Thinking of participating in the Color Run this year and need some Color Run tips?
The Color Run is an exciting 5K event that has hosted 6 million people and takes place in over 35 different countries. It's the longest running series to date. Read on to learn all about it.
Most people share a common running experience. You start off feeling slow and sluggish - wondering how long you've been running for and when it will be over - then something shifts. The body goes from heavy and stiff to warm and ready to run for miles. Read More
So you've been running for a little while and you've decided that you'd like to start training for a marathon. We must warn you, it's not going to be easy. But, once you cross that finish line and all that hard work pays off, you'll feel amazing. Here's a guide to help you get started on your amazing journey. Read More
You've seen people running on the beach in movies, television shows, and maybe even in real life. What makes beach running so popular? Well, for one thing, it's the beach! If you'd like to get your workout in while enjoying the fresh air, here are a few tips and tricks to help you prepare for your run on the beach. Read More
Those of you who have been with me awhile know that I tend to listen to podcasts when I run. And because I'm an old school nerd...they tend to be things like Dan Carlin's Hardcore History or Come and Take It (a Texas history podcast). But there are times when even I need music :) Read More
Running may be an activity that delivers a variety of personal benefits, but that doesn't mean you have to participate on your own. Certainly, you can hit the open road at your leisure and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet away from the madding world and the many demands of your daily life. However, you could also choose to run with friends or join a local running club if you're looking for a way to turn your fitness routine into a social activity, killing two birds with one stone. Read More
You've been training for months and you're finally ready to lace up your running shoes and hit the road in a competitive capacity. In other words, you've signed up for a race. Before you hear the starting gun, however, you need to understand that there is etiquette involved in racing, as with any social situation. Here are a few important points of etiquette every racing newbie should observe. Read More
From 5k races to a simple jog around the block, it seems that lately, almost everybody is jumping on the running bandwagon.
Since it doesn't require any special equipment other than a good pair of shoes, running is an inexpensive, fun, and effective way to get in your weekly allotment of cardio.
Is running the answer to your weight loss woes?
41% of Americans make new year resolutions, with exercise and weight loss topping the list of desired changes. That's perhaps not surprising when you consider that over 45% of Americans aren't getting enough aerobic exercise and 2 in 3 are overweight.
But what's the solution?
Did you know less than one percent of Americans have run a marathon?
Finishing a marathon is a significant life accomplishment. Runners spend months preparing their bodies and minds for a seemingly impossible 26.2 mile-long journey.
The holidays are full of relatives, parties, shopping, and traveling. It is all too easy to let your routine slide over the holidays. However, it does not have to doom your progress. That is even if getting motivated enough to find the time for a run can be a challenge. There are plenty of distractions to get you off your game. 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