There’s no doubt that we respond to music during exercise. Look at the floods of iPod wielding runners on your local running path for proof. Then if you’re still not convinced look to the science. In a study published in 2009 a group of cyclists found that they performed better [...]
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If you’re an experienced runner you probably relish in the elevated, floating feeling of the runner’s high. Either you feel content and natural or you feel light and euphoric, almost as if you’d taken a mood enhancement drug or something of the like. While most runner’s will experience this feeling [...]
Looking for races to run across the United States? Here is our starter list of a 5K, half marathons and full marathon in the ten most populous cities across the nation. New York Run for Congo Women 5K: The Run For Congo Women organization holds benefit races throughout the nation, but [...]
Almost every runner has hit the wall at least once in their career. It’s one of those experiences that sticks to you forever, a dreaded memory that you hope never repeats itself in all your life. Your legs turn to fragile Jello toothpicks and nothing you do can possibly help [...]
Almost every runner, at some point in their athletic life, experiences shin splints. If you haven’t, you’re extremely lucky, but if you have, you know what it’s like to feel pain shoot up the front of your leg with every stride. Perhaps more important, you know how important it is [...]
Runners can make big gains in the gym. Lifting weights can maximize your ability to handle tough workouts, decrease risk of joint or overuse injuries, and help strengthen muscles and connective tissues so that you’re better equipped for the demands of the trail, treadmill, or open road. Although it might [...]
They say one of the best methods for staying motivated as a runner is to follow the running scene. Surround yourself with runners and running culture that not only keeps you running, but also keeps you in the know. Here is our list of 100 great Twitter feeds to follow [...]
1. I’ve got a new pair of shoes and I’m ready to start running. What’s next? Every runner starts at a different point so it’s difficult to tell people that they need to be doing x miles at y pace. Instead most beginning runners strive to run for 30 minutes [...]
If you’re like me, you thrive in the eyes of competition. You live to run fast races and do better than you thought you could. Better yet, you’re looking to beat your own personal record and you’re ready to make an investment so you can do it. I’m here to [...]
To become a great runner you need to train hard, but what if there were a few extra tricks for getting better? What if there was something you could do that would help you as much as those grueling set wind sprints you’ve started tacking onto the end of your [...]