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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At this time of year, many of your favorite running routes are likely covered with snow and ice. While this can make your usual training runs difficult to near impossible, it also opens up new options to explore your surroundings and gain fitness, says Life Time Fitness in this en core article from 2011.