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!


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!

MapMyRun’s “How to Choose the Right 5K for You”

Choosing the right 5K can be difficult, especially if you’re a novice. Luckily, MapMyRun has written an article that can help make that choice a bit easier.

Here is an excerpt:

“Running is simple: Put one foot in front of the other. Go as fast as you can, as long as you can. Boom — you’re running.

Yet, there are all kinds of reasons not to do it. Fear. Laziness. A lack of desire. Injuries, illness, not having a place to run to. And then there’s the biggest reason not to do it: You don’t have a concrete reason to do it.

I’ve struggled with this off and on over the past few years, ever since I started running with some regularity. I’ve never had any long-term purpose or goal, so I’ve been trapped in a yearslong cycle of making progress and then backsliding. So this year, I decided to create a humble goal for myself: run a 5K sometime within the first three months of 2018.”

To read the full article, click here!

MapMyRun Workout Report: 2/21/18

Hey everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve shared one of my weekly reports with you, but I’ve got some free time and I figured I would get back to it! Here is my workout report for 2/21/18:

Workout: Run
Date: Feb 21, 2018
Distance: 5.50 mi
Duration: 52:10

For more information on my run, click here!

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MapMyRun’s “The Most Common Running Injury Will Surprise You”

When running, there are a host of potential injuries that can come your way, each one worse than the last. However, this recent MapMyRun blog details the most common injury among runners, and it may surprise you.

Here’s an excerpt:

“When people find out you’re a runner, one of the first things you probably hear is something along the lines of, “Better take care of your knees!” It’s quite the misconception that every runner will have knee issues at some point; and actually knee injuries aren’t the injury runners experience most.

That isn’t to say knee injuries don’t happen. In fact, chiropractor Marc Taczanowski a certified strength and conditioning specialist, with experience in sports medicine, injury prevention and management at True Sport Care, says they are some of the more common injuries experienced. “Common injuries in running include, but are not limited to, iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, patellar tracking issues, runner’s knee, Achilles tendinosis and plantar fasciitis,” he explains.”

To read the full article, click here!