The Argument for Building a Base For Running (Now)
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The Argument for Building a Base For Running (Now)

It doesn’t take a genius to know that we are in the middle of a pandemic.  Lives lost, businesses closed, and livelihoods broken—sports and racing fall in the least of priorities with that.

So? So, many fall races have already been canceled. While there are still many big fall races that haven’t been canceled…it’s more or less, “they haven’t been canceled yet.”

The Argument for Building a Base For Running (Now)

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Types of Summer Runners You'll See Out
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Types of Summer Runners You’ll See Out

As we enter the summer months, it’s guaranteed you’ll see more runners and characters on the road.  Now with social distancing and gyms closed, many people have taken up the sport. Whether you know the runner, or don’t, you’ll begin to recognize many faces. Maybe you even fall into one of these categories (I know I do).

This follows suit from Exercisers You’ll See During Social Distancing.  Take it with a grain of salt. 

Types of Summer Runners You'll See Out

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GU Energy Gels: Differences Between Roctane and Regular
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GU Energy Gels: Differences Between Roctane and Regular

As it gets hotter and more humid, the next few product reviews are geared towards hydration and fueling.  Many people are familiar with an energy gel.  There are plenty of brands out there, but GU was the first. Innovation is all we know. GU created the first energy gel over 20 years ago. It also has the widest variety.

There are dozens of articles about: “why runners should take energy gels” and the proper fueling.  I won’t go too deep into it. Plus, we are talking fueling in the newsletter this week.

In short, energy gels replenish your depleted carbohydrate stores when running—any endurance athlete from runners to swimmers or cycling benefits from taking fueling during training and racing.

GU Energy Gels: Differences Between Roctane and Regular

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How to Increase Running Mileage and Avoid Injury
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How to Increase Running Mileage and Avoid Injury

Like many people during the pandemic, I’ve had extra time. I have the time to run more mileage. It’s been easier to add a mile here and a mile there and suddenly you think: How did I end up with so many miles?

One of the most important things you can do is ease into running slowly. Running too much, too soon, will result in an injury. With so many gyms closed, it’s challenging to cross-train or strength train. If you’re increasing weekly running mileage, it’s essential to do so slowly. Nothing in running or fitness comes overnight. In fact, not much in life does.

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A History of Injuries

One of the most requested posts is about my personal history with running injuries.  Since starting running in college, I’ve blogged through my entire running career. In fact, the whole reason I started my blog in 2010 was that I started running. It’s fun to look back and see how life has drastically changed since age 20.

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