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How to Select the Best Minimalist Footwear for You

How to Select the Best Minimalist Footwear for You

Are you a runner looking for ways to build foot muscle strength and guard against injury? Consider making the switch to minimalist shoes. Unlike traditional footwear, which can restrict the movement of key muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments, minimalist shoes are...

Key active warm-ups for your next run

Key active warm-ups for your next run

Running, as a collective sport and passion, is a regular source of clashing ideologies and approaches to training, but one observation has generally endured across runners and coaches of all experience levels: active warm-ups almost always trump static stretches as an...

How Visualization Techniques Can Improve Running

How Visualization Techniques Can Improve Running

As I explored in a previous blog, mindful thought has been increasingly linked to stronger running performance (and sports-based performance in general), and this notion is unsurprising, given the common observation that running is 90 percent mental. It is true;...

Debunking Three Myths About Running Injuries

Debunking Three Myths About Running Injuries

Injuries are an unfortunate, albeit common, part of distance running; they stem from an almost countless list of factors, from muscular imbalances to improper footwear. Regardless of the reason, an injury can be both physically painful and mentally draining as you...

The Don’ts of Cold Weather Running

The Don’ts of Cold Weather Running

Even with winter in its latter stages, cold weather continues to grip many parts of the country -- in some cases, quite harshly. For runners, this means coming to terms with intense, chilly conditions that must be handled properly to ensure both safety and physical...

Three Ways to Make Long Runs More Interesting

Three Ways to Make Long Runs More Interesting

A long run. It sounds exhausting and painful. However, you are a runner (or just started running) and want to ensure you are getting the most out of your exercise. But why a long run? A long run is necessary to get you into training for a 5K, half marathon or an...

Minimalist running: what is it, and is it for you?

Minimalist running: what is it, and is it for you?

Most new runners are advised to adhere to a crucial starting rule: find a shoe that works, based on your unique foot type, and stick to that shoe for as long as possible. This process, in many cases, involves a shoe that will provide the right level of support and...

The Benefits of a Mindful Approach to Running

The Benefits of a Mindful Approach to Running

In his biographical novel, The Origin, Irving Stone describes how Charles Darwin walked on a designed path on his property. Each time he came around to his starting point, he kicked a small stone, placing it on a line with the others so that he had could later count...

Four Tips for Better Marathon Recovery

Four Tips for Better Marathon Recovery

If you have recently completed a marathon, congratulations! You accomplished one of the more noteworthy feats in aerobic fitness, a 26.2 mile trek that was likely physically and mentally grueling. That said, one of the best parts of the marathon process is taking time...

Five Common Running Injuries and How To Overcome Them

Five Common Running Injuries and How To Overcome Them

In an ideal world, every step of your run would be pain-free, and nothing would limit your distance or speed. Unfortunately, the majority of runners, professional and amateur, deal with some type of pain during their runs. Most experience only mild disturbances such...