MapMyRun’s “Runners: Is One Side of Your Body Weaker Than the Other?”

As humans, we naturally have a dominant hand. This is the hand that we write with, shake hands, eat with, etc. But sometimes that can extend to other areas, like sports. More specifically, runners can have a dominant side, meaning that some runners have one strong side and one side that’s a bit weaker.

MapMyRun’s blog recently wrote an article on the topic.

Here’s an excerpt:

“If you’re a runner, hopefully you’re already wise to the advantages of doing regular strength workouts. But, while strength training is key for doing well in any activity, there’s a type that’s especially critical for runners: unilateral strength training.

According to Lauren Loberg, DPT, board-certified clinical orthopedic specialist with TRIA Orthopaedic, the top benefit of performing unilateral strength exercises — like single-leg squats and deadlifts — is you’re training your body to meet the demands of your sport. After all, running is a single-leg activity, so it only makes sense that you would benefit from moves that shore up your single-leg strength, stability and coordination.”

To read the full article, click here!

Apply For The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience then look no further than the TCS New York City Marathon. I participated in last year’s marathon and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.

You can now apply for this year’s marathon. Make sure to do so before February 15th.

To register, click here.

MapMyRun’s “A Treadmill Speed Workout Every Runner Should Try”

MapMyRun recently published an article detailing a unique treadmill workout that every runner should try.

Here’s an excerpt:

“The treadmill is about more than putting on headphones and slogging through. Though it has become synonymous with boredom, the treadmill is actually a valuable training resource. Not only does it allow you to train in a controlled environment, but it’s also possible to get the same workouts in as you would outdoors.

If you want to see the treadmill in a new light, move some of your speed workouts indoors and onto the treadmill.”

To read the full article, click here.

Brooklyn Running Company’s Boycott Valentine’s Day Pub Run

Hello everyone!

It is the first day of February which means that it is time to prepare for Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air, but so is the passion for running! If you’re a runner, make sure to participate in the Brooklyn Running Company’s Boycott Valentine’s Day Pub Run. Regardless of whether or not you’re single or in a relationship, feel free to join in the festivities. Partake in a fun run and enjoy some light refreshments afterwards.

The event caps at 100 participants and it’s on a first come, first serve basis so act quickly.

To register, click here.

Team Continuum’s Gift Tree

It’s the holiday season and giving is in full swing! I recently just donated to Team Continuum’s Gift Tree, a program wherein members and average citizens can donate to help fight children’s cancer. You can help be a part of the difference by donating to the giving tree as well.

I had the pleasure of running with Team Continuum during the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Please consider donating and have a happy holiday.

Alexi Harding Giving Tree