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Training Tips to Stay Motivated in the Winter

Training Tips to Stay Motivated in the Winter

Winter running can be tough especially when it comes to braving cold temperatures. Those less than ideal conditions on the roads/trails can make it very difficult to find the motivation to get out the door. I struggle with this too but I’ve learned some helpful tricks to continue enjoying the great outdoors year-round. Dress the part Set yourself up for success with the proper apparel and equipment by planning ahead. If you run in the dark make sure you have…

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Keeping a New Year’s Resolution – Maria Logan

Keeping a New Year’s Resolution – Maria Logan

It’s that time of year again and like most people, you probably made a New Year’s Resolution. How’s that going so far? Are you doing it? Did you create a plan to get you started? Maybe the most important question you should ask yourself is, Do you want it? Many people make wrong decisions and set the wrong goals because they base them off what they think others want to see from them or expect of them. You may not…

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Endurance Athletes, don’t ignore these symptoms! My journey to overcome chronic pain by Victoria Stopp

Endurance Athletes, don’t ignore these symptoms! My journey to overcome chronic pain by Victoria Stopp

By Victoria Stopp I hadn’t felt right for a while, and while that’s pretty non-specific, it’s an important feeling to honor, especially for athletes. My feet had become almost completely dysfunctional in the spring after not having any previous issues with them whatsoever. After doctors’ appointments, physical therapy workups, way too many new shoes, and five weeks of barely being able to walk a few steps, the answer finally came from a young chiropractor just a few blocks from my…

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From Pavement to Peak: Making the Transition from Road to Trail

From Pavement to Peak: Making the Transition from Road to Trail

Last month I flew out to Honolulu to try my first ever Xterra trail race – the Xterra 21k trail World Championships at Kualoa ranch on Oahu. The course had about 3000’ of vertical gain over 13.3 miles with plenty of mud, slipping, and gorgeous views. For those of you who have never been to Hawaii, this is the famous park where Jurassic Park and Pearl Harbor were filmed which meant plenty of tourists spectating throughout the course. The race…

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Safety First: Top 5 Tips for Running Safety

Safety First: Top 5 Tips for Running Safety

Running tests your body’s physical limits in atypical, often unfamiliar settings. And no matter how far or fast you run, there are risks – dehydration, injuries, strangers, cars; the list goes on. But these risks shouldn’t deter you from running, they should just ensure you take adequate precautions. There are also various running training plans available online that get you prepared enough so that you can focus on your training with nothing else on your mind. This article is going…

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Training for a Spring Marathon

Training for a Spring Marathon

Headsweats Ambassador Eric Rayvid shares his thoughts on Spring Marathon Training. You can find more from Eric at his website Dirty Old Sneakers. It’s March and if you’re running a spring marathon, you’re at the point where you should be at the top of your training arc. Your weekends are probably filled with lots of eating, drinking nothing but water and your favorite hydration solution, never seeing non-runner friends culminating with the church of the Sunday Long Run and a…

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Looking Back: 2016 Tokyo Marathon

Looking Back: 2016 Tokyo Marathon

  As the 2017 Tokyo Marathon approaches, Headsweats Ambassador Jill Monroe shares a look at her experience running the iconic race last year. For Jill’s full race report, check out her blog Travel. Run. Repeat. March 7, 2016 I can’t believe that the 2016 Tokyo Marathon is now over, and I am sitting on my couch writing my race report. I found out on September 15th that I was selected to participate. I entered the lottery in August, not knowing what…

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Headsweats Ambassador Matt Johnson – Transition from College XC to Ultras

Headsweats Ambassador Matt Johnson – Transition from College XC to Ultras

Headsweats Ambassador Matt Johnson ran track and cross country at the collegiate level, culminating in a trip to the 2013 NCAA Cross Country National Champtionships. After college, Matt wasn’t ready to give up his competitive running career, and found a new passion for the sport through training and racing in trail races and ultra marathons. Matt’s friend and college teammate Clay Holton interviewed him on what it’s like to transition from being a collegiate athlete to an ultramarathoner and what…

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Headsweats Ambassador Program Accepting Applications for 2017!

Headsweats Ambassador Program Accepting Applications for 2017!

Headsweats is currently looking for athletes of all ages and abilities who use and are passionate about the Headsweats brand to be a part of their 2017 Ambassador team! HEADSWEATS AMBASSADOR APPLICATION Each year, Headsweats carefully selects 30 athletes to represent the brand as ambassadors and spokespeople during training, racing, and on social media. Our Ambassadors are part of our extended family, and they have a passion for what they do and a love for the Headsweats brand and message. Headsweats…

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Gorge Waterfalls 100k…Still learning…

Gorge Waterfalls 100k…Still learning…

Sometimes, no matter how much you prepare, your race doesn’t go as expected.  HS Ambassador Joe Dean found out the hard way when unexpected illness stuck in the middle of his 100k race.  In this blog post, Joe discusses his first time dealing with mid-race nausea, overcoming the disappointment of a DNF, and how he found the silver lining in a race that didn’t turn out quite the way he planned. I remember it clearly…it was October 22nd of last year,…

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