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Training for Your Next PR

posted on Wed, Jan 21 2015 12:51 pm by Life Time Fitness

Running a PR takes training, a well-constructed race plan and cooperation from unknown factors such as weather. Life Time Fitness offers some strategies for success.

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Running Through the Winter

posted on Thu, Nov 20 2014 9:47 am by Life Time Fitness

Winter decided to show up early this year. Many runners are facing a choice – either run on the treadmill for the next 5 months, or learn to deal with winter. If you’d rather brave 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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A Little Help from Your Friends

posted on Wed, Jun 18 2014 2:25 pm by Life Time Fitness

Distance running is often an individual pursuit. We challenge ourselves to go longer or faster than we did last month, or last year. Each runner is motivated by their own personal goals. So why do so many runners choose to participate in group training?

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Consistency is Key

posted on Tue, Apr 22 2014 3:33 pm by Life Time Fitness

Earlier this week, the entire world watched Meb Keflezighi win the Boston Marathon against difficult odds. He was considered past his prime. A long shot in a deep Boston field.

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Many Small Tasks

posted on Wed, Sep 18 2013 11:15 am by Life Time Fitness

There is a definite learning curve in the marathon. Tips and tricks are passed on from coach to runner, from veterans to first-timers. A successful race is the result of managing many small tasks. By planning ahead, you can make your marathon experience a whole lot smoother. 

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Eat and Run

posted on Tue, Jul 23 2013 10:32 am by Life Time Fitness

If you’re training for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, TC 10 Mile, or any other fall event, you don’t want to try anything new on race day. Everything should be tested during training. This goes for shoes, clothing and – possibly most importantly – your race day fueling plan.

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How to Choose the Right Training Program

posted on Wed, Jun 19 2013 12:49 pm by Life Time Fitness

Summer is (finally) here, and it’s time to start training for your fall event.  Life Time Fitness has some advice about how to choose the right training program for your needs.

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Shin Splints

posted on Mon, Apr 15 2013 11:33 am by Life Time Fitness

Shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome account for nearly 20% of all running related injuries. Runners of all levels have been plagued by that lower leg pain and wonder what they did, how long to rest and how to fix it. As a coach I am frequently asked about shin splints. It seems that almost every runner has dealt with it to some extent.

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Get Your Children and Family Running

posted on Tue, Mar 19 2013 11:34 am by TCM Staff

Running is a sport for all ages. Some runners start when they are in elementary school and some lace up their shoes when they are in their 60’s, 70’s or beyond. Getting your children and your family running together is a way to help promote a healthy way of life for everyone. The physical activity provided by running can aid in creating a strong, healthy, and happy life for all members of your family.

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Tips from the Pros: Cross Training

posted on Tue, Feb 19 2013 10:33 am by TCM Staff

February can be a tough time of year for those of us in the northern climates. Spring races are coming up soon, your training is more focused, but the weather can be unpredictable. Snow and ice make for difficult footing, especially for up-tempo running. We asked some of Minnesota’s elite distance runners – as well as our own National Training Manager – for tips what to do when it’s difficult to run outdoors. 

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