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Fitness for Survival and the Power of a Battle Buddy

By Dana Ayers I’m halfway through my Afghanistan deployment and exercise has continued to prove crucial for survival. Not because I’m running for my life during gunfights every day, but just in dealing with an abnormal, stressful environment. (Although just ...

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Concussions: A Lot More Serious than “Seeing Stars”

By Thomas Henson Jr. All athletes at every level of expertise are at risk for a concussion. That includes pros, weekend warriors, gym rats, and kids. Of course, some sports are more likely to cause head injuries than others. Specifically, ...

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Making the Change: Road Running to Trail Running

By Casey Clark Kelley With many years and miles of long distance road running experience, I didn’t think twice when friends asked me to join them for a half-marathon on trails. Considering myself well-conditioned for a marathon-length distance, I didn’t ...

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Start Your Search with these Three Shoes for the Trail

Of course you could run some of your local trails in your favorite road shoe but, why would you? You could also read a gazillion reviews on the seemingly endless number of trail shoes designed to address certain nuances of ...

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Meeting The Third Man

By Dana Maccorquodale I have a secret. On my first 30 mile run, in the sweltering heat of White House, TN, I had an encounter with the “Third Man”. It not only changed my view of training and racing, but ...

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Great Fall Trail Runs!

September 7 (Thursday) // Black Mountain, NC Charles R. Humphrey, III, bass player of Steep Canyon Rangers and ultra runner, is a co-director and sponsor of Steep Canyon 50K Ultramarathon & Relay Hullabaloo, which kicks off the Mountain Song Festival ...

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Run for Your Life

Here’s another reason to lace up those shoes and hit the road: You may live longer. Running has already been shown to reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease, and now a study finds that people who run tend to live ...

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Running for Her Life

By Mark Melton Run for Your Life employee Jacqueline Saliba is an experienced runner of almost 30 years. The mother of three and Kings Mountain native, Jacqueline took her skills from high school track to compete at the collegiate level ...

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RUNNING – Excerpt from Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: The Ragnar Relay

“Proving you can do almost anything you put your mind to. *Also proving you probably put your mind to less ridiculous things than I do, so you’ve already got that going for you.” # # # By Dana Ayers EDITOR ...

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RUNNING – After the Finish: Post-race Tips to Feel Your Best

The race you had on your calendar for so long is behind you and you’ve got your medal in hand. You trained hard and ran even harder. With so much effort invested into your preparation, don’t let your recovery be ...

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