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Running Tips - Which Type Of Running Is Best For You

Trail Running

Running through forests or parks on prescribed paths of bark chips or wood mulch is already widespread in America, and is becoming increasingly popular in the UK as more and more woodlands are opened to the public and nature trails are put down. Trail running has got a reputation as "cross country for wimps", simply because public Health & Safety requirements mean that these pathways have to avoid so many of nature's inherent hazards. But take no notice of such talk.

Although trail running might not be sufficiently taxing for the real hard-core runners, for the rest of us it is about as perfect a situation as anybody could hope for. You are close to nature, but it's nature that's managed to such a degree it's not scary at all - for that reason personal safety is much greater.

Also most woodlands are far more interesting than most streets, you are removed from traffic hazards and pollution, and the prepared surface will have enough cushion to make it easy on your knees and ankles, but not so much give as to work against you.

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19 Tips To Running Faster!

The older I get the more I look to small improvements for my motivation. We may not all be destined to become elite runners, but most of us feel pretty psyched when we see even small improvements. The great thing with running, unlike many other sports, is that it's very simple to objectively measure progress. How are you progressing? Or have you got yourself into a rut?

The following check list may help you pinpoint areas of nutrition, training, motivation, injury prevention, or equipment to address that will help boost you to the next level.

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6 Reasons You Will Quit Running - How NOT To Start Running

Discovering exactly how to start running is an issue that new comers to the sport battle with. Trying session after session with hardly any success is demoralizing but, pushing your body too hard will leave you miserable and pondering why any rational individual would do this to themselves.

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10 Running Form Mistakes to Avoid

Most runners never notice something wrong in their running technique not unless they start experiencing painful running injuries. Although wearing a high-quality pair of running shoes and gearing up with running clothes is important to lessen the incidence of running injuries, still, exercising a correct running form plays a bigger role. Below are lists of the running form mistakes that runners should avoid:

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Break Those Bad Running Habits

Don't we all have bad habits we want to break? As a runner, I know there bad habits associated with runners in general. But in order to become a better and healthier runner we need to break these habits. In Houston, TX, it is easy to cut corners. We often drive to the park to run and are in a rush to get home. It is also usually too hot to spend more time outside than necessary.

The most notorious of all bad habits runners have is not stretching. Many of us don't have time to include a stretch after a run. We think we know our bodies and don't need to stretch, especially after our runs. We don't know our bodies like we think we do.

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What to Do Before the Race - For Marathon Runners

Before the race.

Before the race, you will undoubtedly feel a bit of nervousness, and this is completely normal. If you know what to expect, however, you can anticipate this stress and avoid it. Make sure you know exactly where to go on race day, and leave yourself plenty of time to get to the start line and warm up properly. Rushing before you even get to the race can put you at a big psychological disadvantage.

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What to Expect During the Race - For Marathon Runners

During the race

You've put in the required training and now you're ready for the event. In addition to the psychological tools you've used during training, such as visualization and association and disassociation, there are a few other tips and tactics you can use during the race to achieve your fastest race time, or personal brand best.

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What to Do After the Race - For Runners

After the race

Racing at all levels and any distance is necessarily a hard workout, so it is important that you cool down properly. As in training, walking or jogging slowly, followed by some light stretching is best and most efficient way to flush out lactic acids and other toxins and to restore your body's equilibrium. After a race such a marathon, you may feel so exhausted you won't want to cool down, and this is precisely the reason that you should.

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Running Tips for New and Experienced Runners

Running is a passion for many people. Runners run for many reasons, some to get away, some to get exercise, and some because they just can't not run. Following are some tips for new and experienced runners:

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5K Training Schedule for Athletes

So what is keeping you from that first 5k race? This eight week plan is broken down into daily training, ensuring you will be ready for race day.

Are you having trouble deciding if 5k's is right for you? It's a great first race to get you exposed to the whole experience, and it can be great training to remind you of race daylogistics. You will find the experience of your first 5k unlike anything you've ever experienced. Have a blast on the run, meet some friendly faces, and impress yourself when you cross the finish line.

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