Understand Your Running Condition Before Running a 5K

This time of year is a great time of year to sign up for a 5K race.  if you have decided to run in a 5K, then you will need to incorporate a training plan.  One of the first things that I suggest to do is assess your running condition.  Answer the following questions in order to find out where you are as a runner. Assessment to Determine Running Condition for 5K Training 5K Assessment […] 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 »

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 »

Preventing Running Injury With Good Form

Last night my kids and I were playing a game of four-square in the driveway.  Somehow I jumped up and landed the wrong way, and I tweaked my knee a bit.  Obviously, this accident is not a running injury, and at this point I am fairly sure that I am the only person who has ever had a four-square accident. However, the point is that the injury did  make me think about the blog, and […] 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 »

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 »

Ten Tips for Beginners to Get Started Running

Running is a great way to stay in shape, reduce stress, and lose weight.  Not only is running is one of the oldest ways to exercise, in many ways it is really simple. But, there are some things to keep in mind that will help you be a better runner and that will keep you healthy.  You probably have some questions about running, and how to get started on the right foot.  Hopefully, these proven […] Read more »