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Nov 10, 2016

Safety precautions prior to a Barefoot run (or any run.)

Howdy, y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve added an article on barefoot running. The Midwest had a hellacious winter, then some job and career-related

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Oct 23, 2013

The Long Run - Build your endurance with a easy but longer distance run.

A long run should be a part of every distance runners routine.

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Oct 15, 2013

Getting back into running after being sick

I am finally just getting over a pretty bad flu/cold that lasted around three weeks. But now I am having a very difficult time getting back into running

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Oct 15, 2013


My daughter is a junior in high school. For the last two years she has been running cc as the lead runner on the team with times between 19:50 and 20:30.

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Oct 15, 2013

Mid-Season Slump...

Coach, What are some workouts or things I can do to get out of, or prevent a mid-season slump, when improvement is slow or even at a standstill? Josh

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Oct 15, 2013

Summer = Success?

Hi Coach, I'm a senior in high school who runs both track and xc. I know the importance of base training over the summer, and I usually am very motivated

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Oct 15, 2013

Running barefoot on the roads. Indiana summer heat.

Hi there. It’s me again! Still running barefoot, even in the Indiana summer heat. The asphalt roads that I run on are definitely hot, but not so hot

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Sep 15, 2013

Marathon During Olympic Opening Ceremony

To add intrigue, resonance, and meaning to the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, the marathon should start and finish at the Olympic stadium.

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Sep 03, 2013

Cross Country for Kids

Hiya My niece has just been selected for Cross Country for her school and we've been told she's got good pace & natural ability. We've also been told

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Sep 03, 2013

Cross Country First Time

Will I survive Cross Country? Hello, I joined Cross Country for my first semester at my community college, and I am kind of afraid because I have never

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Sep 03, 2013

Barefoot running in the suburbs.

Hi everyone; It's summer now in Indiana, and I'm still running (mostly) barefoot. I get a little over one mile, every few days of running. Most of it

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Sep 02, 2013

3 Tips for Turns - Cross Country Running

Running a fast cross country race requires you to run the turns fast too. Here are three tips for three different types of turns on a XC course.

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Jul 30, 2013

Calories Burned Running - Drop Weight By Running

What is the typical calories burned running? Included in the article is a simple chart for miles and kilometers.

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Jul 19, 2013

5K Race Strategy - How to race 5000 meters (3.1 miles) smarter and faster

Five tips for a great 5K race strategy to get you on track for your best race.

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Jul 19, 2013

Running Relaxed is the Key to Running Fast

It's hard to run a fast race, unless you can learn to start running relaxed. Here are a few strategies to help race or run quicker workouts.

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This article was written by David Tiefenthaler, the founder and main contributor for Tips4Running.com. In addition to running, he's also an author, and a full time teacher.

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