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Going into the 5 by the 5th race series my goal was to improve a bit each month. I’ve been doing great, running each run faster, and while I knew that breaking 45:15 this month would be really pushing it I had faith I could do it if only by a second or two. (I’ve always been a 10min. mile gi
Having lost 100 pounds since the end of last August (7 months), I’m now trying to walk at least five times per week for an hour while working, to work those slow twitch muscles regularly. It’s my new balance in life of fitness with weight loss.
Know your limits. Setting your goals high is admirable. But get there slowly- build mileage, intensity, and frequency gradually. You can always do more tomorrow.
If you take a trip down to your nearest bike path, river promenade, park, or other recreational area, you'll notice that the vast majority of runners and joggers have some form of tic or flaw in their running form. Be it the girl who never picks her feet up, the sloucher, the hip-swisher, the so
I don’t think it’s ideal to only train on a TM, but it’s way more important to get those runs in however that happens. So if that’s a treadmill for you, go for it. HRG trained for her first marathon and ran a 3:20 or something craycray entirely on the ‘mill, and EMZ runs like 4,000 m
If you’re a runner or a triathlete, what type of strength training routine do you follow? Most athletes realize that strength training is important for endurance athletes, whether they do it or not is another story. In addition to “fitting it in”, it’s also important to ensure that the ex
One of the things I've been working on is shortening my stride when I run. Apparently a long stride can stretch your IT band and aggravate it, causing it to rub in all the wrong places. Intentionally running with a shorter stride feels wrong and unnatural. Part of the joy of running is being able to
Do you have that one (or ten) songs, that no matter what you are doing, you just want to get up and move along with it? The beat or lyrics make you happier and inspires you to dance around the house, run faster, lift more or pretend that you're more coordinated at Zumba moves than you actually a
Plateau. That dreaded word that you do not want to hear, let alone experience. Especially if you have been diligently exercising in an attempt to get fit or lose weight. We have all experienced a plateau at some time: all of a sudden you stop losing weight or you just can't seem to run any faste
Are you a meathead that routinely lifts 3 times your own body weight? Maybe you are the scientific type that fully understands how to determine your V02 max and the physiology behind super setting your workouts. Let’s not forget the multi-tasker. You normally see these types on the treadmill o
Training for a Half Marathon. As someone who couldn't jog a half mile without stopping to walk and wheeze, I was determined to be a runner. I wanted to learn how to run mile upon mile with this easy stride not only to increase my athleticism, but to put my body outside of my comfort zone. I wa
One of the questions I had before cutting out grains, dairy, and legumes was how would I fuel my running and working out? It is well known that runners need carbs so if I was cutting out sugar, potatoes, pasta, and rice, how would I be able to run?
When we look at running form and when the foot first strikes the ground, it is the gluts, quads and abs are first activated. It is the role of the glute muscles I’m going to touch base on. The glutes are there to provide stabilization of the hips.
When you set goals for yourself in your professional life – do you to aim to shatter records or achieve things that seem crazy to others? As a manager in the workplace, I encourage my team to set goals that make them a little uncomfortable. What’s the point of a goal you KNOW you can reach?
Thinking about taking up running? You may think it’s as simple as pulling on any old pair of sneakers and just getting out there and pounding the pavement, but there’s way more to it—especially if you want to build distance, remain injury-free and keep motivated. Lea Amaral, owner of Energia A