irunheaps:

sixsecondshigh:

Tackling The 10 Myths of Barefoot Running. by Dr Nick
Doctor Nick is the best, his website is a massive resource for runners looking to run properly.

youch

irunheaps:

sixsecondshigh:

Tackling The 10 Myths of Barefoot Running. by Dr Nick

Doctor Nick is the best, his website is a massive resource for runners looking to run properly.

youch

RunYourRace

Just in case you didn’t see, I just reblogged a post about a running project called Run Your Race. I’m definitely joining and even though there isn’t a special page for it (yet?) I figured I would do my little intro piece.

For starters I guess I’ll give an overview of my life as a runner. I’ve been running on and off for almost 3 years now, really starting when my dad did in Spring of 2011. I ran my first 5K that May for Armed Forces Day and loved it, but lost interest when I couldn’t find anyone to go with and kind of fizzled out. The following year, my interest peaked again and I started my first real “season” with the same race. I trained a bit more and knocked a few minutes off my original time, but kept running intermittently over the course of the summer and ended the year with a grand total of 5 races. However, I only ran during the weeks before each one and stopped altogether after October, with the exception of the “Turkey Day 5K” for Thanksgiving. Some runs were great & some were horrible and I swore I would stop.

But as usual, I picked up running again the next Spring, this time to see if I could actually make progress. In May (2013), following IB exams, I finally started to get serious about running. It was my one stress outlet and I finally convinced my parents that I was able to go out on my own. Just after graduation I built a “real” training plan to bump my distance from 1.5 miles to 3 again. It wasn’t much of a success, but by July I was ready and in August I cut a full 3 minutes from my 5K time. I was thrilled! Continuing into September (After the start of college), I completed my first sub-30 race and rather than quitting in October, I kept going. Even though I ended the year with only 4 races, I had gotten progressively faster and pushed my distance to 4.5 miles.

Come January and the end of Winter Recess, I was still running, mostly inside on the school’s track, but wanted to push my limits further. That’s when the proposition came: My cousin Joey, who had lost 80 lbs in the last year & was (Still is) training for the Buffalo Marathon, challenged me to run a Half. I said yes.

So here I am on my rest day. My boss, Jenn, talked me into signing up for the Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon in June. Tomorrow I run my first 12 miler, and on next Thursday I will officially have one month til race day. I’m still in shock at the progress I’ve made just since the beginning of the year when 5 miles seemed an impossible goal. Now I catch myself calling it a “short run.” Nope, it hasn’t been easy and I know I have a ways to go, but I have loved the journey this far & will continue to push in the future.

Sorry for rambling, but I don’t think I’ve ever really detailed anything like that before & once I got started, it was a bit hard to stop. Run and love <3

toethefinishline:

Run Your Race! 
Hey everyone&#160;! Kate and I (toethefinishline) have created a running challenge for you guys to participate in! In this challenge you will train to run a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or full marathon! It is your choice which to train for - choose based on your current running level and your goals!
We will be using Hal Higdon’s plans:
5k plan
10k plan
half marathon plan
full marathon plan
The 5k and 10k can be done in 8 weeks, the half marathon can be done in 12 weeks, and the full marathon can be done in 18 weeks (for most plans).
For those of you running the 5k or 10k you will run your full distance on June 30!
For those of you running the half marathon you will run your full distance on July 28!
For those of you running the marathon you will run your full distance on August 8!
We will plan to start by May 5! These are estimated dates- try to run yours around then (: You can either sign up for a race or run it on your own! 
We would love to see your progress as you train and we would definitely love to see you one race day! We want you to tag runyourrace so we can see everyone’s updates and you all can track the tag and train with others!
I hope you all participate and work towards your running goals! You will be amazed how far you can come in just a few weeks! (:
**Please start by introducing yourself and your planned run under the tag! You can find others running too and train together!
Happy running!
-Casey and Kate! 

I don&#8217;t know that I&#8217;ll be using those plans, but I&#8217;d love to be a part of this project - Passing it on to the rest of my runners ;)

toethefinishline:

Run Your Race! 

Hey everyone ! Kate and I (toethefinishline) have created a running challenge for you guys to participate in! In this challenge you will train to run a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or full marathon! It is your choice which to train for - choose based on your current running level and your goals!

We will be using Hal Higdon’s plans:

The 5k and 10k can be done in 8 weeks, the half marathon can be done in 12 weeks, and the full marathon can be done in 18 weeks (for most plans).

  • For those of you running the 5k or 10k you will run your full distance on June 30!
  • For those of you running the half marathon you will run your full distance on July 28!
  • For those of you running the marathon you will run your full distance on August 8!

We will plan to start by May 5! These are estimated dates- try to run yours around then (: You can either sign up for a race or run it on your own! 

We would love to see your progress as you train and we would definitely love to see you one race day! We want you to tag runyourrace so we can see everyone’s updates and you all can track the tag and train with others!

I hope you all participate and work towards your running goals! You will be amazed how far you can come in just a few weeks! (:

**Please start by introducing yourself and your planned run under the tag! You can find others running too and train together!

Happy running!

-Casey and Kate! 

I don’t know that I’ll be using those plans, but I’d love to be a part of this project - Passing it on to the rest of my runners ;)