Running and Cardio

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Four Helpful Tips To Destroy Your 2-​​Mile Time

Running on a track

The 3200m (or two-​​mile) run was my main event when I was in high school. I began running the event as a freshman running 11.30 the first time I attempted it as a 15-​​year old who knew no better.I had no idea what I was doing. How to run, break the race up or if I was even able to finish the distance.My brother was a shot put and discus throwe... more

How to Lose Weight on the Treadmill

Treadmill fitness

Treadmills are the right choice for those who want to lose weight. It may appear to be a 'cliché' you can find in running books or dedicated articles, but it's true, as long as you know all the details. Before I explain how treadmills can help you in this quest, I must tell you about the 'target heart rate' and 'fat burning zone.' The target ... more

Staying Fit Over the Holidays

Staying Fit Over the Holidays

Each year, millions start off the holidays with a large meal on Thanksgiving, followed by several more days of leftover pies, cakes, and candies. Many gain a significant amount of weight. Some people can gain 5-7 pounds during the holiday season, though according to a University of Texas SW Medical Center, most people only gain 1-2 pounds during... more

Running Distance vs. Timed Run Fitness Test

Running Distance vs. Timed Run Fitness Test

Sometimes we think we are in shape because a "test looks easy" or "you were in shape in high school", but many people fail to prepare for a fitness test and wind up realizing they need to change their training AND their thinking. Check out this email: Stew - I run all the time 4-5 days a week and usually get 25-30 miles a week, so I have a runn... more

Prevent Running Injuries

Prevent Running Injuries

A "How To" Guide for Preventing Running Injuries Every year, after a few months of decreased running due to winter weather, I receive emails from people who are starting to ache after only a few days of running. Typically, if you take off for more than 2-3 months from a regular running routine, chances are when you start again you will start "w... more

Cardio Alternatives

Cardio Alternatives

I received a question from a frustrated exerciser who likes to swim, but cannot make the pool's open times. Cross-training with other cardio options is always healthy. People who only run get injured three times as often as people who cross-train with swimming, biking or other cardio options. Here is the question from the frustrated exerciser: ... more

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