If your New Year's resolution was to exercise more but you haven't made good on it, don't worry -- you're not alone. Fortunately, it's not too late to get back on track. If you're looking for an exercise regimen that is good for you, why not try running? Read More
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
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.