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How to Choose the Right Running Shoe

Words by: Matt Fitzgerald, Lead PEAR Sports Coach and Pacer. Buying running shoes can be intimidating. Some of the large stores stock dozens of models in a wide range of categories, from “minimalist” to “motion control.” How do you know which shoe is best for you? Fortunately, choosing the right running shoe is a lot. . .

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How to Reach Your Racing Weight

Words by: Matt Fitzgerald, Lead PEAR Sports Coach and Pacer. Each runner has an optimal racing weight. Your optimal racing weight is how much you weigh when you’ve gotten your body fat percentage down to the lowest level that is realistically attainable for you through healthy eating and training habits. Attaining your optimal racing weight. . .

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How to Stay Injury Free

Words by: Matt Fitzgerald, Lead PEAR Sports Coach and Pacer. Injuries are all too common among runners. If you’ve been running for more than a year, you’ve probably suffered at least one so-called “overuse” injury such as shin splints or runner’s knee. Fortunately, doctors, coaches and scientists have learned a lot about what causes running-related. . .

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The Benefits of Training By Heart Rate

Words by: Matt Fitzgerald, Lead PEAR Sports Coach and Pacer. The two most basic variables of training for running events such as a Lexus LaceUp Running Series half marathon, 10K, or 5K are volume andintensity. Volume is how much you run and intensity is how hard you run. The most common mistake that runners make. . .

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What’s your HEAT trick?

By: Michael John Stanley It was 108 degrees Tuesday in Riverside…seriously? As I began to write this, the power went out and a severe thunderstorm came rolling in! Meanwhile, I just kept typing away in the dark as the outside world comes to an end! 🙂 After getting up early all weekend for early morning runs,. . .

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The Second Running Boom

According to the 2014 State of the Sport report by Running USA , the United States is experiencing a boom. Not a baby boom, but a RUNNING boom! In fact, the study claims 2013 witnessed more than 19 million running race finishers in the U.S. The U.S. has not seen this level of participation in. . .

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