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Issue 22 • March 2014

Ragnar Team Quotes

While running and traveling are nearly synonymous, Ragnar Key West offers you and your closest running partners a chance to see 192.6 miles of Florida scenery on foot.  Ragnars are long distance relays staged over 2 days and 1 night, generally run by teams of 6 or 12.  Each runner completes a …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Running

Track Training Schedules

In Jacksonville, where the beaches and river paths rule, it’s easy to forget about the good old track.  Track your running progress at any of the local track club meet-ups – you’ll find rain or shine workouts, tips and camaraderie for runners of any level. Florida Striders Track Club Floridastriders.com The Florida Striders …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Faster Than Dopey

Some of us never get to witness firsthand the front runners in all their glory. However, if you’ve been running in Jacksonville in the last few years, you’ve probably seen a marathon champion in training. Marc Burget is a local runner with an impressive race record, but you’d never know …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Running

Training for a Faster 5K

So you have mastered the Couch to 5k plan and now you want to get faster. Running faster is easy, right? It is not quite that simple! With science and media pushing new ideas at you on every internet search, training can be overwhelming. After 20 plus years of running …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Fit Picks for March

Addaday Type C Massage Stick A new recovery product, the Type C Massage Stick is similar in design to other products on the market, with one exception – the “Gears”.  The gears, nooks that simulate the human elbow, are spaced to maximize muscle stimulation. The surface of the gears does not …

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904's FittestIssue 22 • March 2014

904’s Fittest: Chris Roman

Ultra-runners are different than you and me. They run more, way more. While running gargantuan distances seems like a mile addiction, local ultra-runner, Chris Roman, is surprisingly well-balanced. Most of us would consider his latest accomplishment, running a grueling 135 miles in Brazil, a superhuman feat, but running is to …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Recipes

Running On Fats

Most runners talk about the importance of carb loading; however, fat plays a critical role in a runner’s overall health and performance. Eating good fats in moderation has some nutritionists and dieticians talking, Registered Dietician Alexia Lewis filled us in. Running well requires a healthy heart. For heart-healthy eating, change …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Passion or Problem? Can Running Become an Addiction?

Since the “fitness boom” of the 1970s much has been written about the benefits of physical activity in particular aerobic activities such as running. Everywhere we turn, we hear that we should exercise more. And with good reason given all of the physiological, psychological, and social benefits of being physically …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Local Inspiration

Newbie Runner

Experienced runners know that bad runs happen, helping you appreciate the good ones. But how do new runners stay motivated to keep running? Rebecca Heiser looks for the positive, such as reviewing the data on her Nike Plus app to see where things might have gone bad and how she …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Running Injuries and Prevention

With race season here, there’s more mileage, more speed work, fewer days off, and all too often more injuries. An injury during training can be frustrating or even worse, force you to forfeit a race. Don’t fret! There’s a lot you can do to stay injury free while setting new …

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