Tag Archives: Marathon

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 Tip – Smelly Sneakers

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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

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

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

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

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