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Stronger Makes You Faster

Stronger Makes You Faster

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We’re continuing our injury prevention series with a few more exercises that will help to make you a stronger, less injury-prone runner. A weak core, which includes the glutes and surrounding muscles, often results in injury. Weak glutes specifically are a large contributor for injuries down the chain, including runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, […]

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Find Your Run Crew

Find Your Run Crew

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Running alone is pretty common for many runners. New runners often feel too intimidated to run with a group, while many other runners get into their own routine and run alone out of convenience. Some runners prefer to run alone because they think they will be “too slow” to run with a group, while some […]

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#2018Journey

#2018Journey

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We are into it now, 2018 is underway, and change is in the air and dreams on getting on paper. With the spirit of the new year in mind we want to offer a challenge to you- share your journey. There are lots of ways to make this year one to remember. Tess offered a number […]

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New Running Resolutions for New Year’s

New Running Resolutions for New Year’s

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Running New Year’s Resolutions that aren’t PRs, BQs, or anything that can be measured with your bathroom scale. Ah New Years. It’s the fresh gym membership smell and the beeping of that cool new Garmin your buddy got you, what a great friend. Despite the feeling of a fresh start and plans to get a […]

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Injury Prevention Is A Thing

Injury Prevention Is A Thing

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While more runners are recognizing the importance of incorporating strength training into their running routine, it’s often the first thing to go when schedules get busy. This often results in injury – weak glutes are a large contributor for injuries down the chain, including runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, and Iliotibial Band Syndrome. The […]

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Let’s Run the District

Let’s Run the District

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We are one solid week into the #RunTheDistrict Challenge, we love seeing you guys out running both IRL and on social media. Check out these posts and views if you are looking the motivation to get out and run our town. On your next run don’t forget to tag @runpacers and #runthedistrict so we can […]

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MCM is Weeks Away

MCM is Weeks Away

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Are you running MCM 26.2 or 10K? If yes, then you know that race day is less than 1 month away! From beginner to seasoned marathon runner this last month before a race can be chock full of questions. Am I ready? Am I going to make my goal time? Was my long run, long […]

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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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