One of the best things about running is that you can do it almost anywhere, any time of the day or night. Nonetheless, most runners, including me, prefer logging in our miles during the day when the sun is out and shining. But that’s not always the case. In fact, daytime savings, busy schedules, family obligations, and so on, can get in the way of a regular running program during the daytime. That’s why we sometimes are forced to make the shift to running in the darkest hours of the day, whether it’s the early morning or late in the evening. And the thing is, if you find yourself hitting the road during these hours, you gonna have to take extra precautions to ensure a safe running experience. Staying safe while running in the dark requires a bit of planning. But fret no more. I got you covered buddy. Today I decided to spill the beans on nighttime running.
What is the difference between fitness & health? Measuring fitness and health is not a one-size-fits-all process. Why? It’s quite simple. People are different and come from different backgrounds. Although we share the same genetic makeup as Homo sapiens, the little variations in genetic structure, muscle tissue, lifestyle, environment, and overall health and well-being can influence your personal fitness and health profile.
Running injuries can be painful, stubborn, and depressing. If you’re reading this, even if you have been injury free throughout your running career (please show us your secret), chances are, if you keep training, you’re going to pick up more than one injury sooner or later. A Few Stats According to surveys, at any time, roughly 1 in 4 runners will have an injury. Polls also show that approximately 80 percent of runners get injured every year. These are not good odds.
Want to become a faster runner? Then increase your cadence. In fact, if you’re serious about becoming a better and faster runner, improving your running cadence is exactly what you need. This, as we’re going to see, will not only increase your speed, but also reduce your injury risk. And who doesn’t want that? So what's running cadence? Why does it matter? And how to improve it?
First things first, hip flexors are a group of skeletal muscles located in the upper thighs and the pelvis region, linking the legs to the pelvis. These muscles connect the thigh bone—known as the femur—to the pelvis. The primary hip flexor muscles are the psoas major and the iliacus— collectively known as the iliopsoas, which is usually the weakest of all of the muscles. Other hip flexor muscles include the sartorius, tensor fascia latae, and rectus femoris. The Functions These powerful muscles are used in every stride when walking, running, and sprinting. Some of the main functions of hip flexors include:
Most people take up running for mainly one reason: to lose weight. Heck, that’s what got me into it in the first place. Years ago, I was fat and out-of-shape, but after taking up running everything changed for the better. Just don’t get me wrong. Running does shed mad calories, but it’s not a guaranteed recipe of success. In fact, some runners still struggle their weight or hit weight loss wall, and unwanted weight gain can happen despite regular training. That’s a fact. Nevertheless, don’t throw your running shoes away yet. Today you are going to learn how to reach success with your weight loss running routine. Therefore, here are 9 rules for maximum weight loss for runners.
When it comes to starting a running program, being overweight can be a major obstacle. Nonetheless, just because you are heavy does not mean that you barred from the sport. The fact is, running isn’t reserved for thin people with no weight problems. If you are overweight, then running (the way I’m going to be prescribing it today) might be the right thing you need to shed the extra pounds and keep them off for good. Running is awesome. In fact, running is one of the best exercises out there. It’s simple, convenient and burns mad calories. And all you need is a pair of good shoes and off you go. For more on the benefits of running, check my two here posts here. Enter The Beginner Overweight Runner Program With that all being said, there is a dark side to running. In fact, this sport is high impact and can take a toll on your body—especially if you are really overweight and/or out of shape. The good news is by following the training guidelines below, you’ll be able to take up running, lose the weight, then keep it off for good.