The 5-Week Transition Plan for New Runners

Recently, I wrote a 8-week running schedule for those who are absolute newbie runner, and think that running to the bathroom is  workout. That schedule was called the Jump Starter Plan for New Runners. f you have conquered that schedule already, or if you can run for about 10 minutes without a walk break, then you may be ready for the next in the series, which is dubbed the 5-Week Transition Plan. The reason that […] Read more »

Stay Injury Free With These Proven Running Stretches

Today I want to provide some instructions on stretching for running as a part of the warm up and cool down routine.  While you may not think this is an exciting topic, hopefully you do understand the importance of stretching for running.  Before I talk about the stretches, let me remind you of the routine that is done before and after the run. Warm-up Routine Before you run, it is a good idea to warm […] Read more »

Track Your Running Improvements With A Running Journal

One way to stay motivated with running, track progress, and learn your tendencies is to track your mileage in a running log.  All you need to do is get a notebook and start logging your mileage each time you run.  I suggest laying out the log by writing the date first, then the miles ran, followed by the time, route, and any notes that you want to include.  You can include a place for other […] Read more »

Under the Hood of Your Body’s Running Fitness – Four Major Components

Your body is a complicated machine, and thankfully there are people who understand how it works.   Today we are going to ‘look under the hood’ of this fine tuned machine of your body, and see exactly what makes up your running fitness.  From what I have learned, there are four predominant kinds of running fitness that your body has that will affect how well you run.  These four kinds of fitness include aerobic endurance, lactate […] Read more »

Spring Forward to Your Running Goals

This weekend we in the US change our clocks by ‘springing forward’.  It is a sign that spring is here, and winter is moving to our rearview mirror.  Indeed, the birds start chirping, and the sun shines a little clearer.  What a better time to revisit your running goals, and think about some ways to supercharge your running program. Here are a Ten Running Goals you may want to look at this spring (or anytime) […] Read more »

Running Technique – How to Run Like a Champion

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Okay, so it may be a while before you can run like a champ.  But, perhaps you just want to learn how to run with reasonable technique so that you do not get hurt!   In fact, running with good technique can help you stay injury free, can help you run more efficiently, and even run faster.  Here are a few tips to help you run with good form.  Maybe with time, these will help you […] Read more »

JumpStart Your Running With This New Runner’s Schedule

For whatever reason you want to start running, whether it is to lose weight, run a race, or just feel better, you need to get onto some kind of schedule.  I know you have tried running before, and within a week or two you were back into the same lazy routine.  Perhaps you lacked motivation, you got burned out too quick, or you did not know what kind of schedule you should be on.  Having […] Read more »