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March 21, 2017
When the weather gets warmer, many people like to go for a run outside. Running helps to boost both your mood and mental health, and gets you into shape. However, there are many dangers to running outside on your own in broad daylight as well as at night. Here are some tips to help you stay safe: Be alert If you run with music, don’t allow yourself to be too distracted that you become less aware of your surroundings. Keep the volume down or leave one headphone out of your ear, so you can keep track of what...
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,...
February 21, 2015
Running is a great way to get and stay in shape. And if you’ve always just run shorter distances, then you are missing out on the many benefits that long distance running has to offer. However, if you are thinking of transitioning into covering more miles in your running sessions, there are some things that you need to know first. Slow Down While you may be able to retain a fairly fast speed when running a 5K, slower is better if you are running a longer distance. This will help you keep your energy and momentum up long after you...
April 02, 2014
The half-marathon is a distinctive race distance that entails a mixture of endurance, speed, and strength. These features can be problematic to balance for the average runner. Therefore, running a half-marathon demands regularity with training, injury deterrence, and recovery. Certain steps should be taken following the completion of a half-marathon race. After the event, the individual needs to replace the nutrients that were lost. Four such nutrients, namely carbohydrate, fluid, protein, and sodium, are the main pivotal points for post-half-marathon nutrition and should be consumed directly after and up to 60 minutes after the event is finished. In the case...