Tag: fitness

Set PRs While Pushing a Stroller and Celebrate 60 Years of Sub-4 Miles

A man running a sub-4 minute mile and a mom running a six minute mile while pushing a stroller are impressive feats on many levels. For more day-to-day concerns, running bloggers also offer tips on what to bring on race day, avoiding blisters and keeping sugar off your noodles! more

Tags: Y, YMCA, Run, Running, Jog, fitness, training, strollers, sub-4 mile, blisters, running bloggers, low sugar spaghetti sauce

Measure Your Milestones With One Simple Mile

With race participation at an all-time high, it seems that everyone races. But for every person registering for 5Ks to marathons, there are many more who just run. There's nothing wrong with that, but if you'd like to set goals to improve your speed and fitness, or run your first race, a simple mile time trial is the best option. more

Tags: Y, YMCA, Run, Running, Jog, fitness, training, time trial, pacing, mile

Do You Leave Your Earbuds at Home?

The world is full of distractions meant to get us "out of our heads." Listening to music or audio books while running is so common that those who aren't wearing earphones have become a minority. It can be good way to relieve stress and distract your from discomfort. I'm a big music fan who listens to music all time time. Except when I'm running.  more

Tags: Y, YMCA, Run, Running, Jog, fitness, training, meditation, transendental, Shambhala

A Spectator's Guide to the Boston Marathon

Even if you don't run marathons, there's nothing quite like seeing some of the most awe-inspiring athletes on the planet battle it out over 26.2 miles. The Boston Marathon has always been special, with it's long history, unique course (everyone's heard of heartbreak hill) and legendary races. It started the year after the first Olympic Marathon in 1897 on Patriot's Day, and many Bostonians take off work just to watch the race.  more

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