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Why Does Running Make You Poop? (+ Expert Tips)

Having to poop while running is a common problem among runners. The cause is usually physiological, nutritional, or mechanical. I speak with experts to help runners identify the cause of their runner’s trots so they can prevent having to go during their run. Common preventative measures involve emptying prior to a run, allowing enough time … Read more

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What Should My Easy Pace Be?

An easy running pace is a pace in which you feel in control, comfortable, and can hold a conversation. For most trained recreational runners, about 80 percent of your weekly training volume should be at an easy effort. This allows you to build your training volume, execute hard workouts, spur physiological adaptations that boost running … Read more

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How to Start Running: A Complete Guide for Beginner Runners

Learning how to start running can feel daunting. I make it simple with running tips for beginners that make running really as easy as putting on your shoes, and walking out the door. Most beginner runners should start with run-walk intervals and run every other day. Learn how to start running with my simple running … Read more

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16+ Best Arm Workouts for Runners

Exercise physiologist Todd Buckingham and research shows that a strong upper body can help runners perform better. One study found that that a weakness or lack of sufficient coordination in the upper body can lead to “less efficient movements, compensatory movement patterns, strain, overuse, and injury.” Get stronger with these arm workouts for runners! Something … Read more

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