Category Archives: Training

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

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

Yasso 800s – Long Distance Training

Yasso 800s

Chances are that if you are training for a marathon, researching on the web, and possibly a subscriber to Runner’s World magazine you have came across the “Yasso 800s” workout. A brief explanation (and history) of the workout is on the Runner’s World website¬† but I’ll explain to the best of my ability below. At 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

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

Your First 5K – Tips for Beginners

5K Training Tips

First of, congratulations for deciding to run your first 5K! Whether this is your first organized race ever (or in a long time), I am sure there are some questions that you may have on training and race day itself. Below are a few tips for beginners who have just entered their first 5K. Set Continue Reading

Tips for Running in Hot Weather

Running in Hot Weather

We have all heard stories about individuals suffering from heat stroke, which in some cases are fatal, because they were not properly hydrated and pushing too much/hard during times of extreme heat. Below are a few tips for running in hot weather: Take It Easy At First Yes, it is possible for a human being Continue Reading

Half Marathon to Marathon Training

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Congratulations, you ran all 13.1 miles of your half marathon! Awesome achievement and something you will never forget. Of course, now you are looking for even more of a challenge aren’t you? You are looking to move on from a half marathon to a marathon and need the proper training tips to make it happen. Continue Reading

5K Training Schedule – Beginner

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Looking for some type of 5K training schedule for a beginner? You have come to the right place! Not only will the below information give you a sample 5K training schedule, it will also explain to you why the schedule is created this way and where you can adjust to customize the training schedule to Continue Reading

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