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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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RunnerDude Review: Awesome Running Gear by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm always on the lookout for great new gear for runners. Cool and flashy is great, but I'm on the hunt for functional, dependable, and quality. From shirts to shorts ... Read on »
My First Marathon: Kristen's Story by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was hooked on running after my first 5k race I ran with my dad, in 5th grade.  Over the past fifteen years I’ve competed in running during middle and high school c ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Relay Rejuvenation by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Some may think a 208-mile relay through the Virginia and NC mountains with 12 not-so-familiar individuals packed into two passenger vans for 36 hours would be anything but r ... Read on »
My First Marathon: Jeff's Story by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First off let me start by saying I am now a Marathoner and I couldn’t be happier with that fact.  I am proud to join the approximately 1% -2% of people who will ever r ... Read on »
My First Marathon: Angie's Story by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My first marathon experience started just shortly before 4:00 a.m. on a  Saturday morning in June 2006 after a restless night of sleep. I'd been awake since 3:00-- tossi ... Read on »
Send RunnerDude Your "My First Marathon" Stories and Win! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There's nothing like that first marathon experience. It's an overwhelming emotional experience that stays with you a lifetime. Some runners overcome huge life obstacles ... Read on »
10 Tips for Running Your Strongest Marathon by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There are probably as many different ways to train for a marathon as there are runners. No one training plan is the "right" plan. High-mileage plans work great for some ... Read on »
Matt's 10K Run to Fight Hunger by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Have Fun And Help Feed The Hungry All at the Same Time! Join Matt Ketterman and friends on July 7th, 2012 to run/walk 10k to celebrate Matt's 21-year running streak ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Gear Review: Timex Ironman Triathlon 150-Lap TapScreen by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As long as I can remember, Timex has been long associated with quality,  dependable and affordable time pieces. From my childhood, I remember the Timex commercials (back ... Read on »
Guest Post: Big Up Breakfast by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In the spirit of the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games taking place in London, I've asked  Lauren Williams who lives in the UK to be a special guest blogger. Read on to find out ... Read on »
RunnerDude's Gear Review: Brooks PureFlow by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm a big proponent of runners finding what works best for them. Running is not "one-size-fits-all" or in this case "one-shoe-is for-all." Some do great with the purest ... Read on »
RunnerDude Chats with Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Recently, I got a call from a representative of Nissan's Innovation for Endurance program. He wanted to know if I'd be interested in interviewing 2012 U.S. Olympic team ... Read on »
Running Bad for You? Oh Pshaw! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As a runner you hear it all the time when you tell non-runners about your passion. "Oh, isn't running bad for you? Or, "I'd run, but it's bad for your knees." More often ... Read on »
10 Steps to a Successful 10K by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Harder to find these days, but a fun distance to run, the 10K can be a great bridge between a 5K and a half marathon. The 10K is twice as long as a 5K, but in may resp ... Read on »
New Half Marathon! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Looking to reward your hard training efforts with a race and a trip of a lifetime? Well, I've got just the race for you. One of my favorite running apparel companies,  l ... Read on »
Flex that Foot! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "They love me. They love me not. They love me. They love me not." That's the relationship many runners have with their feet and ankles. If you're a runner and if you're ... Read on »
Nine Reasons a Marathon Training Group is Good For You by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So now you know  what to look for in a marathon training group program , but why do you need it? I've worked with many runners in group training. Some new to distance ru ... Read on »
How to Find the Right Marathon Training Group by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When it comes to marathon training groups, some runners love it and others hate it. It really depends on the personality of the runner. Runners who enjoy the solitude ... Read on »
Have You Hugged Your Hammies Today? by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Mother Nature likes balance. Science calls it homeostasis (stability within the body). This Yin and Yang  appears all throughout the various body systems, especially wit ... Read on »
Enter for Chance to Win a Free Soleus GPS 1.0! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Move over Garmin! There's a new GPS watch for runners in town! Earlier this month I posted a review about my experience with the new Soleus GPS 1.0 watch for runners. ... Read on »