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December 13, 2017
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From Paleo to Vegan: How Your Diet Affects Your Metabolic Efficiency – with Bob Seebohar

He’s back! World renowned dietitian and exercise physiologist Bob Seebohar joins us again to delve deeper into the growing research surrounding his two concepts of metabolic efficiency training (MET) and nutrition periodization. If you listened to... 

December 11, 2017
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How Important is VO2 Max? What Does Yours Acually Mean?

It’s hard to get too far into reading about training without encountering the phrase “vo2 max” or hearing about “VO2 max testing.” But what is VO2 max and how does it relate to runners? When VO2 max tests were largely the... 

December 6, 2017
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From Sideline To Starting Line: Our Editor’s Entry Into Running with Jeremy Noessel

Our guest this week is an incredible guitar player, amazing singer song-writer, and the best audio editor you could ask for, and I’m not just saying all that because he’ll be reading this while he edits the show. If you haven’t already guessed,... 

December 4, 2017
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The Ultimate Injury Guide Everyone Needs To Read

In a constant quest to run faster and further, we should not as runners be surprised when from time to time things start hurting. Performance gains come from forced adaption, i.e. your body will only adapt if you force it to work through sufficient load. Just... 

November 29, 2017
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Michael Hammond: Keeping Perspective in the All-Consuming World of Running

Michael Hammond is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he competed in cross country and track, earning two ACC titles and four NCAA All-American honors. His individual efforts led his team to four ACC team championships: one in cross country, two in indoor... 

November 27, 2017
Posterior tibial tendon pain can make you wonder if you will ever run pain-free again. Conservative and aggressive treatment options in this guide can help you return to running, and prevent it from coming back in the future.

4 Ways to Prevent and Treat Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

Sharp pains in your arch or foot. Visible inflammation along the tendon. Stiffness in your ankle joint. A popping sensation. Sore to the touch. Do any of those sound familiar? If so, you probably have Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Posterior Tibial... 

November 22, 2017
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From Couch to Ultra with Nathan Maxwell

Telling people that you run marathons usually prompts some dumbfounded expressions, but tell them you run ultras and, let’s face it, they’ll probably think you’re nuts. But that’s just a day in the life for Georgia native, Nathan Maxwell. Like... 

November 20, 2017
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What Does Racing Mean To You?

Runners run races. We train hard.  Set big goals. And start and finish many races but what does “racing” really mean? Are you still racing if you’re not standing on a podium afterward with award money or prizes? Are you satisfied with your finish... 

November 15, 2017
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Grit Over Gift With Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

1. The world’s best are gritty. 2. The world’s best are clear on their purpose. 3. The world’s best become a master of their thoughts. 4. The world’s best know themselves to master yourself. 5. The world’s best dominate... 

November 13, 2017
The pain on the outside of your ankle or foot could be caused by peroneal tendonitis. Here is how to know if you have it, understand what caused it (so it does not happen again), and treat it, so you can get back to running quickly.

Do You Have Peroneal Tendonitis? Here is How to Fix it

As runners, we accept that there is a certain amount of risk involved with our sport. When we are well into our Marathon Training Schedule, Hooked On Trail Running, or a first 5k, we hear about the high injury rates. And know that there is a good chance... 

November 8, 2017
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Pushing Your Limits – With Matt Fitzgerald

Author, coach, and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald started running at the age of eleven when he completed the last mile of the 1983 Boston Marathon with his father (who had run the whole thing) and his two brothers. By that time Matt was already a writer... 

November 6, 2017
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Post-Race Nutrition. Learn How To Make A Speedy Recovery.

You’ve crossed the finish line. Your legs can finally slow down. But your pulse is still racing from the adrenaline. Maybe you met your goal, maybe you didn’t. Next comes post-race nutrition. Either way, you’re done. Spent. Thrilled to put the race... 

November 1, 2017
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Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy – With Heather Caplan

When you think of dietitians, you probably think of, well, diets. It’s right there in the name, and most dietitians are devoted to helping people follow regulated diets that will, in theory, make them healthier. Heather Caplan isn’t like most dietitians.... 

October 30, 2017
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Running On The Track. Everything You Need To Know

Unless you’ve spent a bit of time on the track you can finding it to be a very intimidating place. And confusing. Very confusing. I mean do you honestly understand all those marks everywhere? Seemingly placed in random fashion. As if they are a... 

October 25, 2017
Run Strong, Stay Hungry by Jonathan Beverly

Staying in the Race: 9 Essential Keys to Avoiding Burnout With Jonathan Beverly

Running isn’t always forgiving. Between injuries, mental ruts, and the curve balls life sometimes throws at us, finding long term success and remaining engaged in the sport can be incredibly difficult, and that’s why Jonathan Beverly’s new book... 

October 23, 2017
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Debunking Running Myths. The First Will Shock You.

Any of these sound familiar? Ever blamed your injury on one or more one of the following? I don’t stretch enough I’m an overpronator I need to stop heel-striking I should be running at 180 steps per minute The fact is, many runners are... 

October 18, 2017
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Can Acupuncture Up Your Game? A Pragmatic Approach to Chinese Medicine with Sarah Hammer Stevens

Now known as the “Acupuncturist for Skeptics”, Sarah Hammer Stevens wasn’t always a believer in this holistic therapy. A longtime runner, Sarah was training for the Portland Marathon a few years ago when she sustained a knee injury that threatened... 

October 16, 2017
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Can You Really Benefit From Post Workout Massage?

There are few things more coveted by runners than the post workout massage. But, is getting one the best thing to do for your body? Runners are always looking for ways to decrease injury and increase longevity and, according to science, getting a post... 

October 11, 2017
October 9, 2017
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What Does It Mean To Become A Masters Athlete

The term masters has a bad connotation. I mean it sounds old. Especially for those “younger masters.” I remember racing the Masters Track and Field Championship at the ripe age of. Wait for it. Thirty. Yes, I was thirty years old and racing... 

October 4, 2017
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Why Strength is About How You Feel, Not About How You Look – With Kelly Roberts of Run, Selfie, Repeat

In 2009, Kelly Roberts was thrown into the deep end when she suddenly lost her younger brother, Scott. Struggling to cope during this emotionally draining time, Kelly gained over 70 pounds by the end of the year, at which point she decided it was time... 

October 2, 2017
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Should You Really Work With A Sports Dietitian

Are you a RunnersConnect Insider or Master’s Member? If so, then read below to learn how you can save 20% on nutrition services. As I entered college, I thought I knew a lot about nutrition because I had spent months reading FITNESS magazines cover... 

September 27, 2017
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DC Rainmaker: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Sports Tech with Ray Maker

One of the biggest advantages of running is that you don’t need a whole lot of equipment to do it. But because we rely so heavily on the little equipment we do need, most of us would rather go for another run than try to choose between the wide array... 

September 25, 2017
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How to Taper Correctly to be Ready for Your Marathon

You’ve pushed through tired legs on your long runs; hit the track for speed workouts until your shoes were soaked with sweat; and recorded enough miles to put your car to shame. With three weeks to go until the big race, all the hard work is done, right? Well,... 

September 20, 2017
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Run Fast AND Get the Body You Want with Metabolic Efficiency Training – Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, METS

Contrary to popular belief, losing or even maintaining weight while training for a marathon can be incredibly difficult. Many marathoners either find they can’t quite achieve the weight loss they want, or, on the flipside, they’re able to lose weight... 

September 18, 2017
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Ultra Marathon Guide – Learn How To Maximize Your Performance

So you decided to run your first ultra? But wait. What did you actually sign up for? Any distance over a marathon is “technically” considered an ultra marathon. So I guess you could say 44K is an ultra. But for all intents and purposes, 50K... 

September 13, 2017
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Run Angel: The Wearable Alarm System “as Loud as a Rock Concert” That’s Keeping Runners Safe – with David Caren

If you’ve ever been out running by yourself and felt a little unsafe, you’ve likely either had to change your route or cut the run short to head to a more secure environment. This fear is one many runners know well, and that’s why runners David... 

September 11, 2017
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How To Diagnose And Treat A Big Toe Injury

The big toe might be a small joint, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important for runners. It serves a critical function in creating more leverage to generate forward momentum when you run, and because of this, it is susceptible to several overuse... 

September 5, 2017
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Why Are Americans Getting Slower? A Look Into Running’s Largest Study With Jens Jakob Andersen

That’s a sensational title, but hear us out. A study published by RunRepeat.com, an independent review aggregator for running shoes, analyzed 34,680,750 race results over the course of 21 years to conclude that American runners are steadily getting... 

September 4, 2017
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Running and Anxiety – When Exercise Is Not Enough

“The day of the Boston Marathon bombings I witnessed a full range of emotion.” Dr. Jeffrey Brown, Harvard Psychologist and Boston Marathon Staff Psychologist for over 16 years, recently spoke with me about anxiety and running. Specifically about what... 

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