Blogs about Jogging

How to Ease the Pain of a Long Run

Long runs are an integral part of training for medium and long distance running or triathlon events. A long run helps to build stamina and mental strength, both of which are essential if you are planning on taking part in a 10k, half or full marathon. The trouble is, whilst it is not so hard to psych yourself up for an interval session or tempo run on the treadmill, a long run is, well, long. So if your long runs are the least favourite part of your training regime, here are a few tips to help them be a bit more enjoyable.

New Years Resolutions. Will you succeed or fail?

Did you know 50% of Americans set themselves a New Year’s Resolution?  My concept is people want to change themselves for the better.  After all, most resolutions are geared towards personal improvements of some sort, which is pretty amazing!  However the flip side of the coin is that 88% of all those who set resolutions from America and around the world fail.  Sadly year after year disappointed minds tally up to about 156 million failed resolutions.   However we can’t beat ourselves up for not meeting the goal.  Did you know there is a science

Obstacle Course Races; fun, rugged, fear, intense.. are they for you?

A few months ago three  friends and I decided we would participate in an obstacle course race; The Barbarian Challenge.  Our training for the event consisted of running, kettlebell, TRX and sandbags.

Good Form for Jogging or Running

Summer is upon us and it is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and get in a good run! Cardio is the best way to burn calories and keep your heart healthy! The recommended amount of cardio to maintain your health is 30 minutes most if not all days of the week. It's time to start moving! 

Back to Basics

Back to BasicsIt is very important to your physical, mental and spiritual health to maintain a healthy level of fitness. With the strained economy not everyone can afford a gym membership. For those on a tight budget there are other options. You can exercise anywhere. Home, a park, at work, anywhere! Get back to the basic exercises. Jumping Jacks, jogging in place, jumping rope, squats, lunges, push-ups and sit-ups can all be done almost anywhere. Mission Possible 1:

Plan the attack...

...attack the plan!  Most of the successful events of our lives were born from a simple idea or thought. It is the same for our fitness goals.  After deciding on your goal it is helpful to put a plan into place.  Doing so will help you achieve a positive outcome.  Fitness is no different.  It is good to quantify all aspects of your new goal(s).   Exercise and nutrition both deserve equal attention when you begin to create your plan for success.  How do you create a plan? 

...what happened to your New Years Resolution?

January 2nd many people hit the ground running in regards to their New Years fitness goals.  Are you still on track? Nearly two thirds of adults in the United States who make New Year's resolutions have set fitness goals as part of their resolution. Of those, 73 percent gave up before meeting their goal, according to a recent online study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of in November 2012.

The Flip Side of the Coin

For the last 4 weeks I have had the opportunity to run another Urban Boot Camp.  Urban Boot Camp (UBC) is held outdoors from  0430-0530, Monday thru Friday.   We are outside unless rain or lightning becomes a safety issue.  Programming is such that all fitness levels will be satisfied with the intensity.