Runners who live in parts of the country where winter means cold temps, biting winds, limited daylight, snow and ice have to be highly dedicated (and sometimes a little crazy!) during this challenging season. Depending on conditions in your area, with proper precautions, you can run outside most of the winter. For those diehards who thrive on logging miles outdoors, consider the following: » Read Full Story
Many more runners hit the pavement, beach, track or treadmill than the trail, and yet trail running is increasing in popularity, with more than 6 million trail runners in the United States alone in 2012, the most recent year for records. Trail running is somewhat limited by oneâ€™s nearby scenery, as it typically takes place on hiking trails, often located in the mountains. Runners appreciate the softer terrain, the gorgeous landscape and the connection with nature.
For runners who like to compete in races, a lot of attention is typically spent on training, gear and race selection, with less thought â€“ if any â€“ to race recovery. Every race, no matter the distance, requires adequate recovery to help minimize overtraining, injuries and burnout, as well as to keep you performing well in future competitions. As quoted in Runnerâ€™s World, Corey Hart, a physiologist and doctoral candidate at the University of Utahâ€™s Vascular Research Lab, â€śWhat you do to recover after a race plays a big role in how you will perform at the next one.â€ť
Running tends to be challenging when we are young, and it gets even harder when coping with aging muscles and bones. Certainly, there are those that seem to defy aging and continue with impressive running performance over many years, but for most people, getting older makes it much more difficult to achieve the same running results of decades earlier. » Read Full Story
For most of us, running is tough. And yet it is extremely popular, with races of all distances drawing record numbers of participants. So despite its challenges, running offers an undeniable appeal among both recreational joggers and elite athletes. And committed runners are always seeking ways to improve â€“ whether by fine-tuning their form, taking on cross training, participating in a runnerâ€™s club, consulting a coach or trying out gadgets, shoes and apparel.
For those of us who live in areas of the country where cold temps seem to linger longer than what the calendar actually indicates, cabin fever can set in. One way to combat it is to take your exercise outdoors and going running in the cold. » Read Full Story
World renowned endurance athlete, bestselling author andÂ ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes recently tried the Zero Runner at the New York City Marathon race expo.Â Like many runners, Dean was initially skeptical of the Zero Runner’s ability to provide aÂ naturalÂ running workout with zero-impact. See what Dean had to say… » Read Full Story
Our friends atÂ Ann Arbor Running Company recently shared this great blog about the Zero Runner and running form. After over a year of training on the Zero Runner learn how they’ve used it to improve form and become better runners. » Read Full Story
Detroit-area runner and blogger, Jeff, recently visitedÂ our local Octane Fitness dealer to try the Zero Runner. Read about Jeff’s experience and see what he has to say in his Zero Runner review below. » Read Full Story
When it comes to running, people seem to fall into two camps â€“ you either are a runner, or youâ€™re not. Granted, there are a few casual joggers who seem to straddle the line, but most of us fall into one side. » Read Full Story