By Rick Morris For Running Planet
When many runners think of marathon long runs they envision long slow distance runs of 12 to 30 miles. That type of run has been the cornerstone of marathon training for many years. What marathon runner hasn’t made a habit out of their weekend 20 miler? It has even become …Read More
Eat Well for Good Health and Running Performance
Christine Luff, About.com Guide
As a runner, your diet is important to maintain good health and to promote peak performance. Proper nutrition and hydration can make or break a workout or race, and greatly affects how runners feel, work and think. A balanced diet for healthy runners should include …Read More
Inside Marathon Nation we don’t advocate long runs over 2.5 hours, although you can do runs up to about 3 hours if you are fit and able to dedicate time to recovery. We can do this since we incorporate a good amount of intensity in our training plans, even the long runs. This increased effort …Read More
Canada Get Fit, December 2011
Take an after-dinner walk with the family to admire the light displays.
Make a new year’s resolution to try a new activity – how about the Centurion cycling program with Canada Get Fit.
Walk as much as possible. Take extra laps at the mall, use the stairs, volunteer to walk the dog.
If you’re …
Increase strength to burn more calories and prevent injuries.
By Leslie Goldman
From the April 2009 issue of Runner’s World
Dieters often shy away from strength training, such as lifting weights, out of a fear it will make them bulk up. Others are intimidated by going to a gym. But for many dieters, the reason is simpler: …Read More
by David Willey
Podcast #1: Training:
by Michelle Hamilton
Podcast #2: Mental Challenges of Marathoning:
by Katie Neitz
Podcast #3: Nutrition and Hydration Essentials:
by Jane Hahn
Podcast #4: Shoes and Gear:
by Warren Greene
Podcast #5: Training – Long Runs:
by Amby Burfoot
Podcast #6: Injury Prevention:
by Katie Neitz
With content from a Blog posted by Joe English
Runners should be eating and drinking within the first 30-45 minutes after their run to help ease and speed their recovery. That window of time is critical in that the body is primed to reload depleted muscle energy stores and to start the rebuilding process from the …Read More
What’s the most important part of any training plan? The recovery periods. For a training plan to be worthwhile, it needs to allow time for recovery. Otherwise all your hard work won’t matter. Typically, training will be done in four-week cycles where there are three …Read More
The best possible training and competition performance stems from proper hydration. For most people it can be a challenge to drink the required 8-10 glasses of fresh water per day but proper hydration is necessary for countless bodily functions and essential for athletes …Read More
Speed training has a plethora of pros and cons. The most vital ‘pro” is it will most definitely increase performance. The scariest “con” is that it hurts (pain is weakness leaving your body…blah blah blah) and it has the potential to injure.
Let’s start with the CONS
Who isn’t it right for? New runners or those coming …Read More