If you’ve been running for more than a few months, you’ve undoubtedly heard the widely accepted adage that all runners should be regularly fitted for shoes at their local running specialty store. It’s true – when it comes to running, a sport that requires a repetitive motion and high impact, it’s imperative to have shoes that are well fit to your specific foot and are in line with your goals and your current mileage. But have you ever been told that it might be beneficial to run in more than one pair of shoes?
While some runners are ready for a break after training for and finishing a race, not everyone embraces recovery so completely. After all, for many people, there are concerns about lost fitness, weight gain, boredom, inability to manage stress, or preparation for upcoming races. I know I’ve been guilty of not taking the proper amount of recovery time on more than one occasion!
With the wild temperature swings that can sometimes come at this time of year, it can be hard to get your body adjusted to running at any given temperature. Before you know it, though, warmer weather will be here to stay. If you typically have a hard time when the mercury rises, these simple tips might help your running sail into spring more smoothly.
It’s a new year, and men and women across the world are embarking on new fitness and running routines to start 2017 off right. For many people, especially those who have struggled with their weight, exercising in public can be nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing.Runningin public? Even worse. I’ve been there. Even though I have never been overweight, I had tremendous anxiety about running outdoors when I first started because of my speed, or lack thereof. I mostly ran in the dark until I felt “fast enough” to be seen during the daylight. What does that have to do with running a women-only event? Plenty. Whether you’re male or female, the stress of being a new athlete can be overwhelming. If you’re hoping to run your first race, you may be worried about finishing last, not knowing what to do, getting lost, etc. If you want to guarantee a great experience, read on for why you should consider running an all-women’s race:
In my coaching experience, I’ve found that a sound work ethic in sport is a prime prerequisite for athletic success. Rather than just going through the motions during training sessions, it pays to focus on quality each and every time. It’s a safe bet that none of us enjoy being placed into a challenging situation or environment that we are unprepared to face, so here are a few basics to help you consistently bring quality to your workouts.