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Articles from experts in their fields helping you reach your maximum performance levels

Are warmer temperatures and longer days beckoning you outside and into the woods for some trail running? More than 8 million people in the U.S. are estimated to trail run every year, making it an ever-growing popular sport. Trail running offers the amazing cardio benefits you get from running...
If running keeps you going, running shoes are important for you. It seems to be such a pair of footwear which you can’t just afford losing at any cost. Isn’t it? You wear them daily and they definitely need to be maintained very well. However, after you’ve used the...

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ALTITUDE | A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary In the mountains, even the strongest stumble. Every step is gruelling, every breath a battle. It is an environment that demands courage. It is a place where only the toughest survive. It...
From experienced runners to total beginners, everyone can benefit from learning a bit more about what they can do to improve their running technique and optimize their performance. Whether you’ve got a marathon coming up or want to run your first mile, keep reading. Listed below are five lesser-known tricks...
Professional runners are a different class of people. Not all of us can be what they are and do what they do. But that does not mean that we cannot emulate them to a certain extent. And that’s because what they do is a window into how to live...
If you are an avid runner, especially a long-distance runner (5+ miles at a time) then you or a fellow mate have probably experienced the dreaded athlete’s foot. This highly contagious, yet common, infection is thought to affect 15 to 25 percent of that general population or 70% of...
Incorporating cycling training into your routine can improve your running performance, according to research cited in the Journal of Conditioning and Research. The number of people turning to running as a regular form of exercise and activity has gradually risen over the last decade. In Australia, over 4.9 million or 25...
So, you’ve got the running bug and now you want to see how you can progress? Well, before you can consider breaking the sub-four-minute barrier, there are some things that you need to take into consideration. Training as a runner can often lead to a pretty packed schedule, so finding...
If you’re a long-distance runner, chances are you or someone you know has contracted athlete’s foot at some point in their career. In fact, athlete’s foot is such a common fungal infection that 15 to 25 percent of that general population is estimated to have it at any one...
Whether you’re training for an upcoming marathon or just want to increase your speed and mileage for your own sake, it’s very easy for runners to fall into the trap of overtraining. When running is a big part of your life, it’s hard to recognize when you’re doing more than...
                                 
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