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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... 

May 10, 2017
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The Dawn of Biohacking: Using Biomarkers to Optimize Your Unique Wiring For Peak Performance and Health – Chris Kelly

You know your body better than anyone else, so you know when things aren’t feeling “right”. Unfortunately, traditional healthcare doesn’t typically cater to runners. Reference ranges are determined without the athlete in mind, and when you express... 

May 8, 2017
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Why Missing Your Period as a Runner is NOT OK (and How to Fix it)

So, you may already be asking yourself – how come a guy is writing about menstruation? Well, here are three answers to help explain: Many female runners do not understand the significance and health implications of irregular/missed periods and... 

May 3, 2017
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Has Our Footwear Outgrown Our Feet? The Evidence Behind Barefoot Running – Dr. Irene Davis

Since Christopher McDougall popularized the practice in his 2009 book Born to Run, more and more runners have been opting for minimalist shoes or, ditching the foam altogether, barefoot running. Followers of the barefoot movement maintain the practice... 

May 1, 2017
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Psoas and Hip Flexor Injuries in Runners: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

The iliopsoas is a large muscle that runs from your pelvis and lower back down to your femur. As the primary “hip flexor,” it’s responsible for swinging your leg forward when you run, and because of this, it handles a lot of force. It... 

April 26, 2017
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Fuel for What You’re Doing: Rethinking Fueling and Hydration with Dr. Stacy Sims

There are a lot of options for fueling and hydration products on the market, but beyond taste and marketing lies efficacy: is the product doing the job you need it to do when you need it to do it? There are also some misconceptions and myths that, while... 

April 24, 2017
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5 Steps to Qualify for the Boston Marathon

Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of running achievements. If it’s been your dream to make the famous trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square, this article will show you the 5 step process to achieve your goal. From helping you understand... 

April 19, 2017
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Peace Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Changing the World Through Sport With Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh

As a little boy growing up in Jordan, Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh aka “Mo” was a bit of a troublemaker. He fought constantly with both his classmates and teachers and, by consequence, was moved from class to class and then from school to school to no avail. Then... 

April 17, 2017
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Can Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy Heal Your Running Injuries?

In the search for better and faster ways to heal running injuries, there’s always a new treatment or product on the market. One of the new trends in injury treatment is something called blood flow stimulation therapy, or BFST. It’s not so much a treatment... 

April 12, 2017
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The Superfood of Champions: How Beets Can Improve Performance in Just Days – Dr. Andrew Jones

Beet juice has become all the rage in the running world over the last few years, and for that we can thank Dr. Andrew Jones (aka @AndyBeetroot on Twitter). With the help of his team at the University of Exeter, Andrew discovered beetroot’s natural... 

April 10, 2017
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Calf Strains and Runners: Why You Get Them and a 3 Week Plan to Treat

You’re cruising along in a workout, feeling great, when all of a sudden—pop!—you feel a gristly pop in your calf and you’re reduced to a hobble. Or maybe it doesn’t come on all at once; you wake up one day and head out for your morning... 

April 5, 2017
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Why Your Best Accomplishment Should Be Your Next One – Director of the Boston Marathon Dave McGillivray

Race director, philanthropist, motivational speaker, accomplished athlete – Dave McGillivray is a professional with a purpose. From his extraordinary run across the U.S. to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1978 to serving... 

April 3, 2017
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3 Runner-Friendly Pilates Moves to Help Keep You Injury-Free

As runners, we all struggle with similar issues that range from tight and sore muscles, imbalances in movement, and injuries. Regardless of if you run marathons, on the trails, or 5ks and 10ks, one sure thing is that runners always want to know how to... 

March 29, 2017
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How to Protect Your Heart for the Miles Ahead with Dr. John Mandrola, Lennard Zinn and Chris Case

It’s been said that if a little does a good job, then a lot is even better and too much is probably just right. However, evidence indicates that too much exercise, like that experienced by years of endurance sports, can lead to what is known as “athlete’s... 

March 27, 2017
Does caffeinated gum actually help runners and is it any better than drinking a cup of coffee? If you change how you take it, yes, it is worth it!

Is Caffeinated Gum the Tool You Need to Level Up Your Running Performance?

Runners are always trying to get an edge for better performance. With energy drinks, caffeinated gum, and pre-race or pre-workout vitamin supplements all being touted as highly effective performance boosters, it’s hard to tell what works and what... 

March 22, 2017
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Passing the Baton – Tina Muir and Sinead Haughey

This is a bittersweet episode to be sure, as today we bid the fondest of farewells to our host for the last 2 years, Tina Muir, and introduce the new host for Run To The Top, Sinead Haughey. Most recently, Sinead was the Director of Premium for RunnersConnect... 

March 20, 2017
Stay dedicated to running without having a goal race on the schedule with these tips for runners on appreciating the simplicity of running.

Why Sometimes Running Without Racing is the Best Thing You Can Do

This guest post was written by Allie Burdick Some runners choose to never pin on a bib while others engage in a never ending cycle of races year after year. Both types of runners can be highly motivated but, if there is essentially no goal race, how do... 

March 15, 2017
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Jeff Galloway- Go Slow To Go Fast

Wait… What?? That’s correct. 1972 Olympian, Jeff Galloway, who was self-coached and absorbed as much as he could from other runners has proven that to go fast, you should go slow. Hundreds of thousands of runners have trained with his method and...