It's human nature to stick to routines. There are good reasons for it, helping us maintain schdules and accomplish long-term goals. Just getting into a regular running routine is an admirable accomplishment in itself. But eventually the same routine will result in a plateau. For those who want to achieve new goals and challenges, it's necessary to change things up.
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!
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.
Track & Field is near the bottom of the totem pole of spectator sports, but can be exciting to watch at any level, from high school and college to pro.
Do you have races coming up in late Spring and early Summer, but not feeling prepared? This challenging six week training plan can help produce great performances!
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.
Now that there's finally some consistently nice, warm days, a lot more people are taking their dogs with them on their runs. Here's some things to keep in mind to keep your companions happy and healthy.
Want to improve on your speedwork and racing strategies? Learn from both masters and beginners.
It's always exciting watching the Boston Marathon. Every competitor has their unique story, whether they are elite or near the back of the pack. At every level, training for a marathon requires commitment, sacrifice, and long hours on the road alone with your thoughts.
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.