The Ten Best Cities for Runners in the U.S.

The Ten Best Cities for Runners in the U.S.

by Mbio Staff May 01, 2019 0 Comments

As runners, we’re lucky. We don’t require expensive equipment or special sports pitches to practice our favorite form of exercise. Plus, it’s free!

What we do appreciate are a few things: a mild climate, plentiful routes, tracks and trails, a supportive local community of runners and perhaps some company.

Ever wondered where in the U.S offer these wonderful qualities and are the best cities for runners? Well, now you do.

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Should You Do an Epsom Salt or Ice Bath the Night Before a Race?

Should You Do an Epsom Salt or Ice Bath the Night Before a Race?

by Mbio Staff March 05, 2019 0 Comments

The Epsom salt versus ice bath debate is one that continues to rage within running communities and online forums. There seem to be valid points on both sides, although often backed up with little scientific evidence, or in some cases, even anecdotal evidence.
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Pre-Race Meal: What to Eat Before a Race

by Mbio Staff January 15, 2019 0 Comments

Do you have a big race coming up?

Whether it's a marathon, an obstacle race, or a 5k charity run, you're probably wondering what you should eat beforehand. The way you fuel your body could make or break your performance, so it's important that you do it right.

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Nighttime Thrills: 10 Tips for a Safe and Effective Night Run

Nighttime Thrills: 10 Tips for a Safe and Effective Night Run

by Mbio Staff December 19, 2018 0 Comments

"It's downright disturbing." That's the reaction of Richard Retting, author of a report on pedestrian safety for the Governors Highway Safety Association. He was reacting to the statistic that 5,984 pedestrians in the USA were killed by motor vehicles in 2017.

Running at night might be part of your training schedule but it can be dangerous! What can you do to reduce the risks? Read on to learn 10 tips for a safe and effective night run.

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Top 12 Marathon Training Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Top 12 Marathon Training Mistakes You Need to Avoid

by Mbio Staff November 27, 2018 0 Comments

While running a marathon is a difficult feat in itself, knowing how to train well for such a long race is often where many runners encounter the biggest challenges.

First, there's getting the balance right between training enough and not over-training. Then there's pace, dehydration, carb-loading and the worry of becoming hyponatremic to consider.
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Top 10 Tips to Help You Improve Your Running Form

Top 10 Tips to Help You Improve Your Running Form

by Mbio Staff November 07, 2018 0 Comments

Improving your running form will not only dramatically reduce your chances of suffering overuse injuries, but it'll also make running more enjoyable and even faster. And the best part is that you can do it right now.

Rather than focus on the overwhelming and boring technicalities of how to run efficiently, follow these simple, actionable, and easy-to-implement running tips.

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A Beginner's Guide to Running Gear: What to Wear and What Not

A Beginner's Guide to Running Gear: What to Wear and What Not

by Mbio Staff October 24, 2018 0 Comments

Having good, comfortable running gear makes running more enjoyable.

Any seasoned runner will tell you that it's a worthwhile investment to find the right combination of clothes and accessories that work for you.

But if you're new to running, there's a lot to consider.

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Beginner's Guide to Barefoot Running Technique

Beginner's Guide to Barefoot Running Technique

by Mbio Staff October 16, 2018 0 Comments

Barefoot running, also known as natural running, involves running in bare feet without any shoes on.

This type of running has grown in popularity in recent years as people turn to the barefoot running technique to learn to run pain-free or in a more natural way.

But is this just the latest in a long lineup of fads that will fizzle out? Or is there merit behind this technique? Read on to find out.

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Your Guide to Safe Winter Running

Your Guide to Safe Winter Running

by Mbio Staff October 11, 2018 0 Comments

Are you planning on running outdoors this winter? Ignore the concerns and horrified looks of your peers.

Weather shouldn't stop you from getting outside and exercising. Especially not if you follow these tips.

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What's the Link Between Running and Mental Health?

What's the Link Between Running and Mental Health?

by Mbio Staff October 02, 2018 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why you feel so good after a jog? Your body feels lighter, your mind feels clearer, your whole body feels calmer, and you feel like you are on top of the world.

Well, for some people, running is more than just a form of exercise. It's a way to keep their mental health issues at bay. A way to fight depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders and so much more.
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Ultimate Guide to the Best Running Songs

Ultimate Guide to the Best Running Songs

by Mbio Staff September 26, 2018 0 Comments

One of the secrets to a good, successful run is to keep a steady pace from start to finish. Whether you're building your running skills up as a beginner or you need something to help you reach that 10-mile mark, the right music can make all the difference.
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A Beginner's Guide to Obstacle Course Race Training

A Beginner's Guide to Obstacle Course Race Training

by Mbio Staff September 11, 2018 0 Comments

Despite the common misconception, did you know that a lot of Americans enjoy participating in races?

Every year, around 4.5 million people participate in races. While the growth of participants slowed down, it's still around 7% so it's still viable to host events that involve other athletic feats and marathons.

There are a lot of ways to succeed in obstacle course race training.
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