Interview with Tom Foreman -Runner, Dad, and Reporter at CNN

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Tom Foreman is a journalist, anchor, and reporter for CNN.

He’s author of the new book My Year of Running Dangerously – a Dad, A Daughter, and a Ridiculous Plan.

As an out-of-shape 50 year old ex-runner he took up the challenge from his daughter to train for the Atlanta Marathon.

This was the spark that has set Tom’s running on fire! Continue Reading →

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How Much Running Should I Do in the Off Season?

Here’s a great question that was sent in by a reader named Melissa,

What does your off season workout routine look like? I am looking to take my running ability to the next level and have been doing a lot of research. I don’t have a half marathon planned until the Spring though so I have made my decision in what would be an off season. What do you suggest for training during this period? Any advice would be great. Thanks so much! -Melissa T.

Here’s what I wrote back, Continue Reading →

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How to Best Transition to Trail Running

RunOver the river and through the woods will take runners on a journey often more satisfying than a road run. Here’s what to know before you take to the trails.

By Henry Howard

If you are like me, you started out running on the roads or a treadmill. Your first race was probably a 5K on a paved road or maybe a paved trail in a community park.

Since those early days, I have gravitated toward running trails.

In fact, three of my nine long-distance races this year were trail runs — my first full marathon on a trail in Wisconsin, as well as two half marathons, one at night and one during the morning.

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All About Running Streaks

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Last year Runner’s World put out a challenge to run every day from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. I took them up on this challenge, and just like Forest Gump, I decided to keep running. Everyday for one year.

This streak required intentionality and creativity. I ran wherever I happened to be, on the deck of a ship, hotel treadmill, or a cliffside trail at Canyon Lands National Park.

I ran at 11:45 at night and 4:45 in the morning. Whatever it took to get my mile done. Trevor calculated that I ran in 18 states and one Canadian province. Continue Reading →

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How to Self-Treat Posterior Tibialis Pain

FallenArchesThe most common cause of pain along the inside (medial) portion of your ankle when running may also be associated with the most common reason for adult acquired flatfoot.

It’s likely something most of us haven’t ever heard of before. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), also known as posterior tibial tendon syndrome or tibialis posterior syndrome, can develop into a tibialis posterior tendon insufficiency which causes a fallen arch. Continue Reading →

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The Runner’s Toolbox

Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 4.26.43 PMHere’s a free digital resource Angie created with a list of eight essential and cost effective items every runner needs to prevent and treat running injuries.

They are basically handy dandy items we keep at home and bring with us when we travel to marathons. Every runner needs to have them, and thankfully, they are simple and inexpensive.

In order to get a copy of The Runner’s Toolbox guide all we need is your name and email and we’ll send it right over. We’ll also keep you informed about the best injury prevent strategies and practices. –>Yes! Send it.

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Does Compression Gear Really Work?

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There are varying points of view on whether compression socks actually help athletes, or whether they are merely a placebo.

By a fairly wide margin, online reviewers credit compression gear for assisting their recovery from hard workouts, providing endurance athletes support throughout competition and following through on promises of wicking away sweat. Continue Reading →

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How My Dad Coached Me Through My First Marathon

383084_211432644_XLargeLast March I decided to start running pretty much on a whim. My Dad had signed up for the NYC Marathon, having already had run NYC and Philadelphia in recent years.

Throughout my childhood, I remember my Dad and his running. Running when we were on vacations, in extreme heat, and in icy temperatures during the frigid New Jersey winters.

My Dad was one of those crazy runners you hear about sometimes, never wanting to skip a day. To give an example, my Dad went out for a run during Hurricane Sandy as not to mess with his training schedule.

So one night last March, I asked my Dad whether or not he thought I could run the marathon. He said,

“Anybody could run a marathon if they put in the training,”

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Race Recap: The 2015 Marine Corps Marathon (40 Year Anniversary)

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This year was the 40th Anniversary of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.. In this race recap we give the history of this amazing marathon and talk with a retired Marine colonel who has ran it every year since its inception.

We also take you to our MTA meet up (via Trevor’s digital recorder).
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Blind Runner Cherishes NYC Marathon Finish

NYC Marathon Finish GroupCharles-Edouard Catherine lost his sight three years ago. But thanks to his persuasive wife, Achilles International and others, he is achieving his dreams.

By Henry Howard

For many first-time marathoners, the first glimpse of the finish line signals the end of an incredible journey.

Charles-Edouard Catherine never saw the finish line as he approached then crossed the timing mat at the end of 26.2 miles at the New York City Marathon.

Three years ago, Catherine lost his sight — and with it his self-esteem and motivation. Continue Reading →

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The Productive Person’s Daily Energy Plan

Photo on 12-1-15 at 7.59 PM #2Our last two podcast episodes were about how busy working professionals find time to train.

Each runner we interviewed has discovered the energizing power of a morning workout. Without it, they would not be as focused and productive in their work.

This reminds me of a book I recently finished reading called, The ONE Thing by Gary Keller.

There’s a section in the book that will give you a helpful framework for managing your energy. Continue Reading →

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