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January 27th, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Today is our first anniversary! We hope it’s the first of many.

We would like to extend a quick thank you to all of our readers who make this labor of love possible.

Keep suggesting article topics for us to write about. You’re the lifeblood of the website, and that’s the way it should be.

Again, thank you for your support.

January 22nd, 2013

Running Form Tips: Head Tilt

Looking at FeetBelieve it or not, adjusting your head tilt can make an impact on your form. Now, an adjustment like this isn’t going to magically shave 30 minutes off your marathon time, but it is an important component of good form and does affect how you run. Here are some quick tips to improve it. 

  1. Don’t look at your feet.
  2. If you get tired, don’t throw your head back gasping for air (you know exactly what I’m talking about!) Click to continue reading…
January 15th, 2013

Training Tips: Hill Repeats

Olympic SprintersSprinting is an old exercise that has become recently become extremely popular – studies have shown that high-intensity exercise helps your body burn fat at an accelerated rate. As a result, personal trainers around the world have adopted sprints of all kinds as a “shortcut” to their cardio. Their favorite exercise for maximum fat burn – the Hill Repeat. Doing these will help you:

  • Work on your form
  • Improve your speed
  • Improve your endurance and stamina
  • Help you develop a kick
  • Help you lose weight (if you need to)

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January 8th, 2013

Our Best Tweets – December 2012

We’ve worked hard to build a Twitter account (@sleekrunning) that shares not only articles from our own site, but articles from other websites and tweets from around the internet. Our mission is to help keep you healthy so you can enjoy running while achieving your goals. Wherever we find the best information, we’ll share it with you – no matter who it’s from.

Here are our best tweets from December.

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January 1st, 2013

Common Running Injuries – Ankle Sprains

Feet on a raftSprained ankles are another common injury that is not related to overuse. They are mostly related to the terrain you are running on. Good form can help prevent them, because your foot isn’t rolling forward as you move – but sometimes you might just miss a step or not pay attention to where you’re going. Boom – sprained ankle.  Read on to see what to do with a sprained ankle.

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