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Tapering for a 50k trail race is just as important as any other aspect of training. If you’ve ever gone into a race a little over-cooked, you know it can drastically affect your race day performance. The purpose of the taper is to allow your body time to recover from the training cycle, freshen up …

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The 50k trail run is a wonderful entry point to ultramarathons. It is the shortest official ultramarathon distance, 31 miles, roughly 5 miles longer than a marathon. While that might not seem like a significantly harder challenge, a 50k race is typically completed on much more challenging terrain, oftentimes in remote areas. I can assure …

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When preparing for a 5K race, one of the most important considerations is what to wear. Whether it’s hot, cold, or rainy, choosing the right clothing can make all the difference in your performance and overall experience. As someone who has run several 5K races, I have learned from my own trial and error what …

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If you’re reading this now it means you’ve taken one of the most important steps towards completing a 5k run as a senior: you’re doing your research. I’m here to provide the best four week training plan possible, including all the supplemental information that is so vital for seniors when embarking on this amazing goal. …

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As someone who loves running and collecting medals, I’m always on the lookout for the best virtual races with the coolest medals. And let me tell you, there are some amazing options. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, or maybe just completed a couch to 5k training plan, virtual 5k races are …

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Do you have a 5k race planned and marked down on your calendar? If so, there’s a really important consideration in making your race a success – what you eat before the start! Food is fuel and consuming the wrong foods can quickly make things go south.  You’ve put in several weeks training for your …

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If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, it’s important to know the best and worst times to go based on the activities you want to do. Iceland’s climate and natural wonders vary greatly throughout the year, so choosing the right time to visit can greatly impact your experience. In this article, we’ll provide answers based …

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Like it or not, there’s an app for everything! Including apps that will guide you through the schedule of a couch to 5k training plan. What I love about running apps is the convenience factor. Everything is right there on your device, a singular icon housing everything you’ll need during your training journey.  Running apps …

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