Many running-related resources mention VO2 Max. This article will discuss what a VO2 Max is, provide a simple way to measure it, and explain how even a new runner can use VO2 Max to track gains and set goals.…Read More
Marlene Cimons, a 69-year old veteran marathoner and former columnist for Runner’s World, wrote an interesting article for the Washington Post entitled “Tale of an Ancient Marathoner.” Ms. Cimons had 12 marathons under her belt, and a best of 3:44.49 (in 1982), before toeing the line for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington this past October.
She had not run a marathon in 14 years, but was motivated by the loss of a beloved dog. She ran to raise money for two animal welfare organizations.…Read More
We’re a few days into 2015, which means that a lot of us are really starting to get going on our New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe your Resolution is to get into better shape. And maybe you’ve decided that you want to give running a try. Great! Let’s talk about how to make those Resolutions stick.…Read More
By: Beth Risdon
Often people tell me they hate running. Or, they tell me they aren’t good at it. Let’s face it – the real reason people don’t like running is that they are uncomfortable when they run. I say, no sh*t you are uncomfortable when you run. Most of us are. The fact is – running is tough. That is why if you listen to people around you who are running they are breathing hard and groaning and sometimes cussing.…Read More
By Robert Cavanaugh
You have logged many miles over the past few months, and now it’s time for that big race. You may have no idea on what to expect, but by following a few running guidelines you will have a successful race experience. Many experienced runners will say that the last 24 to 48 hours before the race is the most crucial time.
These 10 tips will ensure you run your best race and help you reach the finish line with a smile on your face:
1. Cutting down miles prior to race: Leading up to race day, your running mileage should decrease. Your training is complete, and now it’s time for your legs to get ready. The day before your race you should go for a 15-20 minute run, focusing on form and staying loose. Following your jog, make sure you get a good stretch in. (more…)