Long Slow Distance Running

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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 »

Running for Beginners: Let Your Results Skyrocket With these Running Workouts

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For several years, I had the same boring running routine that I did 3 times a week.  I would run a 3 mile course at a ‘medium’ pace.  Then I did some reading about running, and found out about a few running workouts that you can do.  i also found out that these running workouts can not only put a spark in your running, but it also can make you a more balanced and better […] Read more »

Gear Review: How the Nike + iPod Can Be Like Your Own Running Coach

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I just tried out the Nike + iPod device to use try out on my running workouts, and I thought I would share my thoughts on it. I have actually only ran with it twice, and I think that overall I like it, and think it is worth the price I paid. What is the Nike Plus iPod If you are not familiar with the Nike + iPod device, basically it consists of a transmitter […] Read more »

Spice Up Your Running Routine With These Monotony Busters

Do you dread the thought of going for a run? Or maybe your runs are just being done out of obligation.  If this describes your running routine, then it is possible that you need to spice up your runs a little.  If you do anything the same way each time, the fact is you will become bored with it over time.  Consider making some changes, and mixing things up a bit.  You will be surprised […] Read more »

Run to Win with ‘The Competitive Runner’s Handbook’ – an Overview

A few months ago I decided to go to the library and get a book on running.  I wanted to learn about running for my own benefit as well as this blog.  To my surprise, The Competitive Runner’s Handbook was the only one on the shelf related to running; and so that is how my decision was made.  Your decision to read the book will hopefully have a better basis than mine did! Overview The […] 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 »

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 »