RunnerDude’s At-Home Full-Body Workout #9 – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s At-Home Full-Body Workout #9 With most gyms and fitness studios closed due to Covid-19, getting in you weekly workouts can be a challenge. Below is the RunnerDude Full-Body At Home Workout #9 that takes a little over 40 mins. The workout includes lower-body, upper-body, and core exercises. (Be sure to checkout  Workout #1, Workout #2, Workout #3, Workout #4 , Workout #5, Workout #6, Workout #7, Workout #8The workout is a modified Tabata format. There are 9 rounds. Each round has 6 cycles of 30 sec work/10…

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RunnerDude’s Full=Body At-Home Workout #14 – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s Full=Body At-Home Workout #14 With most gyms and fitness studios closed due to Covid-19, getting in you weekly workouts can be a challenge. Below is the RunnerDude Full-Body At Home Workout #14 that takes a little over 40 mins. The workout includes lower-body, upper-body, and core exercises. (Be sure to checkout Workouts 1-13 here!)The workout is a modified Tabata format. There are 9 rounds. Each round has 6 cycles of 30 sec work/10 sec rest. After all 6 cycles…

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RunnerDude’s At-Home Full-Body Workout #13 – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s At-Home Full-Body Workout #13 With most gyms and fitness studios closed due to Covid-19, getting in you weekly workouts can be a challenge. Below is the RunnerDude Full-Body At Home Workout #13 that takes a little over 40 mins. The workout includes lower-body, upper-body, and core exercises. (Be sure to checkout Workouts 1-12 here!)The workout is a modified Tabata format. There are 9 rounds. Each round has 6 cycles of 30 sec work/10 sec rest. After all 6 cycles are…

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RunnerDude’s Blog: Ask the Coach: What’s the Best Fuel? – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s Blog: Ask the Coach: What’s the Best Fuel? As a running coach, one of the most asked questions I get (especially among my race trainees) is, “What’s the best fuel, fat or carbs?”I learned along time ago, that like politics, food can be a very emotional topic for people. So, I’m not here to say one fuel is bad and one fuel is good. I can share from personal experience and from the research which tends to be better…

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RunnerDude’s At-Home Full-Body Workout #12 – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s At-Home Full-Body Workout #12 With most gyms and fitness studios closed due to Covid-19, getting in you weekly workouts can be a challenge. Below is the RunnerDude Full-Body At Home Workout #12 that takes a little over 40 mins. The workout includes lower-body, upper-body, and core exercises. (Be sure to checkout Workouts 1-11 here!)The workout is a modified Tabata format. There are 9 rounds. Each round has 6 cycles of 30 sec work/10 sec rest. After all 6 cycles are…

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Yea Taper Time! Boo Taper Time! – Running Fitness Article

Yea Taper Time! Boo Taper Time! During a past training cycle, I overheard one of my runners telling another runner (who sometimes runs with us but isn’t one of my race trainees), that he was in his marathon taper time. The other runner proceeded to tell my runner, “I never tapered before a race. It’s a waist of time. You lose too much of what you’ve gained.” My runner proceeded to say, “I don’t know, I really think there is…

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RunnerDude’s Blog: There Is a Method To His Madness: Creating a RunTheBoro Route – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s Blog: There Is a Method To His Madness: Creating a RunTheBoro Route If you’ve been participating in the recent RunTheBoro Saturday runs, you may have wondered (and some of you have even asked me) why are there so many turns in the runs? Why so many hills? Why did we go in this neighborhood or that neighborhood. How do he make the routes? These are all excellent questions. Along with lots of coffee and lots of time, I do have some…

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RunnerDude’s Blog: The New Normal: Running Over 50 – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s Blog: The New Normal: Running Over 50 53 And Feeling Good! It’s funny how age sneaks up on you. I’ve been running for almost 35 years (man that in itself makes me feel old). Started when I was a college kid in 1984.  Really didn’t get serious about trying to set PRs until my early 40s. Set my 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Marathon PRs when I was 42.When you’re in your 20s, the 40s seem really old. When…

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Tips for Staying Safe and Beating the Heat – Running Fitness Article

Tips for Staying Safe and Beating the Heat Most of the country has been experiencing a tremendous heatwave. For the South this often means a double whammy because we have heat along with the high humidity and high dew point. Heat can really take a toll on a runner, especially for runners who are in training for their upcoming fall marathons. The only saving grace is knowing that in the fall, when the temperatures drop, they’ll feel faster and stronger. …

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Are You Listening? – Running Fitness Article

Are You Listening? Runners are notorious for digging a hole and jumping in. We’ll push and push thinking that if we just push a little harder, we’ll break through that wall and that pain we’re experiencing will just magically disappear. While sometimes a little push is just what you need, other times, REST is better. So how do you tell the difference of when to push and when to rest? The key is listening to your body, knowing the difference…

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Stepping Out of Your Box – Running Fitness Article

Stepping Out of Your Box A brand new year, 2019 is just a couple days away. For many, a new year is a time for resolutions and a fresh start. Resolutions are great, but only if you follow-through with them. More often than not, resolutions are so lofty and unattainable from the get-go that the individual who set them quickly gets discouraged and quits.  My resolutions tend to be challenging, but not unattainable. I learned a log time ago, that…

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Fitness Keeps Me Well and Sane – Running Fitness Article

Fitness Keeps Me Well and Sane Present Day-54yrs Old I know it’s not a cure-all, but I truly believe that fitness and good eating habits go a long way in ensuring good health, physically and mentally. Recently, I’ve been dealing with an Achilles issue that’s kept me from running. So glad to have the fitness classes I lead to keep me challenged and motivated while out from running. My early morning boot camps at the studio and two corporate tabata…

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Silage Patches to Horror Books – Running Fitness Article

Silage Patches to Horror Books It’s been two years since my dad passed. He was, for the most part, a quiet man. Quiet and reserved unless he was in the pulpit or watching football on TV.  Dad had his everyday voice and then his pulpit voice. His sermons were not all fire and brimstone, but he’d definitely get animated and this deep bellowing voice would come out of him deep from somewhere. I remember he used that voice once when…

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Why Do You Run? – Running Fitness Article

Why Do You Run? It’s hard to believe I’ve been running for 35 years. I known so many people over the years who have tested the running waters, and have left the sport for one reason or another. Of course my job as a running coach keeps in running, but I have 25 years of running under my belt when I wasn’t a coach. So what’s kept me running? Sure, I run for the health benefits. Sure, I run to help…

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RunnerDude’s Blog: Hitting the Training Wall? – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s Blog: Hitting the Training Wall? Many half or full marathoners can attest to hitting a wall of self-doubt that smacks them in the face about halfway through their training.For first-time half marathoners it’s often around mile nine. For first-time marathoners it’s often around mile 15, 16, or 17.Things are going just dandy in their training  and then all of the sudden, they have a tough run and reality smacks them in the face. “Oh my God! That was hard!”…

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Eating Does a Runner Good – Running Fitness Article

Just read an article about how exercising before breakfast burns more fat. Article makes it sound like it’s new news. Heard this for a long time. Problem is that people will just read the headlines and then start running on an empty stomach. It’s true that when you run on an empty stomach, your body will use up any remaining glycogen (carb) stores and then begin to burning fat. Nothing wrong with that. However, what a runner has to ask…

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