Running 101:
How To Become A Runner
The key to enjoying the benefits of running is learning to enjoy the activity of running. Running is probably the world’s best form of exercise. It builds fitness, increases health, promotes a healthy body weight, and can be done just about anywhere by anyone.
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Confidence-Building Workouts From The Pros
Four top runners share the sessions that let them know they’re ready to race.
Recipe: Bertinelli’s Blueberry Smoothie
1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogur,t 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed, 1 Tbsp. protein powder. Combine the blueberries, yogurt, flaxseed and protein powder in a blender. Add a few ice cubes if using fresh blueberries and puree until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
Sports Science Update: What’s The Frequency?
Two new studies provide insights on the effects of music on the running experience and performance.
Running 101: How To Choose The Right Running Shoe
There are dozens of different running shoes on the market, and the number of models available to choose from just keeps expanding.
Training Tips
Run Softly
Stay away from shin splints and get off the pavement for a few days. Find trails, bike paths or soft sand to run on.
Ditch the Watch
Forget the watch at home once in awhile and run the way your body feels. It will be liberating!
Blaze a New Path
Switch up your usual run or walk route. Try running in different neighborhoods and take in new sights.