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Running in the Summer Heat? Totally Worth It!

Quick Tip: Run Intelligently in the Summer Heat


Running in the summer heat and humidity is one of those things that you’re not sure whether to love or hate.

On one hand, there are physiological benefits to pushing yourself during the hottest months of the year.

On the other hand, it kind of sucks.

The Summer Heat is Intense!

The Summer Heat is Intense!

But, depending on what your fall racing plans look like, logging some serious miles in the summer heat may not be optional if you want to be ready for your race.

A Few Things to Remember About Running in the Summer:

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Johnny Depp For the Win...

Quick Tip: What Should Runners Eat When They Aren’t Running?


What are the foods you eat on a regular basis?

What to Eat...

What to Eat…

The topic of food/what you eat gets brought up a lot in running circles, but it usually centers on:

  • What you eat during a run/race
  • What you eat the night before a run/race
  • What you eat immediately after a run/race

But what about all of the other times you’re eating during a week? Do you pay as much attention to what you consume on a random Tuesday for lunch as you do the night before a half/full marathon?

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Quick Tip: Stand More!

One of the health trends of the past few years is to encourage people to stand more frequently throughout the day.

It turns out that sitting for long stretches of time is actually a hazard to your health!

True Dat

But I’m a Runner, So I’m Good

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The Health Benefits of Running (Even Low Mileage) May Surprise You

You don’t have to be a genius to understand that there are definite health benefits of running.

I think even non-runners can agree with that statement.

But according to a recent study released by the Mayo Clinic, the amount of mileage required to see the lasting health benefits of running may be significantly less than expected.

Health Benefits of Running

The Health Benefits of Running are Many

From one runner to another, I assume you are aware of some of the many health benefits of running regularly.

There are the more obvious benefits like weight loss and improved health, and some of the less obvious like improved bone density and brain health/function.

But how much running is required to get all of these benefits?

Turns out, not much. Read more

Is Running Bad for Your Health?

Risks to Running? Should Runners Proceed with Caution?

Did you see the headlines last week?

Could Strenuous Jogging Do More Harm Than Good?

Running Too Hard? Light Jogging Linked with Living Longer.

Want to know my first thought when I read those headlines? It’s a good thing I’m a fricking runner and not a jogger!

I'm Not a Jogger!

Image via MarbleheadMarathoner.com

Want to know my second thought? What a bunch of bullshit.

Screw the Headlines, What Do the Articles Say?

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