Category: Running

Beautiful Morning

I was deep in an underworld of slumber, following behind someone guiding me through empty rooms that were a mix between a factory and a school in video game like realm, jumping up and scaling pipes and ducking against walls 007 style, when my alarm went off. It was 6 a.m. I made myself a

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My Road to the Big Race: Part 2 – RACE DAY

Saturday, March 29, 2013, I woke up energized as if someone shot adrenaline right into my veins. The night before, I made sure I did 30-minutes of yoga stretches for runners and would stretch again before the race. Grabbing a bagel with a teaspoon of peanut butter and a banana, I was ready to hit

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My Road to the Big Race: Part 1

My running journey began by not running as a child. In the fifth grade, I joined the track team, but it didn’t qualify me as a runner— not because I was ten-years-old —but because I barely even ran. My specialty was 400-meter walks that took precise movements of heal, toe, heal, toe. When I won

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Motivation Monday

Monday is probably the most hated day of the week, but if we change our perspective, than Monday can be the best day to start up a new healthy habit or pick up healthy behaviors after weekend “cheat days.” Starting of a new week making positive choices will make you stick with your program or

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Marathon training reduces CVD risk

Although it is easy to assume that running lowers your risk from various heart diseases, there has been conflicting research when it comes to male runners heart health. Recently there has been a rise of middle-aged male runners dying from heart attacks during marathons. Furthermore, the Wall Street Journal reported that no matter how much

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Recharge Your Run

Running the same routine can become boringly predictable. A change in scenery can go a long way when you wish to power up your run. Switching up your normal routine will introduce different elevations, surfaces, and you may feel inspired for longer or faster distances. All of these factors will make you a better runner.

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First day—and run—of spring

Winter has taken its last breath, the cool, fresh spring breeze blowing a certain optimism that lingers in the air. It seemed as though the city that never sleeps was awakened today, joggers dogging pedestrians on their way to and from Central Park runs. Just as the season takes its metamorphosis, I too have been

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