Summer Running: Enduracool Cooling Gear Review

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This post is sponsored by Mission Athletecare.

Staying cool while running during the summer has a lot to do with wearing the right gear.

Of course, you’ll want to make sure that you outfit yourself with loose-fitting, moisture wicking clothes, but there are also extra accessories you can add to your ensemble that can help cool you down when the temperatures are at an all-time high.

Before I began my marathon training at the end of July, it was abnormally warm here in New York. We were experiencing early-morning 80-degree temperatures that relentlessly rose to near 100 degrees by midday. Oh, and it was disgustingly humid, too!

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What to Eat After Running

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About a week ago I did an in-depth breakdown of the foods that I like to eat before running, depending on the type of workout and distance I’ll be doing.

As a follow-up to that post, today I’ll share a look at what I like to eat after running.

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Strength Training Workout for Runners

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Image courtesy of Shay Kostabi

As you may have noticed, I’ve been talking plenty about marathon training lately (are you tired of hearing about it yet?), but I haven’t had much of a chance to talk about some of the specifics, like my strength training workouts, which are just as essential as any other part of the program.

Remember, strength training is important, not only because it will make you a stronger, faster runner but it will help you to prevent injury, too.

Strength moves like lunges, mountain climbers and abductions offer an opportunity for you to move your joints and muscles through different planes of motion, which helps to counteract the repetitive motion of running.

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Gear Review: Reebok ZQuick Sneakers

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.

This is the story. Last week I was supposed to attend another workout at the Reebok Fit Hub in Union Square, like I did two weeks ago for Tara Stiles’ yoga class. (All of the Reebok FitHub locations host free fitness classes for everyone throughout the year!)

This time the workout was with Spartan Race CEO Joe DeSena. Unfortunately, my schedule ended up changing and I wasn’t able to attend the workout. However, Reebok was kind enough to let me hold on to the gear they had sent for the event, so long as I agreed to share it here on my blog, which was what I was going to do anyway!

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What to Eat Before Running – Fuel Box Giveaway from The Feed

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One of the questions about running that I get most frequently from readers on Instagram and Tumblr is, “What do you eat before running?”

This is a great question, because eating the right foods at the right times before your workouts can greatly improve your performance. So today, I’ll answer this question in detail for you all!

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Healthy Smoothie Recipe: Hibiscus Strawberry

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To me, smoothies are the perfect recovery snack for after a long run or intense workout.
It’s an easy way to deliver your hungry muscles the nutrients they need to recover right away.

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