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Buying a new pair of running shoes. Fit above all else!

When buying running shoes there are many factors to consider. Some of these include price, brand, fit, and style to mention a few. As technology has become such a part of the running shoe industry, helping to "even out the playing field" throughout the market, this variable is no longer the main force driving the running shoe category. For the sake of this post, however, let's simply focus on fit and how you should find what works best for you.

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Establish a Regular Running Schedule!

Whether you're new to running or a seasoned marathoner, the desire to train and race may be inside of you but the motivation to get out there can be a struggle. For many, consistency is one of the hardest things to achieve.

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Winter Running 2

Winter running outside can, at times, be tough and even dangerous. It seems to always be dark, snow banks inhibit drivers from seeing you and slush and ice puddles are everywhere. It can also be quite beautiful. There is something special about running outside when it is snowing lightly or just after a heavy snowfall.

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Coach Jesse’s 2:45 Marathon Race Report

This past Sunday I ran a local marathon; the Myles Standish Marathon. It was tough!! I had signed up for the Philadelphia Marathon (flat and fast), but last minute didn't want to travel with the family (wife, 2 year old, and a new born) given there was a marathon 20 minutes from my house!

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Should You Stretch?

Before the start of a race you'll most likely see athletes doing their routine of stretches. It has been commonly thought that stretching before exercise will help decrease the risk of injuries.

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Fall Into Good Eating Habits with Healthy Foods!

The warm days of summer are coming to a close and sweaters, football games and changing leaves are just around the corner. Cooler weather is the perfect time to switch gears to seasonal foods. There are so many options that can help make hearty soups and other piping hot dishes that also provide ample nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

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Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah): A Nutritious and Easy Way to Add Staying Power to Your Training Diet

It's one of those words that until you hear pronounced (and maybe even after) sounds a bit like you are speaking a foreign language. Trust me, as an athlete and a dietitian, this word is one you should get to know! Quinoa is a food that has so many benefits that you'll want to include it in your every-day training diet without hesitation. It is an ancient Peruvian seed with a mild nutty flavor that packs a powerful nutrition-filled punch!

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Athlete Resiliency: Bringing Yourself Back to Life after a Sub-Par Race Performance

As athletes, I think we are fairly resilient people. The nature of running almost requires this quality as a pre-requisite to enter the club. On any given training day, there are a number of things to potentially overcome: scheduling conflicts, an upset stomach, nagging injuries, or mechanical failures. If we are able to mentally pick ourselves back up and salvage the positive aspects of these situations, we ultimately become better athletes, and people, in the long run.

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Running in the Heat

It's that time of year where the weather is hazy, hot and humid. Regardless of what the temperature is outside we still have to get in our runs. The treadmill is always an option, but if you're racing during the summer then chances are it'll be warm during one of your races. It could even be in the 80s during your fall marathon. The best way to prepare for a hot race is to train through the heat.

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Focus on The Things You Can Control, Not On The Things You Cannot

Thing about your next race or competition. Think about your goals for this race and what you want to accomplish. What needs to happen for you to consider this race a success?

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When buying running shoes there are many factors to consider. Some of these include price, brand, fit, and style to mention a few. As technology has become such a part of the running shoe industry, helping to "even out the playing field" throughout the market, this variable is no longer the main force driving the running shoe category. For the sake of this post, however, let's simply focus on fit and how you should find what works best for you.

Whether you're new to running or a seasoned marathoner, the desire to train and race may be inside of you but the motivation to get out there can be a struggle. For many, consistency is one of the hardest things to achieve.

Winter running outside can, at times, be tough and even dangerous. It seems to always be dark, snow banks inhibit drivers from seeing you and slush and ice puddles are everywhere. It can also be quite beautiful. There is something special about running outside when it is snowing lightly or just after a heavy snowfall.

This past Sunday I ran a local marathon; the Myles Standish Marathon. It was tough!! I had signed up for the Philadelphia Marathon (flat and fast), but last minute didn't want to travel with the family (wife, 2 year old, and a new born) given there was a marathon 20 minutes from my house!

Before the start of a race you'll most likely see athletes doing their routine of stretches. It has been commonly thought that stretching before exercise will help decrease the risk of injuries.

The warm days of summer are coming to a close and sweaters, football games and changing leaves are just around the corner. Cooler weather is the perfect time to switch gears to seasonal foods. There are so many options that can help make hearty soups and other piping hot dishes that also provide ample nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

It's one of those words that until you hear pronounced (and maybe even after) sounds a bit like you are speaking a foreign language. Trust me, as an athlete and a dietitian, this word is one you should get to know! Quinoa is a food that has so many benefits that you'll want to include it in your every-day training diet without hesitation. It is an ancient Peruvian seed with a mild nutty flavor that packs a powerful nutrition-filled punch!

As athletes, I think we are fairly resilient people. The nature of running almost requires this quality as a pre-requisite to enter the club. On any given training day, there are a number of things to potentially overcome: scheduling conflicts, an upset stomach, nagging injuries, or mechanical failures. If we are able to mentally pick ourselves back up and salvage the positive aspects of these situations, we ultimately become better athletes, and people, in the long run.

It's that time of year where the weather is hazy, hot and humid. Regardless of what the temperature is outside we still have to get in our runs. The treadmill is always an option, but if you're racing during the summer then chances are it'll be warm during one of your races. It could even be in the 80s during your fall marathon. The best way to prepare for a hot race is to train through the heat.

Thing about your next race or competition. Think about your goals for this race and what you want to accomplish. What needs to happen for you to consider this race a success?