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How To Pee Standing Up:  A Step-By-Step Guide For Women Runners

Anyone running a marathon can be treated to some unsavory sights. Sure, you might see a line of guys standing oddly close to trees as if inspecting the bark for insect infestation, but you’re not going to really see anything unless you stop and run over to the tree for a closer look. If a female […]

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Six Running Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life

  Running safety demonstration classes pop up occasionally at running stores and in gyms; usually with very good attendance, and for good reason. Whether running solo or in a group, in the city or the country, during daylight or dark, runners should always be aware that something could go wrong putting their safety at risk. […]

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Six Radical Changes To Make For Staying Safer On The Running Trail

Welcome to Wednesday Word, a weekly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. Each Wednesday you will have a single word prompt to write about.  Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. Today’s word is radical…..  I’d […]

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When Is Hot Too Hot For Exercising Outdoors?

This week the east coast is experiencing another mid-summer heat wave, only this time the accompanying humidity is out of control. What better time than now to talk about hot weather training tips to help avoid heat related illnesses.   There are three main levels of severity when facing a heat related illness:  Heat Fatigue Heat […]

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Straight Bar Lacing – A Simple Lacing Change Can Rid Foot Pain

It started with a simple post to our MRTT group by my friend Tiffany.  She shared the following video from Ian’s Shoelace Site, and mentioned that she’d been experiencing pain on the top of her foot and thought she’d give this straight bar lacing a try.   Pain on the top of the foot…  Hmmmmm, […]

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Steps Toward Becoming A Runner

Today let’s talk about just what you should do once you walk out the door for that very first run.  You might think, “Well that’s simple, I’ll run.”  But first you have to decide how long, how far, and where you’ll run?   Unless you’re twelve years old and your body won’t even notice such […]

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Fall Is The Time For…  Racing!

It’s racing season!  I have no statistics to back this statement up, but it sure seems like the majority of marathons are in the fall… at least around here.  With so many of my friends doing a fall race (some are running their first marathon),  I thought I’d focus on running tips in some of […]

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Running Safely on Country Roads

When I go out on a run I always wear my Road ID on my shoes and now that I have my new iPhone app, I’m as safe and identifiable as I can be, short of running with a body guard or Mace.  When I visit my parents I have beautiful country roads to run […]

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Preparing for the Heat

Today’s temperature is expected to climb above 85 degrees here in the mid-Atlantic region after a spring of slightly below normal temperatures.  This is a time when runners struggle… We need to acclimate our bodies to the heat and humidity and we should expect our runs to be a little less than stellar for about […]

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