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Pump The Brakes: Why Training Breaks Are Important

Pump The Brakes: Why Training Breaks Are Important

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Why A Balanced Diet Is Important for Athletes

Why A Balanced Diet Is Important for Athletes

Ever feel confused as the foods that were "healthy" for you to eat one day suddenly weren't the next day? New fad diets seem to pop up every other week or so. One week carbs are bad. The next week, carbs are good and protein is bad. Two weeks later [...]

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Training with Purpose: More is Not Always Better!

Training with Purpose: More is Not Always Better!

Many people think going faster, doing more, or pushing harder is always better. But that is a recipe for training burnout and injuries, not to mention the toll it takes mentally when you aren't reaching your goals. Training with purpose means you specifically workout with your goals in mind. And if [...]

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How to Bounce Back After Injury or Disappointment

How to Bounce Back After Injury or Disappointment

We've all been there: months spent training for an event, only to be disappointed with your result. Or maybe you've poured your heart into something and ended up injured before you ever made it to the start? If it hasn't happened yet, it's likely that it will happen at some point [...]

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Workout Wednesday: Dynamic Walking Drills

Workout Wednesday: Dynamic Walking Drills

It's Workout Wednesday! After a long workout, your muscles can get stiff very quickly... We’ve all learned a few basic stretches over the years, but conflicting research on how to properly stretch and how long to hold each stretch can get confusing. These walking drills are dynamic and functional, yet gentle and [...]

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Perfecting the Taper for Better Athletic Performance

Perfecting the Taper for Better Athletic Performance

Ah, the taper. You have been putting weeks and weeks into your training. You've made sacrifices, skipped social events in the name of fitness, and finally race day is almost here. You may have heard the expression the hay is in the barn, but there's still a few weeks of focus [...]

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Do Compression Socks Really Work?

Do Compression Socks Really Work?

We've all had speculation on whether or not our fancy For many years the general consensus among athletes was that they do work, and are beneficial. But there was always someone who would say that there isn't any significant scientific evidence that proves they work or that it was only [...]

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Nutrition for Athletes

Nutrition for Athletes

As athletes, I think we can all agree that we love food. Most of us start thinking about the next meal right after we've just finished one. There's no question that we focus on food when we are training and racing a lot. But nutrition for athletes is even more [...]

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Should You Exercise While You’re Sick?

Should You Exercise While You’re Sick?

We've all been there. You've been training hard for your next big event when suddenly you wake up with some kind of sickness. When training has been going well, the last thing you wanted to happen is to get sick. What do you do? Continue with your training schedule and [...]

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Two Workouts in One Day??

Two Workouts in One Day??

When in comes to my hard workout days, I like to get all of the hard work done on that day. That includes core and strength work along with my running workout sessions. I find that my recovery is inhibited if I have a hard track workout on one day [...]

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