Monthly Archives: February 2012

Even if You’re Not Training For a Race Speed Play and Faster Workouts are Fun…Even Addicting

Not everyone runs to race. On the flip side I’ve known runners who really ONLY run to race. The latter are the ones that need the extra endorphin and adrenaline fix of race day to keep them motivated to put … Continue reading

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A Comic for Runners – Runner’s Strip: Twitter Addict

This one goes out to all you social media update-a-holics. In case you missed our first Runner’s Strip Comic and other fun cartoons, catch up HERE! 1) Do you use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, DailyMile or any other types of social … Continue reading

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Diversify to Improve Your Running – Don’t limit yourself due to type-casting

Have you type cast yourself?Do you think of yourself as ONLY a long distance runner and wouldn’t go near a mile race with a ten foot pole? Do you think you’re only made up of fast twitch muscles and deem … Continue reading

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A Bird’s Take on the Olympic Games…

London, England A Tree Just Outside the Olympic Stadium A mamma bird and a pappa bird sit in their nest. “Move over, Hal, your wing is in my side,” chirped an annoyed Lydia. “Sorry, Dear,” a belittled Hal answered as … Continue reading

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More Great Core Moves: Why the core is all the rage and worth the face time

The core is all the rage. I know I’m constantly harping on how important core work is for runners…it will help improve your form, efficiency, reduce injury risks, and yea, a stronger middle looks good too. I’m hardly the only … Continue reading

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All About the Liquids: What to Drink and When and NUUN Hydration Review

Hydration is important for runners…any athletes and even for the average ‘joe’ and ‘janet’ for that matter. But fluids and proper hydration, electrolytes and other nutrients besides just plain water, is especially crucial for endurance athletes. The conditions you are … Continue reading

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A Quick Comic for Runners- Runner’s Strip: Marathon Dad

Happy Sunday to all! What does Sunday mean? Well, if you answered chocolate chip pancakes and comics then at least I can deliver on one. I’m introducing my own quick little comic strip, Runner’s Strip, here for you guys that … Continue reading

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Is What You See Really What You Get? The paradox of your reality versus actuality and being a ‘skinny’ runnerchick

How accurate is your version of yourself compared to what other people see you as? Going further I’m sure what other people would describe you as probably differs even between the person being asked. I’ve got a runner’s build. I’m … Continue reading

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What Kind of Runner Are You? Trails, Tracks, Treadmills and Roads…Oh, My! (Part I)

When it comes to your choice of terrain, what kind of runner are you? Do you crave the speed of the track, the solitude of a long trail run, dodging car splash on the roads, or zoing out on the … Continue reading

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Performing to Your 100% Potential and Injury Risks

Is pushing yourself harder to get a 100% performance worth the extra risk of injury, or is ‘safer’ to back off in an attempt to lower your injury risk but wind up with a 90% performance? This is the question … Continue reading

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