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.
Truth be told. It’s not always easy to find the perfect running pair that offers the ideal combination of comfort and style, without a cringe-worthy price tag. And when you finally find your sole-mate you will have to do your best to make them last for the long haul. As a...
As a runner, it’s only practical to take good care of your feet. After all, they are the foundation of every stride you take. Ignore them and they will definitely fail you on the running track. After all, the feet have the power to marking running enjoyable—or a march through hell. Yet in most cases, not until runners suffer from pain, swelling, blisters, or worse, serious injury that we start paying attention to our feet, which is a sad truth. So if you are serious about keeping your feet healthy and happy, you need to start giving them a little bit of attention before they become a problem. So if you love running but your feet are killing you, here is what you need to do. Today I’m sharing with you some of the simple stuff I do to take care of my feet. I admit. I’m not a podiatrist. Actually, I’m not an “official” expert on any subject. So what I’m sharing here is the result of my own research and experience. Take it with a grain of salt. In fact, I encourage you to do your own research, and find what works the best for you. And when you do, please share with us your findings. In the meantime, here is what works for me.
To be honest, I have never been a big fan of post-run stretching. The moment I finished a run, I would immediately jump into the shower, and promise myself that I will stretch next time. But we all know that never happens. We just get into the habit of putting...
Core training is an essential ingredient in any training program—whether you are just a recreational runner looking to achieve a ripped midsection or a serious athlete on the quest to improve athletic performance and avoid injury. Whatever your fitness goals are, the core cannot be ignored, period. Why the core? The core,...
Can you run a 10K without breaking a sweat but not touch your toes even if your life depended on it? Well, don’t worry, you are not alone. Scores of runners suffer from flexibility issues. In fact that’s a part of the training process. Running by definition leaves the telltale signs of tight lower back, gluteus, quads, hamstrings and calves. And if you don’t work diligently on working on these areas, they can lead to muscles imbalances, injuries and poor performance. Well, fret no more. Yoga is the practice you need to keep your body healthy and run injury-free for the long haul. It is the perfect antidote.
In today’s post I’m going to spill the beans on one of the most important and yet often ignored aspects of running: Proper recovery. This piece of the training puzzle is key whether you are beginner runner or an elite athlete. See, the truth is running, sooner or later will take a toll on your body and mind. Therefore, you NEED a multitude of ways to help you recover properly. Otherwise, you will be risking injuries and painful burnouts. How much recovery runners needs? As a runner, the amount of recovery you need depends on a variety of factors, including your own fitness level, the intensity and volume of your runs and your own experience. For example, a beginner runner may need more recovery between relatively easy runs than an elite marathoner who runs 60+ miles per week. So how can you ensure proper recovery? Well read on to discover all the answers you seek.