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How the Collegiate Thinks: Jackie Heaps – Strong Runner Chicks

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From Homeless Teen to Olympic Trials Contender

RunSmiles.com What are the 3 P.R.'s you're happiest about? @TRIGGATREIGH_400 My Biggest PR was finally breaking the 60 second barrier in the 400m! 2nd PR was improving from 60seconds to 54 seconds in the 400m only in a matter of 9 months of training. Did not run previously for 10-years. 3rd biggest PR was sprinting… Continue reading From Homeless Teen to Olympic Trials Contender

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All 6 Feet 7 Inches of Matt is trying to break a 36-year old 600-meter record!

@runsmiles: What are the 3 P.R.'s you're happiest about? @matthewcorolis: The three P.R.’s that I am most proud of would have to be 49.97 in the 400, 1:21.81 in the indoor 600, and 1:57.44 in the 800. Of those three, I am most proud of my 600m time, as my coaches and I have put… Continue reading All 6 Feet 7 Inches of Matt is trying to break a 36-year old 600-meter record!

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Despite Challenges, I’m Completely Obsessed with Running

Run Smiles: What are the 3 P.R.'s you're happiest about? Erica: The three PR’s I’m happiest about are my junior-year high school cross country 5K PR of 18:32, my 10K PR of 40 minutes (which I hit in 2013 on a trail run) and my recent “nautical mile” PR of 6:30. Run Smiles: Besides your… Continue reading Despite Challenges, I’m Completely Obsessed with Running

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Never Quitting in my Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Running Shoes

Run Smiles: Tell us about what happened to your legs this past year. Samantha: My legs started to get tingly during cross country season and by the end of indoor they started going numb every time I ran. I saw 8 different doctors and specialists and none of them had answers. They finally decided to… Continue reading Never Quitting in my Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Running Shoes

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Lucy Biles: Footlocker All-American, 3x State Champion

Run Smiles: What have been some of your biggest highlights as a runner? Lucy: For me some of the biggest highlights as a runner have been the people I have been able to meet. Going to the bigger meets like nationals is amazing and a great experience for the race itself, but meeting the other… Continue reading Lucy Biles: Footlocker All-American, 3x State Champion

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Running with Diabetes as a High School Athlete

Run Smiles: What have been some of your biggest highlights as a runner? Stewart: Some of the biggest highlights as a runner was my first cross country race that I completed after being diagnosed with Diabetes. I consider this a highlight because after completing it I knew that my diabetes wasn't going to stop me. Another… Continue reading Running with Diabetes as a High School Athlete

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Fears of a Runner

In my many years of running/jumping/throwing I have found that there are an immense amount of mental variables that can interfere with performance. As I further pinpoint the issue, I have been able to boil it down to one major interference: fear. Guest Writer: Elizabeth Wilson Minnesota, 3-time High School All State Honors NCAA, Division… Continue reading Fears of a Runner

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Taper Anxiety

As you start tapering for your race, you might start to feel anxious, crazy, and a little irritable. According to Runner's World there are 2 groups of "taperers". 1) “Positive Taperers” – They feel energized, rejuvenated, and confident, and they are able to interpret pre-race jitters as a sign that they are eager to race.… Continue reading Taper Anxiety

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COMPETITION, MOTIVATION, AND SUCCESS

A few years ago I finished a relatively successful career in professional running. As a kid I won a USATF age division national championship in the 3k. I competed at a high level in high school, winning 7 state championships and placing as high as 4th at national championship meets. I went on to a… Continue reading COMPETITION, MOTIVATION, AND SUCCESS

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Running Compression Socks

Our family has been using CEP running compression socks for 4-years. We've purchased new pairs but none of us can get rid of our old compression socks. They are still in good condition after hundreds of miles in snow, rain, and sun. We wear them so often that having a couple of pairs is convenient.… Continue reading Running Compression Socks

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5 Tips for Better Running Form and Technique

There are many reasons why we love to run. I'm guessing one of them is your desire to constantly improve. As a runner we've realized that most people think running is all about getting into shape and very little about technique. The more we run the more we realize that technique plays a huge role… Continue reading 5 Tips for Better Running Form and Technique