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, especially if you don’t take the right precautions. Heat is Hell When you are running outside, you...
You really want to lose 25 pounds now? Shedding 25 pounds can make a drastic difference in the way you look and feel. That’s for sure. Nonetheless, it’s no easy feat. But fret no more. Today’s post is a long and exhaustive list of my best tips and science-backed practical tactics that you can help you shed weight fast.
Shin splints! What a painful injury. For those of you looking for some gym exercises that can help you ward off shin splints when running then this article is for you. I’m gonna share with you some of the best preventative lower body exercises that can not only help you prevent shin splints, but also increase your running performance.
When it comes to preventing knee pain, knee strengthening exercises are the way to go. In fact, as a runner, if you are plagued with knee pain and you are serious about preventing any future pain, or God Forbid, serious knee injury, then you should really start working on adding strength to your knees by doing the exercises I’m going to share with you today.
Encountering chest pain—especially those usually referred to as heart palpitations—while running can be a scary thing, but, hopefully by the end of this blog post, you will learn that in most cases it’s not something worth having a panic attack about. In fact, heart palpitations are a normal condition, and can be prevented by making some simple lifestyle changes.
Leg cramps, those painful muscle spasms, plague many a runner—especially during the summer and on race day. It starts like this: you are running along with no problems. Maybe you didn’t even experience them when you started running. But after a few miles, out of nowhere, your calf starts to cramp and it gets so severe that you have to stop running, and wonder whether you are going to run ever again. Regardless of the frequency of the occurrence, these muscle cramps are total bombs. That can be a problem if you are serious about keeping your runs pain-free, or looking to reach your next personal best on your upcoming race. Cramps hurt and they will slow you down and compromise months of hard training by messing with your precious time (and body and mind) in a race.
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...