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Best Apps for Runners

  Couch to 5k This program got me into running and will always hold a special place in my heart. I started the program in May, 2012 and have since run 3 marathons! It’s easy enough that anyone who can walk CAN run a 5K in just a few months time! Simply invest  20-30 minutes, […]

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Five Reasons A 5K Should Be On Your Bucket List

These days, it seems like 5K races are all over the place. From charity events to color runs, everyone is getting in on the action. But the real question is, should you do one?   In my opinion, yes. But not because you don’t want to miss out on the fun of posting smiling finish-line pictures on […]

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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 in the […]

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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 […]

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