Are you thinking of starting to run again after a long break? Then you are in the right place. Today, and with my help, you are going to learn how to make a strong running comeback. Yes, I know, sometimes it feels like an impossible feat. I’ve been there, and to be...
PALEO IS LEGIT, AND IT WORKS. Oh God! Not another diet! I know, it sounds like the type of diet trends/marketing nonsense you see on late night commercials; nonetheless, Paleo is actually the real thing. Today is my first attempt to get you started on the paleo path. Please before you decide to leave this blog or pick another post to read, hear (read) what I have to say. This blog post is about sharing with you my insights on the Paleo diet and how it can help you as a runner. I will be also sharing with you some practical tips to help you experiment with this amazing nutrition regiment.
Squeezing in miles first thing in the morning, during lunch break, and gathering up the energy and courage to run later in the evening or at night is a big challenge. And truth be told, it’s not always easy to strike balance between work obligations, family responsibilities and running. So you have to find time in for running; otherwise you are hosed. But where there is a will, there is a way, as they say. That’s why the run commute has gathered some much steam lately. It’s really an effective “time-finding” strategy to keep your running program humming—especially if you are running a hectic life schedule.
Hill running is one of the most running-specific resistance training that there is. Hills are your best ally when it comes to building strength and power in your legs. Nevertheless, I know of a lot of runners who shy away from the hills. Well, this is bad news since the hills are...
Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury of tissues of the outer thigh and knee, and it’s one of the most common injuries experienced by runners from all training backgrounds and fitness levels. This injury does not discriminate nor differentiate. It can hit the beginner runner and elite runner alike. According to research, this injury accounts for about 10 percent of all running injuries. ITBS is usually known and marked by a burning and sharp knee pain, and it’s really painful and debilitating. So before I delve deep into some of the treatment and prevention strategies for this incapacitating condition, let’s first take a quick look on the medical definition of ITBS and some of the main factors that cause it.
The 11 Steps for Making Running a Habit for Life In today’s post I’m going to share with you some of the lessons I learned about building a successful running—and exercise—habit for life. So here are some practical tips on how to make running a habit and stick with it for the long haul.
This piece on gastrointestinal problems during running and the exact steps you need to take to prevent it for good. Call it “runner’s trots”, “the runs”, “workout stomach”. Whatever you call it; GI issues are no stranger to most runners. In fact, if you have ever done a hard run (or any type of strenuous workout), then chances are high, that at some point, you have had to high-tail to the nearest secluded tree or bathroom ASAP. I doubt that there is no runner alive who hasn’t experienced some type of stomach issue while pounding the pavement.
Nutrition is a crucial aspect of long-distance running. What you eat before, during, and after training is a critical element of any running program, and if you’re going to do a long run, you need to have food to eat along the way. This is something I learned the hard...
I hate to sound like a broken record, but the type of food you eat (before, during and after each run) has a significant influence on your running performance and overall health well being. In fact, the kitchen is a major piece of your training arsenal. Fail to address your nutrition needs, then expect mediocre performance, trouble, injury, you name it. A simple question Let’s assume that you could only stockpile your kitchen with only 10 foods. As a runner, which foods should make your list? I hope you are picking the right list. And in case you don’t know which foods should make up the list, then fret no more. I have done the research for you. According to my personal experience from trying out different foods and studying a multitude of diets, I came up with this short and sweet list of the foods that you should make a priority. Top Nutrient-dense Foods only
The glutes are the source of power when it comes to running or any other athletic endeavor. When you run, your glutes muscles keep your pelvis steady and level, and also keep your torso, pelvis and legs aligned. Therefore, these muscles should the focus of every runner’s oriented strength workout program. But truth be told. The glutes are usually ignored. And most runners end up paying a hefty price when they don’t give the glutes the attention and care they require. Don’t be one of them. Speaking from my personal experience, glute training was never my thing. And I still have glute weakness issues that I’m dealing with. We have our weaknesses. Nobody is perfect. But one can always get on the endless path for perfection.