Why is Steve Prefontaine Important?

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” –Steve Prefontaine Steve “Pre” Prefontaine has been called the greatest American distance runner … Read more

How to Build Mental Strength

Building physical strength is relatively easy.  You can train for endurance and build your cardiovascular abilities by adding more time and distance to your runs.  Strength training and cross-training help you build muscle and use parts of your body that supplement the muscles you use to run.  All you have to do is workout!  This … Read more

How to Regain Lost Motivation to Run

Motivation can be an elusive thing.  Some days, I get home from work and cannot wait to put my running shoes on.  I literally hit the ground running.  Other days, I get home and see the couch and there is no chance I’m going to make it out the door.  It happens to everyone, and … Read more

How To Get Your Kids Interested In Running

Having children is one of the greatest joys in life.  It is also a joy that many people think has to replace their daily running ritual.  It does, at least for a while.  However, once you peak an interest in running within your child you will not only have a way to spend time together. … Read more

How to Achieve your Weight Loss and Running Goals

Running is an excellent way to achieve your weight loss goals. I can personally attest to this statement; I ran off 60 pounds in under one year, and kept it off. Running at a 10 minute pace for 30 minutes burns a total of 318 calories for the average person.  Achieving your running and weight … Read more

Best Running Documentaries to Keep you Motivated

Few human experiences are more inspiring than the marathon.  The energy of a race, the hours on the road, the rush of completing a hard run with a personal record and even muscle soreness can be downright thrilling.  However, even the most enthusiastic runners need resources for motivation at certain points in their training.  One … Read more

Why you Should Run with a Charity Organization

Running with a charity organization is one of the most rewarding ways to accomplish your running goals.  Besides the obvious benefit of giving something good to the world with your workout and helping to fund a worthy cause, there are many more to be found.  Many charity organizations offer coaching support to their charity runners, … Read more

Benefits of Joining a Running Group

Running is a sport of solitude.  For many, it is the chance to clear the thoughts of the day between themselves and the road.  It is also the opportunity to work on performance goals and personal records.  Running with a group may seem to pose a threat to the runner’s autonomy, but it is actually … Read more

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