Summer’s almost done and the cooler, dryer weather is right around the corner. For many, it's marathon, while for many others, it's time to start cranking up the mileage and long runs for half marathons and marathons later this fall. Or, for the two biggies in the Austin Distance Challenge: The 3M Half (January 24) and/or the Austin Marathon/Half ( February 14).
As a runner, you have probably had the same experience I have had many times: A non-runner asks you how to run. How do we do it? Or, what is the best way to run? But there is no best way. Running is a natural activity that doesn’t necessarily need to be taught. One of [...]
To runners, a strong, rock hard six-pack means more than just looking good on the beach. Healthy, well-constructed abdominal muscles are essential for effective distance running. Strong abdominals are important because they help provide good running posture, a stable stride and some degree of protection from lower-back and leg injuries. Clearly, strengthening the abs is [...]