In today’s world, being online and reading blogs (like this one) can be done in a variety of different ways and in countless locations. Technology has reached a point where, aside from a wifi connection, there doesn’t have to be much similarity at all in how we take in information. There is one thing, however, … More The 3 Phases of Breathing
Believe it or not but winter is almost here, and it can bring with it bouts of the blues. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is your body’s response to the decreased sunlight during the days of autumn and winter. Generally, SAD is subtle. While some people do plunge into a deep depression as the seasons change, … More 4 Steps to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder Before it Begins!
With summer just around the corner, it is time to wake up from that winter hibernation and get yourself back into shape for the beach! When most people think of getting back in shape they think of hitting the gym and pumping some iron or hopping on the treadmill. We want to be in and … More 30 minutes a day to a beach body without the gym!
Now that Spring is upon us it is time for the infamous spring cleaning extravaganza! Too long have we lived under the same roof as countless dust bunnies, cob webs, and indistinguishable food particles in and under the couch. Before you grab your mops and brooms, take at look at these 12 tips to make … More 12 Tips for the best Spring Cleaning ever!
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
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.
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.
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