If your schedule is flexible and you are looking to optimize your training routine by running at the times of day when you’ll get the most benefit, don’t miss this quick guide:
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Committing to run 42 kilometres (or 26.2 miles) isn’t for the faint of heart. Endless days of pounding the pavement while training your body to endure such tough demands can take a massive toll on your body – even more so if you’re running competitively. When you’re putting your body through the rigours taking care of it as much as possible isn’t a luxury – it’s crucial to preventing injury and fatigue.
Between marathon training and race day, your feet take a beating. Even if you are wearing the most comfortable and supportive pair of running shoes, utilizing orthopedic aids for your feet, and taking special care between runs to soak and massage your feet, chances are they have incurred some type of injury during the year, i.e. a blister, nail damage, etc.
While typically harmless, common foot ailments can quickly develop into something more serious that can threaten your marathon success. If you are planning for an upcoming marathon, keep these important foot care tips in mind: Continue Reading →
Making the decision to train for a marathon is a big commitment, and it usually means undertaking a complete overhaul of your routine.
Many of us training know how important our workout schedules are and we know why we need to allow our bodies to become accustomed to strenuous activity. A big part of that transformation to ensure that you’re successful in your fitness goals is your diet. Continue Reading →
Has the trail marathon bug hit you yet? While ultra-marathons have kept many trail runners busy traversing 50 to 100 plus miles of trails in a race, the trend of running 26.2-mile marathon-length trail races continues to grow across the nation. In fact, the American Trail Running Association lists over 100 trail running events and races across the U.S. for the month of January 2019 alone! Continue Reading →
When you’re training for a big race, it’s easy to develop a “no days off” mindset. It might even seem like a good idea.
After all, if you want to perform well during your race, you ought to train as much as possible, right? Not necessarily. In fact, the days you take off from running are just as important as the days you spend training. Continue Reading →
Arthritis is a painful condition which can interfere with life at every turn, but this is no excuse to give up completely and avoid challenging your body with marathon training. In fact, physical activity might be exactly what your joints need right now, as these actions are proven to ward off pain and stiffness. Continue Reading →
Endurance is synonymous with difficulty. When a person is dedicated to a goal, endurance becomes a key personality factor. This also means that a person agrees to various unfamiliar degrees of difficulty. Pushing the body to its limits in a sports field is a common way for individuals to test their endurance levels. Marathons are the pinnacle of determination, endurance, and physical trial. What about those people who view single marathons as trite? What about the ultramarathon? Continue Reading →
If you’re one of the 30.3 million Americans who’s been diagnosed with diabetes, you’ve probably heard some conflicting information about exercise.
You may have heard that exercise can make it harder for you to manage your diabetes, or you may have been warned that you won’t be able to lose weight because you’re diabetic. Both of these pieces of advice couldn’t be farther from the truth, though. Continue Reading →
Every year, 6.6 million people throughout the United States visit the doctor to deal with some kind of knee injury. Of the various injurious that can plague your knee joint, one of the most common is bursitis. Continue Reading →
Not many exercises will burn calories and raise your heart rate quite like running does. However, if you’re not careful, this type of training may actually have adverse consequences, such as suppressing your immune system or even knocking you right off of your feet.
Thankfully, if you pay attention to your pains and recognize your own bad habits, you’ll quickly learn what your body requires to face these strenuous workouts. Here are 10 of the most common mistakes to be aware of.
Big race tomorrow but you’re worried you’re not going to sleep? I hear you. Don’t worry you won’t be alone in that concern. Pre-marathon insomnia is quite common.
A marathon is a big undertaking, no matter if it’s your first or your thirtieth. Nerves are to be expected. A good night’s sleep however will make tomorrow’s twenty six miles go a helluva lot quicker.
Don’t despair, before you go reaching for the horse tranquilizers and sleeping through the starting gun, have a read our top tips to get a good night’s sleep. Continue Reading →