The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential.
The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach
A ru... Read more
This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th... Read more
I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
What variations on interval training or high intensity interval training are people doing, and what's working for fat loss? I've read a lot lately on it as opposed to steady state cardio. Any insights?... Read more
This is my first day attempting to begin this new lifestyle, but I honestly have no idea what type of schedule to follow. Do I eat 3 times a day then exercise at the end? Exercise before I eat anything at all? Middle of the day? I honestly am not sur... Read more
I'm on the line I can't seem to cross. Everytime I get to what would be my 8 year low the weight comes back up. I've struggled with this line for several months and scared I won't be able cross it this time. Any advice?... Read more
My work schedule is crazy. I have started keeping homemade meals and snacks in my freezer. That helps when I start packing my lunch. I also keep fiber one treats for the sweet tooth. What does everyone else do for meals at work.... Read more
I have a running magazine calendar in my bathroom, hanging on my mirror. It has beautiful pictures of places to run. Each week my partner and I sit down to discuss our workouts for the week. We add schedule our mileage, cross train, or yoga. It helps... Read more
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
The dailySpark recently had the opportunity to ask Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin a few questions, thanks to the California Dried Plum Board.
Natalie Coughlin, who was the most decorated female athlete of both the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing... Read more
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