Category: Train Hard

Core Training for Improved Performance

The first thing I learned when I started running was that a strong core is absolutely necessary to maintain a prolonged running routine.  Engaging your core muscles while you run relieves some of the pressure …

Max Headroom Leads My Spin Class

I have a favorite spin bike at my gym – there is a touch-screen attached to the bike where I can choose to take a guided, digital spin class routine. The spandex-clad, Max Headroom-look-a-like guides …

Is Stretching Beneficial?

When is the appropriate time to stretch your muscles? Stretching is my favorite part of exercise. It is the time I can connect with my body and feel the different muscles I have worked. It …

Stretch Your Running Performance

Stretching is an important part of your running routine, yet many people skip over this step. Personally, it’s my favorite part of a run, my reward after a hard workout where I can breathe into …

Maintain Your Exercise Routine

Starting an exercise program and maintaining an exercise routine are two very different things.  I cannot tell you how many exercise programs I have started.  And much like our expert, Ed Boullianne, suggests, I burnt …

Pondering 10+ Reasons to Run

Every runner runs for their own reason – and that’s the way it should be.  Never feel like you have to explain or justify why you choose to run, or how you choose to run.  …

How to Avoid Running Plateau

As creatures of habit we often find ourselves stuck in a rut. This can cause a fitness plateau, where our growth has leveled off due to the lack of variety in our routine. Our bodies …