Preventing and Treating IT Band Syndrome

My Personal Struggle With IT Band Syndrome I began running cross-country competitively in the 4th grade and continue through my Junior year in college. As you long-distance runners know, struggles with injuries are not uncommon due to the high stress placed on your body. Stress fractures, IT band syndrome, torn ligaments, over extensions and other … Read more

Best Treadmill Desk

The NordicTrack Desk Treadmill is our pick for the best treadmill desk, with a nice LCD screen for the console and easy controls to choose from. The cushioned deck ensures comfort while walking or running and its drive system makes it powerful and steady.Our step-up pick is the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 and it has an easy … Read more

Best Running Watch

The Garmin Vivoactive Black GPS Enabled Running is our best running watch, which lets you integrate notifications and stats with your phone and can give you up to 3 weeks of battery for watch mode and 10 hours with GPS mode. The display can be read in sunlight and accurately track total time, laps, distance … Read more

MARATHON TRAINING

Regardless of your age and ability, successful marathon training takes careful planning and preparation. How much preparation? Whether your goal is to run sub 3 hours or ‘just’ to finish, ideally you need to give yourself at least 18 weeks prior to the event… And that assumes you have a solid running base to start with – currently averaging 20 … Read more

Marathon Training Schedule Beginners Plan

This marathon training schedule is designed with beginners in mind. The other two programs are designed for Intermediate and Advanced distance runner. So who is classed as a beginner? Anyone who is NOT currently running at least 20-25 miles per week, over 3-5 sessions. Even if you consider yourself fit – perhaps you play another sport or use the gym every day – … Read more

Marathon Training Program  Intermediate Plan

This marathon training program is designed for the intermediate endurance athlete. The other two training schedules are for Beginners and Advanced distance runners. If you decide to follow a program like this, how do you know if you fall into the “intermediate” class? Firstly, uou should also have either marathon or half-marathon experience. Secondly you should be running 3-5 days per week … Read more

Marathon Training Plan Advanced Program

The marathon training plan below has been designed with advanced endurance athletes in mind. You’ll also find two other programs in this section of the site… one for Beginners and one for Intermediate runners. This is a very demanding program… Few have the time or inclination to train to this extreme. If you consider yourself an advancedmarathon runner, it’s important you meet the … Read more

Advanced 10K Training Program

If you’re an experienced runner, this 8-week, 10k training program is designed to improve your times by incorporating more advanced forms of conditioning. The program makes use of intense tempo and interval training and some strength training should also be incorporated into the plan. The program assumes you know your own target race pace. Below … Read more