Does it feel like someone is stabbing the bottom of your foot after a workout? Then there is a good chance you’ve been attacked by plantar fasciitis, one of the most typical heel injuries known to runners. Continue Reading →
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As daylight savings time draws near and the days grow shorter, you might find your late afternoon run turning into a night run, and for those training for a marathon this winter, your mileage is likely only increasing week by week.
Night runs can be hazardous in that visibility is limited for you, for drivers, and potentially for others on your running path. In order to stay safe, don’t miss these top tips: Continue Reading →
Bring on the beautiful fall weather! The crisp Autumn air, the golds, reds, and oranges of changing leaves, the cool weather perfect for running.
Fall seems to have it all when you’re a runner, but as the days shorten and the temperature drops, it’s important to keep these healthy and safety tips in mind: Continue Reading →
Anyone training for a marathon knows that running is much more than just a hobby. From getting the right nutrients to building up your mental stamina (and keeping up with laundry!) it’s a total lifestyle commitment.
While we can’t yet download a “real” live personal trainer, we can get some assistance from the latest digital tools. Google’s Assistant, which ships with the Google Home speaker, and Amazon’s Alexa, which comes standard with the Amazon Echo speaker, are both leading examples of the newest voice-controlled technology.
And the best part is, they’re prepared to assist you with a few different aspects of fitness. Here’s a quick list of tech steps to consider: Continue Reading →
You may have heard the term cross-training (also referred to as XT) loosely thrown around the running world, often as runners schedule out cross-training days on their training calendars as a way to stay active and give their joints a break.
If you’re thinking about updating your cross-training routine, don’t miss these important tips and ideas: Continue Reading →
While some runners say stretching is vital to performance and muscle health, others conclude that more dynamic warmups benefit a good run over stretching.
Taking a look at how muscles work together, what stretching really does for the body, and when it is best performed, this quick guide can help answer some of your most pressing stretching questions: Continue Reading →
Pounding the pavement can quickly come to a halt when you start to feel sharp pangs radiating through your heel.
Heel pain is a common complaint of many runners and it is largely caused by injuries including plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. Continue Reading →
Is your running form suffering from bad posture? How you sit, stand, and carry yourself off the pavement has a big impact on your own body mechanics and running efficiency when you’re on the pavement. Spinal alignment, balanced and flexible hips, and limber, pain-free muscles are a postural recipe for successful running technique that can make a big difference in your next marathon. Continue Reading →
Catching a cold just before a race is a real bummer! If you’re not ready to miss your half marathon because of a head cold here’s what to do . . . Continue Reading →
-By Jess Walter
The number of senior citizens running marathons is growing. Some of these runners have been running all their lives and can’t fathom doing anything else. Others have taken up running later in life and have gotten attracted to the health benefits running provides. Either way, there’s no reason you can’t run a marathon in your 60s, 70s, or even older. Continue Reading →
-By Jess Walter
The physical demands of a marathon are well known -runners need to build up physical endurance and continuously add miles to training sessions – all while being cognizant of diets and aerobic exercise. However, one aspect of marathon training that many tend to overlook is the mental strain associated with the run. Continue Reading →
Runners whose goal is just to finish a marathon only need a very simple training tool. It’s a check list.
“Did I do my long run this weekend, yes or no?”
But if you’re training for a marathon with a different goal in mind – like qualifying for Boston – your training plan will be more complex. And that means you’ll need better analysis tools, too. Continue Reading →