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NYRR July Events

Although July is halfway over, there’s still time to enjoy some of NYRR’s many events.

Here is only a sample of some of the events for this month:

July 20 – Friday Evening Yoga

July 28 – NYRR Central Park Running History Tour

July 31 – High School Running Series: Mindfulness and Pre-Race Prep

This is only a small portion of what’s in store at the NYRR RunCenter. For the full list, click here.

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MapMyRun’s “Why Are So Many Ultrarunners Vegan?”

MapMyRun recently published another stellar blog on ultrarunners and why so many of them seem to be vegan. Here is an excerpt:

“While not every ultrarunner is vegan, there seem to be an awful lot of high-mileage fanatics who opt for a plant-based lifestyle. While there aren’t any hard stats available, with veganism as a general nutrition trend on the rise, it’s not surprising more fitness buffs are testing the waters.

Some of the big names in ultrarunning vegan lifestyles include Scott Jurek, the ultrarunning vegan who rose to fame by winning nearly every ultra in America and being featured in the cult classic “Born to Run,” then finally writing his own book all about — you guessed it — his vegan diet. There’s also former pro Ironman athlete and endurance runner Brendan Brazier, who popularized his raw vegan style of eating with his book “The Thrive Diet,” and famed podcaster and ultra-endurance racer Rich Roll, who espouses the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle on his weekly show. But it’s not just the big names in ultra who’ve opted for a plant-based diet.”

To read the full article, click here.

Run with Team Continuum

Anyone who is familiar with me knows that I run with Team Continuum during the TCS NYC Marathon. This year, I plan on running with the team again to show my support for those battling cancer. It’s an exceptional team with many kind and talented members.

If you are looking to get in a good run and make a difference in the world, consider running with Team Continuum. Click here for more information.

Register For The NYRR 5th Avenue Mile

If you’re looking for a marathon event this September, look no further than the 5th Avenue Mile!

NYRR has set up yet another enticing event that is sure to leave runners of all experience levels satisfied. The event features everything from youth programs to “Olympic-caliber professional men’s and women’s races.”

For more information, click here!

NYRR Offers Marathon Training

Hello all,

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written to you, but I’m back with an interesting update. The New York Road Runners are offering fully customized training courses on running marathons. Whatever your needs are, NYRR is here to help!

To read more on the training program, and to sign up, click here.

MapMyRun’s “Runners: Is One Side of Your Body Weaker Than the Other?”

As humans, we naturally have a dominant hand. This is the hand that we write with, shake hands, eat with, etc. But sometimes that can extend to other areas, like sports. More specifically, runners can have a dominant side, meaning that some runners have one strong side and one side that’s a bit weaker.

MapMyRun’s blog recently wrote an article on the topic.

Here’s an excerpt:

“If you’re a runner, hopefully you’re already wise to the advantages of doing regular strength workouts. But, while strength training is key for doing well in any activity, there’s a type that’s especially critical for runners: unilateral strength training.

According to Lauren Loberg, DPT, board-certified clinical orthopedic specialist with TRIA Orthopaedic, the top benefit of performing unilateral strength exercises — like single-leg squats and deadlifts — is you’re training your body to meet the demands of your sport. After all, running is a single-leg activity, so it only makes sense that you would benefit from moves that shore up your single-leg strength, stability and coordination.”

To read the full article, click here!

MapMyRun’s “3 Common Strength Training Mistakes Runners Make”

MapMyRun has another fantastic blog detailing some of the most common strength training mistakes runners make. As a runner (or an athlete in general), it’s important to remember that your body has a limit and you can not overwork that limit. If you are training too hard or too often, then you need to correct your regimen accordingly.

MapMyRun’s blog offers some advice on how to avoid those mistakes. Here’s an excerpt:

“Strength training is such a critical piece of a runner’s training that it shouldn’t be considered cross-training: It’s just how runners prepare to run fast.

When you consider the enormous benefits of lifting weights, it’s a no-brainer to include it as part of your training. Here is a short list of positive results:

  • Reduced likelihood of injuries
  • More power and strength
  • Higher levels of neuromuscular coordination
  • More mitochondria and a faster finishing kick
  • Better running economy”

To read the full article, click here!