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Updated Articles and Resources

By Christine Luff

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 8 Commonly-Asked Questions About Marathon Training Created: Friday, July 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Planning to run a marathon? This list of 8 frequently-asked questions will address your concerns and help you feel more prepared on your journey to completing 26.2 miles.
    • 10 Things Runners Should Stop Doing Created: Sunday, March 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Are you doing things to sabotage your running efforts? Here are some common pitfalls many runners fall into -- and how to avoid them.
    • Road Race Etiquette - What are your pet peeves about inconsiderate behavior at road races? Created: Saturday, April 04, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      What bad racing behaviors have you witnessed? Share your pet peeves about rude runners.
    • Tips for Deep Water Running Created: Monday, July 05, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Deep water running, also known as aqua jogging, is great cross training for runners and an excellent way to deal with and prevent injuries.
    • 14 Things Every New Runner Should Know Created: Monday, March 25, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      To help ease you into the sport and avoid some running mistakes, here are some basic concepts that all runners should know.
    • 6 Fun Theme Races to Try Created: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      If your regular running routine is starting to bore you, try shaking things up with one of these fun theme races, from obstacle course races to color runs.
    • 13 Reasons to Run a Half Marathon Created: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      If you're not sure whether you should run a half marathon, here are some great reasons to give the 13.1-mile distance a try.
    • How to Put on Your Race Bib Created: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Follow these steps to make sure your race bib is secured properly.
    • Embarrassing Running Problems Created: Sunday, July 06, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Most runners have had to deal with their share of embarrassing exercise-induced or running-related problems. Here are answers to your questions about some of the most common embarrassing and sensit...
    • Illustrated History of the Olympic Triathlon Created: Saturday, June 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The triathlon is still a relatively new event for the Olympic Summer Games. View photos from its short, but exciting, history.
    • BOB Revolution Duallie Jogging Stroller Created: Friday, July 17, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      If you want a solid double jogging stroller, but still like the convenience of being able to use it for non-jogging purposes, the Bob Revolution Duallie jogging stroller is an excellent choice.
    • Moving Comfort Fiona Sports Bra Created: Thursday, September 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Larger-chested runners are always looking for the best sports bras. If you're a C or D cup, Moving Comfort's Fiona sports bra is a comfortable, supportive and stylish option.
    • Women's Running Shirt Created: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      If you like running in short-sleeve shirts that are designed especially for women, you'll like Moving Comfort's lightweight and comfortable top.
    • Marathon Tank by Skirt Sports Created: Thursday, April 24, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The MarathonTank by Skirt Sports is a comfortable, lightweight and supportive tank that's great for long summer runs.
    • The Runner's Rule Book Review Created: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Read a review of "The Runner's Rule Book," a witty yet practical guide to all the unspoken rules of running.
    • Moving Comfort Maia Sports Bra Created: Friday, September 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Moving Comfort's Maia sports bra may work for some larger-chested runners who are looking for a good cushioned, compression/separation sports bra.
    • 7 Training Tips for Running Your First 5K Created: Saturday, April 16, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Ready to start training to run a 5K? Here are some 5K training tips to help you get prepared to run a 5K with confidence.
    • Heat Exhaustion Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment Created: Sunday, April 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Runners may suffer from heat exhaustion if they don't take precautions when running in the heat. Learn about the symptoms and causes of heat exhaustion and how to prevent and treat it.
    • Heat Cramps Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment Created: Sunday, April 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Runners may suffer from heat cramps if they don't hydrate properly before, during and after their runs. Learn about the symptoms and causes of heat cramps and how to prevent and treat them.
    • How to Deal With Deferring a Marathon Created: Thursday, November 04, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Whether it's due to injury, a race day conflict, or some other reason, deferring your marathon to next year can be a heart-breaking and devastating decision. You've invested money, time, and months...
    • Gifts for Runners Created: Friday, September 03, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      If you're looking for running gifts – either for yourself as a little reward or for another runner -- check out these running gift ideas.
    • How to Avoid Stopping During Your Runs Created: Monday, August 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      With some pre-run planning, it is possible to eliminate many of the reasons why you'd need to pause while running. Here are some simple tips to try.
    • Running Recovery Drinks Created: Monday, July 20, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      After a long run, it's important to replenish energy and get protein to help repair muscles. Some runners can't stomach solid food immediately after a run, so they prefer something that contains ca...
    • Sports Drinks for Running Created: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      When you're running, your body loses electrolytes through sweat. Since electrolytes help your body retain fluids and may prevent muscle cramps, it's important that you replace them with sports drin...
    • Best Trail Running Shoes for Men Created: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      If you frequently run on trails or in inclement weather, you need a sturdy running shoe with added traction and a thicker sole. Check out these top trail running shoes for men.
    • Products to Help Prevent and Treat Chafing Created: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Taking steps to prevent chafing can help make your runs much more comfortable and pain-free. Try some of these products to help prevent and treat chafing caused by running.
    • Hip-Hop Running Playlist: List 3 Created: Saturday, October 17, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Does hip-hop music get you motivated to run? Check out this list of hip-hop running songs.
    • Benefits of Hill Running Created: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Some runners don't like hill running because it's, well, hard. But running hills provides a lot of benefits to runners, so don't shy away from them. Here are some of the ways you can benefit from h...
    • Tips for Running With Seasonal Allergies Created: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      If you suffer with seasonal allergies, or hay fever, running outdoors can be a not-so-pleasant experience during allergy season. But it is possible to run outdoors even if you suffer from seasonal ...
    • Ways Runners Can Be More Green and Protect the Environment Created: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Lots of runners and race organizers are making an effort to become more environmentally-conscious these days. Here are some simple ways that runners can be more green and help protect the environme...
    • 8 Steps to a Successful Running Habit Created: Monday, December 22, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Some people start out with good intentions to run regularly, but eventually give up after a couple of weeks. Try some of these tips to maintain your motivation and determination to keep running.
    • Gift Ideas: Books for Runners Created: Friday, November 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Inspire and educate the runners on your gift lists with some of these running books.

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