Running

The 7 Training Mistakes You’re Making (and How to Fix ‘Em)

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Mistakes happen. God knows I’ve made my share of blunders, blubbers and gaffes as a runner. Most of them have led to temporary embarrassment, but some of them have led to injuries that halted my training for months. When I took to the weight room during my hiatus from running, I made a lot of …
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Speaking Freely on Nike’s Latest, the Free 4.0 Flyknit

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I don't know about you, but I really dread running-shoe shopping. I have a big foot. I'm weird about fits. I overpronate. With all of that, I'm already swimming up a hard stream so just imagine the pure joy that rushes over me when I do find THE perfect running shoe. I run those babies into the …
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Meg on the Run: My No. 1 Running Tip Leading Up to Race Day

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Our girl Meg from the new Meg on the Run series is back! Today she shares how she's gearing up for race day --- and her top running tip to keep her motivated!  By the time your race is a few weeks away, you’ve been training for a long time. Your training runs are longer, almost all of your cardio …
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Get Sweaty on Vacation: Beach Interval Workout

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Between hiking and kayaking and cycling and surfing (well, trying to, anyway) in Hawaii, I didn't fit in as many traditional workouts as I typically do while on a vacation. However, I still managed to sweat it up before happy hour a time or two, and this particular workout is one I'll keep in mind …
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My Favorite Healthy Birthday Traditions — Tri ‘Em!

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In honor of FBG’s Sixth Birthday, each of the FBGs this week sharing their healthy birthday traditions — or lack thereof! Read on for Kristen’s favorite ways to celebrate a new year … So, I might have been the one who suggested this line of questions for our birthday week. I've been celebrating …
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Runners: You Still Need to Watch What You Eat

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Many running groups and endurance athletes are notorious for a couple of things: Getting up wicked early on a weekend to get in a long workout, and eating more than any non-runner their size could dream of putting away, especially immediately afterward. Hell, I've finished super long training …
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Oh, Hi There, Half-Marathon “Training”

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So, it's been quite awhile since I trained for a long distance. Like, besides a 4-miler and a 10K about a year ago, it's been four years (yes, the marathon was that long ago!). And, for me, running 13.1 miles is no easy feat. I'm a slow runner. I've been injured. I have workout A.D.D. But, despite …
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If You Train It, The Good Will Come: A Treadmill Tale

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Something absolutely bonkers happened to me the other day on one of my run days ... something crazy that has never happened before: I ran like something fierce. I'm not talking distance because I've run Forrest Gump-like distances in the past. No, I'm talking speed. I ran fast, and I am not a …
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How to PR Your Next Race

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Today, many are thinking about running. The Boston Marathon is today, and, gosh, this feeling is still so strong, even a year later. We runners are a strong, dedicated, inspiring and united bunch. And on today our hearts remember a tragedy, while our legs run in honor of those lost and everyone who …
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