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Five Highly Effective Ways to Prevent Running-Related Injuries

Whether for weight management, sport, recreation, comradery or charity, running has become a favorite pastime of many people around the world. In fact, due to its utter convenience and outright affordability, running is second only to walking…

A Personal Endurance Challenge: How I Survived My First Trail Race

I’ve been an avid runner for more than half my life but I’ll be the first to admit that I generally prefer to stay within my comfort zone. For instance, I’m totally biased towards distance running over sprinting, road running over treadmill…

My First Half Marathon Trail Race: A Personal Quest to Conquer the Intimidation

I’ve been an avid runner and marathon enthusiast for nearly 20 years. Long runs on scenic city roads and rural routes and amidst lakes and creeks are definitely my forte. Interestingly enough, I’ve never been a big fan of trail running,…

Five Foods That Stop Running-Induced Muscle Cramps Before They Start

Whether for weight loss, sport, recreation, comradery or charity, everyone is running a marathon these days. Unfortunately, marathoning and running in general comes with an inherent risk of muscle cramps, especially if you’re a newbie. The…

Getting Off the Couch and Into a 5K

Whether for weight loss, sport, recreation, comradery, or charity, participating in 5K races has become the thing to do. This is a good thing, as training for such a race requires a great deal of cardiovascular (cardio) exercise training. Cardio…