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 »

7 Common Running Mistakes for Beginners Avoid

Running Mistake

Many people have started to run at some point only to end up back on the couch wondering how they are going to lose that spare tire from around their belly. Today, we provide several pitfalls, or mistakes, that many new runners should avoid when they start running.  If you avoid these pitfalls, then you will be well on your way to meeting your running goals. * No Clear Running Goals – Some people start […] Read more »

Audit Your Running Program

At least once a year, millions of Americans work diligently to review the financial information for the previous year, and then file their taxes for the IRS.  Some will get refunds, and others will have to pay.  At the time I am writing this, i just finished doing my taxes for 2010.  I am thankful that I am in the group that will be getting some back from Uncle Sam. Doing my taxes is definitely […] Read more »

How to Squeeze Running Into a Hectic Schedule

Today is a Monday morning, and I have been trying to focus the Monday posts on something motivational.  So, today I want to talk about how it can be difficult to run when your schedule is hectic, and there does not seem to be time to fit in a run. Is your schedule so busy that you do have a tough time fitting in exercise?  Here are a few ideas that may help you squeeze […] Read more »

Run Like a Sumo Wrestler

Recently, on the Yahoo! blog network, it was  reported that the heaviest man on record has run now completed a marathon.  I thought this was a quite interesting and motivating story for my readers.  Seeing this man do this is definitely an encouragement to me, and made me decide that I can do a marathon, too.  That is not to say that you must run a marathon, but perhaps you need to set your running […] Read more »