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Now begins the time of year where you finish a run looking like you have just jumped in a pool. Sweat burning your eyes, dripping off your clothes, and salt crystals all over your face. Time to rehydrate and replenish with water and a sports drink, right?

We found something different. You might rethink that sports drink after you take a read of this post.

How do you feel about those summertime hot runs?
How necessary are electrolytes? Research suggest they're not as critical for runners as we think. When should you consume during training & racing? We explain, and make it easy for you to get it right!
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It's Wednesday, what does that mean? Yes, it is hump day, but that's not what we were thinking- our new podcast episode is live, and we have a good one for you!

Susan Loken ran her first marathon after giving birth to her third child, and went from a 4:00 marathoner to a 3-time Olympic Trials Qualifier! If you are looking for motivation, look no further. Take this interview on your next run!

Tag a friend who you think needs a reminder that even if things are tough now, you never know what could happen in the future.
Susan Loken is one inspirational masters runner! From a run-walk mother of 3 to a 4 time marathon masters champion, learn her tips & tricks to running fast!
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The temperature is starting to rise in many parts of the US, and we know that running in heat can affect you physically as well as testing your emotional strength, but does it become more apparent as you age?

We had MissZippy1​ research this for us, and give you tips to get better at running in the heat early, so you can enjoy your summer running....well, more than you would have had you not read our guide!

Have you noticed a difference in your heat acclimatization as you have aged?
Running in the heat can be tough, but did you know as a masters runner you are at a disadvantage? These simple tips explain how to successfully run through the summer at every age.
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Yesterday on the podcast, our guest from Marathon Training Academy​, Angie Spencer, talked about the importance of training partners. Sounds great doesn't it? But what if you do not have anyone to run with? If you are new to an area, or your area just does not see how great running is yet (where I live, running is not that popular....yet).

Today we want to propose a different way of training with a group; an online running community. It has so many benefits, and we would love to hear your experience of an online community helping your running. Share your story with us!
Joining a running community is one of the easiest ways you can make yourself a better runner. Here are 4 of the main reasons why it will help you train, recover, and fuel better.
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Last week we discussed how you can pull yourself back if you suspect you might be on the verge of overtraining, but what if the symptoms we described sounded a little too familiar?

This post discusses what you can do to bounce back as quickly as possible, and how to learn from it to prevent it happening ever again.

Share this with your running friends, you never know, this may be the post your friend was looking for.

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We now know overtraining is not just for elites, if you are struggling. We explain the best way to bounce back quickly, and how to return to running safely.
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Summer road racing season is upon us, and now is the time for those tough workouts to get you ready for a PR. But if you are running a road race, why are many people running on the track for their workouts?

We go over the advantages and disadvantages of each, and help you decide what is best for you.

Which do you prefer to train on? Why?
Should you train on the track or road for your speed workouts? We look at the advantages and disadvantages for runners wanting to run a personal best soon.
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If you are in a group of runners these days, more than likely you will hear that familiar bleep (or multiple), and a few runners will look down at their wrists. Great for knowing what pace you are running, but does it actually help you understand pace?

Many of us (myself included) have been sucked into GPS obsession in the past, it can be tough to get out. Read on to find out why you need to.

Are you best friends with your GPS watch?

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It should be pretty obvious that a GPS watch can help you hit the right pace when you’re wearing it, but does it actually help instill a sense of internal pacing—that is, if you run without the watch, will you still be able to hit your splits? We look at the research.
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We hate to put it on, but we know we need to. Runners spend a lot of time out in that summer sunshine, but have you ever wondered if it causes overheating?

We did, so we researched into it, and even though sunscreen on runners is not exactly a hot topic (pun intended ;) ), we did find some interesting studies!

Be honest, how often do you put sunscreen on before you run?
Running in the heat brings runners many challenges, including sunburn. But does sunscreen block pores and increase overheating, impacting performance?
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It is that time of year where we all become paranoid about how we are going to look in our running (and beach) outfits as the temperature rises. This is when many runners ask us about getting that magical 6-pack (if someone finds it, please let me know!)
You are better off strengthening your core in other ways, Coach Jeff shows you how in this post. Stay healthy, and run faster with these exercises!
When did you learn the truth about sit-ups?

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We show you what core means for runners, why it's important in running, and show you the most effective exercises for runners
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With the speed that our world travels at, and with the almost endless to-do lists that pile up on our desks, it can be hard to even contemplate getting a short run in, let alone training for a marathon. How do people do it?

We give you insight into one mother of 3's methods, and how she has managed to stay healthy for the last 31 marathons in a row, even back to back marathons. Check out our latest podcast with Marathon Training Academy​ host, Angie Spencer.

How do you fit your training in with your schedule?
Coach, mother of 3, & injury-free marathon runner Angie Spencer of Marathon Training Academy talks about balance, training for your first marathon & running
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Traditionally it was always thought that only elites running 100+ miles a week could suffer from overtraining, but we have now found that is wrong. If you have some of these symptoms, this could be your explanation to why you feel so bad.

Tag a friend who this may help. Knowing is always better than wondering!

http://runnersconnect.net/running-training-articles/overtraining-everyone
More recreational and beginner runners are suffering from overtraining. Are you one of them? We will help you speed recovery to get back to running faster
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Great points +Martin Penrice ! There is no short cut in running, what you get in is what you get out, and a big part of that is being smart. You are great evidence of that!
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Yes, you did just read the title correct. We are discussing health with Sock Doc​ today on our podcast, and one of his three recommendations was to eat more (good quality) butter.

Dr Gangemi is not going to tell you what you want to hear, he is not going to tell you how to treat your symptoms, but he IS going to tell you how to actually get better for good. Give it a listen!

Tag a friend in this post who you know loves their butter!

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If you are fed up of the aches and pains that regularly arise as a runner, this interview with the Sock-Doc is just what you need. Dr Gangemi explains what you need to heal naturally, and stay injury free.
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RunnersConnect is a team of expert running coaches and fellow runners dedicated to improving your training and racing through community motivation, social engagement, unparalleled knowledge, and proven training plans. We love running and want to spread our expertise and passion to inspire, motivate, and help you achieve your running goals.