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
Somehow after entering my 49th year, I have gained 7 pounds that won't go away. I run marathons and am finding the extra weight depressing and slowing. I need to get serious about my health and am hoping this community can help. I am also a great che... Read more
This week I will finish the Couch to 5K app so I guess I am now an official runner. I have registered for my first race in November. I am running, but my speed is slow and my pace is small. Any advice on how to become a better runner?... Read more
I have had times when I was a "runner" and times when I did nothing but Jazzercise. I find that as long as I stay active, I can switch between the two without too much hassle. Right now I'm only dancing 1x/week, as cross while I half-marathon train.... Read more
Runners: I live in the boonies. No wireless network, bad satellite. What is your favorite way to track mileage/speed when you're "off the grid"? Gps based apps on my phone are often really wrong.... 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
We're always on the lookout for new fitness DVDs that are fun, challenging, and easy to fit into a busy day. So when R.I.P.P.E.D.: Total Body Challenge promised us a calorie-torching, full-body interval workout in less than 50 minutes, we had to... Read more
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