7 Bedtime Rituals Runners Follow for Better Sleep and Recovery


Runners are tough and determined. It’s who we are. We push ourselves to become better by running to the edge of collapse over and over again. We welcome discomfort, we enjoy fatigue, and we smile through the pain of the last mile knowing that we are in the process of becoming a better version of ourselves. However, training hard is […]

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Ngetich Crawls to the Finish of the 2015 Austin Marathon


The marathon is an event that produces heroes. This week, 29-year-old Hyvon Ngetich of Kenya is being celebrated for her heroic finish at the 2015 Austin Marathon. Ngetich was leading the women’s race, dropping mile splits between 6:25 and 6:30 right up until mile 23. But just after that, 2 1/2 hours into the arduous 26.2 mile race, her body gave out. Ngetich stopped, walked, […]

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It’s All About That Base


Back in the 1960’s, legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard introduced the world to a concept he called base training. Base training is the first phase of a larger training concept called periodization training, which involves a sequence or cycle of training blocks culminating in a single peak performance. Lydiard believed that during base training runners should keep their intensity at moderate levels while […]

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Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7


This Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 is comfortable like a trainer and responsive like a racer. The upper sports plush padding around the heel, tongue, and ankle. There are no standing seams to cause irritation inside the shoe, and the toe box was big enough to give my toes some wiggle room. The outsole is made of high-quality Continental rubber (think car tires) that adds […]

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The Runner’s Recovery Smoothie


We all have our favorite routines and running recovery strategies, but I think you’ll agree none taste better than this one. After running, our bodies crave protein and carbohydrates. In fact, protein increases the rate of muscle-building if taken immediately after a run. So, don’t miss out on an opportunity to get the most out of your training. Here’s how I feed my muscles […]

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