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Final Count-Down Half Marathon Tips

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The final days leading up to a race are always the most stressful, so the awesome squad at Positive Tracks has aspeter gked me to share a few tips and notes on my routine leading up to a race. These are hopefully applicable to anyone, regardless of

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Get Up & Go Running Tips

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YOUNG RUNNERS:

Much has been written and studied about the potential adverse effects on young bodies of running long distances.  Good news is: as long as you build up to it, avoid running through pain, and most importantly, remain motivated by your own desire, you can go for it.

Are you a youngster – or

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Treadmill – Not Dreadmill

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In the dark and cold New England mornings, I am reminded that the treadmill is really my friend. It’s easy to think of it as the “dreadmill”. Am I a hamster in a wheel? It doesn’t have to be a boring and mind numbing exercise. In fact, I have actually found that for some runs and

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Covered Bridges 1/2 Marathon Training Plan

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Getting Started

January is a time of new resolutions, new beginnings. What are your fitness goals for this race? For 2017? Many of us shy away from specific New Year resolutions, but having some specific goals can be very helpful to keep you motivated, particularly in these winter months. Are you looking to complete your

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Cold Weather Running

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As the winter season is upon us runners are faced with new challenges in order to maintain their running schedules and workouts.  We are subjected to declining daylight and dropping temperatures which make our routines more challenging, but not impossible. Here are a few things to consider preparing for running through the winter season:

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Walk This Way

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We’re officially in the heart of summer. It’s time to hit that summer bucket list! If getting more exercise is on that list, an easy way to track your progress is with a pedometer. Wearing a pedometer works like keeping a food log. It’s mindful mission monitoring. It’s that little voice on your shoulder (or, in this

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20130709_WEATHER_652.jpg Brett O'Sullivan, of Boulder, does a handstand in the North St. Vrain River while trying to keep cool at Meadow Park in Lyons Tuesday, July 09, 2013. (Lewis Geyer/Times-Call)

Beating The Heat

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If you can’t take the heat…try these tips.

Seize the day, early: Just before sunrise is the coolest, and most peaceful time of the day. Air quality is better, traffic is lighter and the workout will boost your energy and mood all day.

Cover up: It may sound counterintuitive, but wearing clothing is cooler than

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Embracing the Big Chill

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Baby, it’s cold out there! But that’s not stopping us from getting outside and exercising. Sure, you can move your workouts inside and go to the gym, but if you brave the elements you open the door—your own front door—to adventure. Doug Lewis’ selfie, above, was from a morning he decided to follow

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Smart Running With Dartmouth Junior, Dana Giordano

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Dana Giordano, Co-Chair of our Youth Ambassador Board, first dipped her toe into running because she was sidelined by injury. Now the Dartmouth Junior is a double-sport student athlete running cross country and track while working towards her Psychology degree. The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock intern and Positive Tracker shares why she loves running and some

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Agility Matters! By Doug Lewis

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As Doug and Kelley wrap up their fourth week of ELITEAM camps, and head into the final two sessions in Vermont, agility is high on the list of favorite activities. Be it racing through sand pit slaloms, negotiating obstacles on the field, or jumping and weaving through the woods, the most fun and productive workouts

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