Checklist of Running Gear and Apparel Items You Don’t Want to Forget

running apparel checklist

One good thing about running is that it does not take a lot of equipment to do. However, there a few accessories you may need to have to improve your running experience. This running gear is not too expensive and anyone, with a good budget, has enough money them without breaking a sweat. Of course, like many things you can spend as much or as little on any item as you feel comfortable. 

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Running for Beginners: Cross Training Basics for a Balanced Running Body

I believe that a good running program and your body is balanced and well rounded.  And no, I don’t mean a round belly either!  I am talking about having a well-rounded exercise program that includes running as well as some other days of cross training. What is Cross Training? So what is cross-training, anyway?  Well I am sure most have heard this term, but maybe you do not really understand how it applies to you.  [...] Read more »

Running for Beginners: Should You Run With Music?

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I have been running for a long time now, but until recently, the idea of running with music was not very practical.  The advent of the iPod and the mp3 player, along with earbuds really has made it much easier to take some tunes with you while you run.  But the question still remains, should you run with music, or not? Advantages of Running With Music or iPod There are several advantages of running with [...] Read more »

Get the Mindset to Lose Weight

get the mindet for running to lose weight

This post is inspired from a discussion I had this week with my friend, Joey.  Joey has just started a running and weight loss program, and he is actually doing quite well so far.  He has already lost about 12 pounds just by modifying his eating habits, and now he is supplementing a walking and running program as well. When Enough is Enough I asked him what it was that made him decide to finally [...] Read more »

Running for Beginners: 10 Keys to Training for a Race (Part 1)

keys to success

Congratulations! You decided to run a 5K race or a 10K race.   Or maybe you are still thinking about it, and just want to know some good training concepts.  Either way, the following will help you be a better runner, and will help you look good when you run in a race, even if it is your first one. Here are 10 Keys for Beginners to Train for a 5K or 10K Race (Part 1) [...] Read more »

Running Tips for the Overweight

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Being obese can take its toll on you both physically as mentally.  Overweight people tend to be more likely find themselves in life-threatening illnesses and face a myriad of self-esteem issues. Therefore, beginning a running program could be a great way to get on the right track with these issues. To address this point, today I brought in another post from my Friend David. He shares some great Running Tips that will help overweight people [...] Read more »

Running Breathing and Beginners

running breathing

This is an article that I am posting on behalf of my Friend David, with some small tweaks of my own Learning the correct breathing technique is obviously a key part of effective running training. In truth lots of novice runners battle just to keep up for very long given that they haven’t yet mastered good running breathing techniques. Therefore, here are a few guidelines that can help you develop best breathing pattern during running [...] Read more »