fitness

MapMyRun’s “5 Cold-Weather Running Myths, Busted”

MapMyRun recently published a great article that any runner will love to use, especially in this cold weather!

Here’s an excerpt:

“For safety as much as anything else. It stays darker later in the morning and gets darker earlier in the evening, so you’ll want to consider running at midday or getting lights and/or reflective gear to keep you safe. (Or, reconsider option two and run inside.)

Also, no matter where you live, it’ll be colder. More on that later, but again, safety matters. (And you run, so you don’t need us to tell you how important it is to keep your feet happy.) If your part of the world is slushy, icy and/or snowy, consider treads for your shoes or swapping them for sneakers that are weather-ready. Warm socks are also a must.

You should also adjust your expectations since your body will naturally struggle in the winter, just as it would in extreme heat. By all means, set goals — just be sure to factor in the changing conditions. (That includes wind, which reminds us: It’ll feel better, in more ways than one, to start your run into the wind, so you’ll have it at your back on the second half of your journey.)”

In order to read the full article, make sure to click the link.

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MapMyRun’s “How Runners Can Stay Fit When Injured “

MapMyRun recently published an article on how you can stay healthy when running, even after you’ve been injured.

Here’s an excerpt:

“If you’re one of the rare runners who have never been injured, consider yourself lucky.

Injuries afflict most runners at some point. When addressed early, many injuries can be remedied with rest and training plan adjustments. But more serious injuries may require weeks or months away from running.

How can you best stay fit during all that time off?

No athlete wants to be sidelined by an injury. Running may be what you love best, but try to use time away from the sport to help yourself come back stronger.

Both endurance-oriented cross-training and strength work can be used to maintain your aerobic fitness and strengthen the supportive structures that help you run injury-free.

Certain types of cross-training such as pool running, cycling and the elliptical are the most running-specific, meaning your fitness translates most readily to running. Other types of cross-training, such as strength training, swimming and yoga, are more complementary to running. Always follow your doctor’s guidelines as to what type of cross-training is suitable to your injury and recovery process.”

In order to read the full article, make sure to click the link.

MapMyRun’s “7 Exercises to Treat and Prevent IT Band Syndrome”

One of MapMyRun’s latest blogs, “7 Exercises to Treat and Prevent IT Band Syndrome.” It’s a serious problem that you do not want to deal with if you’re serious about running.

Here is an excerpt:

“As runners, we expect a little fatigue and soreness from time to time. But any sort of sharp pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong.

One of the most common sources of pain that can stop runners in their tracks is iliotibial band syndrome. Frequently misunderstood, IT band syndrome is often treated incorrectly.

Common treatments include ice, rest and stretching, and, while all of these have their place in treating a running injury, ITBS is best approached proactively.”

To read the full article, make sure to click the link.

NYRR 2019 Races

The New York Road Runners are gearing up for 2019’s races! Some of next year’s biggest races include:

  • NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
  • UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
  • United Airlines NYC Half

That’s only a small handful! There are well over 15 races scheduled throughout the year. If you’re interested in running, then look to sign up for one of these races by clicking this link.

To view the full calendar, click here.

MapMyRun’s “Scientific Proof That Running Lengthens Your Life”

MapMyRun has published an article that will have any runner in good spirits. According to scientific evidence, running helps to lengthen your lifespan.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“If you’re looking to get active, running is an excellent all-purpose workout. Not only does it check the box for cardiovascular exercise, but you’ll also work all of your muscle groups — from your legs to core to upper back and more. Studies have shown that inactivity can be detrimental to your health, leading to development of chronic diseases — such as cardiovascular disease — and even early death. The good news is, however, that you don’t have to be a marathoner to reap the benefits of becoming a runner.”

To read the full article, make sure to click the link.

MyFitnessPal’s “The 14-Day Plank Plan”

MyFitnessPal recently published a few interesting articles that could be of use to anyone looking to stay fit and healthy this fall.

Here is an excerpt from the 14-Day Plank Plan article:

“You already know the plank is a great core exercise. So we’re adding variations to amp up your training, target your midsection from different angles to test your muscles (and your mind).

Welcome to the 14-Day Plank Plan that will help you get a super strong core using the ultimate ab exercise. We’ll show you variations to take your training to the next level with this easy to follow day-by-day plan.”

I’ve included links to a few other articles that can help propel your Fall fitness plan to the next level!