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Letters to myself: how running and endorphins allow me to see a clearer picture

Sadly, I’ve developed a lot of bad habits in my life.  I drink too much coffee, I procrastinate, and I’m often late for everything.  Not to be too hard on myself though, I’ve developed a truly healthy habit over twenty years of rarely letting a day go by without heading out for a run.  If …

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Winter running tips: run with a running jacket, hat or headband, gloves

Today’s high-tech running fabrics make it easy to enjoy winter running. Here are tips that will make winter running easier and more enjoyable. Dress in layers Dressing in layers will allow you to peel off or add layers as the temperature, wind, and other conditions change. Choose a highly-breathable base layer This is the layer …

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Refuel after exercise: best foods to refuel after a long run

For runners, optimal performance is dependent on both your pre and post workout meals. After a hard workout, the primary focus of your meal should be glycogen replacement. Glycogen is a type of carbohydrate that is stored in your muscles and liver. It is an important fuel source during exercise, especially during endurance events. Athletic …

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Running injuries: simple tips to avoid the most common injuries

Tips to avoid running injuries: stretch properly before and after running run slower and on softer surfaces wear the right running shoes do not overexert yourself do not increase your workout or mileage too much too soon maintain proper running form if you’re a beginning runner, avoid difficult and hard runs Some common running injuries …

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