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Run Pacing and Gender

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / April 15, 2022

Gender does not alter run pacing strategy in world-record–breaking events at championship and meet races, according to a study.

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Improving Support for Postpartum Running

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / April 15, 2022

Women who continue running during pregnancy are more likely to return to postpartum running following pregnancy, according to a study.

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Running Programs for Clients

By Judy Minich / October 18, 2021

Having a running program offers advantages for both you and your clients. And the very idea of running is gaining steam. A RunRepeat.com report recently showed that 28.76% of current runners began running during the pandemic. More than 7o% of these new runners run primarily to improve physical health. That’s up 18.03% from runners who began running before the pandemic.

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Music for Running Performance

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 27, 2021

On days when mental energy is low, the benefits of music for running can help by lifting performance back to normal levels.

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Recurring Running Injuries

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / August 6, 2021

A study found that recreational runners with a prior injury were twice as likely to sustain new running injuries.

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High Risk for Recreational Running Injuries

By Sarah Kolvas / July 16, 2021

Roughly half of runners will experience recreational running injuries, regardless of age, gender or experience, according to research.

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Running and Mental Health

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

“Running has important positive implications for mental health, particularly depression and anxiety disorders,” note authors of a comprehensive study.

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Women Pace Better Than Men

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / January 25, 2021

Women pace themselves better than men when running marathons, according to an analysis of 10 years of marathon results on RunRepeat.com.

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Muscle Cramps? Find Out Why

By Len Kravitz, PhD / September 11, 2019

Muscle cramps can stop athletes in their tracks. Although they usually self-extinguish within seconds or minutes, the abrupt, harsh, involuntary muscle contractions can cause mild-to-severe agony and immobility, often accompanied by knotting of the affected muscle (Minetto et al. 2013). And cramps are common; 50%–60% of healthy people suffer muscle cramps during exercise, sleep or pregnancy or after vigorous physical exertion (Giuriato et al. 2018).

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