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London Marathon … Hopefully the First Race of Many

By Hannah Thorpe It was the London Marathon that started off my obsession with running, so it feels appropriate to write a little post about it… The stats: Distance: 26.2 miles (more like 27 miles for those of us that don’t follow the shortest course line…) No. of non-elite runners = 30,825 Winning male: Wilson Kipsang […]

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Why you Should Run to Work…

Last ‘National Running Day’ – I think I missed the boat on that one! It was clearly a big week for running because Thursday was also the first official #run2workday in London. If you were not one of the many people who ran to work for the first time on Thursday then read on to see […]

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Jason Lester – Running on Faith

By Sandy Adams Running on Faith: The Principles Passion and Pursuit of a Winning Life, Jason Lester My best friend found this book one night and said, “Here. Have you read this one yet? I think it’s about marathons or something.” It was $1. It was a book about running. I love running. I love […]

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10 Tips for Running Under The Rain

Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, once said: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” The weather is beyond our control, so don’t fret about it too much. Instead, focus on what you can do to make it work in your favor. In adverse conditions, a little planning goes a long way. Here’s […]

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Catching Up

By Daniel Nickels First and most importantly, I want to say a big “thank you” to any and every man and woman who has protected or is protecting our country. We owe you so much gratitude and appreciation. I also want to give a shout out to my cousin who’s joining the National Guard after […]

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Things To Smile About

This past week has not been the greatest. Life happens, right? But chin up! Let’s talk about happy things instead. Race Book My bib holder is FULL. I’ve been debating what to do with them now since I don’t want to order another holder and completely turn the wall into a running shrine. Okay, I totally […]

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Workout Round-Up

By Daniel Nickels Monday again! Hope everyone enjoyed their extra hour of sleep yesterday! I’m trying to be more consistent with my workouts so here’s last week. Monday 30 minutes on the treadmill covering 3.1 miles and 15 minutes of abs with Nike Training Club App. I hate the treadmill but the wind was blowing […]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon Recap

I ran my third half marathon this past Sunday. While the race itself was great, I’m extremely disappointed in myself. Running is a mental sport and I lost this time. But let’s back up first. The Expo Bib and shirt pick-up was quick and easy. I had my bib, shirt, and bag within 10 minutes. […]

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Pumpkin Pie 10k Recap

By Anna Nickels Aka that time I completely questioned my sanity and why I was running instead of at home drinking hot chocolate. The Pumpkin Pie race was my first ever 10k and I was excited to do it again this year and see my improvement, hopefully getting my sub-hour time. Then the arctic chill […]

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Turkey Trot Recap

By Anna Nickels We had a 10 o’clock Turkey Trot date with my family. First though, we had to drop the turkey off with Ryan’s grandma (his work gave him a free one). The drive down to Denver was unheard of – no traffic! We got there early enough that we had time to sit […]

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My Running Story

By Daniel Nickels Putting my race book together made me think back over my running history. I used to hate running. I was the kid in PE that complained about doing 10-minute runs because “it’s stupid to run for that long”. The one year I went out for track, I faked shin splints to get […]

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Less Hydration And Performance

Any article we read, anyone we talk to and everyone seems to repeat the same: drink water while running. Do not let your body dehydrate. Hydration is very important. Without water, our body temperature goes up and our energy goes down. Always bring water when training, especially during long runs. But, hey! Is it really […]

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What We Waste Time On During A Race

We train. We sweat. We follow a diet. We stretch. We exercise. We do all of these things to give our 100% during a race in order to fulfill our dreams and get a new personal best, but later… we fail. Check why. Toilet before the start Mandatory point! Just look at the beginning of […]

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How To Prevent Running Injuries

Running injuries happen to the best of runners, and when they happen, it really stinks. Not only because they hurt, but also because of one gets all down for not being able to run. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to prevent them. Knowing how to prevent running injures […]

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Tips For First Time Marathon Runners

So you have at last decided to run your first marathon race? Well, it’s quite natural to be nervous, because even the most seasoned marathon runner does not know what it might be on that day. Nothing to feel nervous about if you are confident about your training and have followed your nutrition plans diligently. […]

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Eating Before A Morning Run

If you decide to train in the morning, sooner or later you will ask yourself this question: shall I eat before I run? It’s very hard to give a final and 100% right answer, as it simply depends on your body. [su_quote cite=”Dr. Ingo Froböse”]When training on an empty stomach, fat metabolism only remains active […]

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