This week, we are going to dive into the wonderful world of sprained ankles, everything from what causes them, what they actually are, and how to go about recovering from them Read More
Almost all of us could stand to shed a few pounds and one of the best options out there for you is to run. But before you just grab the shoes and hit the door...here are six great articles to get you ready to start losing that weight. Read More
Just about every runner has experienced "runners high" at some point and most of us have seen the physical benefits of running as well. But for many of us, really getting into running can be a life changing experience. Today I want to talk about peoples changes and share my story with you. Read More
A lot of runners working their way up to marathon-level fitness are concerned about common problems like fatigue, injury, and boredom, all of which are possible and even probable if you don't find ways to combat them. There's also a high potential for burnout. When you're pounding the pavement for hours each and every day in preparation for those 26-plus miles on race day, months down the road, burnout is a distinct possibility. Read More
You're going along fine on a level surface, running your heart out, maintaining a stellar pace, and generally feeling pretty great about your performance. Then you reach a hill. No problem! You trained for this by increasing the incline on the treadmill. You crest the hill with a little less breath, but still feeling good. Read More
Any activity can be fun when you're seeing consistent improvement, and this is true for running. We all have our physical limits, though, and eventually you're going to reach a point where no matter how you try, you simply can't seem to improve your running speed. Read More
The answer to this question is unequivocally "no". Pain is your body's way of telling you that something is seriously wrong, and pushing ahead despite this warning is a major risk - you could end up injuring yourself in the process. Read More
If there's one thing runners love, it's that feeling of exhilaration and freedom that comes from hitting the open road, breathing fresh air, and keeping pace to a favorite song. Running is something you do for yourself, and it feels great...until it doesn't.
There are plenty of reasons why people run - for health, fitness, fun, and social activity - but no one would say that this form of physical fitness is easy. Running is a high-intensity activity that can be physically and mentally taxing, despite the benefits it also infers. Read More
Like any worthwhile pursuit, the act of running, and particularly setting goals such as entering and completing races, infers both hopes and fears. By setting personal goals, you are establishing hopes of improving yourself and earning accomplishments. This naturally comes with a counterpart: the fear of failure.
When it comes to summer running, you don't have to worry about issues like frostbite or slipping on ice, but there are still hazards to contend with, such as sunburns, chafing, and heatstroke. In other words, you need to find ways to beat the heat and stay safe when you run in the sun. Here are a few basic safety tips to get you on the right track. Read More
Hitting trails and city streets in search of some exercise is a great way to stay fit, lose weight, and feel great, but running day in and day out can quickly become mundane. If you're bored, you're going to start finding excuses not to run.
What can you do to alleviate boredom when you hit the road? Here are some running hacks to combat boredom and keep you on track.