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The Perfect Shoe for You

posted on Fri, Feb 17 2017 11:27 am by Life Time Fitness

We runners can be a bit obsessive about our shoes. It’s not surprising, given that our shoes are the single most important piece of equipment in a sport with very little equipment. So, we talk about our shoes. Shoes we love. Shoes we hate. Shoes that we used to love, but have been discontinued and replaced with a different model that is somehow lacking.

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Preparing for a Warm Race in the Winter

posted on Thu, Jan 26 2017 1:36 pm by Life Time Fitness

Running through winter in the Upper Midwest is a difficult proposition. Many runners seek out a warm destination for a winter race away from the ice and snow. If you’re traveling for a run in the sun, you’ll want to do some planning in order to prepare for a warm race while living in a cold climate.

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Off-Season Training

posted on Mon, Dec 19 2016 10:11 am by Life Time Fitness

I firmly believe that the off-season is where PR's are earned. Sure, in-season training may be more challenging and it is certainly important, but without a solid foundation from the off-season, your possible peak fitness level is diminished. Stronger foundation = greater potential. 

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Variety vs. Consistency

posted on Thu, Nov 17 2016 4:19 pm by TCM Staff

Life Time Fitness's Rebekah Mayer doesn't have many regrets from her years as a coach, but one is that she once included TOO MUCH variety in her programs. Today, she advises simplicity and consistency.

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Running Through Winter

posted on Wed, Oct 19 2016 4:12 pm by Life Time Fitness

If you’re a runner who braves the cold – at least some of the time – here are some tips to help you get the most out of your winter running.

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Intro to Intervals

posted on Fri, Aug 19 2016 1:45 pm by Life Time Fitness

Interval training can puzzle and intimidate runners, but that doesn't need to be the case. Life Time Fitness offers a helpful, comprehensive introduction to interval training -- for beginners as well as runners looking to speed their way to a personal best.

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Fartlek

posted on Wed, Jul 20 2016 1:53 pm by Life Time Fitness

As we approach August and summer is heating up, this is a great time to introduce some “quality” training. One fun option is a ‘fartlek’ workout, which forms a nice bridge between easy running and more structured training. Fartleks can benefit runners of all levels, whether in training for a 5K or a marathon. 

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The Beginning Runner’s Recipe

posted on Mon, Jun 13 2016 3:41 pm by Life Time Fitness

As a runner, you’ve probably had friends, family and co-workers ask you how they can get started running -- a process that can seem daunting. Life Time Fitness offer an elegantly simple plan to take a beginner from walking to "comfortably" running 30 minutes in just 8 weeks. 

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Easy Runs

posted on Mon, May 23 2016 10:33 am by Life Time Fitness

Rebekah Mayer, the National Training Manager at Life Time Run, discusses the value of easy runs. Formerly more of a "push the pace" runner, Mayer, a new mom, finds herself more receptive to the the easy run concept nowadays, and she lists the reasons why slowing down can make you faster.

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The Long Run

posted on Fri, Feb 19 2016 9:19 am by Life Time Fitness

What long run distance is necessary to prepare for the marathon without overtraining? How fast should it be run? Why is it necessary to go that long? Life Time Fitness asked these questions of their resident experts back in 2012, and the answers are no less true today.

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