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
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq... 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
Runners are a breed all their own. I can say that because I am a runner. We can be quirky about our race rituals and to outsiders looking in, our lives seem to revolve around a "boring" sport of putting one foot in front of the other. But a... Read more
I posted this on the 13.1 Sparkteam page, but I don't know that it gets a whole lot of traffic, so I am posting here as well, because I'd love your feedback!
Two Springs ago, I did my first half marathon. Last Spring, I did my second. I've decid... Read more
I took a cardio aqua class today which only burned 115 calories per my HRM so I decided to do some laps in the pool. I only did 4 laps before I was significantly out of breath. That only took about six minutes.
I run about 20 miles/week, and ca... Read more
I'm training for a 5k next Friday. So far, I've gotten my time down to roughly 46 minutes. Is that ok for a beginner? I know people tend to run them in about 20-30 minutes, but since this is my first race ever, 45 minutes is acceptable right?... Read more
I have been buying New Balance the last 5 years. I am not saying that NB is any better than any other brand. But several shoes ago (I buy around 2-3 pairs a year.), I bought New Balance cross-trainers (603, I think). I buy two pairs at a time and... Read more
I have started running three weeks ago and it hasn't been easy but finally the last few days I can really tell it is getting easier and I can actually say finally for the first time in my life I enjoy it!
Problem is my knees are really bad the l... Read more
There are some great organizations including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Susan B Koman's races, American Cancer Society that link exercise and fundraising in one. A great way to get involved, make new friends, and stay motivated for exercise!... 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
Big news! I'm beyond excited to announce that I have created a brand-new workout plan exclusively for SELF magazine's September issue, which is on newsstands now! This workout features a fat-blasting cardio plan, heart-pumping plyometrics, an... Read more
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