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RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional

Greensboro, North Carolina
Hi! I'm Thad and I'm the host of RunnerDude's blog (http://ncrunnerdude.blogspot.com) and owner of RunnerDude's Fitness (www.runnerdudesfitness.com). I'm also an ESR (Endurance State Reporter) for PurefitRadio.com and I write for AmateurEndurance.com.  I'm just a regular guy that loves to... Full Bio
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Eye Protection Important for Runners by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We often hear about the importance of wearing sun screen to protect your skin from the dangers of sun exposure. I should know. I had the scary experience of having melano ... Read on »
Running Inspired Tattoos: A Way for Many to Express Their Running Accomplishments by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running According to the Smithsonian, the oldest tattoo on a human belongs to the Iceman discovered in the Italian-Austrian border back in 1991. He was carbon-dated at around 5,20 ... Read on »
New Runner's Cheat Sheet by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running  If you were like me when I first started running, you probably felt a little lost from all the running terms andwere hesitant to ask the more experienced runners you kn ... Read on »
TIMEX Ironman Easy Trainer GPS Giveaway! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running RunnerDude has partnered with TIMEX to bring you this awesome giveaway! Follow the directions below to enter for a chance to win one of two TIMEX Ironman Easy Trainer GP ... Read on »
RunnerDude Chats With TIMEX Multisport Team Member Susanne Davis by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Recently I had the privilege to interview Timex Multisport Team member Susanne Davis. Susanne is a decorated athlete who has set course records and won many Spri ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Weekly Exercise: Dolphin to Elbow Plank by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Planks are an effective way for runners to build core strength. However, as effective as they may be, they can also be rather boring to do. The following is a twist on the t ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Weekly Exericse: Prone Cobra by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The core is the power source of your running. Within the core is the spine, the hub of life for the central nervous system. The prone cobra exercise below helps improve your ... Read on »
Trouble Keeping Laces Tied? Try ClickTight! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The cool thing about the Internet is the ability to connect with people all over the world. I've made awesome friends in the UK, Australia, Canada, Brazil (just to nam ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Weekly Exercise: Med Ball Hamstring Leg Lifts by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hamstrings and Quads should be the "yin yang" of the body working together in harmony. The quads a little stronger than their posterior friend then hamstring. Hammies, howev ... Read on »
Two Rockin' Ladies of Running by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you're a female runner and haven't heard of Brook Kreder or read her book ONWARD! The Sole Revolution , then you definitely need to check it out as well as her ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Weekly Exercise: Side-Lying Double Leg Lift by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Runners get plenty of movement in the sagittal plane of movement (forward movement). Quads and hammies tend to be worked pretty well. However, if a runner finds himself step ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Weekly Exercise: Standing Dumbbell T-Raise by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Muscular endurance in the upper back and deltoids is key to maintaining good upper-body running posture especially during a distance run like a half or full marathon. To ... Read on »
Conquering the Beast by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's been a few days since my race trainers completed the Raleigh Rock-n-Roll Full and Half Marathon. This group is an amazing group of individuals.  Their training was ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Weekly Exercise: Three-Position Calf Raises by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Runners are notorious for having issues with their calves. Weak or tight calves can cause a host of other problems related to the Achilles tendon, plantar fascia, and even t ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Weekly Exercise: Planks by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've posted many times on the importance a strong core plays in efficient running and prolonging endurance particularly in long runs. Planks are a great core exercise. They ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Full-Body Fitness for Runners by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's a Bouncing Baby Book!Writing a book, I've discovered, in many ways is not too unlike giving birth. There are months of anxiety, weight gain, moodiness, second-guess ... Read on »
From Engelberg to RunnerDude by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I was in elementary school, I played baseball for 2 years. Hated every minute of it. I was basically Engleberg from The Bad News Bears except I played right field ... Read on »
Avoid the Taper Tantrums by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you're training for a spring marathon, then many of you are about to head into your Taper Time or as I call it sometimes... Taper Tantrum time. Of all the many weeks of t ... Read on »