Last Updated on October 2, 2018 by Heather Hart, ACSM EP, CSCS
Well, here we are again. Volume 1 of “Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about running” was far more popular than I expected, so I figured I’d share volume 2!
Again with the disclaimer: if you’ve arrived here from Pinterest, I’m sorry, for I am a horrible, horrible blogger who has brought you here under semi false pretenses. I’m going to commit an internet sin and make you scroll for your desired topic below, and click ONE MORE TIME (the horror!) to get to the actual article. I’ll run a few fartleks as penance.
Without further ado: here is everything (well, some more things) you’ve ever wanted to know about running *.
(*well, 6 more things. We’ll cover everything eventually…)
Protein and Running: In the fitness industry it seems that people are pretty obsessed with protein consumption, and runners are no exception. But how much protein do you REALLY need? The answer may surprise you.
Is Running REALLY Bad For Your Knees? You’ve heard the warning from your Grandmother. The neighbor. Some guy at the gym. “Running will destroy your knees!” But will it really? Here’s the truth…and it might not be what you expect.
The Reality of Marathon Training. I’ll be the first to tell you that marathon training is not nearly as regimented and perfectly calculated as it seems. In fact, sometimes it can be messy, chaotic, and seem absolutely foolish, especially for us non-professional, non-elite athlete mortals. Is it really worth it?
Running with Fido: You like to run. Your dog likes to run. It seems like a match made in running heaven! But before you and Fido start putting in the miles together, here are a few things to consider. Believe it or not, dogs aren’t simply born natural running partners. Just like you and I, they need to ease into their mileage and build up strength and endurance. Here are 5 tips for safely turning your dog into your running partner.
What’s the Deal with Compression Socks? Stand at the finish line of any running race and you will likely see countless runners wearing knee high socks or leg sleeves. Believe it or not, those socks actually serve a purpose…and it’s not simply to make a fashion statement.
Fitness & Facebook: Are You Oversharing? You dragged yourself to the gym and put your everything into a killer, record-breaking workout. Now you want to scream it from the rooftops and post a status update declaring your accomplishment to the world. Is it worth posting?
Stay tuned for volume three, which will be available the next time I feel inspired and creative enough to make more pins. In the meantime, if you have any topics you’d like to see covered, either here or on healthyway.com, please feel free to comment below!
Heather Hart is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), UESCA certified Ultrarunning Coach, RRCA certified Running Coach, co-founder of Hart Strength and Endurance Coaching, and creator of this site, Relentless Forward Commotion. She is a mom of two teen boys, and has been running and racing distances of 5K to 100+ miles for over a decade. Heather has been writing and encouraging others to find a love for fitness and movement since 2009.