When training for a half marathon, the very act of putting one foot in front of the other can be a struggle. If you’re training for a race in the spring, you’re dealing with winter running, which is not the best thing in the world. Training plans and weather constraints can seem very overwhelming if […]
Once you have decided to run a half marathon, the next step is to find the right half marathon training plan. There are so many plans online, some for free some paid, how do you pick the right one for your individual goals? As you well know, running can be an expensive pursuit. From top […]
If the idea of running a full marathon (26.2 miles) is too much to wrap your head around, then consider the alternative, the half marathon (13.1 miles). Half marathons are one of the fastest growing long-distance races, with crazy new races popping up all the time. From a Star Wars themed race to one that […]
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You are doing something physical in the yard, maybe raking leaves or digging in the garden. The next morning when you roll out of bed you think, “I’m too old for this.” It happens to all of us at one time or […]
As a runner training for a half marathon, there are supplements that can help your endurance, recovery and overall health. Supplements are meant to be a supplement to a balanced diet. Just because you take supplements does not mean that you can cut out the veggies. (Your […]
Belly Fat is one of those things that everyone wants to lose, but either don’t have the will or knowledge to make it happen. When you break it down, it’s pretty simple. There are four keys to controlling belly fat: exercise, diet, sleep, and stress management.
For a […]
A running lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle. It involves many different food choices and a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. How do you find a healthy eating plan? First, let define a healthy eating plan so that we’re on the same page.
A healthy eating plan […]
So you’ve decided to run a half marathon? Congratulations, you’ve officially delved into the insane, since no sane person would put their body through that torment for a t-shirt. It’s great to set goals and have confidence in your abilities and know that you CAN, but have you […]
The problem with dieting is that it takes way too long to see results. This is a common phrase that is thrown about. If I really want to look good for your high school reunion in a couple months, I should have started a year ago. Is […]
You probably know that running is a great way to get into shape, but did you also know that it can benefit almost every part of your body? And did you know running can also affect your mood? As an exercise, running is very effective at improving […]
You’ve been out running and you feel like you just aren’t making progress. You may feel sluggish, irritable and just plain crabby. Believe me, I get it. I’ve been there. I have good days and bad. Sometimes we just get in a rut. The only way to […]
If you’ve run, walked or jogged ever in your life, then you know knee pain. It happens to everyone at some point. It is always better to prevent knee injury that to recover. If you get the pain you may be tempted to just pop a pill […]
So, you’re trying to fit into that new dress or get that beach body for the summer season. You gotta lose weight, and fast. (Pun intended) There are so many diets out there how do you know which ones will actually help you reach your goal quickly. […]
If you’ve ever contemplated running a marathon, you’ve also probably thought, I know a CAN do this, but SHOULD I run a marathon? It’s a valid question that probably goes through most peoples minds as they are embarking on this journey.
Runners are Crazy
As mentioned in a […]
Dieting while running can help with weight loss, if done correctly. But a No Carb Diet? Is that good for your body while you are training for a marathon?
To answer these questions let’s go through a quick physiology lesson. The body prefers to get its fuel (sugar) […]
Training for a marathon is a test of endurance. So, if you’re like me you’re probably always looking for the best ways to increase performance, endurance and overall physical and mental health. Well you’re in luck, there is any entire supplement market geared specifically toward runners.
If you’ve ever run before, you’ve probably experienced shin splints. What are shin splints? Why do you get them? How do you get rid of them? Can they be prevented? All great questions that will be answered in this article.
First. What are Shin Splints?
Shin splints is […]
Many runners use sprinting in their training routines. It’s a powerful training tool that when done properly can help transform your performance and help you blast through running plateaus. Regular sprinting training or running at maximum exertion over a short distance, will bring about several physiological adaptations […]
It seems like the term “How to lose weight” is Googled like a million times per month. The results are usually bogus tips that don’t really explain what you need to do to effectively lose weight and keep it off. The truth is that sustainable weight loss happens by […]
There is a lot of buzz out there about “proper running form.” There are articles and studies from “experts” that seem to be completely contradictory.
It causes runners to question if they are doing it right. Should I change my form? Am I supposed to land on my […]
Here’s a scenario that you’re probably familiar with. It’s 3 in the afternoon and you’ve got the post-lunch lull. You need a quick “pick me up,” so you reach for a Red Bull or some Skittles. You know you shouldn’t but you do it anyway. Great, now […]
Breathing is one of those things you don’t really think about — until you can’t. It’s one of those things that many of us take for granted. Have you ever exerted yourself so hard that you are just completely out of breath? Oxygen […]
Morning. What’s your gut reaction to this word? It’s either some form of “Yay” or “Ugh.” There are people who have the unique ability to be bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning. And then there’s the people that hate those people. Early-morning runners tend […]
There is a commodity that none of us ever have enough of. Time. We are short on time, there’s not enough time, and sometimes time is even wasted. Constraints on that time is one of the biggest obstacles to a marathon training run. When your boss […]
No matter your level of crazy in the pursuit of healthy eating, you probably still get those junk food cravings every once in awhile. It may surprise you that indulging these cravings is essential to your mentally sanity. The key is moderation. What I mean by moderation […]
If you are like most runners, you share similar goals of increasing your overall fitness level and becoming a better runner. I am not like most runners. I’m built differently and I like to eat pizza and cannoli’s more than the average guy. My goal is usually […]
In your marathon training, you are bound to meet some hills, both mental and physical. In this post, we’ll address the topic of physical hills and how to conquer them. Unless you’re a crazy person, running up and down hills can be excruciatingly painful and something, altogether avoidable. […]
The ability to reach your full runner potential is all about trial and error. It literally is a marathon not a sprint. It is something that you work at over time gradually. There are so many different components that it can sometimes take several years to figure out the right recipe for you. When I first started […]
It’s the beginning of the year so you and everybody you know are holding fast to some wonder diet as part of their new year’s resolutions. Despite what you read on social media, dieting websites, and infomercials, dropping pounds is not an easy endeavor. Whether your goal is to shed a lot of weight or just squeeze […]
Raise your hand if you want to lose 25 pounds now? Sure, everyone does. It is not an easy endeavor, but if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to be impossible.
Good news is that you can drop weight quickly, depending on the amount you have to lose and how dedicated […]
There is a phenomenon that happens every Spring. With the snow melt, I’m feelin’ good enough to go out for a run. It’s just like any other spring time run. I breathe in the crisp mountain air while listening to the sweet song of the chirping birds. Shortly after I start I notice a […]
If you have already embraced the runner lifestyle, you know that running has changed your life for the better. I found out soon after I started running that it is not just an exercise or pastime, but a way of life. If you have not yet started running, you must join us. Like […]
Tell me if this has happened to you. Something comes up, so you can’t get out to run. You’re under a deadline at work which cuts out your five-mile training run, or you wake up to an unexpected snowfall and that cancels your plans for a solid run. After a while, these unexpected […]
Here’s a question you may be asking.
That is a great question, and one I can speak to personally. I am a sweater. I don’t perspire or glisten, I freaking drip sweat and it doesn’t stop even after I cool down. It doesn’t matter if its 100 degrees […]
When in training you will have to learn to love running in cold weather. Well, maybe love is a strong word to use here. It’s probably more like eating asparagus or taking out the trash. Just one of those things you gotta do. Let me tell you, there were many mornings […]
So what is moisture wicking anyway? We’ve all heard of performance clothing made of fabrics that “wick away moisture.”
But what does that even mean?
The word wicking comes from the way a candle draws wax up the wick to the flame. In a similar way, […]
Finding the right running clothes is something that I put little thought into before my first outing. I had no idea. Sweatpants or cargo shorts? Mankini* or poncho? Maybe a Sombrero? These seem ridiculous, but through the process of trial and error I found the clothing that was […]
Ron: Veronica are trying this new fad called, uh.. jogging. I believe it’s jogging or yogging, it may be a soft “J” I’m not sure but apparently your just […]
Some say that the quest for the best running shoes is a lot like buying a car. To me, I’d say it is more akin to dating. You are looking for a long term relationship. Outside beauty may be what initially what attracts you, but ultimately it’s what’s inside that counts. It’s about chemistry. Do […]
Ready to start a running program? Do you know how physically fit you are right now?
I already know that you have a couple screws loose upstairs since you committed to run a marathon.
But hey, that’s okay, runners are a little crazy.
How is marathon training like driving? Have you ever tried to drive a car while the emergency brake is on? Of course not, me either. But I had a friend once that did and he said that it felt like the car was working extra hard when he […]
We are working on a program to get you in the right mindset and physical shape to start running. In order to know how to arrive at a particular destination, a GPS, like the Garmin Forerunner 310XT running watch, only needs to know two things: where you’re at […]
As stated in a previous post, marathon training is absolutely terrible. This is true!
I don’t say that to dissuade you or discourage you in any way. I’m just “keepin it ril,” as the kiddies say. Painting a picture of what you […]
So here’s a question for you, how do you get started training for a marathon? Seriously? Yeah, it’s the kind of question only a select few crazy people in the world even contemplate. Maybe its a bucket list thing, or I had an uncle once that ran a race and he didn’t die, […]
Sprinting is a great tool for runners to increase performance and help get past plateaus and mental roadblocks.
You may think that because you are training for a distance race like a marathon or half marathon that you should pace yourself and run at a slow moderate pace. That is partially true. I’ve found that […]
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- Should I Make Sprinting a Part of My Marathon Training? September 28, 2017
- Am I Too Old to Run a Marathon? May 10, 2017
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