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Forget everything I've told you about buying running shoes

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A month ago, I wrote about 5 Misconceptions About Purchasing New Running Shoes, based on experiences from several years working in the industry. I felt sufficiently pleased with myself, having spouted objective analysis of the buying process to benefit the consumer. My analysis, however, along with the entire business model around [...]
 
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How to run in July (without getting heatstroke)

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Across the country temperatures are heating up and along the Eastern Seaboard the highs are predicted to top 100 this week. Common sense tells us that an ice cream cone and an air-conditioned room seem like a better idea than an outdoor run, but the fact is many fall marathon training plans [...]
 
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Running for fun & medals: it's been (and still is) a long, good race

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We've come a long way since Chariots of Fire, as Denver runners, coaches and serious peak-performance guys Jon Sinclair and Kent Oglesby point out in a report for Coloradoan.com. Their column was inspired, in part, by the FireKracker 5K which was part of the weekend festivities in Ft. Collins. As commonplace [...]
 
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Teleoanticipation: The new way to run intervals

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Every seasoned runner knows the benefits of intervals - increased V02 max, higher calorie burn, and one of the most efficient ways to improve speed. Interval workouts are often the staple of training plans from milers to marathoners, but how do you know if your workout is well, working for [...]
 
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Why your office job is putting you at risk

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The other day I was reading the latest issue of Running Times and came across an article about the connection between our daily routines and running form. Pete Pfitzinger, co-author of Advanced Marathoning and current cube monkey made the following statement about sitting at a desk from 9-5: "the hamstrings become [...]
 
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  • Megan, I read that story, too. It was common for old time baseball players to drink pickle juice and I know several modern day football players who drink pickle juice. And swear by it. The chemistry [...]read » T/S JODY DIPERNA
 
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Pickles: Your new summer training buddy

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A recent NY Times article touts the benefits of pickle juice in alleviating muscle cramps. According to a study published in the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Pickle juice “relieved a cramp 45 percent faster” than drinking no fluids and about 37 percent faster than water. In the [...]
 
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10 minutes with Jim Ryun

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At a press event for the adidas Grand Prix meet this weekend I pulled aside Jim Ryun, the man who's namesake headlines the inaugural Dream Mile high school races, for 10 minutes to talk about how overtraining can be a good thing, how high school running has changed, Hoosiers [...]
 
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Best foods for runners: summer edition

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Frozen strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries: Summer is the peak time for antioxidant and fiber-packed berries. Pick your own or stock up at the farmer's market and then freeze to extend their shelf life. Combine berries and yogurt in the blender for a breakfast smoothie or drizzle frozen blueberries with agave [...]
 
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  • I've seen more and more folks barefoot or in these Vibrams when I run. Or should I say, I can hear them. The SLAP!-SLAP!-SLAP! of their feet on the pavement is loud enough to disturb my own running [...]read » T/S JODY DIPERNA
 
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50 marathons, 50 states, in less than 25 months

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That's what Laura Skladzinski just accomplished today at the  Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis Marathon. In doing so, she became the youngest female ever, 24 years and 10 months, to run 50 marathons in 50 states. In all, there are 281 people who are official 50 States Marathon [...]
 
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100 Miles Later

About two weeks ago, I did something that I never in a million years thought I could do. Something that always seemed way too great to conquer, something that I never even anticipated wanting to conquer. The thought is still a bit unsettling...even now. Two weeks ago, I rode my bike [...]
 
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