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Recap: Night Nation Run Toronto with DJ Scuffs

By Maire,

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Last week Fit Radio DJ, DJ Scuffs took the Fit Radio stage at Night Nation Run in Toronto – The World’s first-ever Running Music Festival.

 

We had a chance to catch up with DJ Scuffs after the event and here is what he had to say:

Q: What was the Night Nation Run event like?

A: It was a super dope event. So much energy from start to finish. Essentially, it’s a big music festival with a 5K race course going through it. There are multiple sounds and DJs playing all day and through the night with some DJs actually positioned on the course to help keep you pumped and moving all the way to the main stage.

 

Q: Fill in the blank: DJing at Night Nation Run Toronto was _______.

A: An amazing experience, a cool concept, and one of the best events I’ve ever played at and been a part of.

 

Q: When you create a Fit Radio mix, what do you always make sure to do?

A: I always make sure it’s a perfect combination of style, fun, energy, and it keeps you wanting more.

 

Learn more about Night Nation Run and find upcoming runs near you hereFit Radio users get an exclusive $25 admission price (60% off the regular ticket pricing) using the coupon code FITRADIO at checkout for ALL RACES! Click here to find a Night Nation Run near you!

How to Become a Better Runner Through Walking

By Maire,

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Better Running Through Walking

by Stuart Bradford – NY Times

I am more couch potato than runner. But not long ago, I decided to get myself into shape to run in the New York City Marathon, on Nov. 1, just 152 days from now. (Not that I’m counting.)

To train for my first marathon, I’m using the “run-walk” method, popularized by the distance coach Jeff Galloway, a member of the 1972 Olympic team. When I mentioned this to a colleague who runs, she snickered — a common reaction among purists.

But after interviewing several people who have used the method, I’m convinced that those of us run-walking the marathon will have the last laugh.

Contrary to what you might think, the technique doesn’t mean walking when you’re tired; it means taking brief walk breaks when you’re not.

Depending on one’s fitness level, a walk-break runner might run for a minute and walk for a minute, whether on a 5-mile training run or the 26.2-mile course on race day. A more experienced runner might incorporate a one-minute walk break for every mile of running.

Taking these breaks makes marathon training less grueling and reduces the risk of injury, Mr. Galloway says, because it gives the muscles regular recovery time during a long run. Walk breaks are a way for older, less fit and overweight people to take part in a sport that would otherwise be off limits. But most surprising are the stories from veteran runners who say run-walk training has helped them post faster race times than ever.

One of them is Tim Deegan of Jacksonville, Fla., who had run 25 marathons when his wife, Donna Deegan, a popular local newscaster and cancer survivor, began organizing a marathon to raise money for breast cancer research. When Mr. Galloway volunteered to help with the race, Ms. Deegan asked her husband to take part in run-walk training to show support.

“The only reason I did this is because I love my wife,” said Mr. Deegan, 49. “To say I was a skeptic is to put it very nicely.”

But to his surprise, he began to enjoy running more, and he found that his body recovered more quickly from long runs. His times had been slowing — to about 3 hours 45 minutes, 15 minutes shy of qualifying for the Boston Marathon — but as he ran-walked his way through the Jacksonville Marathon, “I started thinking I might have a chance to qualify for Boston again.”

He did, posting a time of 3:28.

Nadine Rihani of Nashville ran her first marathon at age 61, taking walk breaks. Her running friends urged her to adopt more traditional training, and she was eventually sidelined by back and hip pain. So she resumed run-walk training, and in April, at age 70, she finished first in her age group in the Country Music Marathon, coming in at 6:05.

“My friends who were ‘serious’ runners said, ‘You don’t need to do those walk breaks,’ ” she said. “I found out the hard way I really did.”

Dave Desposato, a 46-year-old financial analyst, began run-walk training several years ago after excessive running resulted in an overuse injury. He finished this year’s Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City, Mich., in 3:31:42, cutting 12 minutes off his previous best.

“I run enough marathons now to see everybody totally collapsing at the end is very, very common,” he said. “You wish you could share your experience with them, but they have to be willing to listen first.”

Another unconventional element of walk-break training is the frequency — typically just three days a week, with two easy runs of 20 to 60 minutes each and a long run on the weekend. The walk breaks allow runners to build up their mileage without subjecting their bodies to the stress of daily running, Mr. Galloway said.

Many runners take their own version of walk breaks without thinking about it, he says: they slow down at water stations or reduce their pace when they tire. Scheduling walk breaks earlier in a run gives the athlete control over the race and a chance to finish stronger.

While I’m planning to use run-walk training to complete my first marathon, I’ve heard from many runners who adhere to a variety of training methods. So later this week, the Well blog will have a new feature: the Run Well marathon training tool, with which you can choose any of several coaches’ training plans and then track your progress.

Besides Mr. Galloway, plans are being offered by the marathoner Greg McMillan, who is renowned for his detailed training plans that help runners reach their time goals; the New York Flyers, the city’s largest running club, which incorporates local road races into its training; and Team for Kids, a New York Road Runners Foundation charity program that trains 5,000 adult runners around the world.

The Run Well series also gives you access to top running experts, advice from elite runners, reviews of running gadgets and regular doses of inspiration to get you race-ready.

So please join me, the coaches and other running enthusiasts every day at the Well blog, nytimes.com/well, during the next five months of training. For me, this is finally the year I’ll run a marathon. I hope it will be your year too.

Fit Radio Success Story – Meet Brandy M.

By Maire,

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Meet Brandy M. Brandy just ran the longest distance of her life (without stopping) all thanks to Fit Radio. Here is her story:

“I did it! I officially ran the longest distance I ever have before (without) stopping! Just did a 10k (6.2 miles) and finished in about an hour at a 10.5 minute mile, which I am extremely happy with! My “personal record” had nothing to do with time, it was simply to FINISH, ideally without stopping, which I DID!!! The Texas heat is no joke in the middle of the afternoon. It was HOT, I was tired and I already worked out at did weights at the gym this morning.

BUT I bought this beautiful diamond finishers medal to do a “virtual run” with some of my ADPi sisters who live in different places. I told myself I would run a 10k for the medal before my 15k next weekend, so today was the day that it was NOW OR NEVER! (I even had the willpower to not open the medal package until I finished my run!)

The trail was really empty today so it made it MUCH HARDER to run and at the halfway point I was TIRED! I knew that I could stop and walk because no one would know but me… But I wanted to prove to myself that I could do this run, alone, without stopping. Talk about SELF MOTIVATION & DISCIPLINE!

Although my body was tired I knew it was MIND that I had to convince to keep going so I kept telling myself “This is so easy”, “You’ve got this girl”, “Be proud of yourself”, “Keep going”, “You’re almost there”… Positive self talk really helped and I have my yoga practice to thank for that.
Just know that if you want to do something, YOU CAN DO IT. I was not a runner before I took on this challenge, but I was determined & motivated… That’s what it takes. Set new goals, determine how to achieve them & then take action to make your goals turn into accomplishments! I couldn’t have done it without Fit Radio!”

Brandy

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Imagine Music Festival Takes Over Fit Radio

By Maire,

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Stream all of your favorite festival mixes right within the Fit Radio Workout Music app! 

 

Calling all EDM fans! We have just launched our new “Festival Station” on the Fit Radio app! 

 
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For the next few months, Imagine Music Festival will TAKEOVER the new Festival station on Fit Radio – bringing you exclusive, high-energy workout mixes to get you in the music festival spirit! With DJs like Adventure Club, Benny Benassi, Borgore, Dillon Francis, The Disco Biscuits, Excision, Nero, Gramatik, Zeds Dead, Steve Angello, and more – you can look forward to some amazing new mixes! See the full line up here.

 

Imagine Music Festival (IMF) is an electronic dance music festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. Voted Top 30 festival in the world by Fest300, and Top Ten Emerging Music Festivals by USA Today, the festival features multiple stages hosting the world’s top electronic musicians, DJ’s and bands along with captivating cirque style acts & performances.

 

When Imagine Music Festival arrives, the event will transport festival-goers to an immersive aquatic fairytale featuring multiple magnificent stages with world-class sound and lighting production.  Wander through fantastic atmospheres filled with mind-bending circus performers, mermaids, sea creatures, art installations, vendors and more, creating an unforgettable 360-degree experience.

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Check out the newest Festival mix, Hosted by Arque, “IMF 2016 Ep. 1-Arque.”

 

Imagine Festival will be taking place at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Ga from August 26-28th 2016. For more info and tickets, please visit: www.imaginefestival.com

Fit Radio Users – Meet Morgan B.

By Maire,

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Meet Morgan B. This is her Fit Radio Story:

 

My name is Morgan and I currently live in Colorado. For me, Colorado is the best place for anyone who is super active and loves the outdoors. Personally, my favorite activities include camping, hiking (Summer or Winter), and bike riding.

I love Fit Radio because it always keeps me motivated with the newest music and pushes me with every beat!

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Has Fit Radio Helped You Reach Your Fitness Goals?

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Has Fit Radio helped you reach your fitness goals? We want to hear from you! (And congratulations by the way! 😉 ) Tell us about your experience for your chance to be featured in your own personal spotlight on our blog and social media! All you have to do is answer the questions below, email them to team@fitradio.com along with 1-3 of your best photos to accompany your feature.

 

  1. What has been your overall experience using Fit Radio?
  2. How did you hear about Fit Radio?
  3. How has Fit Radio helped you reach your fitness goals?
  4. What do you love most about Fit Radio?

 

Thank you all for your support of the #FitRadioLife! Keep it up!

Motivation Monday Mix: Billy The Kid – “Still Fly”

By Maire,

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Still Fly” – Billy The Kid

  1. “Do It To It” – Cherish
  2. “Bust It Baby” – Plies (feat. Ne-Yo)
  3. “Shake Ya Tailfeather” – Nelly (feat. P. Diddy & Murphy Lee)
  4. “Satisfy You” – Puff Daddy
  5. “Still Fly” – Big Tymers
  6. “Winner” – Jamie Foxx
  7. “What’s Luv?” – Fat Joe (feat. Ashanti)
  8. “Replay” – Iyaz
  9. “I Wanna Be Bad” – Willa Ford
  10. “Bye Bye Bye (Scooter Remix)” – N’Sync
  11. “Me & U” – Cassie
  12. “Mess With My Man” – Nivea (feat. Jagged Edge)
  13. “Faded” – SoulDecision
  14. “Miami” – Will Smith

 

Learn more about Billy The Kid and listen to his latest mixes here.

Recap: Night Nation Run Los Angeles with Fit Radio DJ Kerry Glass

By Maire,

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Last week Fit Radio DJ, DJ Kerry Glass took to the Fit Radio stage at Night Nation Run in Los Angeles – The World’s first-ever Running Music Festival.

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We had a chance to sit down with Mr. DJ Kerry Glass about the event and here is what he had to say:

Q: How was your overall experience DJ-ing at the Fit Radio Stage at Night Nation Run in LA?
A: My experience was amazing from the time I arrived until the time I left. The entire Night Nation Run staff was friendly and extremely accommodating. The crowd was probably one of the happiest and most excited crowds I have ever seen in my life. 5 Stars!
 
Q: What was different about performing at this event?

A: The ENERGY from the crowd was insane throughout the entire event. Whatever interaction you gave to the crowd, they would give right back to you ten fold.

 

Q: Would you recommend our Fit Radio Fam take part in the NNR events?
A: Everything about NNR was AWESOME! From their friendly staff, to their impressive stage production to the incredible audience. I 100% recommend in taking part of the event and hope to be a part of it again in the years to come. NNR Rocks!
 
Learn more about Night Nation Run and find upcoming runs near you here! Fit Radio users get an exclusive $25 admission price (60% off the regular ticket pricing) using the coupon code FITRADIO at checkout for ALL RACES! Click here to find a Night Nation Run near you!
 
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Fit Radio Has Partnered With Night Nation Run

By Maire,

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Experience Fit Radio DJs DJ Kerry Glass in Los Angeles and DJ Scuffs in Toronto on the Fit Radio Stages this July at Night Nation Run! The World’s First Running Music Festival will journey you through an illuminated racecourse to multiple on-course performance stages, each with its own unique, exhilarating party, finishing with an explosive main-stage after-party featuring top headliner DJ’s and special guest celebrity performers!

FitRadio users get an exclusive $25 admission price (60% off the regular ticket pricing) using the coupon code FITRADIO at checkout for ALL RACES! Click here to find a Night Nation Run near you!

 

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Fit Radio T-Shirts Are Now Available

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Get Your Fit Radio Swag!

Rep your love for Fit Radio with our brand new T-Shirt designs available for purchase! 

Click here to shop the entire collection.

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