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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. You will need to start running longer distances and run fairly often. You should be running 4-5 times a week if you want to build up mileage. However, you only want to add 10% to your weekly mileage from one week to the next. For instance, if you are running 10 miles this week, you want to be running 11 miles next week. Doing it this way will keep you increasing mileage safely without getting injured.A couple days a week you should be doing tempo runs. What this means is that you will run for a few minute...

 


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, Scott Jurek, who has been a force in this torturous sport, was an unknown and he took this race.He proceeded to set the pace in this race and over the course of seven years set a course record and became known as leader in ultra running. Indeed, during the years since 1999, he has also had two wins in the Badwater Ultramarathon, just a short 135-mile run through Death Valley.Jurek has also done something no one else has done, setting the US mark for distance covered in a 24-hour ultra run at 165.7 miles. A...

 


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 are running on and the conditions. For instance, you'll work harder running into the wind and running uphill. Thus, burning more calories.More calories are burned running than by aerobics or working out on an exercise bike. And, the more you weigh, the more calories you'll burn. Another plus, once you build muscle, you will burn off calories more quickly - muscle requires more energy.2. Psychological benefits. Runners seem to be less stressed and handle things better than non-runners. They also seem to develo...

 




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