In an ideal world, every mile a runner runs would be pain-free and injury-free. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect runner’s world. In reality, runners frequently deal with a sore foot, tight hamstrings or the occasional knee that is telling you to sit down and take a break.
From full-blown injuries to mild aches and pains that come and go from day to day, injuries are very much part of a runner’s world. Fortunately many of the aches and pains that come along with being a runner can be dealt with before they become too serious. Read more for the common running injuries and learn how to prevent them.
One of the best and some of the most appealing aspects of running is the minimal amount of gear that is required to get you started. Running does not require a uniform or expensive gear. To run, all you need is weather-appropriate clothing and a well-fitted pair of shoes.
The right pair of running shoes can help protect you for injuries and help you to achieve your goals as a runner. Read more for the top 10 affordable running shoes for 2014.
If you have a quite a few 5ks and 10ks under your belt and have been running on a fairly regular basis, you may be eager for something more. Perhaps setting a new personal record at your last 10k has boosted your confidence and caused you to set your sights on an even bigger task — a half marathon. If you are running on a regular basis, making the transition from 5 and 10ks to a half marathon may be a lot easier than you think. Read more on how to make the transition to a half marathon.
Let’s be honest, we’ve all experienced the lack of motivation from time-to-time. Most people would agree that running regularly takes serious commitment and motivation. Whether you are considering running for the first time or run regularly, read on for the top 10 running quotes for 2014 to help you run further and longer.
Every runner needs to have goals. Whether you are running your first 5k or your 10th marathon, runners of all levels need goals to help boost confidence and ignite training through the New Year. As a runner, chances are you have read about or heard about the best training advice out there. However, our plans are not always put into action. Sometimes life gets too busy and other times we are just so set in our old ways that we forget to try something new.
Whether you are a beginner runner or a seasoned professional, let’s make 2014 a year full of new personal records, boosted confidence and new running routines that take us outside of our comfort zone. January is the time to make our runs happier and healthier. Read on for 10 New Year resolutions every runner should make.
To celebrate our third birthday and to say thank you to our readers, we’re giving away one Seiko DM50S Digital Metronome to one lucky winner. If you want to improve your running form while reducing the risk of injury, read on to find out how you could win your own digital metronome to help with your running.
Running is one of the few aerobic workout activities that improve every area of your body instead of a select few muscle groups. It is most beneficial for your cardiovascular health. There are many people who want to adopt this exercise but don’t end up getting the results they want because they make some of the common running mistakes that prevent them from defining their body. Read on for the top 10 common running mistakes.
The majority of runners use different surface areas to run on, which often includes concrete, sand, treadmills and asphalt. Some of these surfaces are much harder on your back and joints because of what impact it has on your body. The right running shoes will ease the shock and strengthen your body without putting pressure on any other areas.
Most runners make the mistake of using the same athletic running shoes for months on end – overtime the shoes wear down and don’t provide you with the padding you need to get the best workout. Read on to find out the importance of quality running shoes.
Running is one of the most powerful and effective forms of exercise if you’re attempting to improve your cardiovascular health and lose weight. It can add years onto your life, add elasticity to your skin (prevent wrinkles) and keep stress from affecting your day-to-day health.
Beginner runners can improve their muscle strength and protect their body by using the following running tips. Although this type of workout seems like an easy cardio exercise, it does take skill and consistency. By doing it for as little as 10-15 minutes every other day you can improve your lung function and significantly boost the strength of your immune system. Read on for top 10 running tips for beginners.