Relying on routine can be the best way to build the running habit. As you develop, though, it can also quickly become the fastest way to get stuck in a rut. Here are five aspects of your running in which you should challenge your routines and bring a little variety to play.
Hill training can seem an intimidating concept for many runners – not just in the idea of running hills, but in figuring out the best way to do so. Fortunately, a recent study suggests there is little difference among types of hill workouts – the key is just to get it done.
Hip alignment issues, often diagnosed as a leg length discrepancy, can contribute to injuries ranging from IT Band Syndrome to Achilles tendinitis. There are numerous potential causes, both running and non-running, but the good news is there are ways to eliminate or avoid hip misalignment.
Running form improvements – specifically becoming a lighter foot striker, and landing with your foot under the body – offer the opportunity for significant performance gains and consistent injury-free training. Here is one journey to work through a range of imbalance and immobility issues to allow such improvements to happen.
The ancient Chinese system of feng shui is concerned with controlling the flow of qi, or positive energy. Good running form involves similar principles, and here are four ways you can apply the practices of feng shui to become a more efficient runner.