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...
I love running in the summer, and I believe it’s a great time to run (and so is every season of the year duh!). Nonetheless, heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your running routine,...
If you’re serious about running your best (while avoiding the classic training rut trap), you need to opt for a well-rounded running program. That means doing a variety of running workouts of different speeds, distances, and intensities. And here is the good news. In today’s article, I’m going to break down the seven most basic running sessions, So, are you excited? Then here we go. But first things first, before we get into the heart of the matter, let’s first briefly discuss some of the reasons training variety is so important. The Many Benefits Of Training Variety Sticking to the same speed and distance over and over again is the recipe for boredom and plateaus. This is a classic mistake you need to avoid if you’re serious about reaching your running goals.
When I began running, I didn’t have much stamina to show for. In fact, I gave up on running—for numerous times—because within a mile or less, my legs were on fire and I was about to drop dead from breathing so hard and fast. But all changed when I started to consciously work on increasing my running stamina. That’s when the magic started to happen and my running changed for good—figuratively and literally. So today, I’m going to share with you some of the tactics you can use to increase your running stamina and endurance—regardless of your current fitness level. The running strategies you are going to read can benefits runners of all levels and training backgrounds. But first things first. Let’s delve into what stamina actually means so we can make sure that we are on the right page (and the same book). Different Stamina meanings Runners are not created equal. Everyone is different. That’s why stamina means different things to different runners. The beginner runner (1) may want to run three to five miles without stopping and with much ease, then build on that. The main focus is building a basic cardio base.
Enter Mental Training For Runners One of the subjects that I’m interested in but haven’t written about diligently, is the subject of mental training for runners--especially what makes a runner mentally strong. Therefore, in today’s post, I’m gonna share with you some of my best advice when it comes to building and maintaining mental toughness for your runs (and for the rest of your life). So why mental toughness is so critical, and how can we develop more of it (without hiring some expensive life coach)?
So you want to start a fitness blog huh? Well, what an awesome idea! The fact is, as an avid reader of fitness related blogs (you’re an avid reader, right?), there is no doubt that you’ve already thought about launching your own fitness blog… But…how the heck do you get started? And once you’ve a blog setup, how do you proceed? Where do you take things next? Aaaaaahh!! This whole thing might seem a bit…overwhelming.
Running is awesome. It’s really life changing and can help you get into the best shape of your life. I can go on and on about the benefits of running, but that’s not the whole story. There is also a dark to running, and it’s the chief reason so many people shy away from the sport. Enter of the World of Running Injuries. What I really hate about running injuries is that they are often hard to avoid. In fact, according to American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, approximately 70 percent of all runners will get injured at some point in their running life. Not only that, runners also have to deal with all sorts of pain and discomfort, ranging from screaming blisters, black toes, mental burnouts to crippling back pain and debilitating muscle soreness.