Attempting a Half Marathon

Attempting a Half Marathon

by Gina Shell Now that winter weather is behind us, it’s time to start looking for the races, an that may include a half marathon. Maybe you have completed 5k’s, and maybe even a 10k. If so, let’s add some new challenge, and go for the half marathon. This distance is...
The purpose of the hill……

The purpose of the hill……

by Gina Shell If you are wondering how you can increase your intensity, try running hills.  Some runners will sprint up hills for speed work.  Others will choose a hilly course to train.  I know when members of my running group were training for a marathon, the long...
Drink for survival……

Drink for survival……

by Gina Shell Drinking is a necessity for survival. When running in warm weather, you sweat. You also sweat in cold weather, especially if you are overdressed for the run. Regardless of the weather, too much sweating can and will cause dehydration. Your body...
Concentration

Concentration

by Gina Shell You can more easily relax when you eliminate outside distractions. This condition is true for any sport. Why do you think NFL teams stay in a hotel before a game (even a home game)? They stay in a hotel to try to stay as far away as possible from...
Four keys for balanced training….

Four keys for balanced training….

by Gina Shell One must keep the role that training plays in their life in perspective. Runners should always maintain a healthy balance of involvement in the sport with overall life. Running should contribute to your growth as a person, promoting passion, patience,...