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Why You Should Run!

Many runners frequently begin running either because they want to lose weight, or to eliminate other bad habits in their lives such as smoking or drinking. Add to that the fact that running can help your cardio vascular system, help make you sleep better, give you an energy boost from the rush of endorphins to your system, help strengthen your core; the list is endless. Regardless of the reason, the overall benefits far out weigh the reasons not to run.

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Treadmill Training for your Next Marathon...

The winter months can be a bit trying for those of us training for a spring marathon and dealing with inclement weather. Depending on where you live, ice, snow, sleet, and rain can wreak havoc on your outdoor training not to mention running in the dark because of shorter days. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout in at the gym or in your home on a treadmill.

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“Defying the Popular Opinion: Running Smarter, Not Harder”

We've all heard the old adages "Go hard or go home", "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch", "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional", "Some running is good, more is better, and too much is just enough".

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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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Many runners frequently begin running either because they want to lose weight, or to eliminate other bad habits in their lives such as smoking or drinking. Add to that the fact that running can help your cardio vascular system, help make you sleep better, give you an energy boost from the rush of endorphins to your system, help strengthen your core; the list is endless. Regardless of the reason, the overall benefits far out weigh the reasons not to run.

The winter months can be a bit trying for those of us training for a spring marathon and dealing with inclement weather. Depending on where you live, ice, snow, sleet, and rain can wreak havoc on your outdoor training not to mention running in the dark because of shorter days. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout in at the gym or in your home on a treadmill.

We've all heard the old adages "Go hard or go home", "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch", "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional", "Some running is good, more is better, and too much is just enough".

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!