Sunday Strolls and Calendars

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Sunday Strolls and Calendars

I know it's a little late to get excited about calendars seeing as it's already after Valentine's Day and everything, but I'm a procrastinator. I've been trying to get better about planning hikes and getting them on a calendar to share, but 1) that requires prior commitment, and 2) see #1 again. So instead of a whole public calendar that's all meet-up style, I'm excited to announce that Sunday Stroll information will be included in the weekly email newsletter! So if you're interested in joining on a Sunday Stroll and want a freebie calendar, make sure you're signed up for the mailing list!

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4 Reasons Not to Race Your Long Run

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4 Reasons Not to Race Your Long Run

10 miles can be an exhausting long run.I know this woman who has a son who, when he trains for a half marathon, goes all-out on every long run. He's young and full of energy and feels no fatigue throughout the training plan. For the rest of us though, we're not so lucky, and we have to train smart on the long run. While it can be tempting to run the weekly long run at race pace, it's actually smarter (especially for beginners) to take the long run at a nice, easy pace.

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Leggings Love and Warm Arms for Long Runs

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Leggings Love and Warm Arms for Long Runs

I am not a leggings kinda person. I'll wear them for climbing and yoga, and that's it. Even when it's horribly cold I'm the person who lounges around in shorts and goes running in shorts. It's partly because it's never quite that cold in North Carolina to necessitate getting really bundled up, and partly because it's just not that comfortable to me - they ride up awkwardly, they cling in places I want a little more room, and they chafe on long runs.So the other day when I was browsing gear at one of my local running stores I picked up a pair of leggings to try on - mostly out of a little self-Schadenfreude (but also because of their crazy rad print). And - shocking! - they fit in all the right places! I couldn't believe it!

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Little River - North River Trail

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Little River - North River Trail

The last time we went to Rougemont we were going to see a house, and on the way we ended up stuck behind, well, a house. A massive truck was moving this massive house down this tiny country road - a country farmhouse with whitewash peeling off the side boards, scraping past oaks whose branches creeped over the road's narrow shoulder. We managed to avoid any Rougemont houses this past weekend, making our way to Little River Regional Park & Natural Area, a cooperative conservation park funded by Durham and Orange counties.

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