what makes a good tough mudder runner. Are you training the right way? We give you the findings of what you need to race to your potential.

On Friday, we looked at some of the risks of doing a Tough Mudder, Spartan Run, or other obstacle race. Though the absolute risk of injury during an obstacle... 

How to Train for an Ultra
If you have decided it is time to take on a new challenge, and try an ultra, this is the article for you. We look at all the aspects involved to prepare for your longest run yet.

With the growing population of ultra runners, and questions that come in to us about ultra running, it is clear that many runners are becoming curious... 

How to Master Being a Masters Runner
Experienced runner Amanda Loudin gives some very helpful advice on how and why you need to adjust your approach training as you age, to become a master, in every sense of the word!

This guest post was written by Amanda Loudin Why do you race? This is a simple question that may have a very complicated answer. The reasons why individual... 

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Nutrition Articles
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... 

UCAN for Marathon Nutrition: A Review of the Research to See if it Really Works
There has been a lot of buzz in recent years around super starch, Generation UCAN. We talk to a research scientist to find an unbiast look at the product

Is Generation UCAN a groundbreaking product when it comes to marathon nutrition? Or, is this yet another case of manipulating research studies to make... 

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Injury Prevention
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... 

Are You More or Less Prone to Injuries with Maximalist Shoes?
Minimalist shoes were hugely popular a few years ago, we now hear maximalist shoes are the best for runners. We research to find out which runners should wear maximalist, and which are putting themselves at a greater risk of injury.

“Out with the old, in with the new!” That is what the New York Times declared a few weeks ago with regards to running shoes. In this case,... 

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General Articles
What Can You Take (Legally) to Improve Performance?- Alex Hutchinson
Have you ever wondered what supplements will (legally) help improve your performance? We dive deep into the findings of scientist, Alex Hutchinson to find out what works, what doesn't, and why what works for you in the past, may not work for you in the future.

Runners are continuously searching for answers. We always want to know what we can do to get better, and how we can keep improving. I don’t know about... 

9PRs, 1 BQ, and a marathon debut highlight Team RunnersConnect outstanding weekend of races.
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Jaron Brown ran his first marathon at the Publix Georgia Marathon in Atlanta, Georgia in finishing in the time of 3:41:35. This was my first marathon... 

Team RunnersConnects sweeping through March with stellar racing including 8PRs.
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Madeleine Said ran the Rock & Roll half marathon in Washington DC coming across the finish line in the time of 2:10:57 which was a PR by 9 minutes. Although... 

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Podcast Interviews

What Can You Take (Legally) to Improve Performance?- Alex Hutchinson
Have you ever wondered what supplements will (legally) help improve your performance? We dive deep into the findings of scientist, Alex Hutchinson to find out what works, what doesn't, and why what works for you in the past, may not work for you in the future.

Runners are continuously searching for answers. We always want to know what we can do to get better, and how we can keep improving. I don’t know about you, but I always love learning from the experts to find out what they have discovered throughout... 

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 part of being a runner, especially as a lot of non-runners roll their eyes at us. But wouldn’t... 

Considering an Ultra? Learn from Ultra Runner Podcast Host Eric Schranz
We interview ultra runner podcast host Eric Schranz to learn all the information about the growing sport of ultra running, and what you need to do to try one!

As I barely manage to finish a marathon, I have noticed that ultra running is on the rise. Before today I was completely clueless on what being an ultra runner meant, other than you run more than a marathon. I can’t even imagine running 27.2 miles,... 

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