Author: rundocryan

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Shoe Casualty

You always remember your first time…in running.  The first time you broke four minutes in the mile. The first time you went sub-3:00 in the marathon. The first time you broke a school record. Well, I have done none of those so I will remember the first time I put a hole in the toe box of my shoe. Ghastly!…

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Sports Medicine Broadcast: Listener spotlight

Had the wonderful opportunity to tell my story of facing cancer and what I have learned as a result of it with Jeremy Jackson of the Sports Medicine Broadcast. The Sports Medicine Broadcast is an informative series of podcasts that Jeremy, and University of Houston Athletic Training Program faculty member Josh Yellen, host with guests from around the country. Subscribe…

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UCAN product review

“MEBCAN. RITZCAN. UCAN.” Well if Meb Keflezghi and Dathan Ritzenhein, two of America’s top distance runners, can run using UCAN as fuel then it must work for me, right? While every fuel is not for every person, I have found that UCAN takes the worry about having to think what to put into my tank before and during my run…

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Running for Your Life: Steps you can take for a lifetime of running enjoyment

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST NOW! Here I talk with the gang from Trail Runner Nation about the importance of running or moving for your entire life and how you can do it. Stuff we mentioned: Candice Burt’s 200/100 daily workout Running Times Masters Runners 10-Minute Strength Circuit Book, “Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the…

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Morning Feet

Here is a simple, effective way to “wake up” your feet in the morning. No special equipment is really needed. It takes only a few minutes and can have lasting positive effects on your athletic performance and overall health. Ankle circles (rotate your foot 15x clockwise, 15x counterclockwise) Gas pedals (push down and pull back your foot as if on…

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Homemade chocolate almond butter spread

My wife Jill put her healthy alternative twist on this fan favorite. Try it the next time you need a little something sweet. And don’t feel guilty either.   Homemade Chocolate Almond Butter Spread   1 large container of almond butter (freshly ground is best) 1 1/2 cups coconut milk 1/2 cup of sugar replacement (we use Xylo Sweet –…

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Hang on….

I don’t race. I really don’t. And I don’t do speedwork either. These days I just enjoy getting out for a run. But there was a time that I raced…ALOT. I would sit down at the beginning of the calendar year and plan out my A, B, and C races. I had a build training period, a speed period, and…