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The ultimate 30 day strength training plan for runners

Combining running and strength training is a great way to prevent common running injuries, and improve your running form and performance.  If you’re new to strength training, then this 30 day strength training plan for runners is a simple and effective way to incorporate strength exercises into your training plan. Many runners neglect strength training …

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Running by feel: 5 life-changing benefits of running without a watch

Many runners consider running with a watch sacrilege. Pace, heart rate and distance tracking are all important when it comes to running. Running by feel, however, is an entirely different story,  Running by feel is basically when you run without any sort of GPS tracking. You may be surprised to hear that there are many …

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21 funny and motivational running quotes to inspire you

Love running? Here are some funny and motivational running quotes to keep you going. When I first started running, the internet provided me with a wealth of hilarious running memes and inspirational running quotes. I don’t know what it is about memes and quotes, but they are a bit of fun when you need that …

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Heavy legs when running: 8 common causes + 4 simple fixes

Tired, achy and heavy legs when running is a discomfort that discourages many runners from going for a run. If you’ve ever felt like your legs are tonne weights, then you’re not alone. The truth is many runners suffer from heavy leg syndrome at one time or another. The secret is not to let it …

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First half marathon tips: 11 things I wish I’d known before running my first half marathon

My first half marathon was a physical and mental roller coaster. Training for your first half marathon, let alone running it, is a huge mental and physical battle. When you’re running a half marathon for the first time, it can be daunting to know what to do and how to do it. The training plan …

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Thoughts while running: 45 thoughts every runner has while out for a run

I have many thoughts while running. Often, it’s just me and my mind for well over half an hour. Running offers me that much needed peace and quiet, away from my busy, modern lifestyle, away from technology. If you’re anything like me, you go for a run and have what feels like a million and …

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How to run properly: Running form and technique for beginners

A common question I get from beginner runners who are looking to improve their form and technique is how to run properly. Many beginner runners don’t think about their running form and technique when they start running. After all, running is so freeing – the temptation is just to set off without a care in …

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