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How Parenthood Changes a Runner’s Routine

How Parenthood Changes a Runner’s Routine

Many thing may sideline runners: injury, illness, traveling, even a particularly hectic work week. All of those are totally understandable. I’ve had to put my own running on hold for all of those things at one point or another. However, one excuse for falling to the wayside of running that [...]

6 Tips For Planning Your Long Run

6 Tips For Planning Your Long Run

If a long run is in your foreseeable future, you’re more than likely training for a big race, and whether it’s a half-marathon or an ultra-marathon, this type of training run needs to be taken seriously and approached with great consideration. You simply can’t fake a long run. From my [...]

7 Tips for Surviving Your First 10+ Mile Trail Run

7 Tips for Surviving Your First 10+ Mile Trail Run

Now that you’ve been running for a while and are comfortable logging 10-13 miles on the road, it might be time to consider shaking things up.  It will take time and proper training to increase race speed, but getting off the road and onto the trails could provide a great [...]

Interview with Brazen Racing: Race Promoters See Steady Growth, Avid Supporters

Interview with Brazen Racing: Race Promoters See Steady Growth, Avid Supporters

A well-organized running race promoter can help maximize the experience we receive when we participate in official races. Event planning and other logistics play a critical role in hosting successful events for 150+ runners and obviously tend to be difficult tasks — but Brazen Racing continues to strive for perfection [...]

5 Reasons to Run a Marathon Overseas

5 Reasons to Run a Marathon Overseas

Running while traveling generally involves a missed train, a connecting flight or a whole lot of angry bulls charging through the streets of Spain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Signing up for a race while traveling can add a new dimension to your trip and offer a [...]

Confessions of an Ex-Mile Counter

Confessions of an Ex-Mile Counter

Mile Counters. You know, that person who obsessively logs their miles – or even worse, logs them on Facebook for all their friends to marvel at. Every runner knows at least one. Many wonder what their problem is. Why so obsessed with the numbers? Can’t they take a day off? [...]

Interview with Endorphin Dude: How He Went From 223 Pounds to 52 Marathons a Year

Interview with Endorphin Dude: How He Went From 223 Pounds to 52 Marathons a Year

It doesn’t matter why people become motivated to run and be healthy. For Tony “Endorphin Dude” Nguyen, it very well was the difference between life and death, and that proved to be a great motivator for the San Francisco resident. “Imagine coming home from work one day and collapsing on [...]

First North American Trail Running Conference Coming This Summer

First North American Trail Running Conference Coming This Summer

Over the past decade or so, trail running has become one of the most popular outdoor sports in America. The combination of aerobic exercise in a natural and tranquil setting appeals to many outdoor enthusiasts who only need to throw on a pair of shoes and hit the trail. The [...]

The 8 Energy Gel Brands Athletes Need to Try

The 8 Energy Gel Brands Athletes Need to Try

Energy gel is important for endurance athletes needing to fuel our bodies during long endurance activities.