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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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CEP Running Progressive Compression Socks: Maximize Performance and Recover Quicker Too! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've been a big believer in compression socks for several years now. My brand of choice is CEP Socks . I've mainly used them for recovery from regular long runs as well as t ... Read on »
Champion Listens to Real Everyday Runners! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running One of my favorite athletic clothing brands, Champion, is located right down the road from me in Winston-Salem, N.C. Actually as I sit here writing this post, I'm wearing a ... Read on »
Champion Running Clothes—Affordable, Comfortable & Effective! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Back in January, I featured a post on a great program sponsored by Champion—the Champion Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab provides a group of real everyday runners some ... Read on »
CHANGE—It's a Good Thing! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Many of you know that I'm about halfway through a pretty intense 6-month personal trainer and nutrition consultant certification program. It's all a part of my life-career ch ... Read on »
Check Out RunnerDude on Fitter U Fitness Blog! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Yuri Elkaim during the Runners Round Table podcast on Stretching. I've followed Yuri on Twitter and often check out his b ... Read on »
Childhood Obesity on the Rise by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health In 2004, the National Center for Health Statistics showed that 66% of US adults between the ages of 20 and 74 were overweight or obese. According to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ... Read on »
Clean Kicks! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Do your running shoes need a room of their own after a few summer runs? Mine do. They don't stink like teenage locker room stench, from rampant athlete's feet, but they do g ... Read on »
Confused Over the Various Types of Running Shoes? by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As a running coach who works with a great deal of new runners, I've discovered there are three camps when it comes to new runners and running shoes. Some newbies come ... Read on »
Confused Then Amused by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today I attended a seminar on supplemental training to use when coaching triathletes. The seminar was divided into three parts Yoga, Core/Strength Training, and Running Dr ... Read on »
Congrats Bart! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of interviewing Bart Yasso for the blog. In the interview he shared about the one run that had eluded him—Comrades—one of the wor ... 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 »
Controlling the Holiday Bulge by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The holidays are a time to enjoy friends, family, and good food. Problem is many of us attend so many holiday functions that before you know it, you're entering the New ... Read on »
Daughter Plans Run Across America as Tribute to Mom's Battle with MS by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. Symptoms may be as mild as numbness in the limbs or as severe as para ... Read on »
Dig Deep and Persevere! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You know, I doubt any of these old boys were runners, but they sure were on to something..."If your head ain't in the game, you might as well not even try." Success a ... Read on »
Do I Dare Run Faster on a Long Run? by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Pacing. Sounds easy enough, but ask any runner and it can often be the bain of their existence. Before the dawn of wrist-bound GPS watches, you practically had to be a mathe ... Read on »
Do You Know a Running Hero? by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You may not know it, but there are heroes all around us. They're not given medals. They're not recognized on the 6 o'clock news. And they're not rich and famous. But, they a ... Read on »
Do Your Runs Have Purpose? by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running All runs are not created equal. Giving each run a specific purpose can help keep you on track, reach your goals as well as be liberating. Sometimes the sole purpose of ... Read on »
DOMS Da DOMS DOMS! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running DOMS—Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness...we've all had it and we all hate it, but it's a necessary evil in your pursuit for a fitter stronger body. Whether you're a swimmer, a ... Read on »
Don't Believe Everything You Read by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You know the old phrase, "I read it, so it must be true." We all know that's usually not the case, particularly in the age of the Internet when anybody and everybody can pri ... Read on »
Don't Crunch It, Plank It! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When you say "core exercises", more than likely doing crunches comes to mind. Crunches are fine and they'll definitely help you get that "beach-buff" body with the nice six-pa ... Read on »