An Intro To Injury Prevention For A Healthy Race Season

By Lori Sawyer. Lori Sawyer is a certified athletic trainer and licensed sports nutritionist who has worked with Seton Hall University and UCLA Athletics. She currently operates Mommy-Moves which includes stroller classes, boot camps and nutritional programs throughout NJ.mommy moves 1 For more info, go to www.mommy-moves.com .

Whether you are new to the sport of running or a seasoned veteran, you always run a risk of injury. Being smart about your training and preparing to race properly can significantly reduce the risk of injury. Educating yourself on the big 3: STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY and CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING will help decrease injury right off the bat. Make sure to find the proper training schedule that fits the goals of your race and design your program around these goals.

I am going to focus on the strength-training portion of injury prevention in this article. You may have read different philosophies on strength training for running. I TRULY BELIEVE that strength training can make you a …

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RunJersey Performance T-Shirts Now Available

Just in time for summer, the new RunJersey.com performance shirts are now available right here in the The RunJersey Shop. Pictured here, they are gray with the RunJersey.com logo on the front.rj t-shirt They are 100% polyester, quick-drying, breathable, short sleeve shirts made by New Balance. We guarantee that they will shave at least a minute/per mile off your time.

It’s a great gift for  a runner, Dad or graduate you know. Or purchase it for yourself and show your New Jersey pride.

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Mark Your Calendar For CGI’s Perfect 10 Miler And 5K! More Than Just A Race!

Perfect 10 Miler and 5K- Sunday October 26, 2014
You Are The Perfect 10
The Perfect 10 Miler is not just a running event. It is a lifestyle event. It is your chance to celebrate with your family, with your girl friends, with thousands of women from all over the nation. A chance to celebrate who you are inside and out.
Race weekend will provide lots of family activities including a Daughter Dash, pre-race massages (and we don’t mean those painful ones, we mean those super incredible de-stressing feel like a wet noodle massage), some of the hottest retailers, and the “Runway” fashion show featuring YOU.
The Perfect 10 is also designed to raise awareness for a positive self image and too encourage girls to love themselves for who they are.  A local charitable partner will be the recipient of the first ever Perfect 10 Honor which is given to an organization who personifies  what it means to be the
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Places To Run: Manasquan Reservoir

Situated a short distance from Routes 9 and 195 sits a true runner’s oasis. Manasquan reservoir is the perfect change of pace from the stoplights and traffic jams so commonplace in the rest of the Garden State. The 5.1-mile loop, situated conveniently in Howell, is a no-frills, no nonsense running location. Built in the late 80’s and opened up in 1990, the reservoir boasts a 4 billion gallon capacity and is capable of supplying 30 million gallons of water a day. There is nothing overly unique about this location, but for some reason, we all seem to love it. It’s hard to figure out exactly why, but the reservoir is impossible to pass up. If a few weeks go by and we haven’t hit the legendary loop, we are drawn back to it. Its addictive tendencies are hard to explain.

The soft surface consisting of mostly quarry stone with some sections of packed dirt is a perfect escape for the …

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Spotlight On… Move For Hunger

Growing up in a NJ-based family that owned a moving company, Adam Lowy was no stranger to loading trucks and packing boxes. All too frequently, he noticed that tons of food got thrown away when folks were moving. Adam snapped into action to make sure that food got onto the table of hungry families instead of the bottom of a landfill. Fast forward 5 years and his passion project is now Move For Hunger, a company thriving in 48 states and Canada. They’ve fed more than 2.6 million families and their reach is growing tremendously.

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RunJersey.com chatted with Adam (the company’s founder and CEO) and Emily Cebulski who works on the West Coast for Move For Hunger. The twosome proudly boasted a growing network of 600 + moving companies they’re currently partnered with as well as the 3 million pounds of food they delivered last year. The team also works with organizations to coordinate food drives throughout the

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Summer Running – Are You Ready?

If you’ve been a part of an awesome race in Central NJ, there’s a good chance it was organized by the Jersey Shore Running Club.  This epic organization has been an impactful force throughout the running world in New Jersey.  JSRC also organizes group runs throughout the year that are highly recommended by us at RunJersey.com  Enjoy the article below by Bob Both.

The bad weather is now behind us and we are starting to enjoy some great spring weather. It is the perfect time to get fit for summer. 

Running can be a healthy and fun way to stay fit and lose a couple of extra pounds for the summer as well. It is also one of the easiest sports to get involved in – you don’t need much special equipment or facilities – just a good pair of running shoes, shirt and shorts.

Tuesday, May 13, 6 p.m. Beginner’s Run Group, Wall – Spring Lake, N.J.

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The Big Red…AWESOME…Race

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The setting is Lawrenceville, NJ at one of the country’s most prestigious high schools. The mood is positive and despite the cold weather and harsh winds, the crowd was in full throat. It’s the 11th annual Big Red Race, sponsored by the Lawrenceville School. With more than 150 student volunteers on board to assist, the Big Red Race took place this Sunday a.m and certainly did not disappoint.…

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Five Ways Yoga Will Make You A Better Runner

H26 At Synergy Hot Yoga in Fair Haven.

H26 At Synergy Hot Yoga in Fair Haven.

Jen Portman is the owner of Synergy Hot Yoga in Fair Haven. She is also our Yoga guru here at RunJersey.com. After taking her Hot Yoga (H26) classes last year, we felt an immediate and obvious impact on our running. For more information on Jen and her amazing studio, please go to www.synergyhotyoga.com

Five Ways Yoga Can Make You a Better Runner

By Jen Portman

If you still think ‘updog’ and ‘downdog’ are canine commands, or that plank is something you walk off into the sea, you’re clearly missing the boat when it comes to the latest training techniques. More runners now understand the huge strides to be made by incorporating yoga in to their training regimen. So, if you want a leg up on your competition, or simply want to continue running comfortably into your golden years, you should consider yoga.  Here are five ways yoga can improve your running.…

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Our Buddies Craig And Pete Of Runners High Talk A Little Shop

As we planned to launch the site, our buddy Craig and the team at Runner’s High of Freehold were tremendously helpful to us. They truly are good guys who are extremely knowledgeable and love to assist runners of all abilities. We strongly urge you to stop in their store for your next pair of sneakers or any running gear you need. We hope you enjoy the video below as the fellas talk shop regarding this year’s Boston Marathon, Beer Runs and some upcoming races here in NJ. We hope you enjoy. Be sure to leave the guys a comment as well and be sure to check out their site as well. http://www.runnershighnj.com/

 

 

 

Thousands Cross The Finish Line At The NJ Marathon and Half

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Today’s marathon events brought thousands of runners and supporters to the shores of the New Jersey coast on a day perfectly made for running. Assembling in the parking lots of Monmouth Park Racetrack, the 8000 + athletes set off and meandered through the streets of Monmouth County on their way to glory and (well-deserved) bragging rights via the finish line at Pier Village. (more…)

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