Today, we’ve been lucky enough to finally get our hands on the latest and most advanced touchscreen GPS running watch from Garmin – the Forerunner 620.
As well as the usual running features that you’ve come to expect, the Garmin FR620 also features a recovery advisor, race predictor and VO2 max estimator, allowing runners to train smarter. But is the Garmin FR 620 any good? Read on for the Garmin Forerunner 620 review to find out.
Now that autumn has descended upon us, it is up to practicing runners (and those in serious training) to envision what their off-season will look like as winter approaches. Winter is typically the time when runners “hibernate” with a multitude of off-season activities that enhance their training during racing season. It can include not only indoor treadmill running, but also other activities that supplement running and racing endeavors. The training that happens in the off-season can be just as important as the training that happens during in-season. Read more about off-season training.
There’s plenty of running gear currently available on the market but there’s probably only a select few that most runners couldn’t live without. With Christmas fast approaching, we’ll be looking at some products that would make great gifts for runners. Read on for great gift ideas for runners.
The sweltering heat of summer has passed and thoughts towards cooler temperatures and shorter days are here. Usually, summer conjures up more vacation memories and beach days than training days. Sometimes, it’s just too darn hot to train for hours on end, running everywhere in the city that is fraught with pavement heat, feet that swell up in your shoes, and a constant sweat that lingers after a long run of miles on the road. But, training for a marathon is so much more than simply weather implications, either hot or cold. Read more if you’re wondering is it time to train for a marathon.
Running in colder climate conditions takes quite a bit of planning. If you live in the northwest or Midwest regions of the country, chances are you have a bevy of winter running clothes at hand, and the mere mention of “layering” comes naturally to you. But if you are residing in warmer climates, such as the south or southwest, layering for cold-weather running might leave you a bit confused as to what to take wherever and whenever you plan to run.
The mountain states temperatures tend to change almost every 15 minutes or so, therefore it is crucial to know what type of fabrics and layers will suit your body during a long, or even a short, run. Read on to find out how to layer properly for cold weather running.
Having the best shoe during your winter run can make or break your miles. If you are an endurance runner, who logs in most of your miles on the pavement, an optimum supportive and stable running shoe works best. If you choose to venture into the woods and hit the trail, you will need to consider the elements, such as mud, water, possibly snow, and slippery rocks. Read more for the best road and trail running shoes for winter running.
Running is an art form, in and of itself. To witness the supreme athletes in the sport of running is to basically watch the gazelle-like movement of a perfect locomotive dancing in their shoes. It’s captivating to see someone run with awesome form. They have rhythm, timing, grace, agility, and incredible posture.
It would be easy to chalk it up to hours and hours of training, yet most of the best runners have discovered their own Zen strategies that give them that sense of contentment when putting one foot in front of the other and ticking off countless miles on either dirt or pavement. Even the most inclement weather conditions will not deter a runner when they are in the Zen of their zone. Read more about Zen and the art of running.
When you make the decision to monitor your running pace through track training, a metronome to accompany that process can deliver some amazing results. The proper definition of a metronome is “any device that produces regular metrical ticks, settable in beats per minute”.
Musicians commonly use metronome, yet anyone needing to regulate their pace in music, sport, dance, or another timed movement can benefit from the use of a metronome. The metronome was designed to regulate tempo and timing, and what more efficient way to utilize this than on the track. Read more on how to gauge your performance on the track using a metronome.
There is a fine line in the activity of running between wearing shoes for the sole purpose of going for a run on any given day, or choosing a running shoe based on your own personal style and goal of running. The ergonomics of running is a science.
The shoe you wear to perform any type of running, i.e. intervals, track running, trail running, pavement running, or racing, can make or break your performance. The best way to ensure a successful running career is to have the best quality shoe for your foot. Read more for choosing the right running shoes.