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Avoiding Dehydration

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Dehydration can be the arch nemesis of runners. It can even sneak up on you before you know it. Sometimes hours later you will suffer the effects only to realize you missed the warning signs. Check out how to prevent and deal with dehydration.
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The Virtual Race Calendar Buy One Get One FREE Sale

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Virtual races are an excellent way to stay motivated no matter your training goal, encourage your friends and family to get active and support charity.

Negative Split Training

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What is a negative split? It is a racing or training technique when the second half is performed faster than the first half. There are a few reasons behind using this practice.

5 Fitness Facts

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There is a ton of health and fitness information out there! From the internet, magazines, books, TV, exercise videos & the latest fad seen at the gym. Below are five of the core fitness concepts to get you to your goals.

Preventing High Blood Pressure

written by runnergirl training 
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a silent killer. There are no symptoms of having high blood pressure. However, it is a very dangerous condition and if it goes uncontrolled it can be fatal.

6 Fitness Myths Busted

1. You burn more calories if you do cardio before weights. Kinda true. As you fatigue the second workout will be less intense and therefor burn less calories than the first workout. Do the main focus workout first. If you are marathon training then run first. If you are working on improving your 1 RM on squats then lift weights first.

2. The cardio equipment at the gym accurately records calories burned. False. Cardio equipment at the gym is notoriously off (incorrect) when recording calories burned. A more accurate way to know your calories burned is to use a fitness band/watch or an online calories burned calculator.

3. Poor eating habits can be erased with tough workouts in the gym. False. While in your teens and 20’s you can try to get by it will eventually catch up to you at some point. Excess sugar, calories, alcohol and poor nutrition habits will cause poor health. A good way to avoid these pitfalls is to record your daily food and drink intake in an app that will give you the nutriti…

Foods That Hydrate

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Staying hydrated can be tricky especially in hot or humid weather and when exercising. There are a variety of foods that have a high water content and can help you reach your daily hydration goal.
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