fitness

Three More Boroughs in the Five Borough Series

The New York Road Runners’ Five Borough Series is a series of races dedicated to strengthening the local communities of New York City’s five boroughs. If you live in one of the City’s boroughs and are looking to become more familiar with each of them, why not participate in one of these races? There are only three more races this year:

  • NYRR Queens 10K – June 15, 2019
  • New Balance Bronx Mile – September 29, 2019
  • NYRR Staten Island Half – October 13, 2019

Click this link for more information!

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MapMyRun: 6/9/19

Hey guys!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about my own personal running feats. I very much enjoyed sharing my information with you all. With that being said, I’m looking to get back into the swing of things and share my most recent run:

Workout: Run
Date: Jun 9, 2019
Distance: 5.26 mi
Duration: 55:52

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NYRR Virtual Running Day

If you would have told me ten years ago that we’d have a “Virtual Running Day” I would have called you crazy. But with today’s technology, virtual running is a reality.

New York Road Runners recently held their Virtual Running Day last week, and I think it’s a great idea. Admittedly, the race isn’t technically virtual per se. It’s more of a remote race. Racers simply download the Strava app on your mobile device, log in and go for a run or walk wherever you please. Track your distance, and as long as your run/walk runs the length of the 1-mile requirement, then you’ve officially competed in a Virtual Run.

While the official timeline for this year is over, I hope that this article will generate interest for next year!

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Register for the Brooklyn Mile

The Brooklyn mile is fast approaching! In fact, it’s this weekend! There’s no time to delay. If you want to engage in a fun and exhilarating race with plenty of like-minded individuals looking for a great experience, make sure to register as soon as possible!

Both the Men’s and Women’s Open waves are filling up quickly, so hurry!

Hope to see you all there!

Here’s a link to register: Register Here.

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.

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.