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Running while ill
by on Thursday, December 8, 2016

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The holidays are here. We're traveling and visiting people we don't see on a regular basis. Students are spending more time inside and more letters are coming home to parents about various illnesses spreading through schools.

This is the time of the year where it's hard to avoid catching some kind of virus. While the best thing to do is to avoid getting ill, that's at times easier said than done. So what do you ...

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Ask me anything
by on Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Another 6 months have passed. Here's your open invitation to ask me anything.

Within reason, nothing is off limits. Ask about training, racing, my thoughts on any news in the sport. Ask about the site, the coaching service, Club HillRunner.com or anything else that's going on.

If you want to ask publicly, you can do so in the comments, on Facebook or you ...

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Sugary fruit can lower your blood sugar? When to take ice baths?
by on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Coming to you a day early so we can all enjoy our Thanksgiving.

Sugary fruit can lower blood sugar?

Even though most Americans get way more sugar than we should, we all know the importance of reducing sugar intake to lower our blood sugar and reduce our risk of chronic diseases.

What if some sugary foods actually lowered our blood sugar levels, though? That doesn't make much sense, does it? Well, [url=https://examine.com/nutrition/did-you-know-sugary-fruit-could-help-regula ...

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Winter running
by on Thursday, November 17, 2016

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You CAN run through the winter!

It's hard to believe today, when it's in the 60s here in Wisconsin, but winter is on the way. That means, for many of us in the northern hemisphere, the joys of winter running! Yes, I mean that with a minimal amount of sarcasm. Sure, there are struggles but there are a lot of good aspects to winter running. Now, though, I'd like to dispel a few myths about running in winter and discuss ho ...

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Running during the holidays
by on Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Thanksgiving is just two weeks away. Stores already have their Christmas products out. It's the holiday season, a great time of the year but also a time of the year when keeping your running on track can be a challenge.

With travel, family events, and plenty of tasty but not necessarily healthy food, how do we keep our running on track so we can hit the new year ready to run strong?

I have a few practices I use ...

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Taking a break
by on Thursday, November 3, 2016

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Take some time to put your feet up and relax

It's that time of the year again. Some of us have already finished our fall racing seasons. Some will be soon. All of us should be thinking about taking a break.

Why take a break, especially if we finish our racing season and are feeling good and highly motivated? Because your mind and body need it. If they don't demand it now, they will. Nobody can keep going ...

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Running: good for fighting colds, also good for the knees?
by on Thursday, October 27, 2016

Running is good for a lot of things. We already know that, right? Well, here's a little on the positive aspects of running.

How exercise may help us fight colds

Have you ever noticed that fit people are sick less often? You're not imagining things.

[quote]Working out could help us fight off colds and other infections, according to a timely new study. The study, which found that re ...

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Race report: Shooting for 21 years
by on Monday, October 24, 2016

As most of you probably know, one thing I take great pride in is my consistency. I may not have the great peaks that some runners around me have had but I keep plugging away all the time. The best representation of that is my streak of consecutive years having run at least one sub-17 5K.

I never broke 17 minutes in high school. My first ever sub-17 didn't come until I was about a month shy of my 19th birthday. However, once I went sub-17, I haven't looked back. No, not every 5K I've run sin ...

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Improving stride rate
by on Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Stride rate? Check.

Two weeks ago, we covered the fact that running speed can be broken down into two factors: stride length and stride rate. Last week, we discussed stride length. That means it's time to discuss stride rate this week.

When thinking of stride rate, much like when thinking of stride length, we can think of two phases: when your foot is on the ground and when your foot is in the air. The d ...

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Improving stride length
by on Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Long stride? Check.

Last week, we covered the fact that speed can be broken down into two factors: stride length and stride rate.

This week, I'd like to discuss stride length and how we can improve it.

There are essentially two phases of your stride to think about when increasing stride length. One is very limited, the other is technically unlimited but practically there obviously is some kind of limit.
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