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.
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.
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.