Has it been a while since you laced up your shoes the last time and now you are ready to start running again? Regardless of the reasons why you took a break from running (injury, stress, family, work, or a lack of motivation), it can be a challenge to get back to running after a long break. Especially when you've been out for several weeks or even months, it is important to ease back in carefully to avoid injuries and other frustrations.
We all love having a friend to run with! Running with your dog can give you an extra sense of motivation, and you can accomplish a lot when you both get out and exercise together. But before you strap on Fido’s leash and hit the pavement, you should consider a few things, namely, what are some safe ways to run with your dog?
Running watches are notoriously difficult to decide on. Also, when weighing your options you might - despite best intentions - go for a flashy watch that doesn’t suit your specific needs as a runner. And that bulky watch with a thousand features that you have been eyeballing might actually be the least comfortable device you have ever strapped on your wrist.
In my area (NYC) it is only safe and respectful to others to cover your mouth and nose while you’re running near others. Running with a mask is hard. You may feel some resistance to breathing, depending on the thickness of the mask material. When your nose and mouth are fully covered there may be some limitation to the intake of air. This can cause discomfort and attenuate your running performance.
A guide to finding terrific gifts for runners, including running gear, technology, medal holders, and more, created by a long-time runner! Runners can be a little picky, especially when it comes to the gear and equipment we use while on a run. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a perfect gift for the runner in your life!
Are you traveling to New York City and you want to head out for a run in Central Park? This guide is for you. As a local runner, I will share all my insight on running in Central Park with you. From the Central Park loop distance to the Bridle path in Central Park and a full Central Park running map. Offering both hilly and flat terrain, and a combination of surfaces, Central Park is a runner’s paradise.
Running over 50? Actually I know a lot of really good runners who are over the age of 50. One good example is a runner I met on my last race in Central Park. While I was waiting in front of the bathroom at my race last Sunday, I had the chance to talk to a pretty inspiring old lady.
Treadmill running is often considered with mixed feelings by runners. For many, it's a second choice after running outdoors. For others, it’s the preferred way to get in the miles. Running on a treadmill can be just as effective and even offers a few perks that outdoor running cannot provide. Let me tell you about the benefits of treadmill running, how it compares to outdoor running, and how to best prepare for a good treadmill exercise.