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TOP 10 Most Read Articles on RunAddicts

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RunAddicts has been online for almost a year now, we’ve published almost a hundred unique articles about running and we hope to continue doing so twice a week until the internet doesn’t exist any more.

These are our top 10 most read articles so far. Enjoy!

101 reasons why you should run a marathon

This one is a list of motivational articles that you absolutely need to print out and place on your bedroom wall!
If you think that marathon runners are miracle workers or that marathon running is the 8th world wonder, think again! Here are 101 reasons why YOU should jump in and go for the marathon adventure!

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How to become a morning runner

If you think that morning runners are miracle workers, think again! Yes, they deserve two thumbs up for ignoring the irresistible temptation of their cozy beds and choosing to hit the streets instead. And yes, we admit that becoming a morning runner is no smooth sailing especially if you are not a morning person at the first place. Still, we bet that after reading this article you will become a passionate Am runner!

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The benefits of running backwards

Backward running, also known as retro running, is popular in Japan and in Europe. The Japanese have been walking or running backward for centuries as part of their daily exercise. And in Europe, you can find numerous races that are run backward, from short sprints all the way up to marathons!

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6 biggest mistakes of beginner runners

Running is one of the greatest activities to get involved in.  The running community is very accepting and supportive of everyone involved.  Running is an exercise that can be taken part of by everyone located in almost any location around the world.  For running you don’t need access to gyms, expensive and numerous pieces of equipment or other people to play with.  That’s one of the main beauties of running is that you can practically lace up a pair of shoes (or go barefoot), head out your front door and enjoy a nice run.

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Confessions of a naked runner

I love the feeling of the sunshine on my face and the fresh breeze running through my hair.
I love running along the streets as a car passes by and waves at me or gives me that preverbal “thumbs up”.
I love paying attention to nothing but how much freedom I have in the run.
I love running naked. I admit it.

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Are you a lone wolf or a pack runner?

I am fairly new to running – I have been “at it” now for almost two years. In that time, I have been asked on numerous occasions by both friends and family if I would like to run with them, and my answer is always the same, “No thank you.” I try to be polite, but I am pretty sure that I sometimes come off sounding a bit rude or standoffish.

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The importance of a proper arm swing

Ask most people, and they’ll tell you that runners only have to worry about their leg movement when they run. But remember this—your arms matter as well! In fact, you can show anyone how important the arms are with this demonstration: have them run 25 steps with their arms straight down by their side, and ask them how natural it felt. They’ll see it takes more effort and energy to run using only their pelvis and their legs.

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Ice Bath Therapy: Speed up recovery and enhance performance

If you haven’t heard or just plain curious about Ice bath therapy, then you’re in the right place. World class athletes have adopted this practice, so begs the question, why shouldn’t you? Maybe you’ve tried it once or twice, and you didn’t see any changes at all. Well, are you sure you did it right? Ice bath recovery, when done properly and regularly, will speed up the recovery process of your body as well as improving your overall athletic performance.

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How to go from couch potato to motivated runner

Beginning a running program can be an overwhelming mental and physical leap, especially for self-proclaimed “couch potatoes.” Many will start running with energy and enthusiasm, but only a few will make a lifelong commitment. If you have made the choice to run, here are a few tips to keep you on the trail and/or pavement and off the couch.

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First steps: From breathless to speechless

If you would’ve told me eight months ago that I would be training for a half marathon, I would have laughed out loud.
No, actually, first I probably would have cried a little bit at the complete and utter outrageous nature of the thought.

You see, I had tried running before.  I’d put on my shoes, hit the trail for about a mile and hate every second of it.  I could never breath, I’d have to take walking breaks, and my shins would scream for the torture to stop.  So I gave up.

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