A taste of warmer weather in Maryland the past couple of weeks means runners are getting excited for the spring race season. Maybe you are just dusting off your running shoes and getting back to running after a winter break. Maybe you have been training for a few weeks and are gearing up for all the races you signed up for months ago. Here are some tips to prepare you for a strong and healthy season of spring running and racing
If you're training for a race or running just for kicks during the chilly months of the winter season, chances are you've had to tough out some uncomfortably cold runs. We've all heard the standard advice - wear layers, dress for temperatures slightly warmer than the real feel since you will warm up, etc. But, there are a few additional simple steps you can utilize as you gear up to brave running in the cold. From your head to your toes, these easy steps will make a big difference in how warm and comfortable you feel once you're out there.
As a health coach supporting men and women—including many runners—in achieving their health and fitness goals, I’ve heard of just about every diet out there. My clients frequently come to me after reading an article on Facebook or their favorite fitness website wondering if diet X or Y would work for them for weight loss or for better running performance.
A year ago, my middle kid Lucy (14) was campaigning hard for an after-dinner ice cream at The Charmery in Hampden. Like any responsible family, we are always trying to monitor our dessert intake with little success. When she noticed me wavering, she grabbed the dagger and went for the jugular. “Come on dad, it’s local!”
While this is a poor example of the importance of shopping local, it does reflect on the “local” zealots the Levinsons are. Why? Certainly, shopping local is not always easy or convenient.