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Tips for Holding Your Stamina While Running

Once you've been running for a while, there will be a point where you may want to start running longer distances. Building up stamina for longer distances is easy to do - but it will take a little time to do it correctly. Running longer distances is great - even if you are not training for a distance race. It can keep you healthy. Read on to find out how to increase your stamina and keep running longer.There's no shortcut to magically being able to run farther. You have to get out there and put in the miles...

 


Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

In 490 BC, a messenger set out from Marathon, running to Athens with news that the Persians had been defeated whereupon he collapsed; some histories say the messenger may have covered the 26.2 miles up to four times with messages before his fateful run, making this the earliest recorded ultra run.Today, ultra running is a recognized extreme sport. One of its earliest races was the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile grueling route through former Gold Rush country in California's Sierra Nevada. In 1999,...

 


3 Reasons You Should Start A Running Program

Running is a great all-around activity. Some runners get started simply as a means to losing a few excess pounds. Others have started running for the over-all sense of well-being it gives them. I feel that there are 3 basic reasons to start (or keep) running.1. Weight loss is a great by-product. Running is one of the best calorie burners there is. The amount of calories you burn depends on how much you weigh, how fast you run and how far. You will also burn more calories depending on the terrain that you ar...

 


Running Tips - Setting Your Running Goals For The New Year

It's time to start setting those running goals for the New Year! Is that something that you do? If not, you definitely should. Running goals are something that can keep you going on those days when you're not quite sure why you are going out the door. Having goals should be a big part of your running program.However, you want to make sure that your goals are realistic and attainable. You shouldn't have running a 25:00 5K as a goal if you are currently running one in 45:00. But, you can have getting faster a...

 


Running Tips - Getting Water During Your Long Training Runs

Staying properly hydrated is extremely important for runners - especially when they are on a long distance training run. However, making sure that you are getting water when you need it can be tricky and takes a little planning on your part. But, it can be done. Here are some tips for getting water during your long distance run.If you are running for a period longer than an hour, you need to take in 6 - 8 ounces of water every 30 minutes. So, you need to plan where and how you'll get your water. There are s...

 


Running Tips - Eating Before A Marathon

One of the biggest things that you need to be aware of in your marathon training is what you eat. What you are eating even a few days before race day can make you have a great day - or barely get through. Here are some tips on how you should be eating leading up to the big day.First of all, you should be eating and taking in carbs during your long runs when you are out there for more than 1½ hours. Under that time, you are basically using what has been stored up in your muscles previously. A great way to...

 




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