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Walking During Running

Using walking in your half marathon, marathon or triathlon training program is a huge advantage for many reasons. Even on race day, there is no shame in taking strategically planned walk breaks. Typically a walk break is about 1 minute long but can go to 2 minutes in the beginning stages of longer training. Here…

Fueling For Races Over 3 Hours Long

  There are alot of runners and triathletes out there who are learning how to take in some fuel during events and workouts over an hour and that is great news! The not so good news is that as some of those athletes start going longer than 2-3 hours problems start occurring that didn’t happen…

10% Rule

When beginning a running or walking program, people often want to know how to increase mileage (or exercise duration) quickly without getting injured. Nothing sets back runners like an injury and it discourages a lot of people from wanting to get back out there. An important way to protect yourself and increase your enjoyment is to…

Where to Run in Salt Lake City

A mix of roads, paved pathways, parks and trails that are easily accessible any time of year! Too much snow for your liking? Slap on a pair of MICROspikes or grab a pair of snowshoes and check out the changing beauty of the local routes and trails. *All titles link to more information and maps* MAPS…

How to Avoid Putting on Weight During the Off Season

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  1. Do not eat out of emotion.  Emotional eating is what causes you to choose the sugary treat over the salad or eat when you’re really not hungry. Ask yourself “If this was a salad/apple/something healthy, would I still want to eat it?” If  the answer is yes, then go eat one of those…

7 Tips to Transition from the Road to the Trail

Trail running is a great way to start or renew your passion for running.  By abandoning the city streets and heading up to the trails, you leave behind the traffic, the noise, the dirty air, and the chaos of city life.  You are then transported to a quite, serene, challenging, beautiful place to run and…

Hydration for your Run

It’s spring but it won’t be for long! During the days of summer, we have lots of great opportunities to get outside, run and train, and usually during that time, it gets hotter while our runs get longer. You may have seen our awesome blog on how why runners should stay hydrated and been wondering,…

Daily Hydration: Why should runners drink water? (Part 1)

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If you’re a runner —and especially if you’re a runner that lives in the Utah desert— drinking water is not optional. Besides being critical to blood circulation and body temperature regulation, here are three (perhaps surprising) reasons why staying hydrated should be a part of your running program from now on: 1) Dehydration equals drowsiness. Yes,…
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