CategoryRunning

Speed Workout – Interval Running Tips

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The only way to run faster is…wait for it…to run faster. This may sound like a cliché, but it’s only because it’s true. Speed running workouts are the ideal training approach if you’re looking to boost your speed—whether you’re looking to be the fastest guy (or gal) on the block or to achieve a new 5K personal record. Therefore, here some of the most speed workout practical tips that can help you...

Score a Strong Comeback – How to Come Back After a Break

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Even the most well intentioned runners are bound to fall from the running train every once in a while. Life demands can put their toll on your motivation and fitness resolve, and before you know it, your consistent running routine is a distance memory. Fortunately, the fitness wagon is always there waiting for you. As a result, to score a strong running comeback in less than 3 weeks, do the...

Top Tips to Help You Enjoy Running

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Running is one of the most straight-forward, most effective and most tried-and-tested forms of exercise there is. While some people these days will tell you that HIIT is more effective, this form of intense training definitely isn’t for everyone and is much more grueling than a lot of people give it credit for. Running is something anyone can do, anywhere and without any equipment. And what’s...

The Pose Method of Running

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When we run, few of us think about the technique we use or how we are doing it. It is one of those things like breathing that we just seem to ‘know’ how to do and that seems not to require any form of formal tuition. That isn’t necessarily to say that we can’t learn to improve our running technique, and just as many people are now learning the benefit of improving our...

Motivating Yourself to Run Regularly

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Let’s face it; for a large percentage of people, running is about as fun as a root canal. Except for a select few people, nobody looks forward to waking up at 4 am, putting on smelly gym shoes, and going out to run. Sometimes you can force yourself to do it for a while, but then you decide that sleeping in is a much more pleasant option. Why should you have to do it anyways? The answer is simple;...

Beginner Running Tips – How to Start Running

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When it comes to starting a running program—or any other training regime—taking the first steps right is critical. Running is the ideal cardio exercise. It burns mad calories and can help you get into the best shape of your life. Nevertheless, running’s high impact nature can lead to injury, burnout and a myriad of health troubles. As a result, if you’re looking to start running but don’t want to...

The Top Mistakes People Make When Running

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Running is one of those things that most of us tend to do without giving much thought. We’ve been doing it since we were in the playground, so why would we need to question it? Well, if you find that you tend to avoid running because it makes you tired and sweaty, and/or because it puts strain on your knees, shins or back… then you’re actually not doing it right. That’s why...

The Best Supplements for Runners

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When it comes to supplements and athletics, most big companies tend to target mainly bodybuilders and those aiming to gain muscle or burn fat. Thus the biggest sellers are things like protein shakes for adding mass, BCAAs for protecting muscles from breakdown and fat burners. But while supplements can be particularly useful for bodybuilders, they are by no means the only demographic who stand to...

Strength Training: Do Runners Need It?!

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Middle and long-distance runners have always been recommended, as a part of their training schedule, to pile on miles upon miles every week. Up until recently, not many runners indulged in weight training to improve performance. In fact, runners have always considered weight training (and the resultant muscle gain) to be detrimental to race times. Even anecdotal evidence suggested that strength...

Born to Run

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It’s not just the title of a Bruce Springsteen song. It may also be a description of what it is to be a human being. Human beings – homo sapiens – may not be able to sprint as fast as some other mammals; having four legs gives them a decided advantage when it comes to sheer speed. But we have more endurance. We can run further, and for longer periods of time. The science of anthropology and...

Juliette Siegfried, MPH

Juliette Siegfried, MPH

Juliette Siegfried, MPH, has been involved in health communications since 1991. Shortly after obtaining her Master of Public Health degree, she began her career at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Juliette now lives in Europe, where she launched ServingMed(.)com, a small medical writing and editing business for health professionals all over the world.

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