Category: Train Hard

Cold Weather Running Wear

I never look forward to running in the cold.  It doesn’t take long to warm up once I get moving, but the first steps out the door are the hardest to take.  Last year I bought a new …

Are Crunches Your Friend or Foe?

Strengthening our core to support our running routine is an absolute necessity. Using the proper core strengthening exercises can allow you to safely work out your core muscle group.  Learn why crunches have been the …

Engage Your Core

When working your core muscles it is important to remember that they exist to help you maintain balance and stability. For that reason, proper exercise of any part of your body will result in the …

Strong Core, Strong Body

Our core muscle group is what supports our entire body.  Maintaining a strong core is essential for the proper form and strength it takes to perform movement correctly. Without engaging our core muscles we overwork …
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3 Tips for the Beginning Runner

Do you classify yourself as a beginning runner?  Or are you nervous about starting a running routine?  Don’t fret! With the right mindset and preparation you will be pounding the pavement in no time and …

How to Maintain a Strong Core

I started a strength training program this week in preparation for my half marathon training. If I am going to run 13.1 miles, my muscles better be able to support me. After a combination of …

5 Cold Weather Running Tips

It’s hard enough for me to make it out the front door and onto the pavement on the perfect 60-70 degree, sunny days during the Spring and Fall.  Trekking out into the snow for a …

Stretching for Muscle Relief

Stretching for runners is an important method to finding muscular relief.  Often times, it is the step in our running routing that is most neglected.  (tsk, tsk!) Our expert contributor and master trainer, Shaun Zietlin, …

Best Core Strengthening Exercises

My biggest indicator that my core needed to be strengthened and trained was the reoccurring back injury that kept me from training for longer races. Every time I would nurse it back to health, it …
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Advice for Beginning Runners

If you are thinking about starting a running routine, great! Come join us! But, before you bound out the door on your first 3 mile run consider starting off slow and taking your time to …