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What is a Virtual Race?

It seems like everywhere I look on social media these days someone is posting their race results or showing off their latest bling…from a virtual race. Huh? Is this some kind of video game for runners? Not quite. Virtual races are becoming wildly popular because they offer the flexibility to run where and when it is […]

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How To Get Over a Bad Run

Have you ever had a run that just felt terrible? Legs like bricks, lungs on fire? Yeah, me too. It sucks.Of course, in my opinion, there’s really no such thing as a bad run. Sure, some runs feel better than others, but just the fact that you got out there and made the effort is […]

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Training for your first 5K, Part 5 – Managing Expectations & Race Day Strategies

It’s finally here – RACE DAY! You’ve worked really hard to get to this point, and this week, we’re going to cover all kinds of strategies to make sure you run your best race and (most importantly) have an awesome time too! After all those weeks of training and preparing, it’s completely normal to feel nervous […]

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Training For Your First 5K, Part 4 – Dealing With Injuries

Hey there – welcome back! We’ve covered a lot of material over the past few weeks: finding time​ to train, staying motivated throughout the process, and choosing a training plan that’s right for you. Next up is dealing with injuries. Despite following your training plan to the letter, injuries do sometimes happen. How you handle them can have […]

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Training For Your First 5K, Part 3: Choosing a Training Plan

Hey there, and welcome back to the Training For Your First 5K series! Over the last two weeks, we’ve covered some important stuff: finding the time to train and staying motivated throughout the process. Now, it’s time to decide how you’re going to do the actual training. You could, of course, just lace up your shoes, head out […]

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