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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.

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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!

MapMyRun’s “7 Ways to Boost Your Fitness Motivation”

MapMyRun recently published a phenomenal article on how to inspire yourself to run more!

Here’s an excerpt:
“For many, the hardest part of working out is just getting to the gym.

Often, after a long day of work (plus a long commute), the only thing you feel like doing is relaxing. And if you have a busy family, you might have all kinds of obligations that keep you busy until you go to sleep.

So how do you find the motivation to exercise when it’s hard enough just to get started? Luckily, there are simple methods to start working out consistently, build new habits and overcome almost any obstacle in your journey.”

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

MapMyRun’s “7 Secret Tips That Keep Elite Runners Honest During the Holidays”

Hello all! It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted on this site, but I’m back! I hope everyone had a nice holiday break and enjoyed their friends’ and family members’ presence this Thanksgiving!

Now, back to basics. MapMyRun recently published a blog on some tips that can help runners out this holiday season.

Here’s an excerpt:

“The holidays pose a challenge in practicing moderation for athletes and non-athletes alike. Serious runners don’t let holidays lead to weight gain, but they don’t shy away from enjoying festivities, either. Much like everyday eating and training, it’s all about balance for those runners who’ve been doing this for a long time.

From serious amateurs running on the Electric Flight Crew team out of Los Angeles to two ultrarunners who hit the trails for big miles year-round, their best advice for surviving the holidays without packing on the pounds is simple and matter-of-fact.”

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

NYRR July Events

Although July is halfway over, there’s still time to enjoy some of NYRR’s many events.

Here is only a sample of some of the events for this month:

July 20 – Friday Evening Yoga

July 28 – NYRR Central Park Running History Tour

July 31 – High School Running Series: Mindfulness and Pre-Race Prep

This is only a small portion of what’s in store at the NYRR RunCenter. For the full list, click here.

MapMyRun’s “Why Are So Many Ultrarunners Vegan?”

MapMyRun recently published another stellar blog on ultrarunners and why so many of them seem to be vegan. Here is an excerpt:

“While not every ultrarunner is vegan, there seem to be an awful lot of high-mileage fanatics who opt for a plant-based lifestyle. While there aren’t any hard stats available, with veganism as a general nutrition trend on the rise, it’s not surprising more fitness buffs are testing the waters.

Some of the big names in ultrarunning vegan lifestyles include Scott Jurek, the ultrarunning vegan who rose to fame by winning nearly every ultra in America and being featured in the cult classic “Born to Run,” then finally writing his own book all about — you guessed it — his vegan diet. There’s also former pro Ironman athlete and endurance runner Brendan Brazier, who popularized his raw vegan style of eating with his book “The Thrive Diet,” and famed podcaster and ultra-endurance racer Rich Roll, who espouses the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle on his weekly show. But it’s not just the big names in ultra who’ve opted for a plant-based diet.”

To read the full article, click here.