Tag: Running

Why Running is Good for Your Knees

One of the most entrenched myths about running is that it "wears out" your knees. Despite several studies over the past two decades proving that this is just not true, the myth persists, especially among non-runners. Fortunately for everyone, it's no longer a valid concern. In fact, running is actually good for your joints. more

Tags: Y, YMCA, Run, Running, Jog, fitness, knee pain, osteoarthritis, joints

In a Rut? Shake it Up!

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. more

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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

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