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Fun Gadgets for the Runner on Your Holiday List

If you have a runner on your holiday list this year, get excited! There are so many great gadgets you can get them to help with their training. You may need to pick up two of each so you have one for yourself! MP3 Player. There are so many devices out there these days, but one of the best is still the iPod shuffle because it’s so portable. It clips right onto your shorts so that you barely notice it’s there and the price point of $49 is great. You can’t control what songs you’re listening to quite as easily, but if you put one big playlist of songs on there and start it up, you’ll be ready to go. The battery life on it is great too! Garmin Watch. There are … Read entire article »

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Van Magic

Van Magic

by guest author Amy Clark It’s true. Before we even celebrated the autumnal equinox, large swaths of our Ragnar Great River/Digital Running 2012 team already signed on for 2013, not even one month after they first ran together. Why? What makes us, as the craziness of work, school, and time-crushed schedules closes in, reach one small part of our mind back to hot, night-time August? It’s the siren call of Ragnar — the desire to lose … Read entire article »

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Peas Please

Peas Please

One of my favorite books to read with my daughters is called “Little Pea”. It’s about a little pea who only likes to eat vegetables and is forced to eat candy by his parents… blech! Every time my daughter and I read this book, I would inwardly laugh hysterically because I remember the disgusting, mushy, tasteless peas I was force fed as a child. But what if peas could actually be made to taste good? Believe … Read entire article »

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Beets – You can’t “beet” them!

Beets – You can’t “beet” them!

In September, I wrote an article on carb loading with sweet root vegetables. Since you can reference the information on how root vegetables can be added to your diet while training, today I will solely focus on one of my favorites… beets! Beets are a root vegetable that are available all year long, but are best from June-October. And, I am all about eating foods that are in season! Although beets have a strong flavor and … Read entire article »

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Marathon training plans

Marathon training plans

Although the half marathon is the fastest growing race distance in the United States, and ultra marathon trail races are growing in popularity, the marathon is still the grand-daddy of all road races. Just about every runner feels they need to complete a marathon at least once in their lifetime. Marathons used to be reserved for experienced runners (the slowest runners used to finish in around 3 hours), but the running booms of the 1970’s and … Read entire article »

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Top Exercise Walking Apps of 2012

Top Exercise Walking Apps of 2012

3 smart phone apps that will quicken your step! Are you just re-entering the workout world? Maybe you’ve had a prior knee injury due to athletic sports? Well, walking is probably the ideal exercise to set you on track with your fitness goals. The low impact sport of walking, and the following smart phone apps (which can be downloaded on your iPhone or Android devices like the T-Mobile LG phones), help you find walking route maps, … Read entire article »

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The Pyramid Workout

The Pyramid Workout

A “pyramid” workout is something that often elicits groans from my high school distance runners. At the end of practice, however, they enjoy bragging about its successful completion to the rest of the track & field team. Pyramids are fast paced interval workouts that focus on improving running economy. They are so named because the intense efforts are performed over increasingly longer distances until a peak is reached and then the distances decrease again to … Read entire article »

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