Life-Long Endurance Training and Old Age

Marathon runner

Whether or not endurance training, specifically running, is good for your health in the long term has been hotly debated throughout the years. You might hear people say that long-distance running is bad for your heart, or bad for your knees/joints. You may hear the stories about crazy injuries from ACL tears to Achilles popping. Continue Reading

Dealing With “The Wall” While Running

Running

“The Wall” We have all heard of it; some might have experienced it. The dreaded moment during your run where your body just feels like…well…it hit a wall! (I wonder where they got the name from?) Your friends and colleagues may tell you that there is no way of defeating this inevitable experience during your Continue Reading

Hill Sprints for Long Distance Runners

Hill Sprints

While I have been training for my long distance events I have settled on a few goals. One of these goals involve getting in better overall shape which includes losing weight and strengthening my body. Now – long distance running can and will do both, however sometimes it is better to mix things up a Continue Reading

Unmotivated to Run

Running Motivation

We all go through little dry spells when it comes to training and running now and again. It could be for numerous reasons such as an all of a sudden busier life, sickness, injury or just plain laziness. For what it is worth, I myself have had many “dry spells” and I know I will Continue Reading

Running Book of the Moment – Book #2

Eat and Run

Book Title: Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness Author: Scott Jurek Book Description (Amazon): For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse Continue Reading

Running Myths – Part 2

Running Myths

This post is part of a series of “running myths” posts that I have been doing. You can find more in this series by clicking here. When talking with friends and reading running posts online you come across a lot of information that may not necessarily be true. The running myths may be popular conversation Continue Reading

Running Tip – Smelly Sneakers

Photo By: timtak

I always come across interesting tips from friends and co-runners and decided to pass on the tips to all of you as well! It is “Tip of the Week” but in reality I may have more, I may have less (but I’m going to TRY to do one a week). Anyways, on to your first Continue Reading

Running Plan for Beginners

Running Plan for Beginners

Whether you are planning on running a race or running to lose weight, it is a good idea to have a running plan. Below is a running plan for beginners which will help keep you motivated and give you some guidelines to start moving! The below schedule mixes walking and jogging for eight weeks (three Continue Reading

Jogging for Beginners

jogging for beginners

Jogging for beginners may seem like an easy task to accomplish, but can be intimidating for someone who is not familiar with running/jogging. It is understandable – you may have not had to run around since you were a little kid and just have been accustomed to a more sedentary lifestyle. Honestly, it happens to Continue Reading

Get Rid of Blisters

Get Rid of Blisters

Nothing is worse than trying to get into the swing of running, only to be sidelined because of a huge blister (or two) on the bottom of your feet. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, someone who runs in shoes or someone who runs barefoot, blisters are just part of life for a Continue Reading

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