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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

Volunteer Appreciation It is National Volunteer Week, and we can never praise our volunteers enough. We have over 2,400 volunteers that come out and help with our event and make it possible for the event to be as smooth as it is. They don’t get paid and they are not thanked enough, but we are

Today’s story comes from runner Bethany Hart. In the summer of 2015 I had run several 5Ks and my running season was really ramping up. I still had 2 other races I was scheduled to attend and I had just run my best 5K time since I started running a year ago. I was training

When it comes to training for a race, whether it is a 5K or a full marathon, does nutrition really matter? The answer is YES! Nutrition plays a very large role in your training plan. Many athletes function under the myth that because they are burning extra calories while training, then they can consume whatever

The saying goes “stop and smell the roses.” In other words, slow down a little and enjoy life and the moments around you. As runners, we can sometimes get so focused on our goals or our races or the times we want to achieve or even if our body is losing weight and making progress.