5K Fuel Plan for a Newbie Runner

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By Michelle Ulrich So you just signed up for your first 5K, bought new running shoes and planned out your training schedule. What else do you need to do? Well, whether you’re a seasoned runner or a fresh newbie, nutrition is another key component for a successful 5K. Your daily nutrition plan should include all the macronutrients, which include carbohydrates, …

Lung Power

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Need more air? Deep breathing can help you run longer with less effort. By Gina Demillo Wagner;   Just before you crest a hill or reach the end of a speed interval, your lungs go into overdrive. Your breath becomes shallow and rapid. You think if only you could pull in more air, you could surge up that hill or …

How to Run Faster

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If you can run 5 or 6 miles, you’re ready to boost your speed and fitness. By Jennifer Van Allen (Google+)   Want to run faster? If you can complete up to 5 or 6 miles, you’re ready to boost your speed and your cardiovascular fitness. Our Run Faster plan will ease you into track workouts to boost your leg and …

How to Run Nonstop for 30 Minutes

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If you’re already running, here’s how to eliminate walk breaks. By Jennifer Van Allen (Google+)   If you’ve been exercising regularly and following a walk/run program for at least six weeks, you’re ready to run nonstop for 30 minutes—without walk breaks. What does “exercising regularly” mean? That’s some combination of running and walking for at least 150 minutes per week (roughly …

Tips for Your First Race

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Follow these steps to prepare for your first 5K or 10K. By Jennifer Van Allen (Google+)   Even for seasoned racers, the days before a race can be stressful. With all the hope and hard work that you’ve invested in your goal event, you want to arrive at the starting line feeling calm, healthy, and ready to run your best. Here …