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So, was “Run a 5K” on your list of goals for last year? Did you accomplish that? If so… where do you go from here now that race is over? As we wrap up our running series and start a new year, consider the question – What’s next? … Immediately after I finished my first […]

When the Race is Over…

Some Things to Consider for Race Day When I was coaching my little FINS (Fitness, Image, Nutrition, Self-Esteem) Running club for 3rd-6th grade girls, Race Day was such a big deal because it was the first race for most of them. If you’ve never experience a race day event, I’m going to try and prepare you […]

Common Questions about Logistics for Race Days

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Food and Water Before and After Running Fuel So to continue this series on running, here’s a very common question. What do I eat and when? Unfortunately there aren’t any hard and fast answers to this… It’s all a very unique experience, so you’re going to have to go the trial and error route. If […]

What Should I Eat Before I Run? (and that moment ...

Running Gear Clothes, Shoes, Gadgets and More I’m not going to pretend I’m an expert here. My workout wardrobe is straight from Kohls, Target, and TJMaxx. If you want some sophisticated advice on running gear, check out a specialty running store (like Fleet Feet in Winston-Salem). They’ll be more than happy to sell you a […]

My Top Tips on Running Gear

  Have you ever thought about running a 5K, but just let the excuses stand in the way? Or, do you have some experience with 5Ks, but would like to improve your time and enhance your performance? Well, good news ahead… Keep reading!   (Or just sign up now… ) 5K Training with EFF   […]

You Don’t Have to be a Track Star to Run ...

5Ks around the country are a dime a dozen. All 3.1 miles. Many for great causes. You can get a little exercise — and feel good knowing part of your race fee helps people affected by, well, practically any known condition.   But, here in Winston-Salem, NC, we have a truly special treat in Fleet […]

Feet First & Rescue Mission 5K

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In a previous post, I suggested 30 minutes. 30 minutes a day to exercise. Does that still seem like too long? Would you start with just 5 minutes?   5 Minute Benefits Just last week, a new study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology with some pretty interesting finds related to […]

5 Minutes of Running