Running is pretty straightforward. Grab a pair of decent shoes and head out the door. In fact, this sport is, without a doubt, one of the world’s most accessible sports of all times. Nonetheless, if you peel back the layers, you’ll find that the running world is full of all sorts of lies, myths, misconceptions and total B.S. just like any other sports industry in the world. As a result, today I decided to debunk some of the most common myths about running so you could know what’s worth believing and what should be taken with a grain of salt—helping you run free of nonsense.
It’s easy to slack off and hit the shower after a tough run, but neglecting to stretch can have huge repercussions, especially when you’re logging serious miles. It took me a while to make post-workout...
Imagine yourself enjoying a run on the trails or around the neighborhood when, and out of nowhere, a hostile dog runs up to you at light speed with fangs barred and bad intentions. Do you know what you should do? If your answer is no, then keep on reading… An Encounter of A Doggy Kind As much as I love dogs—and all animals for that matters—I don’t really like being chased, or attacked, by them while running. In fact, dogs can be a runner’s worst nightmare when they go on the offense.
Long runs must be done. They are the backbone of any running program—from 5ks to ultramarathons. Long runs build endurance and strength and teach you all you need to know about handling and dealing with fatigue on the run. Long runs also help you develop mental toughness needed to tackle long distance races, like half-marathon, marathons and beyond. 10 Ways to Enjoy the Long Run Here are 10 ways to make going the distance comfortable—even a enjoyable ride.
Have you ever had to dash to the nearest tree or porta-potty mid-run? Then you’re not alone. This nightmare scenario is so common in the running world that it has its own catchy name: runners trots. Runners...
unning is a cardiovascular exercise per excellence... But, truth be told, hitting the pavement is just one cardio option, and there are other ways, more and less beneficial to some degree, to get a cardio kick. Of course, I still love running pretty much. But sometimes a little bit of change can do wonders to motivation and training consistency—especially if you are injured, burned out, or just bored. See, the benefits of cross training abound. Therefore, if you have trouble running—whether you are nursing an injury, are burned out or just looking to spice things up—know that you have quite a lot of alternatives. 6 Cardio Workout Alternatives to Running
I hate to sound like one of those annoying runners, but I wholeheartedly love to run. Maybe you are already like me... Or at least, you most likely know someone like me. Nonetheless, I’m also aware of the dark side of doing the same running workouts, over and over again, which is BOREDOM and a whole host of other troubles. The fact is, whether you are a recreational runner, or an elite athlete, there is a sense of boredom and tiredness that sets in when you stick to the same running routine, over and over again. But that’s not the end of the world. There is always something you can do about it.
The scientific link between running shoes and overuse injuries is still, surprisingly, a source of debate in the running community. In fact, this is not yet unsettled from a scientific standpoint. But all in all, I do believe in the importance of proper running shoes. I have written extensively about it in the past, and I’ll, most likely, keep writing about the subject in the near future. I hate to sound like a broken record, but investing in a pair of proper running shoes is vital if you are serious about keeping your runs consistent and enjoyable for the long haul. That’s why I highly urge you to invest your time and some of your money looking for the best shoe possible. It’s worth the effort, for the short and long term.
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