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Overcoming running injury and downtime

Overcoming running injury and downtime

Training goes well until, well, it doesn’t.  I’m sure for many folks, that’s been the case a time or two.  For me, that seems to have been the story line of the last chapter as we’ve begun the “re-entry” phase since the Covid-19 pandemic.
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What does it mean to be an athlete?

What does it mean to be an athlete?

The deep ties in society between an athletes performance, "winning," and a person's assigned value can sometimes create an identity crisis within an athlete. "Are you a winning athlete or a losing athlete?" you may be asked. And, how does that reflect on your self-worth? What do you do when the winning is over, you've run your last race, or you've played your last game? 
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How to crush your next virtual race

How to crush your next virtual race

As large gatherings are canceled including big races like the Boston Marathon, more runners are turning to virtual events in order to stay motivated and connected. Here’s a quick list to help you through your next virtual event.
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The Best Running Playlists

The Best Running Playlists

Since the walk-man, runners have debated whether it is best to run with or without music – every runner must decide for themselves the best way to safety and productively go about their race preparations. For those who enjoy listening to music during a run, OS1st has created a few playlists to help.OS1
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OS1st Virtual Running Challenge x3

OS1st Virtual Running Challenge x3

The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge is back for round three, with another week of virtually uniting runners who are safely training/racing, on their own, outdoors or at home, through a virtual running challenge.

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Four Ways To Prevent Leg Injuries When Playing Your Favorite Sport

Four Ways To Prevent Leg Injuries When Playing Your Favorite Sport

If you belong to the 19 percent of the US population that participates in sports on an average day, you've probably had to deal with a few injuries in the past.
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The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge x2

The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge x2

The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge is back for round two, with another week of virtually uniting runners who are still safely training/racing, on their own, outdoors or at home, through a virtual running challenge. 
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Charm City Run and OS1st partner to support Johns Hopkins' essential staff OS1st medical-grade compression sleeves

Charm City Run and OS1st partner to support Johns Hopkins' essential staff OS1st medical-grade compression sleeves

Baltimore running store , Charm City Run, and the number one running compression bracing product, OS1st, will donate superhero themed OS1st compression sleeves to the brave essential staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital, serving their community during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge

The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge

OS1st will sponsor a virtual race challenge from March 22 to 28 to support the running community, including local businesses affected by the novel coronavirus. 

As our communities and world come together to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we want to create a virtual competition between all our runners training alone, and our online community. 

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Why runners wear calf compression

Why runners wear calf compression

Elite runners rely on compression to  improve performance, reduce muscle fatigue, and speed recovery.

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Go outside with OS1st

Go outside with OS1st

Did you know that your outdoor activities can and will improve your mood and over all wellbeing. According to Dr. Susanne Preston, a Clinical Mental Health Counseling instructor, from South University says spending time outside is good for a person’s mental health, as it allows them to de-stress.  
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How to find quality compression stockings, socks, and sleeves

How to find quality compression stockings, socks, and sleeves

Whether you are a seasoned runner or an everyday athlete, new to the fitness game or just want the benefits of compression gear for blood flow, make sure you purchase it from a company that is knowledgeable of what true medical compression gear is and how it will benefit your performance and recovery time.  The few extra minutes you take to ask the right questions can make all the difference in the world.
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