You love running. Your friends praise your efforts on social media. You are the pinnacle of health. You’ve never felt better. So you keep on running. Faster. Longer distances. Until one day… you completely fall to pieces. Sad but true: there is such a thing as running too much, and this type of overtraining can unravel all of your hard work and stop you immediately in your tracks. Rather take a break before you break yourself, by maintaining a careful watch on the following warning signs. Continue Reading →
As a runner, a physically fit and healthy body is the best investment for your career. However, as the popularity of this sport increases, the number of injury cases also increases. Continue Reading →
A knee injury may dramatically hinder your running schedule, but this is not an excuse to lie down and give up. In fact, now more than ever you need to stay fit in order to help your body heal properly, by maintaining flexible joints while avoiding any high impact movements. To do this, look at your dilemma as a blessing in disguise, perhaps an opportunity to embark on something brand new, and try this list of suggestions to begin this fresh journey. Continue Reading →
The good news is it does not require a lot for a person to become a recreational runner since all you need is a good pair of running shoes and a strong desire to reach the finish line. Running is a great form of aerobic exercise. It triggers runner’s high (a general sense of well-being and fitness because of regular physical activity). Continue Reading →
Many runners don’t realize that their workouts need to consist of more than just running. While running is a great cardiovascular exercise, pure cardio without strength training can increase your risk of injury. Research shows that runners who include strength workouts in their routine also outperform those who purely focus on cardio and endurance training.
If you’re not sure how to incorporate strength training into your workout regimen, keep reading. Listed below are four great exercises that every runner (and everybody in general) should be doing regularly. Continue Reading →
The sheer endurance required in marathon running is astounding. Runners who suffer from muscle fatigue, however, may experience impaired concentration that inhibits performance during a marathon.
Contrary to common believe, muscle fatigue isn’t always inevitable though it can occur even with trained athletes. Research also indicates that novice runners have higher a risk for injuries and fatigue for every 1000 hours spent running. Lack of energy and soreness can get in the way of finishing training much less a marathon itself. Don’t miss this quick guide to muscle fatigue prevention and recovery: Continue Reading →
While running is one of the best ways you can gradually train your body and potentially get into the best shape of your life, it comes with some caveats that you must keep in mind. One of the most common injuries that occur amongst runners is some type of knee injury, i.e. “runner’s knee,” and even the most benign twinges in the knees can be a sign of painful things to come. Fortunately, there are simple tactics you can take to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place. Continue Reading →
Maintaining healthy knees is essential for runners of all sizes and abilities. For so many runners that regularly battle with the dreaded runner’s knee, this can be especially vital. Let’s talk about knee support gear. Continue Reading →
Have you ever noticed some pain in one or both of your shins after a long run or exercise routine? If you have then you might have had shin splints at the time. Formally known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints can vary in level of severity and pain. More often than not, you will know if you have this injury because of its ability to cause significant amounts of pain with each step you take. It may even hurt to simply raise your toes if you have a bad case. Continue Reading →
There are several great rewards individuals, groups, or companies can gain by hosting a 5K charity or community race.
A 5K fun run can help you give people an opportunity to do something that will make them feel good about themselves. Not to mention the money that you can raise for a worthy cause. But there is more involved with running one of these events than you might expect. Continue Reading →
Anyone who runs can’t deny the incredible sense of freedom and challenge it presents for runners.
But, all these aspects are only amplified for runners with disabilities, because now they have added challenges to face, while running for pleasure or for competition.
One of the best things about running is its natural simplicity. When you were a child, you didn’t begin running because you wanna win that medal. You ran for enjoyment, to celebrate life and to marvel at your freedom. Running doesn’t need any kind of special tool. It’s just you, your running shoes, and your best form. Continue Reading →