Jogging for Fitness

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By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Most runners should train the same way that competitive runners do, even if they jog only for fitness. Here’s a program that you can follow even if you do not plan to compete. First get a physical exam to assure that you are healthy. Then start out by running every other… more

3 Great Tips for Running and Jogging

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By Neil Rischall When running or jogging, your footwear is the most important factor. It is important to wear thick socks designed for athletic shoes. While jogging is beneficial, it puts a lot of impact on your feet and ankles so without good running shoes, you risk a variety of problems. When new, running shoes… more

Running for Fitness – The Benefits of a Slow Jog

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By Jim Oldfield We know that running will help us become fit and lean, but what benefits do we receive from going for a slow jog? Slow jogging 3 times per week can deliver the health benefits you’d expect from an exercise program while avoiding some of the potential problems that can arise from more… more

Race Your Pace

Martin Yelling : The Running Show – 2013 Race Your Pace Listen to an expert talking about pacing your run during a race. Martin Yelling speaking on video Related posts: After Your Big Race Runners often train for races. These vary depending upon fitness, age, locality and so on. Different runners will choose to undertake… more

Tips for withstanding winter

Keep on running: tips for withstanding winter Dark mornings, icy pavements, gusting winds and sub-zero temperatures … there are so many reasons to stop running at this time of year. Sam Murphy explains how to take the pain out of winter exercise  Read more…… Related posts: 3 Great Tips for Running and Jogging By Neil… more

Basic Tips for Runners – No.6

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Hills During the Long Run Hills that crop up during a steady run are tackled in different ways according to the mind of the individual runner. Some runners push hard into a hill in their effort to reach the top and feel triumphant at the completion. Some runners kid themselves into the hill run by… more

Why do we need carbohydrates?

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A question often asked: I want to lose weight so can I give  up all carbohydrates? Whatever we do in life it is necessary to achieve a sensible balance. Too much running will lead to injury. Too many doughnuts will pile on the pounds. Too many late night films will make you late for work.… more

Using the Hamstrings and Glutes

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Your hamstrings in the back of your upper legs and glutes in your backside are mighty powerful muscles. However, many distance runners do not use them to their full potential. If these muscles are weak then running is likely to cause injury. Weakness here can cause the muscles of the upper thigh to over compensate.… more

Basic Tips for Runners – No.5

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Forget Speed Before thinking about speed sessions it is necessary to have a good running base. For the beginner it will be enough to run for any distance at a sensible pace. Many new runners run too fast and then have to walk. So the first thing to do is to slow down. Find your… more

Fartlek

Fartlek is a Swedish word used to describe a particular type of training. It actually means “speed play” and that is what a session is all about. If you want to try it then it goes as follows: Have a warm up jog for 5-10 minutes. Then spot a tree on the route and decide… more

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