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 »

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

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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 »

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: 10 Keys to Training for a 5K or 10K (Part 2)

This is the second post in a two part series on race-training for beginners.  Hopefully, at some point you will use that fit body of yours that we have been developing, and show it off to the world! The tips in the last post included building a base, goals, less is more, recovery and constancy.  In this post, I will provide the rest of the tips and help you run a race even if it […] Read more »

Do Not Make this Running Hydration Mistake

Today I wanted to share something with you from my personal marathon training program.  It is actually a mistake I made when I would run my long runs.  Long runs are just runs that are 8, 10, or even 20 miles at a time.  I found out the hard way, that when you are running more than 20 or 20 minutes at a clip, it is vital to stay hydrated. This point came to my […] Read more »

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

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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 »