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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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Enter to Win a GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition Camera! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ever want to digitally record your adventures running on the trail, traversing technical terrain on your bike, or screaming down a zip line? Well now you can, with this aw ... Read on »
RunnerDude Chats with Meredith Dolhare by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It never ceases to amaze me the amount of athletic talent found in North Carolina. When Given Brand Sports contacted me about interviewing ultra runner, multi-Ironman ... Read on »
A Short Life That Touched So Many - Peyton Moore by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning I awoke like any other morning. Early. Weekdays and Saturdays I'm usually up at 4:30AM. I have early morning clients to train at the studio during the week and ... Read on »
Hot and Humid? Adjust Your Expectations! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hot is bad. Humid is bad. But, Hot and humid is just plain nasty. Ever been on a run and it feels more like you're swimming than running? More than likely that's because t ... Read on »
Respect the Heat! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running No need to be a fair-weather runner, but runner's do have to take caution in extreme weather conditions particularly in the extreme cold and heat. This time of year, heat ... Read on »
Sports Drinks: Which is Right for You? by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sports Drinks...They're a necessity for runners, especially endurance runners and especially this time of the year. Sports drinks have gotten somewhat of a bad rap late ... Read on »
SAUCONY INTRODUCES ‘#BOSTONSTRONG LACE MEDALLION’ TO BENEFIT BOSTON MARATHON VICTIMS... by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Boston-based performance running brand encourages runners to show their support for victims with specially created shoelace medallion; Saucony to donate 100 percent of ... Read on »
The Importance of Base-Building for Marathon Training by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Growing up I remember my mom working hard cleaning the house before the housekeeper came to clean the house. Yep, she cleaned before the housekeeper came to clean. She d ... Read on »
Oblique Exercises for the Runner by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running To the surprise of many, running is about 50% upper-body and 50% lower body. Most people thinks it's more like 80% lower and 20% upper. With out solid muscular endurance ... Read on »
Happy BirthDay RunnerDude! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A little over 4 years ago RunnerDude's Blog was born. The blog has been a labor of love and it's been amazing to watch it grow. Over the past four years, I've had the aw ... Read on »
Don't Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater: A Diet Comparison by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater." Such an odd phrase. Actually has a German origin and can be traced back as far as the 15th century. According to Melissa S ... Read on »
Enter For Chance to Win a Free Saucony Sonic ViZiPRO HDX Jacket! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In January, I posted a review about Saucony's awesome new jacket, the  Sonic ViZiPRO HDX , with the great nighttime visibility fabric, 3M reflective strips, and the awe ... Read on »
Be Safe. Be SEEN! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running One of the worst parts of running during the winter months is the darkness. It's dark early morning and nighttime creeps earlier and earlier. Not an excuse to stop runni ... Read on »
Minimalist Running Shoe Choices by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Guest Blogger: Matthew Kyle Matthew is a representative of Altra Zero Drop Footwear . We have returned to the time of year that embraces and encourages res ... Read on »
And the Winner Is... by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A big thanks to everyone who submitted a "My First Half/Full Marathon" story. Each one was very motivating and moving. The True Random Number Generator selected mom and ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Gear Review: Under Armour Spine RPM Running Shoe by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Recently, I was contacted by Under Armour to see if I would be interested in reviewing some of their new products. I've always been a fan of the Under Armour clothing, s ... Read on »
And the Winners Are..... by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Congratulations! Congratulations to Emir Dedic winner of the free entry to the Blue Ridge Marathon and Elena Vo, winner of the TIMEX Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch w/Hea ... Read on »
My First Marathon: Christie's Story by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We all have people we admire for obvious reasons although the point of “obviousness” is not apparent to everyone.  We admire those who save lives, those that are suc ... Read on »
Timex Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch Giveaway! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running J.R. Martinez in Training for the NYC Marathon toRaise Money for the NYRR Youth Programs Hear the name J.R. Martinez and Dancing With the Stars probably c ... Read on »