September 24, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
There’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.
September 17, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
If you love running, you won’t be happy if you get an injury that leaves your running shoes sitting in the closet without purpose. The good news is you can prevent injury with a little bit of planning, a realistic weekly running regimen for your fitness level, and an awareness of some of the most common running injuries. And don’t forget to cross-train. A strong overall body can prevent injuries in any sport or activity of your choice. Here’s what you can do to prevent these common injuries:
September 12, 2013 / Category: Innovation
Treadmills are for beginners, right? After all, every serious runner goes outdoors to brave the elements, take in the scenery and train organically for race day.
But that's not really true these days. Though there have long been concerns about the effectiveness of training for a marathon on a treadmill, technology has caught up to the needs of runners who take the sport seriously. What's more is that even pro runners are using treadmills to train.. In fact, some top U.S. Olympians and trainers have publicly touted some of their treadmill workouts.