Tag Archives: runners

Strength Exercises to Improve your Run

If you don’t think that you need strength training to improve your performance – think again. Strength training can improve so many aspects of your run, including the efficiency in which your body uses oxygen and injury prevention. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examined the effects of […]

5 Tips to Stay Hydrated for a Run

In the heat of the summer, long runs can be brutal – especially in states where temperatures reach triple digits shortly after the sun peeks over the horizon. Hydration is vital to the performance and health of any athlete – regardless of fitness or pace – you can’t give it your all when you are […]

Shoes or not to Shoes… that is the Question

While it is unlikely that Shakespeare was ever concerned about the most effective footwear for running, modern man wants to know: what’s better – running with a classic pair of soles or going au naturel, pounding the pavement with bare feet? The trend in minimalist footwear – lightweight “gloves” for the feet with no arch […]

It’s Never too Late to Start Exercising. . .

… and be at your very best! How many times have you heard the phrase, “I’m past my prime, I just can’t do that.” Many people beyond a certain age firmly believe that most forms of physical activity are best reserved for the young and agile. Many hang up their running shoes for water aerobics […]