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: Should You Run With Music?

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I have been running for a long time now, but until recently, the idea of running with music was not very practical.  The advent of the iPod and the mp3 player, along with earbuds really has made it much easier to take some tunes with you while you run.  But the question still remains, should you run with music, or not? Advantages of Running With Music or iPod There are several advantages of running with […] 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 »

Sometimes You Need an Easy Week of Running

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Not too long ago I had a really down week.  I was tired, and my muscles were sore.  My lower back muscles were especially tight, and I decided to take it a little easier this week.  That is why I did two cross training days, and I took one day to just do the stretching and strength exercises.  The key though, is that even though I took it easy that week, I still was able […] Read more »

Running Breathing and Beginners

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This is an article that I am posting on behalf of my Friend David, with some small tweaks of my own 😉 Learning the correct breathing technique is obviously a key part of effective running training. In truth lots of novice runners battle just to keep up for very long given that they haven’t yet mastered good running breathing techniques. Therefore, here are a few guidelines that can help you develop best breathing pattern during […] Read more »