Understand Your Running Condition Before Running a 5K

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This time of year is a great time of year to sign up for a 5K race.  if you have decided to run in a 5K, then you will need to incorporate a training plan.  One of the first things that I suggest to do is assess your running condition.  Answer the following questions in order to find out where you are as a runner. Assessment to Determine Running Condition for 5K Training 5K Assessment [...] Read more »

Is Running a Priority?

We all must have priorities in life.  By having priorities in life, we can have balance, which is just a better way to live.  But where does running fit into your life?  Is it too high or too low a priority?  These are questions we will examine, and help you ensure running is at the right place in your life. So the first thing is to examine your priorities.  For some of you, maybe you [...] Read more »

A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a 10K

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Several years ago I had some friends that decided they were going to run in the Charleston, SC Cooper River Bridge 10K Run.  Since we live an hour away from Charleston, they were going to stay at our house the night before the race, and we would go to the race in the morning. I knew about the race in advance, and I had prepared for it to some degree.  But, me being the procrastinator [...] Read more »

Product Review: Supplement Checklist to Give Fatigued Runners an Energy Boost

Recently, we provided some supplement recommendations that will help runners recover after a workout, and crush fatigue.  If you are in need of an energy boost yourself, then these supplements may be of use. In this post, I have added links to each supplement for your use. You may want to go check out these products so you can recover properly from your running workout. Check out These Simple Supplements for Runners to Boost Energy [...] Read more »

Power Runner’s Recipe: Banana Cream

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Bananas are a great food to provide nutrients and give you those carbs you need as a runner both before the workout and during recovery.  But, this fruit can also help to satisfy you when you are poking around the house for something sweet. Last night my wife made something she calls banana cream, which is made from frozen bananas that are blended until smooth.  She puts some chopped dates on the top of it [...] Read more »

Running for Weight Loss: Five Foods To Eat that Help You Burn Fat

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The word of the day for those who are running for weight loss and want to burn the fat is … metabolism.  Why?  Well if you can burn calories faster than you take them in, then you will eventually lose weight. The idea that some people have is that if you just burn more calories than you eat then you will eventually lose weight.  In part they are right, but the math is not quite [...] Read more »