As the mornings get darker and the days get colder, it can sometimes be harder to get out the door to get a workout in. This is especially true after my fall races are over and as the holidays begin. Here are some of my tips for staying motivated to workout.
A taste of warmer weather in Maryland the past couple of weeks means runners are getting excited for the spring race season. Maybe you are just dusting off your running shoes and getting back to running after a winter break. Maybe you have been training for a few weeks and are gearing up for all the races you signed up for months ago. Here are some tips to prepare you for a strong and healthy season of spring running and racing
One common feedback that I’ve received after my first half-marathon was that they would love to get started on running. But, that sentence is always followed by a slew of “buts" including "but, I am super slow." Let’s talk about this aspect of ‘speed’. Contrary to popular belief, running has nothing to do with how fast you can run. Say what? Racing does, but running doesn’t.
No matter your ability level, it’s important to follow a certain routine to get your body prepared. Whether it’s a 5K or a full marathon, you need to understand the dedication it takes to cross the finish line strong.That said, how are you going to get there? I’m glad you asked. Let’s explore five essential tips to get you prepared for your fall race.
If you’re a new runner, you are likely overwhelmed at times with the thought of how you’re going to finish that 5K you signed up for. The last thing you want to hear about is having to do more training! But before you cast this article aside, please consider the benefits of cross training for new runners.