But one of the best things you can do to enhance your running is add some strength training to your regular routine. That's because a great weight workout will not only make your muscles stronger and more powerful, but it will also harden your body to the impact of running those higher mileage sessions.
As a parent, teacher, coach or role model, the most important step is creating a positive environment that focuses on fun and building the basic movement skills before sport specific skills. Since not all kids are innately active creatures, some need more encouragement than others to get up and get moving. Increasing physical activity in kids is about finding creative ways to get moving that work for your family and your busy lifestyle. Physical activity does not have to be complicated or costly to be effective.
A few years ago I found myself swallowed up by a running tide. I was running all the time. Every race. Every training group. I was exactly where I needed to be. Fit and fast (well my version of fast). This past year, there was no similar tide. No races, no running, no training. I wondered if I had let something go. Had I neglected a key element in life?
Ultimately you'll find that choosing the right shoe for you has more to do with your running form and physical characteristics, than just buying the latest and greatest product with all the high-tech bells and whistles. But fear not, you can simplify your buying experience into an easy to follow three step process:
As we head into fall race season, now is the time to finalize a strong game plan for fueling, because all that training won’t serve you if there’s no gas in your tank. Your training runs serve as your testing lab for nutrition, so now is the time to test (and test and test!) your options and to answer these questions in the final weeks of your training.