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Monday, Jul 6, 2015 at 11:43 PM
Marathon Training Tip 6: Prevent Fatigue and Injury

Marathon Training Tip 6: Prevent Fatigue and Injury

Nike Plus running coach Robin LaLonde discusses recovery techniques to be used after a training run to help prevent fatigue and injury. Watch »

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 7:12 PM

5 Things You Should Not Say to Your Fitness Coach

5 Things You Should Not Say to Your Fitness Coach

Your fitness coaches may seem tough at times, but they have reasons for everything they ask you to do. Read »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Week Eight Nutrition Challenge: Shut the 'Feeding Window'

Week Eight Nutrition Challenge: Shut the 'Feeding Window'

This week, try limiting your "feeding window" — the time during which you consume calories in the day — to just 12 hours. Read »

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 12:37 PM
2015 Marathon Training Tip 5: Keeping Hydrated

2015 Marathon Training Tip 5: Keeping Hydrated

Dr. George Chiampas discusses the importance of being properly hydrated during your marathon training. Watch »

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 1:38 PM
2015 Marathon Training Tip 4: Ways to Train

2015 Marathon Training Tip 4: Ways to Train

In Marathon Training Tip 4, Tera Moody breaks down your Marathon training and explains the different aspect of a training regime you can follow to get ready for the big day. Watch »

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 1:39 PM
2015 Marathon Training Tip 3: Importance of Proper Shoes

2015 Marathon Training Tip 3: Importance of Proper Shoes

In Marathon Training Tip 3, Nike+ run club coach Robin LaLonde talks about the importance of getting properly fit for your running shoes based on your gait and foot strike. Watch »

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 1:39 PM
2015 Marathon Training Tip 2: Ways to Run for Charity

2015 Marathon Training Tip 2: Ways to Run for Charity

In Marathon Training Tip 2, The Marathon registration is closed, however, Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski discusses ways of running the Marathon through the Charity program. Watch »

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 1:37 PM
2015 Marathon Training Tip 1: What to Do Before You Start Training

2015 Marathon Training Tip 1: What to Do Before You Start Training

In Marathon Training Tip 1, Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski gives an overview of what to expect in the next 18 weeks and emphasizes checking with a physician before starting a training program for... Watch »

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 9:27 PM

5 Exercises You Should Incorporate Into Your Workout

5 Exercises You Should Incorporate Into Your Workout

Asking a strength coach for “the best exercise” you should do is a little like asking a financial adviser for “the best stock” you should buy – there is just no good way to answer that question. That said, there Read »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Week Seven Nutrition Challenge: Eliminate Alcohol, Juice, Soda

Week Seven Nutrition Challenge: Eliminate Alcohol, Juice, Soda

This week, try cutting out all beverages that cause fat accumulate, which include alcohol, juice and soda. Read »

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