Does Ultra Running Cause Heart Damage?

It seems reasonable to assume endurance athletes face risks from putting extreme pressure on their bodies.  Prolonged physical stress and strain can easily go beyond the body’s limits, and it’s not always easy to know where that limit is.  For many people, it’s perfectly safe and healthy to train up to half marathon or marathon … Read more

What Is The Best Way To Improve VO2max?

Your VO2max is the measure of how much oxygen your body is able to deliver to your muscles.  Without oxygen, your muscles are not going to work.  It stands to reason that the higher your VO2max, the more oxygen your muscles will have, the better they will perform.  With me?  If you can only increase … Read more

What Are the Health Benefits of Running Half Marathons?

Running a half marathon has many health benefits for athletes who are just starting out as well as for those who are veteran runners. The half marathon is a good running distance for both the mind and the body. The distance is not too long to take over your whole schedule or drain your energy, … Read more

4 Basic Marathon Training Heart Rate Zones

Once a runner has established breath management and started to build endurance, it is important to manage a marathon training heart rate zone. There are two camps of runners who feel differently about measuring and managing heart rate; the free spirits who dodge the math and gadgets, and those who are meticulous about each and … Read more

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