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Plyometric Training for Runners – The 5 Plyo Exercises You Need

As a runner, I spend most of my time training in one plane of motion, what’s known as the sagittal plane, usually performing the same repetitive movement. So, to keep my body stabilized, improve balance,...

5 Ways to Keep Up Your Running While on Vacation

If you’re on the fence about retiring your trainers while you go hiking through the woods or getting a tan at your favorite beach, keep reading. First things first, let me tell you a little...

How Often Should You Replace Your Running Shoes?

I used to pride myself on wearing my running shoes into nubs. But, after incurring a few injuries that most likely stemmed from wearing worn-out trainers, I changed my ways. Nowadays, I religiously replace my...

6 Cool-Down Hacks to Beat the Heat During Hot Summer Runs

Like many runners, I spend each cold season counting the days until spring. Running in the cold is not my forte, so the warm weather is always a nice welcome. But now that summer is...

4 Ways To Get Over Feeling Self Conscious While Running

Despite the passing years, I still remember the first time I ran outside. It was probably my second year of college around nine years ago. I’m guessing that I might weighed in at around...

9 Simple Ways to Cut Sugar From Your Diet

Sugar is one of the worst things we can put in our body, yet we continue to consume loads of it without a second thought. Not convinced? Try this out. Go to your kitchen, get a...

Should You Run Through a Cold or the Flu?

You’ve hit a positive groove with your running routine, and you’re feeling pretty damn good about it. Then, out of a clear blue sky, you find yourself sniffing, sneezing, and not feeling so great....

Running Induced Nausea: Why it Occurs and How to Prevent It

Yesterday I had one of my best long runs in a long time. I felt strong and in my element. Everything was spot on. Unfortunately, as soon as I got home, I felt super...

3 Reasons Why Rest Days Are Important When Running & Exercising

I’m writing this during my recovery week. As a runner who’s cursed endowed with a type A personality, I’m not a big fan of rest days.  As I’m enduring them, I can’t help but...

Should You Drink Coffee Before A Run?

I start every day with a hot cup of coffee. I rely on caffeine to wake me up and keep me going strong, and I know I’m not the only one. Coffee and other...

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