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Running in New Places

One of the great things about running is the simplicity of it. It requires only two things: an able body and a good pair of running shoes. Running is also the best way to explore a new city and connect with the community. No...
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Running in New Places

Reflecting on 2016

January, it’s the month when we look forward to new goals and think ahead. Instead of looking forward, this time I’m looking back. The timing is right, not just because 2016 has ended, but because I am sidelined again due to my heel injury....
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Reflecting on 2016

Proper Recovery for Distance Running

Are you experiencing tight muscles, a sore back, or heavy feet? You’re running all your training miles, but you just never feel 100%. You’re not alone. One of the culprits of this is the lack of a recovery routine. Distance running can take a...
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Proper Recovery for Distance Running

Yoga for Runners

Adding additional training methods to your marathon training schedule is important in maintaining balance and preventing burnout. I added yoga into my training regimen about 5 years ago, it has added flexibility, strength & kept me injury free. I enjoy yoga because it provides...
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Yoga for Runners

Winter Foods for Healthy Running

Depending on where you live, winter training can be challenging. Morning runners may be lacing up before work which could mean pre-sunrise runs in the finger-numbing cold which could very well limit the kind of workout that realistically takes place: really fast runs because...
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Winter Foods for Healthy Running

Running Safe While Training for the Eugene Marathon

Marathon training means many hours on the run at all hours of the day and night. Those 15-20 mile training runs have to be put in no matter what the time or weather is like. As winter approaches, the days are getting shorter and...
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Running Safe While Training for the Eugene Marathon

Rain Running

When you undertake training for a marathon or half marathon, you can’t afford to skip workouts because of the rain. You have to learn to be a rain runner. As runners, we know that running often comes down to mind over matter. The body...
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Rain Running

The Mayor of Track Town, USA

No other town on Earth can claim to have contributed as much to the sport of running as Eugene, Oregon. Much of it is owed to a single man. When Oregon native Bill Bowerman came to coach the University of Oregon track and field...
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The Mayor of Track Town, USA

Staying Motivated Through the Winter Months

I don’t know about you, but here in Boulder, Colorado, we’ve had a gorgeous long fall. Chilly mornings, sunny hot afternoons, and chilly evenings. I run in the mornings, so I bundle up, but when I head out at noon to walk the dog,...
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Staying Motivated Through the Winter Months

Coping with Injuries

I managed to avoid you for the six years I’ve been running, but you’ve finally found me. Was it the Ultras? The way I break with my heels on the downhills? The cumulative kilometrage? Those cheap boots with thin soles I kept wearing because...
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Coping with Injuries