Shannon Smith

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Beer Experts Select the 17 Best Summer Beers

Some summer seasonals deserve coveted space in your cooler, while others should be left to crowd gas station beer fridges well into the fall. To help guide you through the wealth of wheat beers, session ales, and busty blondes unleashed during the summer months, we tapped a panel of beer writers, …

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Education Week

<i>This is the first installment in a series on "The Ultimate Demise of the Common Core." The second and third installments can be found here.</i><p>There …

Virtual Racing… The Next Big Thing?

Ever needed extra motivation in your training? An addition carrot to get those miles in or an added way to hold yourself accountable? Welcome in …

How to be Assertive Not Pushy

Pushy people want what they want, regardless of how you feel.<p>You have pushy-jerk radar that tells you to resist, protect, hold back, or attack.<p>You …

Five Leadership Resolutions for 2014

A history of failure prevents you from making New Years resolutions. You fell short last time. Why try again? What’s the point?<p>One friend said, “The …

Eight Weight Loss Mistakes Runners Make

Avoid these common errors that can sabotage your efforts to drop a few pounds.<p><b>Pop quiz:</b> You just went for a run. How many calories did you blast? Chances are your guess outpaces reality, to the tune of, say, a Frappuccino. Overestimating calorie burn is the Big Daddy of runners' weight-loss …

Nutrition

The Benefits of Running Less

How to run faster and achieve your race goals on fewer training miles.<p>There’s nothing that makes me smile bigger than receiving Success Mail. In this case, it was actually a Success Post on my AskCoachJenny Facebook Page.<p>I share this with you in this week’s column because it is the perfect …

Marathons

10 Ways to become the Leader People Follow

Yesterday I met with two new leaders in my organization. It was a “get to know you” and a “where are you going” pow-wow.<p>At the end of our exchange I …

20 Ways to Give Negative Feedback

Growth always hurts. But, stagnation is death.<p>Growth requires feedback.<p>Successful leaders are great at giving feedback.<p>Good intentions don’t …

How Fast or Slow Should I Run?

The trick is to find your "Goldilocks pace"—the one that's just right. Here's how.<p>When you first start exercising, you want to work hard enough that you’re boosting your fitness, strength, and endurance but not so fast that you get hurt. (Doing too much too soon is a very common cause of …

Marathons

5 Ways to Get Over Your Biggest Mental Barriers

Even if you love working out, it’s completely normal to battle negative thinking. Here's how to get over it.<p>Often the biggest obstacle to running has nothing to do with the legs and lungs; it’s about what’s on your mind. Here’s how to clear some common mental hurdles that can keep you from getting …

Weight Loss

How to Fuel for a 5K

Should you be carb-loading for a 5K? Here's what--and when--to eat before your next 3.1<p><i>I'm a high school varsity cross country runner, and I'm unsure of what's right, nutrition-wise. I've heard people say to carb-load the night before a race (usually a 5k), but after I've had a couple helpings of</i> …

Nutrition

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Workouts

KQED

Educators around the world are making a special effort to connect with one another around resources and collaborative opportunities during October, …

Knee Strength Workout

Use these seven exercises to strengthen your hips and bring relief to your knees.

Hips

27 Pancakes Worth Waking Up For

September 26th is National Pancake Day. Which is pretty flippin' sweet.

Breakfast

Following Lincoln’s LeadASCD Inservice

By Sarah McKibben<p>When it comes to being a visible leader (or even just an approachable human), we can all take cues from Abraham Lincoln, one of the …

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Diane Ravitch: School privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destroy public schools

Our public schools aren’t in decline. And “reformers” with wild promises don’t care about education — just profits<p>As long as anyone can remember, critics have been saying that the schools are in decline. They used to be the best in the world, they say, but no longer. They used to have real …

M. Night Shyamalan's new book I Got Schooled, about how to fix the education system: 7 predictions for the twist ending.

<b>Spoilers ahead?</b><p>1. The fifth key is water.<p>2. There are actually only four keys.<p>3. The keys are actually rules to <i>sabotage</i> the education system, so …

Help! I’m Sick On Race Week

If you get sick during race week, don’t panic. Most illnesses are viral, last 48 to 72 hours, and will hopefully resolve by race day. I tell my …

What Critics Don't Understand About Gamified Education - GCo

<b>Gamified Education Is a New Model of Learning</b><p>Critics of gamified education always seem to miss some major points:<p>1) Gamified education is much more …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

Track Running 101

Conquer your fear of the local oval.<p>Whether you're taking your first steps as a runner or trying to improve your speed, a track can be a safe, convenient place to run. There are no cars to contend with, many tracks are lighted, the synthetic surface cushions your joints, and the measured distance …

Marathons

What to Pack for Fueling on Race Day

Worried you'll forget something? Here's a fuel packing list to keep you nourished for your big event.<p>Many people assure me it's not strange to have a recurring nightmare. They insist they too suffer from such nightmares, and then dive into a tale of a college course they forgot to drop until it was …

Marathons

How Fit Are You?

To run at your full potential, you need to target all areas of fitness—including flexibility, balance, and mobility.<p>CORE STRENGTH<p>A strong core—the muscles in your abdominals, back, and glutes—gives you stability, power, and endurance. “If your core muscles can’t support your pelvis, it will drop, …

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5K Moves

Use this two part video series to gain speed and lose weight for your next 5K.

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