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PROMOTION OF THE MONTH

Start the New Year off right with a private session with one of our expert coaches. For the month of January, 2017 you can bring a friend with you to a session for no extra charge. We have coaches located in the NYC area, Hoboken, NJ, Chicago, IL, Waukee, IA, Portland, OR and Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and San Jose, CA. 

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LAST UPDATED: 1/22/17

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MYTH BUSTING: RUNNING IS BAD FOR THE KNEES

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The running community, and numerous scientific studies, have long refuted the myth that long-term running is causally related to "bad knees." Now, a new study shows that running may actually benefit knee health. Find out more in The New York Times' article "Running May Be Good for Your Knees."

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THIS OLYMPIAN WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF 


New friend of Educated Running and Olympic 400m hurdler Sarah Wells created the Believe Initiative for runners. In her own words, the initiative "is a movement dedicated to driving success and self-confidence by teaching the importance of being resilient and fostering an unwavering belief in your dreams. Using social media, Sarah will post weekly Motivation Monday videos to inspire people to take steps toward their personal goals. Join the Believe Initiative and share your journey for a chance to be featured! #BelieveInitiative

BENEFITS TO RUNNING ONCE A WEEK

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With work, family, and a social life, it is sometimes hard to keep up a consistent running schedule. But as Runner's World reports, based on a recent scientific study, running even one day a week is measurably beneficial to your fitness and health. Read "Is Running Once a Week Even Worth It?" to learn more.

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BREAKING OUT OF A RUNNING SLUMP 


Sometimes it is tough to improve no matter how hard you train. Active.com offers examples of how you can adjust your training to progress in fitness in "4 Ways to Break a Running Plateau."

RUNNING AROUND THE WORLD IN 7 DAYS

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Michael Wardian and 32 other ultra-marathoners have set out to test their mental and physical limits by running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Read more about their incredible journey in The Washington Post's article "This Man is Running 7 Marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. But Why?"

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POLITE RUNNING 101 


Learn about some of the most common pet peeves among runners in Outside Online's, "A Runner's Guide to Etiquette."

A RUNNER'S GUIDE TO BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

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In the thick of winter it is important to maintain a healthy immune system. Run Ultra offers a free and in depth guide on how to stay healthy, including recipes and more in "Defend Yourself: A Runner’s Guide to Maintaining an Efficient Immune System."

COACH SPOTLIGHT

Coach Jeff Latz  takes a disciplined problem-solving approach to training clients, and usually suggests small but crucial enhancements to their existing training habits, rather than giving them an entirely unfamiliar program. He believes that every runner’s most important goal should be to ensure that they can continue to run for the rest of their life, and that enjoying the sport and investing in one’s long-term health are prerequisites for any athletic achievements or other fitness goals.


Coach Latz is a USA Track and Field Level 1 certified coach, and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 


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TRAINING BY TIME V. TRAINING BY DISTANCE 


Deciding whether you will measure your workout by time or distance is important to your goals. Learn about the benefits of both from Women's Running in "When Should You Run And Train By Time Versus Distance?"

HOW TO TALK LIKE A RUNNER

Have you ever felt out of the loop when other runners talk about "tapering" or "hitting the wall"? Don't fret. Canadian Running Magazine helps solve this problem by offering some of the most commonly used phrases used in the running community in, "Race Lingo and Phrases Every Runner Should Know."

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SNOW CAN'T STOP DETERMINED RUNNER

Eight inches of snow is enough to keep most runners from stepping out the door, but not for Quinn Schneider. This determined athlete shoveled for over an hour to clear a 400 meter track in order to get his workout in. Read more about Quinn's story in Canadian Running Magazine article, "Runner Shovels Entire Lane of the Track Just to Get His Workout In."

ARE YOU GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FOAM ROLLER?

If you only use a foam roller to recover from injuries, you are missing out on the hidden potential of this excellent training tool. Runner's World offers some pre and post workout uses for how to get the most out of your foam roller in "How to Use a Foam Roller."

Imagine if in order to simply go for a jog, you had to register with a club approved by the government and answer questions by the police about who you ran with? Or how about if you could only run along one of nine government sanctioned routes? Such are the conditions in Bujumbura, Burundi, where breaking these rules is considered an act of war. Read more about this fascinating story in Outside Magazine's article, "How Jogging in Burundi Became an Act of War."

JOGGING AS AN ACT OF WAR? 

ATHLETE TURNS DOWN FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP TO CHASE OLYMPIC DREAMS

Grant Holloway passed up on multiple college football scholarships to pursue his dream to become a track and field Olympian. In doing so, since football usually offers its athletes higher pay than track and field does, Grant prioritized passion over money. Read more in Flotrack's article "Grant Holloway Made a Rare Choice."

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MARATHON TRAINING: HOW MUCH MILEAGE IS TOO MUCH?

Training for a marathon is one of the more difficult tasks a runner can take on. Competitive Magazine talked to various coaches and marathoners to get their take on the best tips for marathon training. "The mistake I see most often is that people put in too much mileage,” said Dennis Barker, the former head coach of Team USA Minnesota. Read more advice in Amanda Loudin's article "How Long Should Your Longest Run Be for Marathon Training?"

UNDERCOVER JUNK FOOD YOU SHOULD AVOID 

Sometimes labels like "organic" or "fat-free" are really just marketing ploys that disguise unhealthy foods as healthy. Arm yourself with knowledge and read Lea Genders' blog about "5 Kinds of Junk Foods Disguised as Health Foods." Some of her examples just may surprise you.

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Running in the morning is a great way to ensure you will complete your workouts, but for some developing such a habit proves difficult. Read Competitor Magazine's, "Rise and Run: How to Become a Morning Runner," for helpful advice on changing your run schedule.

TIPS ON HOW TO START RUNNING IN THE MORNING

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A RUN FOR ALL WOMEN

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On January 18 at 6PM Alison Mariella Désir, creator of Harlem Run, and three other women plan to run from Harlem to Washington, D.C. in order to raise money for Planned Parenthood. So far Désir and her companions have raised over $35,000. They have drawn so much attention in the last week, that anyone can now sign up to run a 4-mile leg of the 252 mile run alongside the group of women.

Everyone knows keeping New Year's resolutions aren't easy. Professor of Sport Psychology Dr. Kimberly Dawson delves into the psychology behind those resolutions in an excellent piece by Canadian Running Magazine!

HOW TO KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION

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A 60,000 MILE RUN FOR CHILDREN

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David Chamberlain, a runner from Pretoria, South Africa, plans to run the 18,000 mile Forrest Gump route in the U.S. as part of his 60,000 mile worldwide. He is running to raise money for Children Of The Dawn, a South African nonprofit which helps children who are orphaned due to the AIDS crisis, and will set a world record upon completion for the longest distance ever traveled by a runner.

For a gripping recap of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, featuring runners Usain Bolt, Wayde van Niekerk, Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D'Agostino, read Andy Bull's article in The Guardian,"Rio 2016: Amid the Politics Olympics Were a Kaleidoscopic Fortnight of Sport."

RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES RECAP

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