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 »

Training Tired? Check Your Diet – Five Signs You’re Not Adequately Fueling Your Running

I want to thank my friend Jackie over at Running Fuel for providing some great tips about dealing with fatigue due to running.  Here are five things to look at if you are feeling tired or overly fatigued after running. Training Tired? Check Your Diet Five signs you’re not adequately fueling your running By Jackie Dikos, R.D. As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine When you hit a patch of substandard […] Read more »

What Your Friends Say About Running a Marathon: Marathon Training Academy Guest Post 4

This is the fourth guest post in a series that I have been doing over at Marathon Training Academy where I am sharing my experiences of running my first marathon. What Your Friends Say About Running a Marathon One of the cool things about running a marathon is that it gives you something to talk about with other people. There is just something about the ‘M’ word that gets people’s attention. Even non-runners typically respect […] Read more »

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 »