Injury prevention is a major concern for any runner. Let’s face it, you're not going to get too far with a torn ligament in your foot, knee, or back. And don’t get me started on shin splints — they're the worst! It's critical that you take all necessary precautions to prevent an injury from sneaking into your training schedule.
"If You Think You Can't, You Can."
Warrior Dash is a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme running event. This fierce running series is held on the most challenging and rugged terrain across the globe. And now, it’s also a great way to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital save children from cancer and other deadly diseases.
When you have a race or other athletic event on the calendar, you follow a training regimen to prepare yourself. But are you equally intentional about the food you consume leading up to the big day?
This guide explains the why, who, what, and when of healthy carbohydrate-loading before a race. And it's not all garlic bread, pasta, and potatoes!
With spring suddenly upon us, I’m sure many of you are looking to take your fitness to the next level. After all, we all want to look lean and fit for the summer, right? And many of us want to perform at our best when it comes to training and competition too! Whether you’re looking to run a few extra miles outside, join a new boot camp class, or get back into your favorite warm weather sport, one thing is for certain—you need to adequately fuel your body.
Whew! It's the halfway point of my half marathon training. I’m up to 9 miles and have 5 weeks to go until race day when I’ll finally tackle the full 13.1 miles. "Uff da," as they say in Fargo, ND, which happens to be where my race takes place on May 18th.
If there's one thing I’ve learned about myself during my first 5 weeks of training, it’s that I’m up for the challenge. Want to know my secret weapon? A damn good playlist.
How big a role is your Survival Instinct playing in your life?
In a world with more creature comforts, we see more impatience, discomfort, anxiety and depression. In a world that provides us tools for connection, the paradox is that we are technologically hyper-connected yet disconnected from ourselves. What is the effect of being on alert constantly-handling a barrage of emails, texts, and a never ending to do list?
A mud run obstacle race like the Warrior Dash is decidedly different from your standard road race. It requires special preparation, gear, and attitude to make it a fun and comfortable experience. Beyond race day standards like water and snacks, make sure the following items are in your pack.
Fueling your body with good food is an essential part of training for any race but especially for marathons. Getting the right nutrients will give you the energy you need to sustain the long weekly runs leading up to the big race. A nutrition plan is as important as a mileage plan.
"You won't stick to a diet that omits your favorite foods"
Writing about the importance of sleep at 3am, or gaining 22 pounds while authoring a weight loss book might not make sense. But it shows that even David Grotto struggles to put his health knowledge into practice. A Registered Dietician and author of The Best Things You Can Eat, David says that a healthy diet doesn't have to mean sacrificing your favorite foods. He hosted a live radio show on health and nutrition for over 10 years along with a health-focused television show for 2 years. David calls himself an "Edutainer" - he enjoys educating people through entertainment.
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