Training Tips for Runners

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Starting a Running Routine

Starting a Running Routine

Running is the most popular form of exercise in the United States, and its benefits are many: cardiovascular fitness, reduced body fat, a decreased likelihood of hypertension and heart disease. And, as with many types of exercise, running works to st...
3/19/2017 | Starting a Running Routine

Distance Runners: Time to Hit the Weight Room

Distance Runners: Time to Hit the Weight Room

Madison, Wisconsin – Want to set your personal record in the marathon or perform better in your next 10K? Better hit the weight room. That may seem counterintuitive. Lifting weights increases bulk, and bulk slows distance runners down...
11/13/2015 | Distance Runners: Time to Hit the Weight Room

Couch to 5K - What Comes After?

You accomplished your goal of participating in a 5K fun run/walk. You found a training plan, stuck to it and made great progress. Congratulations on completing your goal! Now that the event is done, are you motivated to continue your exercise pr...
7/09/2015 | Couch to 5K - What Comes After?

Running Success Hinges on Training Habits, Form, More Than Shoe Brand

Running Success Hinges on Training Habits, Form, More Than Shoe Brand

Peruse the many claims and enthusiastic endorsements of "maximalist" running shoes like Hoka's One One, and you'll find breathless tributes to the support the shoes provide, their sturdiness and how surprisingly light they are, considering the sole i...
4/08/2015 | Running Success Hinges on Training Habits, Form, More Than Shoe Brand