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Insights and wisdom from lifelong runners with a mission to educate and motivate individuals to make small changes each day to live healthier lives and to have fun while doing it.

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5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Marathon Training Plans from Fit School/Fairhaven Runners

Do you want to begin a running program or are you coming back after an injury? Are you currently running zero to 15 miles per week? The Fit School /…

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5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Marathon Training Plans from Fit School/Fairhaven Runners

Do you want to begin a running program or are you coming back after an injury? Are you currently running zero to 15 miles per week? The Fit School /…

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Running Relationships: How to Find and Maintain Your Perfect Match

Whether you wish to find a running group or a consistent running partner, here are some tips to help you find the perfect match. How to find a running partner…

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3 Ingredients for Training Success

Are you ready to make 2019 your best walking, running, and/or racing year ever? The secret ingredients are a combination of speed, pacing, and long runs sprinkled with rest and…

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3 Ways to Stay in Shape and Eat Healthy Over the Holidays

Tips from Coach Carol In your calendar, commit to the days and times that you will exercise and make dates for workouts with friends. Keep these commitments like you would…

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Keep Your Training Going this Fall and Winter

With the days getting shorter, the weather colder and wetter, and holidays heading our way, it may get harder mentally to get yourself out for a run or walk. Here…

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Lead Action

As the weather turns cooler and rainier, sometimes it is difficult to get motivated to workout. One thing that you can add to your life to stay healthy are LEAD…

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Tapering To Run Your Best Fall Marathon or Half

Tapering can be one of the hardest parts of training. Tapering involves decreasing your mileage during the last few weeks before your race. This allows your body to replace all…

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How to Increase Your Mileage

A common mistake that many runners make is increasing their weekly mileage too soon. By gradually increasing your mileage, you decrease your risk of injury. The general rule for increasing…

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Using the 4Cs to Run the Best Mile of Your Life

As many of you know, a mile is a little more than 4 laps around a standard track. When I was competing in track and cross country at the Pennsylvania…

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Ego Training

The Hardest Type of Training There is one type of training that is the most difficult. Even though it is the most challenging, it can help you stay injury free,…

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Adding Hills to Your Training –

Go UP! Hill workouts are a great way to improve your running performance. By running up hills, you gain strength in your muscles which is difficult to achieve with flat-land…

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Mental Strategies for Race Day

Race day can be stressful and fun all mixed up with race jitters and excitement.  While I am all about being present in the moment, there are times when looking…

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