By Carolyn Mather, RN, PhD/Running Journal/September 2008
You are ready for your run but right from the start your legs are heavy and you have no energy. After slogging for several minutes you give up and walk home. What's wrong?
By Richard Ferguson, PhD/Running Journal/June 2008
Maybe you’ve been running for a couple or years of maybe you’ve been running for 20. No matter how long you’ve been a “runner,” think back to when you first got involved in the sport.
By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/May 2008
Working full time at a center designed by and for long distance runners provides an interesting view into the world and lives of runners and the sport of running at large --along with a unique historical perspective being that I am almost a full generation removed from my competitive days.
By Pete Rea/Zap Fitness/Running Journal/April 2008
In the spring of 1988 I took my first trip to Tallahassee, FL, for the TAC (now USATF) National Junior Track and Field Championships. Between events, my coach and I drove to the countryside for runs on the parks and dirt roads that circle the capital city.
By Richard Ferguson PhD/Running Journal/January 2008
The last leaves of fall have been raked off the yard and the snow shovel sits beside the back door. Winter has arrived and you now have time to sit back and savor a successful fall racing season.
By Carolyn Mather, RN, PhD/Running Journal/November 2007
As you are preparing for your big winter or spring marathon I want you to include this holiday gift from me in your training package. Then when race day comes, you will have an arsenal of sound advice to prepare you for your best performance.
By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/February 2008
Improving Your Running Off the Roads
Running Journal readers familiar with my column are no doubt aware of my belief in relatively high volume training. Whether an athlete is 15 or 65, more often than not I have found it is the athlete who can put in more relaxed to moderate exercise over months and years who will see the finish line first.
By Richard Ferguson, Ph.D/Running Journal/March 2008
Have you ever wanted to try some new activity or sport, but you were afraid to take the chance because you thought you might not be able to successfully perform the skills required?
By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/February 2007
The vast majority of runners arrive in our sport from another. Be it tennis, soccer, football, basketball, or lacrosse, running, particularly road running, tends to be the receptacle for many who have either left their prior sport for good, or simply want to improve their aerobic conditioning for the first.