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Try Trail Running to Beat Anxiety

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science recently released an article that shows a clear connection between spending time on trails and relieving anxiety. Researchers at Stanford University did a study to determine whether or not time in nature could help break people out of the vicious cycle of negative thinking which leads to a greater risk of depression as well as other mental illnesses.

There were two groups in the study. One group went for a 90-minute fast-paced walk in nature while the other group spent the same amount of time at the same speed but in an …

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6 Things I Learned from Running

The challenges, gifts and accomplishments we find in running parallel our everyday lives. Here are some lessons we can all learn about life from running.

1. Control what you can, and let the rest go

During training time, you have to put in all that you can and prepare yourself well for the upcoming test, but when it comes time to taper, it’s also time to just let things go and trust that you’ve done all that you can do, and that when you face the test, you will prevail because of the hard work you put in.

2. Be

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3 Quick Tricks to Take Your Running to the Next Level

Preparing yourself mentally is just as important as the physical training you do with your body. These 3 quick tricks will help you overcome your mental obstacles which will in turn help you overcome any physical obstacle that you may encounter, and they come from Traci Statler, who is one of the motivators of the USA Track & Field team.

1. Visualization

When you play out scenarios in your mind ahead of time, you will be more prepared to deal with them when they actually arrive. Before you even begin a run, take a moment to close your eyes and …

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Get Motivated With This 3 Minute Video

If you’re like many people who just can’t seem to get out of bed in the morning without hitting the snooze button way too many times, this video is for you. Some people find it difficult or even nearly impossible to motivate themselves in the mornings and then stay energized throughout the day.

Laziness is a hard habit to break, but it’s not impossible. There are many reasons to fall into bad habits, but there is no reason to stay in them. No matter what obstacles you are facing in your life, you have to listen to the right voice …

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10 Steps to Making Running a Habit

Making running a habit is easier than you think, so long as you follow these simple steps and set your mind to it.

1. Start Small

Whether you choose the walk-run method or begin by just doing one lap around the block, starting with small, easy-to-accomplish goals will help you stay motivated and stick with your routine during the first couple of weeks as the habit is forming.

2. Have a Plan

Over-planning is better than under-planning, so make sure you are prepared for everything, including the days and times that you will be running to the type of running …

runningflickr How to Re-Motivate Yourself to Run

How to Re-Motivate Yourself to Run

If your relationship with running is on the rocks because you haven’t had the time or motivation to run lately, there’s still hope for you. Although getting re-motivated to start running regularly again can be difficult, if you really want to do it, you will find a way. Here are some tips to help you get yourself motivated again so you can get out and run again.

Start Small

If you’ve been spending the last few months chilling on the couch, keep in mind that you will not be able to simply pick up where you left off. Instead, start …

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Shaolin Monk Breaks His Own World Record for Running atop Water

In the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple of China, you can find a monk named Shi Liliang, who has spent much of the past 10 years practicing the art of running on water. This has led him to set a world record for the longest distance ran on water, a full 125 meters.

This special Chinese martial art technique is known as Shuishangpiao, which translates to “running on water.” To perform this technique, you need incredible amounts of balance, concentration, speed, and agility. Shi Liliang’s previous record was 118 meters, which he recently broke.…

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Cheered to Third Place

During the Austin Marathon, Hyvon Ngetich of Kenya spent most of it in the lead. However, when she hit her wall, she hit it hard. Despite the fact that the race organizers were bringing her a wheelchair to be transported off of the course, she kept going, refusing the help.

When onlookers realized what was happening, they began cheering for her. She crawled slowly and painfully to the finish line to place third with the overwhelming support of the crowds behind her. She finished with a time of 3:04:02, amazing for someone who spent part of the race on her …

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Reach 25 Miles Per Hour with These New Running Shoes

When Keahi Seymour was 12 years old, he was watching a TV show about kangaroos. It struck something deep in him when the narrator spoke about the way kangaroos move so efficiently by using their Achilles tendons like springs. In that moment, Seymour says that he had the idea to “replicate that in a device that could propel a human.”

He spent the next 5 years sketching shoes using ostriches as running models once he discovered that they run more similarly to humans than kangaroos. Then, he created his first prototype which combined an old pair of Rollarblades with bungee …

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Homeless Man Completed the Twin Cities Marathon

Ricardo Flores’ running career started about two years ago when a homeless shelter in St. Paul, Minnesota by the name of the Listening House offered an incentive program for being a part of their running club known as Next Steps.

By attending the club twice a week and participating 24 times, they would cover his cell phone bill for the next month, which gave Flores the chance to talk to his family who still live in Mexico. Unexpectedly, he found a passion for running and is now a regular member of the club. He participates in at least one race …