Joining Reebok for the London Marathon – RandRuns – Running Fitness Article

I’m delighted to announce that I will be joining Team Reebok as a Reebok Floatride Ambassador for this years London Marathon. I ran London last year, and it was one of my favorite marathons ever, so I was disappointed to miss out in the ballot this year. Reebok and The Running Bug saved the day however, and I look forward to working with my coach Shaun Dixon over the next few weeks to get in shape for London! I am…

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Move Forward 5k/10k Race 2019, Featuring a New Course! – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Move Forward 5k/10k Race 2019, Featuring a New Course!  Are you a runner, walker, or just love dogs (and/or beer)? The Regis University School of Physical Therapy is hosting its 17th iteration of the Move Forward 5k/10k and kids run at Regis University on September 21st, 2019. The race will take place on the Regis University Northwest Denver campus, and we are especially excited this year to unveil a new course that takes participants off campus and onto the beautiful…

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Hydrogel Sports Fuel · Achilles Heel Running Blog – Running Fitness Article

Hydrogel Sports Fuel – Carbohydrate-rich fuel for endurance sports, based on natural ingredients for energy, hydration and recovery. Maurten, proud holders of the ‘world’s fastest sport drink’ title. That we can’t argue after checking out the numbers. In 2015, Maurten discovered how to make sports fuels easier to tolerate by encapsulating high concentrations of carbohydrates in hydrogels. The sports fuels, based on five natural ingredients, became popular and one year later some of the world’s best runners embraced Maurten sports…

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How to Recover From a Marathon – Veggie Runners – Running Fitness Article

Well done on completing your marathon! Now comes the hard part… Recovering from a marathon can take days if you don’t do it properly – after my first, I had to wear slip on shoes until Wednesday because I couldn’t bend down to tie my laces… By my second, I’d learned a few lessons and felt good enough to go for a swim 2 days later. Here are some of the things I’ve learned over the years for recovering from…

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Because I’m Training for Something! FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

If you follow me on Instagram, then you might know I was selected to run the Big Cottonwood Marathon (Yes, MARATHON). A week ago, training for a marathon wasn’t my plan for the summer. I wanted to get speed and get back into shape, but I didn’t have any huge goals in mind. I applied for the Team Hylands Big Cottonwood Team because it sounded like an awesome experience. I never thought I would be selected. Big Cottonwood is the…

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#1 Drill To Get Faster – Running Fitness Article

So many people want to know how to get faster. It is one of the most frequently asked questions that I get. And, I am going to share the #1 drill to get faster – my cadence drill. This should be done on a non-long run day. It is fine however, to do it as a part of your warm-up before a race or a speed workout. Many runners have also told me that this is a nice way to…

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A Trail Runner’s Blog: Boston XV – Running Fitness Article

There are few races that fuel the soul of a runner as deeply and consistently as the Boston Marathon. The rich history, great performances, wild card weather, and unstoppable energy permeating from first time runners and ever-cheerful volunteers/spectators always draws out our best. This cauldron of inspiration cannot be explained, nor contained, only experienced and permanently absorbed. It has now pulled me back for fifteen consecutive editions, and the 2019 race (my “Boston XV”) once again exceeded all expectations. The…

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Ultimate Direction Halo Vest · Achilles Heel Running Blog – Running Fitness Article

Introducing the new Ultimate Direction Halo Vest, offering the best volume-to-weight ratio of any vest or pack, the Halo is stealthy, ultra-comfortable, functional, and fast. Ultimate Direction ambassador Jason Schlarb has raced in it all over the world, winning ultras in Oman, Mexico, and Colorado. Hook and loop sternum adjustability Lightweight and breathability coupled with durable stretch Comfort Cinch™ 2.0 – more minimal and adjustable Redesigned trekking pole holder minimizes bounce and snaps out of the way when not in use Volume…

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Sparkly Runner: 2019 WDW Marathon Weekend: Marathon Recap – Running Fitness Article

Going into this year’s marathon, I felt pretty good. I’d hit the majority of my training runs, had no major injuries, and didn’t get sick in the days before the race. Woohoo! I was ready. Matthew and I got up early on marathon morning and got our bags packed and ready; mine with snacks, body, glide and flip flops for after the race, Matthew’s with snacks, cow bells, and sunscreen. The weather forecast had changed dramatically from the few days…

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6 of the Best FREE Marathon Training Plans – Fitness Article

After the popularity of my post on free CrossFit training programmes, and with Spring Marathon training season fast approaching, I thought I’d do some of the legwork of finding completely FREE marathon training plans for you! Some are plans I’ve tried before, the others are ones I’ve researched but not necessarily chosen to follow for one reason or another. When you’re choosing a marathon training plan you should be looking for one that challenges you, but is also realistic for…

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