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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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Congrats to the winner of last month's running shoe giveaway, Jesus Martinez!  This month we are giving away a HydraKlick running belt to store your personal items!  Sign up once and you'll be eligible for future monthly giveaways.

 

GIVEAWAY OF THE MONTH

LAST UPDATED: 2/25/17

CURATED CONTENT

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 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE GREATS AND THE BESTS

Ever wonder what stops those with seemingly limitless potential from becoming the best? NYMag's "What Separates Champions From 'Almost Champions?" delves into the psychology behind this difference and offers some advice on reaching your potential.

CARBS FOR RUNNERS

CARBS BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM

A new scientific study from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation has found that "eating carbohydrates during intense exercise helps to minimize exercise-induced immune disturbances and can aid the body's recovery." This is great news for carb loving runners. Read more about the methodology and science behind their research in Science Daily's "Carbs during workouts help immune system recovery."

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 THE ARMORY'S FASCINATING HISTORY

If you have ever ran indoor track, you probably know about the Armory Track & Field. But did you know about the its fascinating history before becoming the track & field Mecca it is today? Citius Mag delves into the Armory's storied background in their article "The Armory's History Goes Well Beyond Track & Field."

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COURTNEY OKOLO SETS AMERICAN 500m RECORD

This past weekend at the famous NYRR Millrose Games, Courtney Okolo made history as she set the United States' record for the Women's 500m race. Read more about her impressive race on FloTrack's "Courtney Okolo Breaks American 500m Record."

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SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

Everyone knows the lesson in the Tortoise & the Hare, "slow and steady wins the race." But how many runners would actually take that advice into their actual race? Nike's Eliud Kipchoge discusses how this advice could lead to personal best marathon times in "The Secret to Running a Faster Marathon? Slow Down."

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5 MUST TRY WORKOUTS

Running the same routine every day can get boring. Runner's World offers five unique speed workouts that will keep you engaged while also improving your running. Check out the details in Jennifer Van Allen's article "5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try."

RECOVER FROM RUNNER'S KNEE 

Runner's Knee can be a tough injury to deal with. Sports Injury Specialist James Dunne gives some tips on how to recover from runner's knee in his video "Runner's Knee Exercises: 10 Minute Knee Pain Routine."

RECOVER FROM RUNNER'S KNEE 

Runner's Knee can be a tough injury to deal with. Sports Injury Specialist James Dunne gives some tips on how to recover from runner's knee in his video "Runner's Knee Exercises: 10 Minute Knee Pain Routine."

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CHAMPIONSHIP ADVICE

2016 Olympic gold medalist pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi offers some fantastic advice to Spikes Magazine on a wide range of topics from training to cooking. Dig deeper into the mind of an Olympian in "Ekaterini Stefanidi Top Tips."

52 YEAR RUNNING STREAK COMES TO AN END

Dr. Ron Hill, a former Olympian, ran every day for 52 years and 39 days until poor health forced his historic streak to come to an end. Read more about this incredible feat in the Telegraph's article "Ex-Olympian Ron Hill finally takes day off after going for run every day for 52 years."

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7 MARATHONS IN 7 DAYS IN 7 CONTINENTS

A while back we wrote about Michael Wardian and 29 others competing in the World Marathon Challenge which consists of running 7 marathons in 7 days in 7 different continents. Not only did Michael Wardian finish all 7 marathons in under 3 hours, he shattered the world record average by over 45 minutes! Read more about his incredible feat in Sports Illustrated's article "Michael Wardian Breaks World Marathon Challenge Record."

HISTORY OF INDOOR TRACK

Ever wonder about how indoor sports got popular? Spikes Magazine takes a look at America's role in making indoor track popular worldwide in their article "History of American Indoor Athletics."

WIN SPELLED OUT

THE WORLD'S GREATEST


This past weekend, Emma Coburn, Sydney McLaughlin, Brenda Martinez, and Jenny Simpson set a new world record for the distance medley relay at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Read more about their epic race in FloTrack's article "Coburn, McLaughlin, Martinez, and Simpson Break DMR World Record"

FIGHT HOMELESSNESS IN THE BAY AREA BY RUNNING

RUNNING ON GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

Are you a philanthropic runner in the San Fransisco area? Then Back on My Feet (BoMF) could be your new favorite organization. BoMF "combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources." You could support them this upcoming May 9th by attending their first annual gala which includes fun, music, dinner, and auctions!

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MIX UP YOUR WORKOUT


Sometimes in order to keep from getting bored with your runs, you need to change up how you work out. Runner's Equipped explores some options to spice up your runs in "5 Ways to Shake Up Your Training."

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."

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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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."

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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?"

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."

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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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