Carb Loading Before A Run

Carb Loading

When I ran my first marathon a few years ago, I was researching like crazy the proper nutrition needed to help me get through the race. If there was a special food source that helped newbies like me make it to the finish line, I wanted to know about it! Ever since my track days 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

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 Documentaries

Spirit of the Marathon

Nothing get me more pumped up to run and train than reading running blogs posts/books, running magazines or watching running documentaries. Running documentaries have a unique way of showing not only who runs but how they run and why the run. For some reason, seeing these individuals in the flesh makes it much more real Continue Reading

Should Children Run in Marathons?

Children Run in Marathons

This topic has been talked about in the running circles for a long time. I’m sure that if you have ran any type of race, from 5K to Marathons, you have noticed a younger child running in the races (usually with their parents). When speaking with other runners there is mixed opinions on whether or 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

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

Running Magazine Motivation

Running Magazine - Running Times

Yes, we have all heard of Runner’s World – the fantastic magazine for both beginner and veteran runners. Did you know that there are other running magazines that just might be as beneficial and help keep you motivated? There are some days throughout the month where I will sit down and read about running. Whether Continue Reading

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