September 24, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor

9.24.13MarathonFitTip.jpgThere’s nothing like training to become a marathon runner. Where you start and where you finish are miles apart—26.2 miles to be exact. Watching how your body can increasingly cover more miles, at a faster pace when you stick to a training schedule, is an amazing transformation to experience. Here are a few more tools to complete the picture of YOU as a serious marathon runner.

Life Fitness

August 16, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor

Back in high school, I remember thinking running 26.2 miles was unfathomable. I was active in sports like softball and volleyball, but I couldn’t imagine running a 5K let alone a marathon.

Five years later I did run my first, and only, marathon. It was a great experience and I was quite proud of myself. However, I think I was actually more proud when I finished my first ever 5K race – I was officially a runner. It was a Turkey Trot and has become an annual tradition for me ever since. 

Even if 3.1 miles seems impossible, I encourage you to give running a try. Whether it’s outdoors or on the treadmill, follow this schedule and you could be running miles before you know it!

Heather Sieker

April 16, 2012 / Category: Fitness Community

To most people, a 26.2 mile race is a once-in-a-lifetime experience - if they ever do one at all. 

For 46-year-old Matthew Loddy, marathons are a part of daily life, or at least they have been for the past 90 days. On his “2TonRun” the determined father of two from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire will run 100 marathons in 100 days, with the goal of raising £100,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and St. Francis Hospice in Berkhamsted. His inspiration comes from a promise he made to friend Phil Latham to grow support and awareness for young people with cancer. Phil was cared for at St. Francis before he died of a rare form of stomach cancer in 2010.

Tom Higgins