I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for... Read more
It is a marathon not a sprint. Most of us know exactly what we need to do to maintain a healthy weight - we just refuse to do it. Bad eating and exercise choices are habits, they cannot be erased, but they can be replaced with new, better habits.... Read more
Hi! I have been training for a 5k and I just ran what my treadmill said was 3 miles. My fit bit says I ran 4.5 miles (I put it on right as I got on the treadmill).
What do you think I really ran? Which is more accurate? I lean towards the fit... Read more
Choose a race now for spring or early summer. Start training now! Enjoy watching your skills grow in the coming weeks as you prepare for your event. And when it's race time, take time to enjoy watching everyone run her/his own race. It's an amazing t... Read more
Barbara Whitehead (ONEKIDSMOM)Weight Lost: 100 poundsHometown: Lincoln, NEOccupation: Computer Programmer/Analyst What was life like before your weight loss?I have been a compulsive eater since childhood, raiding my parents’ food stores an... Read more
One of the valuable lessons I learned during my track and field days was the importance of running the correct pace for the distance. When running 100-meters, I would run as fast as I could right out of the blocks. If I were running 800-meters, I nee... Read more
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