Path to the Dark Side

Path to the Dark Side

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The Couch to 5k Plan Sucks

I may have mentioned this before, but it's recently come to my attention again just how absurdly broken any couch to 5k plan is. Like, in general C25K really kind of sucks. The entire idea of C25K is to teach someone with absolutely no running experience (like sitting...

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Do Your Feet Get Smaller When You Lose Weight?

When you lose weight, your body changes in ways that I can pretty much guarantee that you've never even considered--like that your feet lose weight. And that brings up issues that affect the way you dress and groom yourself. As well as the kind of clothes that you...

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Finally, a Simple Half Marathon Training Plan

When I ran my first 5K in October of 2012, it was a wonderful experience. My wife and I were able to do it together on our 3-year anniversary weekend, which made it so special. But that 5K wasn't the only race being held that day. The main event was a...

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Do You Need a GPS Watch to Run?

Update: Over the past year, I've started running with the Garmin Forerunner 235. To say it's one of the best purchases I've ever made for my running is an understatement. The heart rate monitoring is totally accurate, and amazingly so is the treadmill accelerometer...

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How to Wash Running Shoes (and How Not to Dry Them)

If you're anything like me, by the time you've really started to get to know a pair of running shoes, they're probably getting pretty funky. Hours and hours of sweat have poured into them, sinking into pretty much every inch of fabric. So you need to know how to wash...

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How to Start Running and Stick with It

A while back, I wrote a blog for Fitocracy that pretty much summed up my thoughts on what you need to start running. In it, I said all you really need to learn how to start running is a good pair of running shoes. Which in a lot of ways is true. If you want to start...

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