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
Hello- Ever since I started distance running a few years ago, I've slowly been adding pounds...at first just a few, and then another 5 lbs. during marathon training last summer/fall, for a total of 10 since 2011. I've obviously fallen into that "I'm... Read more
So I noticed today that when I track Walking as an activity, I am not given an option for distance, but when I track Walk/Jog or Running I DO get an option for distance? I have a set goal for 3 miles per day, but cannot meet this goal because on the... Read more
I was setting up and entering my fitness information. When I went to the reports page under MY TRACKERS tab and opened the weekly/daily/monthly report the miles are listed in increments of 40. Why is this and is there a way to change this chart or cr... Read more
Hey ya'll! I started running earlier this year and have finally mastered the 5k without walking, so naturally (in my mind at least) the next step is to run a 1/2 marathon. I began training last week and so far so good. My only concern is when is the... Read more
I have been walking at a brisk pace for 1.5 miles every other day. I'm looking to kick it up a notch soon and am not sure if I should increase the distance (would go up to 3 miles as I walk a certain trail that is 1.5 miles) or try to star... 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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