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Slow and Steady or Fast and Explosive: How You Should Run

Running is a tough sport that demands hard work and dedication. While it may be hard in the beginning, especially for new runners, the short and long-term results can be rewarding. A lot of running enthusiasts like to focus on getting faster and getting into shape in time for the next marathon. But how much […]

Mental Games and Tactics for Runners

When you head out for a run, there are days when you feel like you’re on top of the world. You’re on your A game and nobody can stop you. Your legs are light and there’s a spring in your step as you run the usual route. Then there are days when you feel like […]

The Ultimate Guide to Building Upper Body Strength

Strong legs are everything to runners and cyclists. They are the physical manifestation of their extensive strength training and endurance workout routines.  However, while powerful legs are fundamental to these sports, a toned upper body can help you improve [TWEET THIS!]. As a runner, your arms do more than swing back and forth. They help your […]

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World’s Most Unusual Marathons

Since we’ll be talking about unusual marathons today, how about we kick it off with some trivia? The term marathon takes its name from the famous battle in 490 B.C. when the Athenians triumphed over the Persians. To spread the news of victory, a Greek champion runner and soldier named Pheidippides ran 25 miles from […]

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Runners Top 10 YouTube Channels

YouTube is home to a plethora of videos. As the second largest search engine, following its’ owner Google, the video-sharing platform has become synonymous with online video. In fact, according to YouTube’s statistics page, the number of people watching videos on the platform per day rose by 40 percent year on year since March 2014. From […]

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Why You’ll Never Succeed At Running

Part of the beauty of running is that it isn’t a complicated sport thus allowing you to lace up your trainers and run on virtually every surface. Numerous studies have also found that running has several physical and mental benefits including boosting your immune system, helping you relieve stress, and allowing you to lose weight. […]

Conquering the Best Cities for Running

Most of us spend the majority of our days trapped in the urban jungle of concrete and steel. But that is not necessarily a bad thing. For fitness and travel enthusiasts, the best running trails are right in the heart of some of the world’s busiest places [TWEET THIS!]. Running not only serves as a […]

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Staying On Top And Overcoming The Winter Blues

Shorter days, longer nights, and dropping temperature—that’s the basic definition of winter. Sheets of white flurries coat everything outside from pavements to rooftops. While most enjoy the bundling season, the frigid weather can get the best of us. In fact, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects about 10 million Americans, making these two winter months unbearable […]