A Runner’s Alphabet—L Is for Life – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

A Runner’s Alphabet—L Is for Life – Running for Masters is for life. “Why do you run?” That’s a question people ask me, especially because I’m an older (65+) runner. What they might really mean is, “Running looks like such hard work, and it really hurts. Why do you bother to put yourself through all that trouble and pain?” My answer is always the same: I run to stay alive. Of course I mean literally alive, heart beating, breathing, and…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—M Is for Muscle – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

A Runner’s Alphabet—M Is for Muscle – Running for Masters   is for muscle. Don’t worry, this definitely won’t be a lecture on anatomy! I’m all for strength training (with or without weights) to keep your muscles strong and improve your running. But another type of inner work can also help. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I am a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. You can find a fuller discussion here, but…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—N Is for New – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

A Runner’s Alphabet—N Is for New – Running for Masters   is for new.           Thoughts for the road—you have the power to: Let every step be new Let every breath be new Let every sight be new Let every sound be new   Let your legs be easy Let your breath flow Let your eyes soften Let your ears open Let your head balance at the top of your spine   N can stand for…

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#1 Drill To Get Faster – Running Fitness Article

So many people want to know how to get faster. It is one of the most frequently asked questions that I get. And, I am going to share the #1 drill to get faster – my cadence drill. This should be done on a non-long run day. It is fine however, to do it as a part of your warm-up before a race or a speed workout. Many runners have also told me that this is a nice way to…

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Everything You Need To Know Before Setting Your Running Goals – VIDA Fitness – Fitness Article

Everything You Need To Know Before Setting Your Running Goals – VIDA Fitness By Mekita Rivas, VIDA editor/member Jeff Horowitz You don’t have to be a runner to have running goals. For many people, just getting started can be half the battle. Fortunately, Jeff Horowitz, personal trainer at VIDA Fitness U Street, is here to help. To say that Jeff enjoys running would be an understatement — he has completed nearly 200 marathons in his lifetime! If anyone can get…

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Finding the Right Run/Walk Interval – Running Fitness Article

Finding the Right Run/Walk Interval How Do You Find the Right Run/Walk Interval? Chris Twiggs, Chief Training Officer Guest Blogger: Chris Twiggs I thought it would be nice to share an interaction I had with one of Jeff’s fans this month. We get a lot of emails into the office, but this one stands out. Dianne wrote in about her progress and asked, “My question is do I need to try to run more and walk less or is it…

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