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A running-only (and alliteration-rich) countdown of current happenings in the community...



7. Moderator extraordinaire Dave Vause dropped some knowledge about what to do should you miss your last long run before Marathon race day.


6. Uber-moderator Jay Silvio, meanwhile, shared his sage wisdom on how to choose a running shoe that is right for you


5. Bed-ridden with that nasty bug that has been going around? Challenge yourself to read through the 100+ page (and counting)  iPod debate thread.


4. Speaking of iPods... member delta_90017 is training for a marathon and must find 3+ hours of music. The community was quick to respond with a wide range of suggestions.


3. Bad back like Shaq? Make sure to read this thread, rich with information about recovering from a low back herniated disk. 


2. Curious about how to best control your breathing while pounding the pavement? Mr. Vause maintains that "most of your miles (all, if you're a beginner) should be run at a pace that allows a relaxed conversation."


1. "I do today what you won't, so tomorrow I do what you can't." Check out this and other funny, inspirational and otherwise favorite running t-shirt slogans in this popular thread

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A mixed bag of goodness to help you through the school- or workweek...


7. The age-old debate about whether men should shave their legs on race day has resumed in our Triathlon Community. An argument is made that leg shaving has several advantages to any athlete besides just looking good and feeling good .


6. Active Sara discovered a gem of a futbol highlight video that fellow staff member Trish describes as the best of Jackie Chan meets the best of soccer skills. Orange slices for everyone!


5. The prolific Gear Junkie penned another excellent review, this time of a new line of Backcountry Backpacks from Kelty. A must-read for any Outdoors enthusiast...


4. Our own Dave Camire caught up with Boston Marathon Director Dave McGillivray at the 2008 Running USA Conference in La Jolla, California. You can check out the informative interview, an Active Video exclusive, right here.


3. The always entertaining members of the Marine Corps Marathon Community have reprised their ode (of sorts) to comedian Jeff Foxworthy with the popular forum thread You know you are training for a marathon when.... A sampling: "When you count the toenails that HAVEN'T fallen off, not the ones that have."


2. Religion, politics...grains? Active Expert Matt Fitzgerald takes a look at what science and common sense say about the place of grains in a healthy diet with his blog post The Straight Dope on Grains.


1. The debate that never ends...uh, continues: With well over 1,500 replies, the iPod Conflict thread is showing no signs of slowing down.

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