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Why is Rest so Important for Runners?

When you’re training for a big race, it’s easy to develop a “no days off” mindset. It might even seem like a good idea.

After all, if you want to perform well during your race, you ought to train as much as possible, right? Not necessarily. In fact, the days you take off from running are just as important as the days you spend training. Continue Reading →

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Endurance and Focus In Running and Life

Endurance is synonymous with difficulty. When a person is dedicated to a goal, endurance becomes a key personality factor. This also means that a person agrees to various unfamiliar degrees of difficulty. Pushing the body to its limits in a sports field is a common way for individuals to test their endurance levels. Marathons are the pinnacle of determination, endurance, and physical trial. What about those people who view single marathons as trite? What about the ultramarathon? Continue Reading →

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Top Five Tips for Diabetics Who Want to Start Running

If you’re one of the 30.3 million Americans who’s been diagnosed with diabetes, you’ve probably heard some conflicting information about exercise.

You may have heard that exercise can make it harder for you to manage your diabetes, or you may have been warned that you won’t be able to lose weight because you’re diabetic. Both of these pieces of advice couldn’t be farther from the truth, though. Continue Reading →

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10 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid

Not many exercises will burn calories and raise your heart rate quite like running does. However, if you’re not careful, this type of training may actually have adverse consequences, such as suppressing your immune system or even knocking you right off of your feet.

Thankfully, if you pay attention to your pains and recognize your own bad habits, you’ll quickly learn what your body requires to face these strenuous workouts. Here are 10 of the most common mistakes to be aware of.

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Can’t Sleep the Night Before a Marathon?

Big race tomorrow but you’re worried you’re not going to sleep? I hear you. Don’t worry you won’t be alone in that concern. Pre-marathon insomnia is quite common.

A marathon is a big undertaking, no matter if it’s your first or your thirtieth. Nerves are to be expected. A good night’s sleep however will make tomorrow’s twenty six miles go a helluva lot quicker.

Don’t despair, before you go reaching for the horse tranquilizers and sleeping through the starting gun, have a read our top tips to get a good night’s sleep. Continue Reading →

Everything Runners Need to Know about Treating and Preventing Torn Ligaments

Ligament tears, also known as sprains, are extremely common among runners. In fact, they’re one of the top three injuries that runners regularly complain of, along with abrasions and blisters.

Whether you’re training for an upcoming race or just prefer running as your main form of exercise, if you’re not careful, there’s a good chance that you may find yourself dealing with a torn ligament at some point.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about torn ligaments and how to both treat and prevent them. Continue Reading →

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The Science Behind 4 Popular Muscle Recovery Trends

Interested in what scientific research has to say about muscle recovery? Loads of athletes and marathon runners tout various techniques when it comes to helping muscles recover and preventing delayed onset muscle soreness after intense training. If you’re looking to sift through the claims and find real science-backed recovery methods, don’t miss this quick guide: Continue Reading →

The Science Behind 4 Popular Muscle Recovery Trends

Interested in what scientific research has to say about muscle recovery? Loads of athletes and marathon runners tout various techniques when it comes to helping muscles recover and preventing delayed onset muscle soreness after intense training. If you’re looking to sift through the claims and find real science-backed recovery methods, don’t miss this quick guide: Continue Reading →

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