Running with a stroller takes a lot of coordination, balance, and core strength for you. A baby needs to have good head control and some core control. This could be the first time they are facing forward and that can be a very different experience for them. So, here are my tips for stroller running.
When it comes to training, I’m the same way. Before creating a training plan I list out the “other” things in my life that will be happening at the same time: work, sleep, general health management, social events…the list could go on. To be sustainable, training has to fit into my life-not the other way around.
Don’t miss out on enjoying where you are in your running because you’re focused on where you’re not. If we did this with everything in life, we would constantly be waiting! Imagine standing in a line your entire life, constantly waiting to be in the same spot as the guy in the next line over. You’d miss out on so much!
If you’re eleven months into working from home and have new foot pain, you aren't alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about our daily routines: from new home from work setups to home gyms, and a shrinking list of reasons to leave the house, you may go longer than a day without putting on shoes.
Most running-related injuries come from a combination of training load, the body's ability to recover, and additional external or internal stressors. For example, running uphill is an additional external stressor, with its own potential consequences (ex: form issues, toasted hamstrings).
In a year full of canceled races, virtual challenges, and limited gym access, running looks different for a lot of people. Many are left without purpose or direction for their running. Some had never ventured outside for runs before! As a result, we’ve seen a pattern of similar training errors this year.
It's been a while since I've written about sleep… one of my favorite activities! In previous blogs we've talked about the importance of sleep for recovery and hormone regulation, but what exactly is sleep? And during times like these (global pandemic, uncertainty) how much does our sleep quality matter? Hint: it matters a lot.
Easy runs aren’t always easy. We incorporate them into our running plans as a way to break up the more vigorous sessions in our training. Still, many runners avoid taking these easy days seriously by either going too fast or not running at all. Easy runs are highly strategic and have many more benefits than you may think.
What is a warm-up and why is it so important? Simply put, it’s a fundamental preparation for an eventual exercise load. Just like we preheat an oven or start a cold vehicle, our bodies benefit from a gradual progressive warm-up. Wherein lies the difference is in the specificity that is tailored to each sport or type of exercise.