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.
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.
The power of training as part of a group is the focus of this encore article by Life Time Fitness. Sometimes, the "peer pressure" of a running group is what's needed when motivation is difficult to come by.
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. Life Time Fitness offers shoe selection advice in this encore article.