Is Overuse the Most Common Cause of Running Injuries?

One of the most common causes of running injuries, if not the most common cause of running injuries, is sometimes know as overuse.  Overuse is basically doing too much too soon, and ignoring the signs that your body is giving you.  Many people make this same mistake, and end up hurt and unable to run.  

Many of these injuries happen progressively as a muscle, tendon ligament, or sometimes, a bone constantly has to absorb the […] Read more »

Long Slow Distance Running

lsd running

What would you say if I told you to try some LSD?  Well, before I scare you off, I am talking about an acronym for ‘Long Slow Distance’ Running. The sign of a good runner is one that has a good lung capacity and good mileage.  Beginners often find these things to be out-of-reach, which is why many people quit too early. The truth is anyone can develop their lung capacity and running mileage if […] Read more »

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. 

Without further […] Read more »

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 »

Review: PR*Bar is a Great Tool for Your Running and Weight Loss Success

I just tried out a nutrition bar called the PR*Bar, and I wanted to share my experience with you, and how this bar could provide you with the missing component that you need to really take your running to the next level. As we have talked about before, most people try to lose weight by cutting calories, and eating a high carbohydrate diet. The PR*Bar is a nutrition bar that is used to help give […] Read more »

Running Success Principle: Sacrifices and Choices

During the 2008 Summer Olympics, I heard one of the athletes being interviewed after she won a swimming event. She was asked what sacrifices she had to make in order to be successful. But she gave an answer that was surprising.  I do not recall the name of the athlete, but I do know that was a wise statement that she made.  She said that it is not really about sacrifices, but it is about […] 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 »