There are numerous articles available to help you fix your running form, but what about the habits you should avoid? Improvement does not always stem from the addition of work – sometimes all it takes is the avoidance of bad habits. Listed below are ways you are sabotaging your running in your daily life.
Arm Bands Continue Reading →
Running with music can be a great distraction (so long as it is not too great of a distraction and puts your safety at ...
With the surging popularity of both half marathons and runcations, choosing an upcoming race has never been more fun. Half marathons can now be found every single weekend in every part of the country. Listed below are only a few of the best races located across the country.
Estes Park Half Marathon, Estes Park, CO Continue Reading →
Billed as one of the highest altitude races in the country, the highest point of this half marathon tops out around 7,500 feet ...
Couch to Half Marathon Training
With the ever-increasing popularity of half marathons, many people are deciding to run one for the first time. In fact, according to data compiled by RunningUSA, there were over 2 million half marathon finishers in 2015, which is an all-time high. With new races popping up every year across the country to reflect this trend, it has never been easier to find a race. If half marathons are the new 5k, why not commit to ... Continue Reading →
The Athlete Diet Explained
Many professional and elite level athletes regularly meet with a sports nutritionist to determine which athlete diet is right for them and their exercise level, but weekend warriors and age groupers do not always have access to that luxury.
Endurance athletes routinely put their bodies through strenuous workouts day in and day out, so it should be no surprise that fueling is one of the most important considerations.
While no one will dispute that eating healthy and being mindful ... Continue Reading →
Every athlete knows that core strengthening is an important part of becoming a stronger and faster athlete. However, unless you are a professional runner, making time for core exercises can be difficult. There are numerous body hacks that a person can incorporate throughout the day in order to give core work the attention it deserves.
Commit to 5 Minutes Per Day Continue Reading →
You can do anything for five minutes every day, right? Instead of making grand promises to yourself (such as ...
Half Marathon Racing
The night before your first half marathon you may envision standing on the starting line and find yourself wondering what to expect. The past 3 or 4 months of hard work have all built up to what will occur over the course of a few hours, which will be filled with a myriad of emotions.
Miles 1 – 5: Confidence Continue Reading →
After the gun goes off and you are on your way, the first five miles will feel easy. You ...
Healthy Foods for Endurance Athletes
With the recent “clean eating” diet trend, many foods and food groups have unfairly been cast aside with the label of “bad” or “dirty.” However, most of these forbidden foods contain beneficial nutrients that are important for athletes. When consumed in moderation, the healthy foods listed below do not have to be banished from the athlete’s diet.
Eggs Continue Reading →
Gone are the days that eggs are verboten because of their high cholesterol levels. A serving of eggs contains ...
Everyone has heard the adage that running is 90% mental and 10% physical. For all the physical work that runners put into their training, how can they effectively work the mental side, as well? Listed below are three strategies for improving your mental training leading up to a big race.
Visualization Continue Reading →
Sports psychologists have long touted the benefits of mental ...
MedalMinder is excited to be heading to the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah this Friday and Saturday February 5th and 6th to take part in the Endurance Sports Show.
We are bringing a good inventory of MedalMinders to sell as well as Gift cards and both will be discounted. The ... Continue Reading →
Race Prep – Speed Work
If you really want to “race” a race, how do you prepare? Do you need to do speedwork? What about hill repeats or tempo runs? Will running a track/treadmill/road help?
First, let’s define “race” for the purposes of this article. By “race” I mean run a particular race in a pace that’s fast for you. It doesn’t mean winning or placing high in the standings. Just racing so that when you finish, you know that you put ... Continue Reading →