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One of the most disappointing things for a runner or athlete (weekend of professional) is getting bitten by the injury bug. The reason we are exercising is to get healthier, so when injuries happen it bums us out. Not every injury is foreseeable, but many can be prevented with some proper training techniques.



 
 
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When temperatures get hot and humidity gets high, running outside can be tough. But hey, runners are motivated and even heat and humidity can’t keep us inside, right? Let’s make sure that even though we want to continue running, we do it safely. Here are some quick tips on keeping your body temperature cool while running.



 
 
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H20…Aqua…Water…whatever you want to call it – DRINK IT! Running in the summertime means heat and humidity, which translates to potential dangers if you don’t stay properly hydrated during your runs. Let’s review some key tips on making sure your thirst doesn’t prevent you from finishing your next race.



 
 
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This past weekend I ran in my second 5K of the season. It was a local race so my family (wife and two kids) came to watch me and a couple of friends run. Pre-race I felt pretty good. I scheduled this race as part of my “pre-season” before I begin my half-marathon training this spring. However, my finish ended up as a disappointment. Here is what happened.