When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... 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
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
You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?
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Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
My family is outside drinking beer with a bbq eating meat and hot dogs and all kinds of stuff and i feel like crying i want some sooo bad :'( i came inside and serve myself special k cornflakes with a banana.. this sucks... Read more
Went out yesterday evening, drank 2 pints, then ate 3 small tacos. Since I eat well overall, I know I have no reason to stress. Plus tacos met some of my red meat craving! So I'm chill. What a great feeling.... Read more
There is a product called True Lemon (and a True Lime too) which is simply dehydrated lemon, It comes in a box with single serve packets. It tastes great and is very convenient until you get used to the taste of plain water. I also just saw a cool... Read more
When I started 3 weeks ago I made drinking 8 cups of water a goal for Feb 1. I've already met that goal and most days exceed it! Today I'm on my 11th cup! No time to drink anything else and I don't miss diet soda at all!... Read more
Drink water until your back teeth are floating. Eat whatever you can while staying in your calorie range. Don't worry about working out until your doc clears you after you recoup from pneumonia.... Read more
I have three cardio exercises that I like to do - walking, swimming, and biking. They all use different core muscles, so I can 'cycle' through them, and not over stress a single core muscle group, which allows for faster recovery.... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
These days, high intensity interval training is hot. More and more exercise researchers are discovering that steady state cardio still does a body good—but pushing your body during shorter bursts of high intensity effort can achieve similar&mda... Read more
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