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Running Mechanics: Run Faster with Less Effort

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The fastest endurance runners share the many of the same run mechanics and characteristics. Examine photographs of great distance runners and you will see similarities in their running form. Breaking down these characteristics and applying them to your running will make you run faster and more efficiently.

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Five Exercises Every Runner Should Do

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We all know runners require a certain level of maintenance for specific muscle groups, including hamstrings, calves, obliques, glutes and even lower back. Stretching and strengthening these muscular areas should be part of any triathlete and runner's overall training regimen. Below we'll cover some of the top five strength building exercises that runners should be doing, which provide the most benefit specifically for those targeted muscle groups.

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Treadmill Speed Set: 5K or 10K Training

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In Portland, it rained 3 inches in 2 days last week. Not the worst thing ever, but coupled with sub-40 degrees and rotting leaves covering everything it may not be the best outdoor running weather. That being said, just about anything is better than mindless treadmill time watching TV, right? Well, not if the treadmill time isn't mindless. Having a goal on the treadmill is key and using the treadmill to build speed through the off-season is easy with a few tools.

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