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Running Injuries: 5 Steps to Recover Like a Champion

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

An injured runner is like a feral animal. Our instincts tell us to move, to flee, to run like we have for so long. But, we know that we must stay still and heal before we can go back to doing what it is we love. The trail beckons, but we have to resist.

What You Need to Know About Running In The Hot, Hot Heat

Details | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Details

With the temperature heating up, we asked Siik exactly what we need to know before heading out for a jog during these dog days of summer.

This 18-Year-Old Just Ran Across The Entire State Of Maryland

Carly Steyer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Teen

What are you doing this summer? Whatever your plans are, they're likely less ambitious than those of 18-year-old Caitlin Adams, who just finished a...

5 Perfect Mantras For The Unmotivated Exerciser

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

Even though I enjoy my runs, there are times when I just don't feel like doing it. I would rather sleep, watch television, eat junk food or clean a toilet (yup, my lack of motivation has provided my family with a clean bowl or two).

Avoid These 5 Common Race Day Mistakes

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Races can be exhilarating and fun, but they can also be demoralizing and difficult. The smallest details can make a huge difference. To save you the trouble (and embarrassment) of having to learn from your own race day mistakes, I'll share mine with you.

Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly fa...

Workout of the Week: The Two-Part Tempo Run

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Have you ever felt a race slipping away from you after a strong start? Have you been passed, or run out of gas, just a mile or two from the finish line? Every runner can benefit from increased endurance. Tempo runs are just the thing to help you become better at running faster for longer periods of time.

This Treadmill Is As Close As It Gets To Running Outdoors

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

We have all had those moments, on stormy or chilly days, when we hopped on a gym treadmill and thought, "Ugh, I just wish I could be running outside."...

10 Ways Writing Can Help You Become a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

When you open a running journal it should remind you of what you love about the sport. Your journal should have amusing doodles in the margins and dog-eared pages that recount your greatest efforts or darkest days of injury.

Race Tips for Beginning Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

First of all, congratulations! If you are reading this post, you've already come a long way -- literally. Think of all the miles you've run. Races offers runners a chance to celebrate the training they've done.

Winter Roads and Training Ruts

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

What are you doing to breathe new life into your training this spring? Has the winter been tough for you?

5 Tips For Running In Sub-Zero Temperatures

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The key to running in the extreme cold is to protect yourself, wear the proper clothing and have an exit strategy.

Runners Should Never Have to Pay for Their Race Photos

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

You know what I don't like about the "big race" experience? The never-ending chain of emails from photo vendors teasing you with expensive photos of y...

21 Eureka Moments That Only Runners Have

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Eureka moments of genius are common to runners. They happen mid-run as a result of fatigue, high endorphins, low cortisol, self-righteousness, and a groovy "one-with-naturedness" that would make Ralph Waldo Emerson envious.

Simple Tricks To Make You A Better Runner That Have Nothing To Do With Running

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Running is a mental sport. At times, negative thoughts can get in the way of a potentially great day on the trails and make it a mediocre one. You thi...

What Those Obnoxious Running Stickers Say About You

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I don't have a running sticker on my vehicle. For me, it minimizes my accomplishments. My races were rich, vibrant, life-changing experiences that cannot be reflected in a cold, numeric, one-size-fits-all decal. Or maybe it's just my reticent personality.

How Running Helps This Man Through His Battle With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

When Scott Spitz was faced with a cancer diagnosis, he coped by focusing on one of his strongest passions: his ability to run. In a HuffPost Live excl...

Taylor Swift and 2 Million Fans Helped Me Crush the NYC Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

As the father of a teenage girl, I'm familiar with the music of Taylor Swift. I never thought her music would help me qualify for Boston, but it did.

How to Run the NYC Marathon Like a Pro

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Every runner who navigates the cold and windy marathon course through the five boroughs of New York City this Sunday has a chance to do something inspirational. With the right training, the right attitude, and a dose of inspiration, you too can run the race of a lifetime.

Marine Corps Marathon 2014: The People's Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

There was a woman standing next to me telling every runner that they were doing so well, looking so good, and were amazing. What a kind and generous spirit. Some runners responded with smiles and head shakes, but it helped all of them power through the next arduous mile.

Have a Running Club? 9 Ways to Keep Everyone Engaged

Jamie Walker | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

​It's no mystery that running with a group can be one of the most fun ways to help you get fitter faster. Having a network to lean on that can support you while also challenge you and hold you accountable for workouts can be the best and easiest way to stay motivated. Plus, let's face it, it's so much easier to tackle those miles when you've got some great company.

5 Reasons Runners Are Like Toddlers

Jamie Walker | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Runners, like toddlers can be both peculiar and charming. We often lack table manners, can cry at any given moment and need help with the most basic tasks. You know what else is funny? The fact that we will also drop everything to smile and run for something shiny.

Why Runners Can't Stop Talking About Themselves

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

We love to share our running goals and achievements in hopes of finding encouragement along the way, or possibly inspiring others to chase their own dreams. Nothing shines brighter on the mantel of running rewards than the marathon finisher's medal.

50 Essential Last-Minute Marathon Tips

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Congratulations on making it to the starting line after months of marathon training. Here are some practical tips to help you stay safe and run your very best race. Good luck and godspeed!

Ironman Maryland

Brian Boyle | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

This past weekend I participated in the Inaugural Ironman Maryland, which took place in Cambridge, Maryland. This race was special because there ar...