All posts by Jonathan

About Jonathan

Jonathan is a distance runner, cyclist and aspiring triathlete. With no formal training or running background Jonathan emerged on the local running scene in the spring of 2010 at the age of 27. Quick to get involved with local runners and pick up guidance, Jonathan saw efficient returns on his efforts and began to constantly ramp up training. With quick improvements, Jonathan was soon running sub 3:00 marathons and helping others get fit and fast. Jonathan has become heavily involved in the lower Hudson Valley running scene and founded Hudson Valley Running in 2013 to help other aspiring athletes get started and improve. Jonathan is currently an active member of Rockland Road Runners, New York Road Runners, USATF, Outer Loop Running Club, and 50 States Marathon Club.

Heart Health Benefits of Running

Running is one of the most popular athletic activities for both fitness and fun. Although it can be challenging and exhausting, men and women run every day for a variety of reasons. Some of the most significant benefits from the sport are health-related. Improving heart health is one of the biggest motivators for people who choose to start running. Many people also begin a training program to lose weight and better their mental health. When people discover that they have a heart health issue such as high blood pressure, doctors often recommend running to help correct it. The activity makes Continue reading

Top 10 Best Plantar Fasciitis Night Splints & Braces Reviewed

Looking for a Plantar Fasciitis Night Split or a Brace that reduces pain but doesn’t ruin your wallet? Find the top 10 picks all compared in depth in this big guide! Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries that runners find themselves up against. Therefore, there have been many studies carried out to find an appropriate solution for the problem. Besides treatments such as exercises designed to stretch the plantar fascia ligament, physical therapy, ice massaging of the inflamed area as well as anti-inflammatory medication, wearing a night splint is one of the most commonly followed methods. Night Continue reading

Stop Negative Self-Talk During a Race!

Most of us know the part of getting through a race that is physical, but there is also a strong mental component that can just as easily break you down. When it comes to training for – and then crossing the finish line at a marathon (or your first 5 or 10K) – you need your brain as much as you need your legs. You face a lot of fatigue, mentally and physically, and it gets very challenging. You want to remember that we control our mind, it does not control us. The next time you have one of those Continue reading

Recover, Recover, Recover! – With Protein Brownies!

As distance runners, we live in a constant cycle of destruction and adaptation. Getting your recovery right is vital for staving off muscle soreness and improving your performance. I love to come up with great new ways to recover after a long run or a hard workout. Ideally you want to refuel within 30 minutes after running as your body needs essential nutrients to kick start the growth and repair process after a hard training session. Both carbohydrates and protein are critical for full recovery after training. Carbohydrates are the body’s main fuel source, and are stored as glycogen in Continue reading

The Best Treadmills of 2017

Treadmills aren’t glamorous — they’re just motorized belts that get you from point A to well, point A, even though you’re doing a ton of work. An exercise physiologist, an athletic trainer, and a chiropractor confirmed that the best treadmills feel more like the road than a hamster wheel, are built for both walkers and runners, and aren’t manual. The folks over at www.reviews.com have shared with us their guide to The Best Treadmills of 2017, taking 65 contenders and narrowing it down to their top 3 picks!