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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 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 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

Marathon Training – Importance of the Long Run

Long Run

The long run. Sounds intimidating for any beginning marathon runner. I thought the long run was supposed to be the actual marathon, why do I have to do all these other ones! Many marathon training schedules consist of a couple of short and mid-length runs followed by one long run each week. However, some veterans Continue Reading

Benefits of the Cool Down

Benefits of a Cool Down

I get it. You just ran your heart out for the longest run of your training thus far and all you want to do is plop down on the ground and catch your breath. You don’t care much about the benefits of the cool down and just want to rest. It is natural to just Continue Reading

How to Run Barefoot

Barefoot Running Tips

To wear or not to wear? That is the question when it comes to running in your good old fashioned sneakers. Is minimalist or barefoot running a fad or are there some truths to why these crazy kids are running without shoes!? Should you run barefoot? To be honest with you, there is research out Continue Reading

Running Etiquette and Manners

Running Etiquette

It is your first race and you have no idea what is going to happen or what proper running etiquette is. And why would you? You have been running and training by yourself for this race – not with hundreds of other people around! Don’t worry, it is not as bad as it seems! Below Continue Reading

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