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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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Running Form: A Work in Progress by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A couple of years ago I purchased a copy of Danny Dreyer's book, Chi Running , and that was the first time I really began thinking more about the mind-body connection of ... Read on »
When Last Place Is Better Than First by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The other day, Steve, a member of my beginning running group at the Volvo North America Headquarters told me that he was learning to “celebrate the small gains.” He ju ... Read on »
My First Marathon: Chris's Story by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My (Chris Hazzard's) first marathon was Los Angeles 2011 (only 6 months ago!). Prior to training for LA, I was not a runner; I was a guy who occasionally ran short dis ... Read on »
Winner of the Saucony Cortanas is... by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Congratulations to Wayne Ball, the winner of the Saucony Cortanas! A Big thanks to all the participants in the contest and an even bigger thanks to Saucony for providing ... Read on »
And the Winner Is..... by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running And the winner of RunnerDude's Blog's Ugliest Runner's Feet Contest and the $75 RunningWarehouse.com Gift Card is Steven Pavao of Hilo, Hawaii. Steven says his feet h ... Read on »
Shoe Review: Saucony's New Cortana by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you're wanting a more flexible responsive shoe, but tend to be a mild to moderate overpronator and still need a little support and guidance, the you may want to check ... Read on »
My First Marathon: Peter by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'll say it upfront: I finished in 3hrs, 29mins, and 56secs. My aim was 3 1/2 hours, so that number looks like the perfectly executed race. Read on... Preparation ... Read on »
Cast Your Vote for the Ugliest Runner's Feet ! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Drum roll please...brace yourselves for some pretty gnarly looking feet! Below are the brave souls who bared their soles for the chance to win a $75 RunningWarehouse.com ... Read on »
When Do I Run At Race Pace? by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As summer draws to a close, many runners are in the heat of their fall marathon race training. Cooler temps and decreasing humidity are being celebrated. The tempo run ... Read on »
My First Marathon: Vanessa by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Below is the first of a series of upcoming posts on "My First Marathon." It's such an awesome experience, I thought it would be great for readers to share what their fir ... Read on »
Ugliest Runner's Feet Contest! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You know you're a real runner when your first toenail turns black or better yet falls off. LOL! I have one toenail that's a permanent honorarium to my first Marathon (NY ... Read on »
National Run@Work Day! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 On September 16, 2011, the Road Runners Club of America will promote the 6th Annual RUN@WORK Day nationwide. Company-based wellness ... Read on »
The RunnerDudes Do Battle at Battle! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I try really hard to keep RunnerDude's Blog and RunnerDude's Fitness separate. From time to time, I'll mention my running and coaching business and today is one of those ... Read on »
7 Training Tips for Your First Half Marathon by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So, you've run a 5K, maybe even a 10K, and now you’re ready for something more challenging like a half marathon. Good for you! The half marathon is a great dista ... Read on »
Heart Rate Training: Is It For Me? by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In my experience with runners, there seems to be two camps. Those who religiously use heart rate monitors and those who don't have a clue what they are. I think there ca ... Read on »
7 Ways Runners Can Avoid Overtraining by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Feeling the burn after a workout is a great sign that you've done your job. That burn is a result of pushing your body past what it's used to. Challenging yourself towar ... Read on »
And the Winners are... by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Congratulations to Kristen Bowles and Jessica Grammer, the winners of the RunningWarehouse.com $50 gift cards! Thanks to all that entered the contest and thanks to all w ... Read on »
Heat, Heat, Go Away! Don't Come Back Another Day! by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Most of the Midwest, South, and many other parts of the US have been experiencing a tremendous heatwave the past few weeks. Heat can really take it's toll on a runner, e ... Read on »
Runner of the Week: Jeff by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's been a while since I've featured a Runner of the Week. I'm happy to return the feature with an awesome runner and person, Jeff Williams. Some of you blog readers ... Read on »