Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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!

How To Run In The Cold Weather

Dripping nose. Watering eyes. Burning lungs. Running outside in the wintertime can feel pretty brutal but consider it a point of pride for braving the cold as others pack into the gym or just give up. Think that running in the cold weather isn’t for you? You’ll probably warm up to the idea if you go about cold-weather running the right way and let your body adjust to the lower temperatures. Follow these tips from John Honerkamp, chief coach of the New York Road Runners, for safely (and even enjoyably) running in the winter. Acclimate The first cold weather run Continue reading

Does Beer Affect Your Training?

Whether grabbing a drink with a friend, recovering from a long week at work, or celebrating a recent accomplishment, it seems like the beer glass can always be filled and raised for a toast. You might think that this doesn’t make sense for runners. Why would health-conscious individuals indulge in something considered so unhealthy? Is it the carbs? The cool refreshment? What does it do to our bodies and how can it affect our performance? Here are a few things to consider before cracking that beer. Before The Race Since beer has carbs, it has to be beneficial for carbo Continue reading

Treadmill Pace Conversions

The big problem with running on a treadmill is that it requires less effort than running outside; the moving belt helps propel your feet forward, and there’s no wind resistance to hold you back. If you’re training for a marathon or just trying to keep up your pace, you can pump up the incline in order to make running on a treadmill compare to the efforts exerted when running outside. The chart below will show you just how much the percentage of incline affects how fast you’re moving. At first glance, you may be confused as to why the pace Continue reading

Do This, Not That: Learn From Common Running Mistakes

Instead of crying every time you have to shell out big bucks for a new pair of running shoes.. DO THIS: Buy your shoes two at a time, then alternate between the two. Why? Doing this will prolong the life of both of the shoes and, in the end, save you money and time. Bonus, if your favorite pair of shoes happen to be on sale, stock up and buy even more than two! Instead of forcing yourself through a static stretching routine before your run.. DO THIS: Use the first couple of minutes, or mile, of your run as Continue reading