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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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A good running program should consist of different types of runs throughout your weekly schedule. Often forgotten by beginners and those “strapped” for time is the long run. If you are looking to get faster or run farther, a weekly long run has got to be part of your program.

Whether a new runner or an experienced runner, a weekly long run should be part of your running program. Long runs have a lot of benefits that include helping you to run faster in your shorter distances (like a 5K) and run farther if you are looking to increase mileage.



 
 
I get excited when people interested in running come to me with questions. Listening to new runners ask questions brings me back to when I was starting to run. Funny three questions seem to be commonly asked amongst my new running friends. They are…
 
 
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When we were young, each of us had to learn to crawl before we walked and then walk before we ran. Now hopefully crawling isn’t part of your running program, but the idea of walking during your runs should be. Here’s why…


 
 
 
Some of you have already started a running program and are making progress. You may have reached some first milestones finishing your first mile without walking, running for 20 minutes or even completed a race or more.

Some of you may also have been experiencing some difficulties Maybe you have been running regularly but not seeing many improvements; tough getting past that first mile or still walking to finish my workouts.

Even though we may not be “elite runners” it is easy to forget about some of the basics once you start getting into a program. We are here with some helpful reminders.