February 10, 2017
For a short answer, a 10 km run translates to ten kilometers. This is equal to 6.2 miles, and yes, double the distance you need to cover in a 5 km race. Furthermore, to give you an example, you'll need to scale the famous Eiffel Tower at least 32 times to give you an equivalent of covering 10 km. If you're thinking of running a 10 km marathon, then there are some things you need to keep in mind. You can't simply hope to start a 10 km run and finish it without proper endurance training. A lot...
November 09, 2016
Many runners only focus on their leg movements as they run, but arm motion is just as important. You need to pay attention to your arms, as they make you move quicker for longer, or seemingly with less effort because they determine your stride. Everyone has a unique type of arm movement, so here are some tips on how to improve yours: Have your arms in 90-degree angles To make sure you do this properly, never let your hands swing above your shoulders or beneath your waist. Keep your arms moving close to your body and pretend...
July 12, 2015
Training for a marathon takes a lot of time and energy. It also takes following certain routines and specific plans. And even though these are generally laid out in great detail, mistakes can be and often are made, potentially affecting your success on race day. With that thought in mind, here are five marathon prep mistakes that you’ll want to avoid as you get ready for your next 42 kilometer race: Not giving yourself enough training time. If you are already in pretty decent shape, you may be inclined to think that you don’t need much training time. However,...
March 02, 2014
One of the reasons that CrossFit is so good for you is because it utilizes so many different exercises in an effort to get you in shape. While this is wonderful news for your body and your health, it can be a killer for your feet. That is, unless you have the proper shoes for this particular training method. So, what are the best shoes to buy when it comes to CrossFit? Here are five characteristics you’re going to want to look for: Light in weight. Because you’re going to be engaged in quite a bit of movement, you want...
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February 11, 2014
Do you ever wonder how it is that Olympic medalists and elite athletes are able to rise to the almost impossible levels they achieve? What gives them the winner’s edge and – perhaps more importantly – how can you get it yourself? It’s All in Their Head While they undoubtedly train for hours on end, the secret to their success is largely that it is all in their head. In other words, they visualise themselves excelling in their sport, thereby making it happen in reality. It may sound too easy to be true, but visualisation is a technique that is...