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Happy New Year! 2018 has come upon us with a bang of cold weather and winter at its finest (or maybe at its worst… depending on how you look at it!) We have begun with sub-zero temperatures, and even our fair weathered southern states have been seeing less than normal January weather. So, what does

Can you believe that the end of the year is nearly here? It seems as though just yesterday we were ringing in 2017. Time really flies, especially as you tick away the days with your training runs. So, as you approach the year 2018 and begin to decide which races you want to run and

There is a proverb that says “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” While that proverb is proven to be quite true both literally and figuratively, we’d like to expand upon that and say that your body is only as strong as its weakest area. We have talked about strength training before,

To all our runners who came out and participated in the 2017 event, thank you for making it our best one yet! Yes, we do say that every year. And every year, we wonder how it can be better than the previous year, but it seems to unfold itself in that manner. And 2017 was

A few weeks ago, we talked about the proper ways to hydrate going into the summer months. Well, now we are in the full onset of summer, so it only seems appropriate to address the ideas of how to beat the heat now that we are in the midst of it! We are just around

A VOLUNTEER AT THE 1ST AIR FORCE MARATHON RETURNS 20 YEARS LATER TO RUN HIS VERY FIRST MARATHON Our guest blogger this week is retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Michael Heberling Twenty years ago on September 20, 1997, I was a volunteer at the very first Air Force Marathon. I was not much of a

How to Stay Visible When Running Near Traffic When you are running, you need to make sure you are visible when you are running in and around traffic. Runners and pedestrians are often victims of motor vehicle accidents because they aren’t noticed by those driving. When you work on making yourself more visible, you are

Rest. That is  word which we runners do not always do well. First of all, we live in a world that is fast paced on the go with meetings, jobs, events, races, family, and life. None of those are bad things by any means. But when it comes to our workouts, we have to learn