Do These 5 Exercises Before Every Run and Feel Better
We feel you. Sometimes life is so busy that it seems like adding anything more to your five-mile-after-work loop is impossible. However, to get the most out of your run, and to finish feeling energized, adding in about seven to 10 minutes of warm up is precisely what you need. These five exercises will help keep your body more balanced and injury free.Read More
Is It Possible to Run a Half Marathon After Knee Surgery?
I just had knee surgery for a torn meniscus seven weeks ago and rehab is going well. I would like to run a half marathon in 12 weeks. Do I have enough time to train?Read More
Can I Run a 50K with Only 4 Days of Running a Week?
I recently got into trail running and am finding that a lot of the races I want to run are ultras. I’ve never run more than 20 miles—and I only did that once—but I’d like to give a 50K a try this spring. Think I can do it off of only running four days a week?Read More
4 Ways You're Making Your Running Injuries Worse
Doing too much too soon is the most common cause of chronic running injuries. While the prescription for each ailment is unique, there are common mistakes runners make that often prolong recovery time, or make their injuries worse. Here are some of the common ways that runners exacerbate their injuries and how to avoid them.Read More
The 4 Important Tips Every Beginner Needs to Know
It’s not always easy to start a training program and stick with it. Creating a new habit is one of the hardest things you can do. If you’re beginning a running training program for the first time, read these four important training tips from former No Boundaries participant John Silva.Read More
Do You Want to Start Running?
It all started with an ad in the Chicago Reader that said, Do you want to start running? It was in the spring of 2009 and John Silva, now 46, and his wife were expecting their first child. Silva examined the ad closer. It was from Fleet Feet Sports Chicago, and it described a group training program called No Boundaries. We Train You, it said. Silva was sedentary and severely overweight, and he knew that with a child on the way, something had to change. Perhaps this was the very motivation he needed.Read More
Cold Weather Trail Running
The Metacomet Ridge Mountains—steep and rocky—dart dramatically upward from the otherwise flat and rolling Hartford, Conn., landscape. So, while you may not think of Hartford as a trail-running destination, it most certainly is, even during the cold New England winter.Read More
Is It Safe to Run Outside in the Summer?
I live in the south where, at times, the summer is so humid my runs feel more like swimming … in a swamp. I often feel like I can hardly move, much less breathe. How do I know if it’s safe to run outside and how do I alter my workouts to account for the added challenge of heat and humidity?
Set Process Goals and Run Your New PR
One of the most stressful elements of training for races is that so much effort, time, and dedication are required to get to the starting line, and factors beyond your control—like the weather and work stress—can have a huge impact on your results. That’s why it’s important to set process goals heading into your big event. While an outcome goal focuses on a particular finishing time or placement, a process goal has to do with executing a specific racing strategy. Master these four process goals before your next race.Read More
There's training, and then there's pre-training. Here are some things to keep in mind in the weeks and months before you officially start your training to ensure that you unleash your potential on race day.Read More