This article was written to answer some of the most common questions asked by new runners and by people returning to the running scene after some time off. 1. How long should my first runs be? Answer: During the first week or so, try to keep your runs to no more than 15 minutes. After that, … More Top 10 Questions Asked by Beginning Runners
Holding true to the Black Friday tradition of impulsive buying, I decided to purchase an Instant Pot. Shortly after purchasing, however, I realized I was terrified of the appliance exploding due to my ignorance of its usage so I resisted using it. I had lessened my fears slightly when I performed the water test on it. … More Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken, no explosions necessary!
Runners spend a lot of time worrying about the shoes that they wear for their workouts and races. They’ll try on a dozen different trainers at a running shoe store, searching for the perfect shoe that will keep them running healthy. But often, they don’t pay much attention to their casual shoes or their work … More How Your Casual and Work Shoes can Cause Running Injuries
“To give anything less than you best is to sacrifice the gift.” These words, spoken by Steve Prefontaine, summed up who he was and how he raced. In every competition, he would give it everything he had to make sure he ran his absolute best. This athlete shattered every american distance running record, starting in high … More America’s Greatest Distance Runner, Dead Before his Prime.
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Imagine this, if you will; you are standing atop a large hill looking over a beautiful sunrise, not a cloud in the sky. You can hear the birds chirping, feel the breeze, smell the fresh grass and blooming flowers of spring. Now, imagine looking up from the bottom…
Loss of flexibility isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Ok, maybe don’t stop altogether, but you don’t need as much stretching while training as you may think. One of the more interesting effects of run training is reduced flexibility in the joints of the lower legs. In a word, the more you run, the harder it … More Want Improved Running Economy? Stop Stretching
If you’ve been in the running scene long enough, chances are you’ve heard about loading up on carbohydrates the night before a race. Why do they suggest doing this? The main reason is to make sure your body has a lot of simple sugars floating around that can easily be burned for energy. Carbohydrates are … More The Truth Behind Carb-Loading Before a Race.
Do you ever feel pressed for time when it comes to making healthy meals? Especially when you need to get a training run in AND get dinner ready? Me too! Sometimes, I slip up and I don’t get my meals prepped. Or my runs take longer than anticipated. These two scenarios lead to me picking … More The Perfect Post-Run Meal that the Family will Enjoy, too!
When running, the average person will have a stride length of about 7 feet (2.1336 meters). This means that in a typical 5k race, a person will take 2,344 strides, equaling 4,688 steps. Using these same numbers, running a marathon could bring your step count to a whopping 19,763 steps! With all of these steps … More 6 Tips for Finding the Perfect Shoe
When it comes to running, most people know that it’ll help lose weight and gain muscle. While these are two great benefits, there are also benefits that aren’t as well known. Here is a list of 10 benefits from running you may not know! Decreased stress High levels of stress seem inevitable for just about … More 10 Benefits of Running you May Not Know!