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Use workout apps long enough, and you’ll realise you can’t trust a single one. Sometimes they go defunct, or you take a break from running and forget your password, or your phone dies and takes your data with it. And even when all goes well, the apps can’t always track the metrics you should be tracking.

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Cold weather doesn’t have to stop you from running, but getting dressed is a puzzle: how do you keep from freezing your butt off, without overheating once you start to sweat? In this video, we show you exactly what to wear.

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Cheers of encouragement are a great morale booster, but every marathon runner has fond memories of that spectator, the one who had the perfect snack or motivating words at a tough point in the race. Here’s how to be that angel.

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I came to the sport of running later in life, mostly because the stress of having two children in quick succession took a toll on my physical and emotional health. After joining a local couch to 5K program, I quickly made mum friends who shared my obsession with pounding the pavement in an effort to maintain my sanity.

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With Aussie temperatures regularly hitting the high 30s this summer, you'd have to be barmy to run while the sun is up. Unfortunately, once the air has cooled down enough to run you're basically in pitch-black darkness. So how do you run outdoors safely?

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The hotter it is, the slower you run - but humidity plays a role too. When the air is full of moisture, sweating doesn't cool you down like it usually would. You won't be able to run as fast, because your body is trying to prevent you from overheating.

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One of the things that has kept me locked into owning a FitBit is competitions. Every week three friends of mine and I participate in a “Workweek Challenge” that we somehow still find the time to trash talk in even after a few years. I love a good competition, and FitBit competitions have been the inspiration for many an extra walk or run on a Friday over the years.

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This year we challenged ourselves to blaze new trails in lifting, cardio, yoga and more. Along the way we upgraded just about every aspect of our fitness, from achieving near-transcendence on a running path to working around that one arsehole at the gym.

Here are our best fitness posts of 2018.

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Your muscles are made of protein, so if you’re building muscle you need to eat up. But how much protein do you really need? More than a couch potato, but less than the protein-crazy gym bros would have you believe. Here’s how to quickly calculate the real answer.

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Maybe you win a lot. Or maybe you just run a lot of races that give finisher’s medals—marathons, half marathons, novelty 5Ks. Either way, that first treasured medal eventually blooms into a few pounds of hardware weighing down your doorknob or filling up your dresser drawer. Here are some more fun ways to appreciate—or dispose of — those medals.