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MCM Training with Leah Ramirez

MCM Training with Leah Ramirez

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Leah Ramirez is busy. She is busy raising her seven children. She is busy working at INOVA Alexandria. She is also busy training for her second Marine Corps Marathon. Leah began running after the birth of her sixth child when she decided she wanted to make a change in her life. Four years ago she […]

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Start Your Day with a Dose of Endorphins

Start Your Day with a Dose of Endorphins

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The evening runners get all of the glory, right? Evening runs are often followed with leisurely post run drinks and pizza. Shoe vendors love to come out in the evenings to offer runners swag and shoes to test run. Evening runs look like a true celebration of making it through whatever the day delivered and […]

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Hit the Track

Hit the Track

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Maybe you ran track in high school and swore never to return to the dreaded oval. Perhaps you have never run on a track and are not even sure why it’s a good idea. More likely, you know speedwork will improve your running but you are not sure what to do or where to do […]

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Getting it Done

Getting it Done

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It can be easy to forget what it felt like when you first started running and all those little lessons along your new journey as a runner. I sat down with my friend and colleague Devin Brosnan who is training for her FIRST half marathon and picked her brain about what she has learned along […]

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Train for Marine Corps Marathon with Pacers Running

Train for Marine Corps Marathon with Pacers Running

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Marathon training season is upon us and this summer we have a new plan. Rather than charge a fee to join our training programs or to work with one of our coaches, we offer free training. We believe what you save in fees this training cycle you will gain new friendships, connections, and the fitness […]

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What Runners Should Know About Sitting

What Runners Should Know About Sitting

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We hope you enjoyed our recent post about the dream team of running and Pilates. Mindful movement like Pilates can be such a break from all the mindless stuff we do as well – such as sitting. It is worth emphasizing that we sit a whole lot more than we used to. Some of that […]

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Pilates for Runners

Pilates for Runners

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If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Pilates is “ab workout”, think again. As Joe Pilates put it, Pilates is complete coordination of the body and mind. So while a couple sit-ups may be in your next Pilates mat workout, the way you approach the movement and your bodily awareness could […]

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Good Form For EveryRun

Good Form For EveryRun

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The injury rates for runners is one of the highest among sports with upwards of 80% and research has linked poor running mechanics to most of these injuries. An important component of running mechanics is Ground Reaction Forces (GRF) or the amount of force the body has to absorb and the rate at which the […]

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Fueling Before A Workout

Fueling Before A Workout

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Last month my nutrition article focused on the big picture of fueling a workout: from daily fueling to which types of runs require pre/post fueling. This month I will hone in specifically on pre-workout/run fueling, including both the timing and content. Things like stomach tolerance, “real” food versus sports food preferences, sweat rates, temperatures, workout […]

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Elvis Pelvis: Common Running Injuries Part 1

Elvis Pelvis: Common Running Injuries Part 1

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Spring racing is here and that means putting your winter training to the test and sometimes aches and pains both old and new can befall those with the most diligent winter training regimen.  Originally I had wanted to cover some pointers on switching from the treadmill running to the roads but something else stuck out […]

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