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August 23, 2017
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Running Shoe Myths Debunked With Tony Pallotta

Our very own community manager, Tony Pallotta, recently joined the RunnersConnect team after owning and operating a specialty running store in Boston for twelve years. Leaving one running mecca for another, Tony now lives in Denver, CO where he continues... 

August 21, 2017
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Orthorexia – When Healthy Eating Efforts Go Too Far

I was obsessed with healthy eating long before I was obsessed with running. As a college student, I lost weight and my health suffered. Now I know I experienced orthorexia, an unhealthy fixation on eating healthy foods. I was literally studying food to... 

August 16, 2017
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In It for the Long Run: Keys to Success for Masters Runners with Bennett Cohen

President of the International Association of Women Runners, Bennett Cohen is a renowned coach for women over 40 and has helped women into their late 70s reach new personal bests. Plagued by his own nagging injuries, Bennett conducted research on how... 

August 14, 2017

Product Update 8/14/17

Tapiriik for automatic imports You can now set up automatic imports from services such as Garmin Connect, Strava, Runkeeper, and more through our Tapiriik integration. To get started, click “imports” on the left side of your screen and click... 

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Understanding The Q Angle And Its Role With Injuries

If you are a female runner who ever suffered from knee pain, chances are you have come across an idea.  That female runners are more susceptible to knee pain than their male counterparts. Why? Because they have wider hips. You may have been introduced... 

August 9, 2017
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Choosing Your Next Race? BibRave Takes out the Guesswork – With Tim Murphy

Have you ever trained hard for a race and then paid the entry and travel fees only to have a bad experience because the race wasn’t what you expected? Enter BibRave. Tim Murphy and his wife Jessica are both avid runners who founded BibRave back in 2011... 

August 7, 2017
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How To Run Faster With Purpose, Perspective and Perception

When it comes to training there is no shortcut to success. You have to do the work. And you need to follow a plan that is structured and focused. One that is tailored to your ability and the reality of the time you can contribute. But there are three... 

August 2, 2017
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Running with Power: How Heart Rate Zones Will Become a Thing of the Past – with Jamie Williamson

Sleep, stress, and dehydration can all raise or lower heart rate on any given day, which makes heart rate training less accurate than we’d like. That’s why co-founder and lead engineer of Stryd Jamie Williamson decided it was time for a change. With... 

July 31, 2017
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Runner’s Knee – How To Diagnose, Treat and Prevent

Is there any injury more ubiquitous than runner’s knee? It’s within the popular lexicon as one of the eternal enemies of the distance runner. Aching or stabbing pain around the kneecap has kept runners young and old from enjoying the sport they... 

July 26, 2017
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Your Optimal Running Recipe: Why You Should Tailor Training to You, Not the Other Way Around – With Jenny Hadfield

Ultrarunner, coach, and best-selling author Jenny Hadfield began running to lose weight, but, as many people do, she quickly fell in love with it. However, one thing about the running world Jenny didn’t love was the formulaic, one-size-fits-all training... 

July 24, 2017
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What To Eat Before Running – Learn The Secret

The question of what to eat before running is one every runner ponders at some point, and experiments with throughout their running journey. Through trial and error, runners find some foods that provide energy, some that cause stomach discomfort, or some... 

July 19, 2017
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2-Time Olympian Nick Symmonds Leaves the Track to Take on the Marathon

“Nick Symmonds” has long been a household name in the running world. He is a two-time Olympian, six-time U.S. champion, the 2013 World Championship silver medalist, and the fourth-fastest American of all time in the 800 with a time of 1:42.95. He’s... 

July 17, 2017
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Improve Running Performance By Listening To Your Body, Not Your Watch

Want to improve running performance? Unfortunately, today’s running technology is both a blessing and a curse.  And especially since the evolution of the running watch. A GPS can give you cadence, speed, distance, pace, intervals, heart rate... 

July 12, 2017
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Closing the Gap Between Who We Are and Who We Can Be – With Adam Goucher & Tim Catalano

Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano ran together at the University of Colorado under esteemed coach Mark Wetmore, and it was there that a lasting friendship was born. Tim and Adam went on to pen a book inspired by their combined experiences and studies called... 

July 10, 2017
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Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatia, What They Are And How To Fix

An aching soreness in your butt, shooting pain down the back of your leg. Irritation with every step when you run, sound familiar? These are the classic symptoms of piriformis syndrome.  A stubborn and troublesome injury. That can cause sciatica like... 

July 5, 2017
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Playing to Your Strengths With Esther Atkins

When Skechers Performance athlete Esther Atkins realized she didn’t quite possess the genetics to become an 800 meter specialist, she set her sights on something different – and it’s lucky she did. One of America’s best marathoners today,... 

July 3, 2017
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Understanding VO2 Max, The What How And Why

What Is VO2 Max? Can It Help My Running? When you see the term VO2 max, it generally describes the incredible feat of an elite endurance athlete. Some of you may recall people marvelling over the incredible aerobic capacity of Spanish cycling legend... 

June 28, 2017
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The Evolution of Sports Medicine and Truth Behind Injury Treatments with Dr. David Geier

Orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. David Geier has an enormous passion for helping athletes reach their maximum potential, and he believes a big part of that is simply learning from others’ mistakes. We runners often ride that line... 

June 26, 2017
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Mindful Eating For Runners – A Common Sense Approach

A Personal Journey As I toed the starting line of my eighth marathon, I was focused on hitting my goal time but distracted by the uncomfortably full feeling in my gut. Mindful eating wasn’t part of my vernacular quite yet. After the taper period, travel,... 

June 21, 2017
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Dismantling Your Fears for Empowered Running – Boston Marathon Champion Jack Fultz

It was the hottest Boston Marathon in history. Heat waves blurred the horizon as Jack and his competition toed the starting line, their uniforms already drenched in sweat. Race officials knew water stations alone weren’t going to cut it in the... 

June 19, 2017
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Groin Pain In Runners: Diagnosing, Treatment and Prevention

The groin is an anatomically and biomechanically complex area for runners.  Groin pain in runners is challenging to diagnose and tricky to treat.  Though they don’t represent a huge proportion of running injuries, they have a reputation for being... 

June 14, 2017
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How to Unlock Your Best Stride and Avoid the Habits Holding You Back – Jonathan Beverly

What if someone told you there is no “correct” stride? That – just like our fingerprints – everyone’s optimal stride is unique to them? While this goes against the grain of what we runners have been taught, Jonathan Beverly has the... 

June 12, 2017
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Compartment Syndrome – What Is It And How To Fix It

Pain on the front of your shins after a run? Seems like a cut and dry case of shin splints (The Ultimate Guide To Shin Splints For Runners). But hang on, if that pain in your shin muscles, instead of the bone, it could be compartment syndrome. Though... 

June 7, 2017
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Have Your Beer and Drink It Too: Beer Designed for Athletes by Athletes – Caitlin Landesberg

After trail runner Caitlin Landesberg discovered she was gluten intolerant, she felt left out when she could no longer partake in the ritual post-workout beer with her friends. To most runners, this ritual is a familiar one and part of what makes the... 

June 5, 2017
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Why Improving Calf Strength and Checking Mobility Can Improve Performance (and How to Do It)

Of all the areas of the body susceptible to running related pain or injury, most runners will agree that the calves rank high. Logic would suggest that this is because the calves have to work particularly hard during running.  Which is indeed the case... 

May 31, 2017
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It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been – Cherie Gruenfeld

Cherie Gruenfeld exemplifies the ability to remain competitive regardless of age. Much like many of our listeners, Cherie picked up endurance sports a little later in life – starting running in her early 40s and triathlons in her late 40s. Now... 

May 24, 2017
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ChiRunning: Maximum Efficiency and Minimal Impact for Pain-Free Running – Danny Dreyer

When ultramarathoner and running guru Danny Dreyer attended a tai chi class in 1999, a lightbulb went off. He believed the martial art’s principles of alignment, relaxation, and balance could allow him to finally make the next leap in training, and... 

May 22, 2017
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The Secret Weapon for Better Relay Races

When I was in college, my friends and I used to run an 80-mile relay race through the woods of rural Wisconsin. Each runner in a team of five was assigned three segments of the relay, ranging from two to five miles in length. A support van with the four... 

May 17, 2017
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Why You Shouldn’t Take Time Off When Injured – Dr. Christopher Segler

Most of us have been there. You’re in the thick of training just a few weeks away from your big goal race, and then one morning you step out of bed to discover a new pain – a pain far worse than the everyday soreness you know too well. *insert... 

May 15, 2017
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Does Cupping Therapy Actually Work on Running Injuries

If you watched the 2016 Olympics, it was hard to miss the large, circular welts and bruises on the backs, shoulders, and necks of many athletes. Like with kinesiotape four years before, these marks—remnants of a therapeutic technique called cupping—were... 

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