There are a few differences between the speed workouts. The tempo run, fartlek, and interval runs. TEMPO RUN- also known as a lactate-threshold, LT, is a faster pace run. Tempo running is important to having a successful race because it trains your body to sustain speed over distance. While running, the cardiovascular system delivers oxygen to the muscles.So by doing tempo runs you are training your body … Continue reading Speed training explained
Planking for runners is VERY beneficial. Planking helps strengthen our core making us run more efficiently. A strong core will protect your back, and promote good posture while running. It improves proper biomechanics and helps you to be a better athlete overall. There are many many different types of planks, but they all have the same purpose. A plank is an isometric exercise that works … Continue reading August Plank Challenge!!!
Doing some strength training as a runner can only turn you into a powerhouse machine. You become stronger, and more efficient as a runner, and gain resistance to injuries. Performing exercises that strengthens your core and upper body are just as important as strengthening your running muscles such as the glutes and hamstrings. With a lean but strong body, a runner can hold off muscle fatigue and maintain … Continue reading Strength training for runners
Us runners have come across a side stitch or two in our running life. I don’t know about you but it certainly is annoying and always appears at the worst time! It slows me down and brings down my speed!! UGH! A side stitch, side cramp, stitch, whatever you want to call it, is an intense stabbing pain right at the end of the ribcage. Also known … Continue reading The side stitch!
Eating healthy is very important. But what you should eat before a race is vital. Choosing the wrong foods, or eating too much or not enough, even eating at the wrong time can affect your performance and possibly ruin your race, or affect your performance at least. Eating the right pre-race meal at the right time ensures that all your hard training doesn’t go to waste. … Continue reading Some pre-run food ideas
So Summer time is around the corner, that means sun, beaches, and bikinis for most of you! If you are trying to lose weight in time you can get a good workout by running! So you are trying to tighten that waistline? Think running is the answer?? Many people begin running because they want to lose weight. As one of the most powerful exercises out … Continue reading Running is a great way to lose weight