Issue 22 • March 2014

Faster Than Dopey

Some of us never get to witness firsthand the front runners in all their glory. However, if you’ve been running in Jacksonville in the last few years, you’ve probably seen a marathon champion in training. Marc Burget is a local runner with an impressive race record, but you’d never know …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Running

Training for a Faster 5K

So you have mastered the Couch to 5k plan and now you want to get faster. Running faster is easy, right? It is not quite that simple! With science and media pushing new ideas at you on every internet search, training can be overwhelming. After 20 plus years of running …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Fit Picks for March

Addaday Type C Massage Stick A new recovery product, the Type C Massage Stick is similar in design to other products on the market, with one exception – the “Gears”.  The gears, nooks that simulate the human elbow, are spaced to maximize muscle stimulation. The surface of the gears does not …

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904's FittestIssue 22 • March 2014

904’s Fittest: Chris Roman

Ultra-runners are different than you and me. They run more, way more. While running gargantuan distances seems like a mile addiction, local ultra-runner, Chris Roman, is surprisingly well-balanced. Most of us would consider his latest accomplishment, running a grueling 135 miles in Brazil, a superhuman feat, but running is to …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Recipes

Running On Fats

Most runners talk about the importance of carb loading; however, fat plays a critical role in a runner’s overall health and performance. Eating good fats in moderation has some nutritionists and dieticians talking, Registered Dietician Alexia Lewis filled us in. Running well requires a healthy heart. For heart-healthy eating, change …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Passion or Problem? Can Running Become an Addiction?

Since the “fitness boom” of the 1970s much has been written about the benefits of physical activity in particular aerobic activities such as running. Everywhere we turn, we hear that we should exercise more. And with good reason given all of the physiological, psychological, and social benefits of being physically …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Local Inspiration

Newbie Runner

Experienced runners know that bad runs happen, helping you appreciate the good ones. But how do new runners stay motivated to keep running? Rebecca Heiser looks for the positive, such as reviewing the data on her Nike Plus app to see where things might have gone bad and how she …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Running Injuries and Prevention

With race season here, there’s more mileage, more speed work, fewer days off, and all too often more injuries. An injury during training can be frustrating or even worse, force you to forfeit a race. Don’t fret! There’s a lot you can do to stay injury free while setting new …

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Corporate WellnessIssue 22 • March 2014

Corporate Fitness

Successful corporate wellness programs don’t always start at the top. 904Fitness experienced this meeting Connie Smith, Dennis Holler, and the FIS/Black Knight employees for a lunchtime group run. These employees are motivated to get healthy, run farther, and race… without too much help from the boss. Employee enthusiasm has changed …

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Issue 21 • February 2014Total body

Playground Workout AKA The “Playout”

Gorgeous weather typically translates to an invitation to a playground for my daughter and me. Being a child at heart, I look forward to these outings just as much as I did when I was 8 and in pigtails. Whether I am racing my daughter across the monkey bars, sliding …

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