Friday, November 28, 2014

Facts About Long Runs

Running long runs as part of your training programs is a little different than other runs.

Distance running coach Jeff Galloway offers some tips about making the best of your long runs in your training.
One key to note about the long run is to treat it as an "endurance" workout, not a "speed" workout.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Knowing When To Say When

Sometimes it's not worth risking injury to finish a workout.

There are those times where you feel pain and you can work through it, but there are those times where the pain is obviously telling you to rest and take care of an injury.

This post from the Shut Up and Run blog describes a scenario where it is probably best to "quit", rest and seek attention from a physician if the issue persists. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Doing A Quick Workout

How do you grab a workout or keep fit when you are short on time?
There are ways to do it -- you just have to be creative.  And you should also know that event though you might not be doing an intense workout, some exercise is better than none.

Check out this post from the Des Moines Register that features nine creative ways to snag a quick workout.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kids Do Triathlons

Be inspired by the stories of these children who have competed in the Hy-Vee Triathlon. 
These kids are having the time of their lives.  Learn about their competitive endeavors in this post from the Des Moines Register.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Study Supports Running

A recent study actually defends running in joint health.
According to a recent post on Jeff Galloway's blog, a recent study indicates running does not predispose arthritis in joints.  Check it out. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

When Your Workout Fails

Despite our best efforts to have a great workout, it doesn't always pan out that way.
Depending on what you eat, drink, sleep and think -- these factors can all impact whether you have a good fitness experience or not.  There are certain applications you can follow to put all of these factors in the right direction for success in your fitness activities.  This article from the Wall Street Journal will enlighten you on what makes for consistently having good workouts.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

High-Traffic Yoga

Yoga classes are popping up everywhere.

It's great how local parks and other public facilities are getting into the yoga act by hosting classes open to everyone. 
Check out this article from the Des Moines Register on the various yoga programs in the city of Des Moines.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Seeking Nutrition Help?

Looking for some help with your nutrition?

This post on the "Run To The Finish" blog features some very helpful hints on where to turn for nutrition expertise.  You will learn some of the various definitions of different nutrition experts and their fields of focus . . . such as "registered dietitian".
You might be working your hardest and in the best shape of your life.  However, better nutrition will help you make yourself even better.