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.
The Benefits Of Core Training For Runners One of the best ways to improve your running without running more is improving your core power and strength. The core—as the name implies—is the baseline of human performance. What Is The Core? The core muscles are the epicenter of the body. They connect the pelvis, spine and trunk to each other and to the rest of your body, including your shoulders blades, hips and legs. They are at the center of everything—the the basis for all of your movement, whether you are an elite runner or an Olympic power lifter. It’s More Than Abs First of all, you need to understand that your “core” isn’t just your abs. it’s more than that. Having a solid core is more than just having strong abdominal muscles. The core extends to the lower back, gluteal muscles, and other areas. The core involves five main areas. The rectus abdominus—what we usually refer to the six-pack muscle. The oblique—or what’s known as the side abs. The erector spinae—aka the lower back muscles. The transversus muscles or deep abs, and The gluteal muscles—the butt muscles.
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.
Many factors can weigh in and have an impact on your running performance. Recovery, diet, injury, motivation, fitness level and so on. But you should know that how you breathe when running has also a major impact on your performance. There is a lot to write about breathing as it relates to running, but these points I’m sharing with you are going to have the most impact on your rueysns (and overall fitness and health levels). Without further ado, here are 4 keys to proper running breathing, along with the strategies you need to run your best. In fact, proper breathing can sometimes make the difference between a good run, and a disastrous run. And you if have been running for sometime, then you know that to be a true statement.
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.
The Two Keys To Weight Loss Running Get this: To lose weight effectively with running, you (1) need to follow a sound and healthy diet (not the subject of this post) and (2) follow a running routine that’s specifically tailored to help you burn the maximum amount of calories in the shortest time possible (the subject of this post). Therefore, if you are looking to burn off some serious calories on your next run, here are the run workouts you should do.
Regardless of your current level of fitness, you should be able to build from nothing to being to able to run for a half an hour, without much huffing and puffing, in less than 8 weeks. Nevertheless, if you are serious about making this happen, you would need to commit to run at least three times per week, and follow the beginner run-walk program that I’m going to share with you today.
Looking for the best strength exercises to help you improve running performance and reduce injury risk? Then you have come to the right place. In this post, I'm going to share with you full guide to strength training for runners. By the end, you'll learn more about: The benefits of strength...