Fitness trends may come and go, but our dedication to running never seems to falter. With many of us obsessively training for marathons each year, each hoping to not only…
The programme we have set out here is basically the same wherever you play in a team, whatever game your team plays. You should all work along the same lines,…
Today, thousands of runners are discovering that their sport is a physical avenue to obtaining something much wider and deeper. We are talking about a harmony between body, mind, and…
For years, many believed that running had little effect on lengthening one's life. With the untimely death of the famous author and runner Jim Fixx, some even suggested that such…
Even in this enlightened age, many team players present themselves at the beginning of a season in the blind belief that ‘dear old coach’ is going to get them fit,…
Running is a basic, natural movement—simply placing one foot in front of the other—but when we look at its biomechanics, it becomes more complicated. Similarly, meditation is quite simple and…
All of us have little flips and side motions of our legs that reduce our running efficiency. During a water running workout, the resistance of the water forces your legs…
Motivation is the important factor in the relationship between the athlete and the coach and hope is the key word in motivation. We all have hopes. The coach, the athlete,…
We have given much thought to the notion of mastery. To be a master is to be the epitome of perfection. Right? Wrong. Nothing could be farther from the truth.…
Maybe you expect me to start by describing a big blowout on the track or hill repeats that set your knees to trembling. Well, I could, of course. At the…
The first thing you should always do before starting a run is your posture stance. Use it to reconnect with the earth and to feel your Column in place. Hold…
Edwin Moses, Peter Snell, Abebe Bikila, Henry Rono, Billy Mills, Tosheiko Seko, Bob Kennedy, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Grete Waitz, Anne Marie Lauck, and other great runners over the years would…
Now that you know a lot about running, it’s time to go over some tips to make you the best runner that you can be, and how to dramatically improve…
Now beforehand, we did discuss a bit about schedules, but this chapter will go over the importance of them. A schedule can make or break your running regimen, and often,…
Variety, wholesomeness, and moderation are the three fundamental rules for a healthy diet—the key to running success. Following these rules will ensure that you eat a balanced diet that provides…
Now, there are a lot of benefits to running that are of note. For some people, they don’t realize just what it can do. This chapter will go over some…
Finally, there is the question of weight training. Weight training is something that many people who start to run think about doing. Right now, since you are just starting out,…
The schedule for running that you want to have can be different in many cases. Everyone is a bit different, so you will want to make sure that you have…
AT SOME POINT, YOU’RE LIKELY TO PICK UP ONE OR TWO INJURIES DURING TRAINING. AVOID SERIOUS SETBACKS BY READING THE SIGNS. No matter how fit you are, injuries are a…
The biggest hurdle really isn’t running, but rather it’s the decision to run. Most people think that running is something boring, something that isn’t a fun endeavor, but that’s far…
Why do you run? What drives you to lace up your running shoes and head for the trails? We all need a reason. The simple motivations—such as better fitness and…
You did it. Your hard work paid off and you crossed the finish line. Your body aches and you’re mentally exhausted, but you’ve achieved your goal. So, what happens now?…
Hydration is an essential part of your race strategy. Fluid and body salts are lost through sweating and need to be replaced— start the race with your fluid levels topped…
if you're aiming to Run competitively, you'll need to pull out all the stops on the big day. this article shows you how, from making sure that you're at your…
GOOD FOUNDATION FOR MUSCULAR STRENGTH CAN BE DEVELOPED THROUGH RESISTANCE TRAINING. Although distance runners do not generally need a large amount of muscle bulk, it is still important to have…
AS YOUR RUNNING BECOMES MORE ADVANCED, YOUR STRENGTH IS INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT FOR GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR TRAINING AND YOUR PERFORMANCE. THIS CHAPTER CONTAINS A SELECTION OF CORE STRENGTH…
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