Friday, June 26, 2015

Too Old To Run?

In my last post, I referenced some of the excuses that emerge to keep us from exercising.

Some folks may argue they are "too old" to exercise. To me, this is another lame excuse. Take a look at some of these training tips to use for older athletes interested in running from the "Run To The Finish" blog.
Many of these suggestions are consistent with the "injury-free" strategies referenced in a book I am reading - "The Unbreakable Runner", which I will reference in a future post.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Making Excuses

We all make excuses as to why we don't run, bike or engage in a fitness activity.

"I don't have time."  That's probably the most frequent excuse.  However, there are many others.  "I'm afraid I'll get hurt." or "I just can't get motivated." 
Are these just excuses we use to mask the fact that we won't "make" the time to commit to a fitness activity?  Perhaps.  This post from the "Shut Up And Run" blog has some good pointers on how to deal with the "I don't have time" issue and beat it!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fit For A Bike

As we approach summer, people start thinking about purchasing a bike.
This post from tells you about a variety of ways to get maximum bike fit. These tips get a little complex, particularly for beginners, but you get the point.  Working with the right bike outfitter will help you get the right fit so you can enjoy the best comfort and enjoyment in your ride.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Running A Marathon?

What do you get when you run a marathon?
For most people, a lot of sweat and sore muscles.  What about some of the positive aspects?  Ask Jeff Galloway as his blog reviews a variety of questions related to distance running.  His blog is a good read for distant runner philosophy.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Understanding Body Fat

Body fat is an interesting thing.  Ultimately, it means different things for different people. 

This post from the Run To The Finish blog spells out some of the details necessary to understanding body fat. As the post shows, there are many people who look different, but their weight is about the same.

How do you measure body fat?  How can you make yourself look different?  These are all questions the post explores.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Running Excuses

So we have rationalized MANY excuses for not running.
This post from the Run To The Finish blog "debunks" all of the most common excuses for not running.  This is a great post and offers great rationale about why you just "can't make excuses".

Friday, June 5, 2015

Hanson Half Marathon Plan

A new book is available if you're looking to target a time in finishing a half marathon.
Even if you're looking to "just finish", this book has an approach for you. The distance, strength and speed workouts of the more advanced plans will help you key in on a target finish time.

Check out this post from the How 2 Run Fast blog to learn more about a book that highlights this plan. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Basics Of Recovery

When you do a heavy workout or event, your work is not done.

Your body needs certain things after utilizing all of that energy.  For example, you need glucose, protein and carbohydrates.  You need to reduce lactic acid build up.
Read this post from from triathlete Ryan Turbyfill to learn basics to help your body recover after heavy fitness activity.