Every running regime requires intense scheduling and commitment that can cause anxiety. This goes without even mentioning the psycho-physical stress of working out itself. If you’ve committed to regular jogging, you’re walking a fine line between a stress-relieving and stress-causing activity. You’ll know when this happens. Continue Reading →
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Every year, dozens of marathons are organized around the world, featuring well-known athletes, but also people who like to run and challenge themselves. These are the marathons that take place in some of the most popular and beautiful tourist destinations. Competitors, in addition to attending it, can also enjoy the natural beauty that these destinations have to offer. Therefore, today we present you the most beautiful marathon destinations in the world. Continue Reading →
This review is by MTA running coach Nicole Hart.
Although I had passed through West Virginia while traveling, I had never actually run a race there before. When the opportunity to run the 5th annual Morgantown Marathon presented itself, I jumped at the opportunity.
The timing of the race fit almost perfectly into my training for a 50k race in October, and once I learned that it was a hilly, challenging course, I knew it would serve as a great lead up effort. I was not disappointed. Continue Reading →
Everyone loves shopping. Shoes, bags, clothes, and gadgets- the thrill of having something new is amazing. However, when it comes to grocery shopping, it is an entirely different ballgame. There is no feeling as bad as leaving the grocery store with a bag loaded with healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables, only to find these edibles with molds few days after purchase. Continue Reading →
Runners get through a lot of gear. When you’re working your way through so much stuff, you want to be sure that it is coming from the right sources. In this post we’ll have a look at three of the most ethical and sustainable running brands to help you make the right choices. Continue Reading →
When training for a marathon, sleep should be an important part of your schedule. Sleep studies on marathon runners are surprisingly scarce, but one study looking at elite tennis players found those who increased their sleep time to ten hours a night ran faster sprints than usual. So, although everyone’s needs are different, elite athletes should get at least eight to ten hours of sleep a night. Getting enough sleep will lead to faster recovery and therefore faster running. Continue Reading →
While it may seem like your wealthy friends look good because they can afford to enlist in a personal trainer, there is actually a much deeper connection between your fitness and your finances. According to research, those who tend to overspend on their purchases, tend to overeat as well, and vice versa. The more this cycle continues, the more they tend to feed off each other. Continue Reading →
To some, athletics is a way of life. It comes with great rewards such as fame and glory. But all this may be at a greater risk. An athlete can sustain injuries during training or while engaging in sports. One can attain a hip, knee, foot or ankle injury. This’s severe and if not treated it could lead to permanent damage or even life loss. There’re some tips to improving sporting performing thus reduce injury risk they include: Continue Reading →
If arthritis pain and inflammation are interfering with your marathon training, don’t miss this essential guide to making smart adaptations to reduce symptoms and improve your performance:
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Most of us can’t get through a marathon training season without a pair of running headphones.
We just love to listen to music, podcasts, and even audiobooks to help pass the time.
I’ve definitely found that having something good to listen to can make those three-hour long runs a lot easier – not to mention the early-morning and super-cold runs.
But has it become a habit to the point where you don’t even think about it anymore?
I for one often plug my headphones in and get going, never really making a conscious decision about whether I’m going to listen to something or run in silence.
It turns out there are some great benefits to running headphones-free sometimes. Here are four reasons you might consider leaving them at home for your next run. Continue Reading →
Worldwide, running is a very popular choice of exercise and there’s no denying the number of health benefits that it can provide. Increased energy, weight loss, muscle strength, improved heart health, and better stress level management are just some of the widely reported benefits from people who run. But, could running too much be causing a spike in your cortisol levels? Continue Reading →
Compression socks are popular among runners and fitness enthusiasts. These over-the-calf socks stimulate the blood flow that helps runners recover quickly after a prolonged run. This post is dedicated to helping runners select the best compression stockings for running. Continue Reading →