It's a hot summer morning, you wake up knowing you have a long run on the schedule. After getting dressed and fueling accordingly you jog to Central Park to begin your run. All is well and good as you notice your legs feel tight and a little tired from all the training. You begin to think you're crazy for having signed up for this race and start immediately debating on turning your ten mile run … [Read more...] about Running Essentials Thursday: When the Voices in Your Head Won’t Shut-Up
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It is one hundred hot degrees in NYC. The city feels and smells like the inside of a hot yoga studio. Obviously running is a much bigger challenge than normal. Today I had three one-mile (3x1600) repeats on my schedule as well as a warm-up and cool down. I managed to complete two of those repeats, but just didn't have a third in me. I'm still undecided as to weather or not the heat won, or if I … [Read more...] about Running Essentials Thursday: Know the Signs of Heat Exhaustion
Ever wonder why your workouts aren't working for you? Today I'm discussing 5 Things that Can Sabotage Your Workout over at Where I Need to Be... Lessons and perceptions on health, wellness, sprituality and greater self love. Head on over to make sure you aren't sabotaging your workouts. … [Read more...] about 5 Things That Can Sabotage Your Workout
Welcome to another edition of Running Essentials Thursdays. If you missed the first two posts here's what we covered. Week 1: Muscle Tension Relief Week 2: 10 Minute Core Workout for after your run This week I'm tackling Amber's question: Amber, I've got good news! You don't have to run 3 or 4 days in a row. What works for some people doesn't work for others. There was a time when I use to … [Read more...] about Running Essentials: Do I Have to Run 5 Days a Week?
Scientifically, a mid-foot strike is more efficient than a heel-strike. Books such as ChiRunning and Born to Run are turning everyone on to the idea that the barefoot running style is the way to go. With the promise of a faster leg turner over and faster race times, I wondered what would happen if I jumped on the mid-foot minimalist bandwagon. If you've been reading this blog for awhile you know … [Read more...] about 5 Things Runners Should Consider Before Changing Their Foot Strike