MapMyRun’s “3 Common Strength Training Mistakes Runners Make”

MapMyRun has another fantastic blog detailing some of the most common strength training mistakes runners make. As a runner (or an athlete in general), it’s important to remember that your body has a limit and you can not overwork that limit. If you are training too hard or too often, then you need to correct your regimen accordingly.

MapMyRun’s blog offers some advice on how to avoid those mistakes. Here’s an excerpt:

“Strength training is such a critical piece of a runner’s training that it shouldn’t be considered cross-training: It’s just how runners prepare to run fast.

When you consider the enormous benefits of lifting weights, it’s a no-brainer to include it as part of your training. Here is a short list of positive results:

  • Reduced likelihood of injuries
  • More power and strength
  • Higher levels of neuromuscular coordination
  • More mitochondria and a faster finishing kick
  • Better running economy”

To read the full article, click here!

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MapMyRun’s “9 Ways to Tackle Downhills on a Run”

If you’ve ever had issues tackling a downhill run, then MapMyRun has you covered. Here is an excerpt:

“Running uphill seems like the greatest challenge the trail presents … until you start to run down.

Between the eccentric stretching of your muscles, the massive load your legs are under as you pummel down the trail and the technical obstacles that might lie in your way, descending quickly becomes just as tough as ascending. And the aftermath can be even more painful. If you’re considering a trail race — like the Under Armour Mountain Running Series, for example — you can prep all you want for uphills, but if you ignore the downhill component, you’re asking for trouble.”

To read the full article, click here!

MapMyRun’s “5 Core Exercises for Runners to Eliminate Back Pain”

As runners, working on your core is incredibly important. And MapMyRun, as usual, has a few more tips and tricks on how to work on your core in order to eliminate back pain. Here is an excerpt:

“Low back pain doesn’t discriminate. It affects 80% of people at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. So it makes sense that runners (and other exercisers) are no stranger to back pain. A study published in January in the Journal of Biomechanics proposed that one culprit may be weak deep core muscles.

Researchers had 80 runners without low back pain run across a floor with sensors embedded in it to measure the force under runners’ feet as they ran. The runners also sported reflective markers so the scientists could see how different parts of their bodies moved as they ran.”

To read the full article, click here.

Important Information For Brooklyn Half 2018

Hello all,

I trust you’re all ready and eager for the Brooklyn Half on Saturday! I’ve received an email from NYRR about the race, offering some advice and timing information. I’ve provided some of the basics below:

  • Dress for wet weather. We will collect all discarded clothing and shoe coverings at the start and will provide heat sheets to all finishers at Coney Island.
  • Take time now to make your travel plans for race day and read about race-day essentials. Please take public transportation to the start and check MTA’s The Weekender and the PATH’s alerts and advisories for the latest mass transit updates. There is no parking at the start.
  • On race morning, please do not wait inside the subway stations near the start. This will create congestion for other runners arriving on trains behind you.
  • Please note that umbrellas are prohibited in the corrals and anywhere on the course. You will not be able to bring an umbrella through security screening or run with an umbrella. Review the list of prohibited items in our Rules of Competition.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to your wave start, allowing time to clear security checks and drop off your bag, if necessary.

To read even more information, click here!

MapMyRun’s “12 Things Only Runners Will Understand”

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’m back and I’ve got a great deal of content to share!

Firstly, I have a new blog from MapMyRun. Titled “12 Things Only Runners Will Understand,” the article highlights some of the most common issues or scenarios that runners are familiar with that non-runners wouldn’t understand.

Here is an excerpt:

“Running is a hard sport and those of us who wake up and get out of bed day after day to pound the pavement are indeed a rare breed. This can make some of the things we do a little hard to understand for the non-runners among us.

Whether it’s runner’s high or weird tan lines, here are 12 things only runners can truly relate to”

To read the full article, click here!

New York Road Runners RUN CENTER Event List: March 2018

If you’re looking for something to do through the month of March, here is a full list of the events and activities that the NYRR RUN CENTER has planned:

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 2 – 7:30 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (FRIDAY MORNING)
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 3 – 2:30 P.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (SATURDAY AFTERNOON)
  • MONDAY, MARCH 5 – 6:30 P.M.
    NYRR RUNTALK: A RUNNER’S LEAP INTO TRIATHLON
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 6 – 12:00 P.M.
    NYRR LUNCHTIME WORKOUTS: NO SWEAT
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 – 7:30 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (WEDNESDAY MORNING)
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 – 5:30 P.M.
    RUNNING SOCIAL: A MEETUP AND COMMUNITY RUN FOR NEW RUNNERS
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 – 6:30 P.M.
    NYRR BOOK CLUB | LOVE YOUR AGE: THE SMALL-STEP SOLUTION TO A BETTER, LONGER, HAPPIER LIFE
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 9 – 7:30 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (FRIDAY MORNING)
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 10 – 11:00 A.M.
    NYRR CENTRAL PARK RUNNING HISTORY TOUR
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 11 – 11:00 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: STRETCHING FOR RUNNERS
  • MONDAY, MARCH 12 – 7:30 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: PILATES FOR UNITED AIRLINES NYC HALF RUNNERS
  • MONDAY, MARCH 12 – 5:30 P.M.
    NYRR MEMBER NIGHT: PREP FOR THE UNITED AIRLINES NYC HALF
  • MONDAY, MARCH 12 – 6:30 P.M.
    THE 101 SERIES: FOAM ROLLING AND RESISTANCE BAND SESSION WITH HSS
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 – 7:30 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (WEDNESDAY MORNING)
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 16 – 12:00 P.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (FRIDAY AFTERNOON)
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 17 – 11:00 A.M.
    NYRR RUNTALK EN ESPAÑOL: LOS CORREDORES LATINOS DEL UNITED AIRLINES NYC HALF
  • MONDAY, MARCH 19 – 7:30 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (MONDAY MORNING)
  • MONDAY, MARCH 19 – 6:30 P.M.
    THE 101 SERIES: STRENGTH TRAINING
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 – 7:30 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (WEDNESDAY MORNING)
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 – 6:30 P.M.
    NYRR PIZZA RUN CLUB: CALORIE BURN CHALLENGE
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 22 – 6:30 P.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: ZUMBA
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 24 – 11:00 A.M.
    NYRR CENTRAL PARK RUNNING HISTORY TOUR
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 24 – 11:00 A.M.
    NYRR FAMILY RUNNING CLASS
  • MONDAY, MARCH 26 – 7:30 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (MONDAY MORNING)
  • MONDAY, MARCH 26 – 6:30 P.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: HIIT WORKOUT
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 – 7:30 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (WEDNESDAY MORNING)
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 30 – 7:30 A.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: KICK IT BY ELIZA
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 30 – 6:00 P.M.
    RUNHEALTHY: YOGA (FRIDAY EVENING)