Saying goodbye to summer means most runners will soon be trading in their sport sunglasses and water bottle belts for more time spent on what many refer to as the “dreadmill.”
Run & Race The longer you go, the easier it gets
The heat is the most difficult element for runners to train in.
No matter how much you love running, the ol' daily out-and-back can start to feel stale after a while. On the hunt for the quick fix for the running blahs, we turned to someone who has been pounding the pavement for years, excelling in running events of various distances from 800 meters to the marathon.
Even the most athletic among us needs a break now and then. After all, overuse is the most common cause of injury for runners.
So, you’re training for your first long-distance road race and are finally gearing up for the first long run of your training cycle.
If up until this point you haven’t covered more than about six miles in one go, then there are certainly a few things you’ll want to consider before you head out the door to tackle those monster miles.
The best running races in the world all share a few key elements: an exceptional course, extremely enthusiastic spectators, outstanding organization and, perhaps the most important factor of all for many runners, a great challenge to conquer.