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The Finish Line: SparkPeople Reflects on the Flying Pig Journey

We trained, we raced, we conquered? SparkPeople finally reaches the Flying Pig half marathon race day. How did it go?
Posted 5/3/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 11 comments   13,826 views
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Small or Large, Running Groups Help You Take Charge

Community is HUGE among runners. Groups large or small really help propel your forward--no matter if you're running for fun or training for a race, there really is fun in numbers!
Posted 4/26/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 3 comments   11,310 views
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A Cheap Cure for Blisters Could Be in Your Junk Drawer

Inexpensive paper tape could be the most effective prevention for painful blisters among long-distance runners.
Posted 4/15/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 5 comments   26,334 views
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Pacing & Fueling along the Half Marathon Race Route

Two things can make or break a race: pacing and fueling. Here's how to hit that sweet spot to help you finish strong.
Posted 4/12/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 8 comments   11,295 views
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Home Is Where the Half Marathon Is

For years Rhonda had an unhealthy relationship with food and fitness, but when a friend inspired her to try running, she discovered a strength she didn't know she possessed.
Posted 4/4/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 10 comments   20,202 views
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10 Tips for Injury-Free Training

Don't get sidelined with a running injury. Learn what to do if you suspect you're injured--and how to prevent injuries in the first place.
Posted 3/29/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 3 comments   17,450 views
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7 Things Marathoners Wish They'd Known Before Their First Race

We asked some seasoned runners what they wish they'd known before completing their first race. These words of wisdom will help you stay the course.
Posted 3/16/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 4 comments   19,521 views
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Power Up and Over Any Hill with These 5 Training Tips

Running uphill can be intimidating, but if you incorporate these 5 tips during your training, you'll be able to get and over any hill in no time.
Posted 3/15/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Michael Honkomp : 14 comments   26,676 views
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Gear Up! Essentials for Your Half Marathon Training

Learn about running gear necessities as SparkPeople members train to run Cincinnati's Flying Pig Half Marathon.
Posted 3/1/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Dominic Acito : 6 comments   15,516 views
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We'll Run When Pigs Fly: Meet the Runners

SparkPeople members gear up to run Cincinnati's Flying Pig Half Marathon and along the way they share their race-day prep, training plans, gear, fuel needs and more.
Posted 2/16/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 11 comments   18,537 views
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5 Weeks to a 5K and a Healthier You!

Spring is just around the corner, a time when 5K races are a popular weekend activity. Whatever your goal or experience level, we have the training plan for you!
Posted 2/10/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 3 comments   27,196 views
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How Often Should I Replace my Running Shoes?

Running shoes cushion your feet during exercise. Fail to replace them when they get old, and you open yourself up to injury. Learn how often you should replace shoes to stay safe.
Posted 1/8/2016  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 2 comments   14,996 views
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The Best Running Songs of All Time (Volume Two!)

Give your next run a power boost with this BPM-inspired playlist.
Posted 8/28/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 1 comments   26,275 views
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Essential Hot Weather Running Tips

Let's face it: Some people loathe running in the hottest months of the year. However, there are steps you can take to mitigate the summer heat and make summer running enjoyable.
Posted 8/22/2015  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 1 comments   9,004 views
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Best Foods for Runners before a Race

Have a race coming up? Check out a few of the best things you can consume before a race.
Posted 8/6/2015  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 0 comments   17,333 views
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