Running starts out as a natural movement for human beings. Kids, after they learn to walk, run everywhere at top speed. Unfortunately, we tend to lose this as we get older and most of us, unlike kids, can’t just start running
One of the biggest hurdles that any long time runner is going to face is burn out. Things are going great; you’re getting faster, you’re enjoying your runs and you have to hold yourself back from running too much.
For a while after you start running, getting faster comes naturally. As your cardiovascular fitness and endurance increases, you will find yourself automatically picking up the pace.
If you’re old enough, you may be able to remember when Heavyhands was an honest to god craze. About twenty five or thirty years ago, people started showing up to run with these little hand weights that had handles attached to them so that were easier to hold than, say, dumbbells. The idea was that [...]
Dan Gable, legendary Olympic wrestler and coach, once said, “If something is important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it.” There’s a lot of truth to that, because a lot of what we do, even with running, involves honing skills that only come with hours of practice. In fact, it’s said [...]