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runloverunlife:

Runners!! Win a free entry to the Blue Ridge Marathon or Half Marathon on April 20th!!!

To enter, all you have to do is reblog this post!!!

Free race!!! Simple as pie! Drawing will be held on Dec. 8th!

Good luck!!!!

cierrajulexo:

1. You Don’t Get HotThe first and most obvious benefit to running outside in the winter is that you aren’t likely to overheat. Because of this, winter running is actually somewhat easier. Heat and humidity slow you down and can make you want to stop running before your planned mileage is up. Even in the gym, the air can get sticky. But outside in the fresh air you can maintain a comfortable temperature for a long time with just a couple of moisture-wicking layers on.
2. It Prepares You for RacesSure, in a pinch the treadmill is a great tool. Everyone has their cold threshold, when it’s just too frigid to be outside. And there are some days when the snow and ice make the roads too perilous for running. But the smooth surface and human-propelling belt of a treadmill can leave your training regimen…well, a little flat. If you’re preparing for that big spring marathon you’re much better off training in conditions that are similar to those on race day. On the graded and uneven surface of the road, you’ll be training your muscles, joints and lungs to handle the real thing. The mill can’t give you the same workout that the pavement can, so running outdoors as much as possible can get your body in line come race day.
3. It Builds Your Mental and Physical ToughnessPulling on that gear and heading out into the 20 degree day can be a hard thing to do when your house is (and your toes are) nice and warm. Not to mention the fact that there’s dirty snow on the ground, the trees are nothing to look at and your running partners have all disappeared. Many say that running is about mental toughness; well, this is a good time to gain some. Running in the cold improves your physical endurance; the intense weather can program your body to operate better in adverse conditions, thereby increasing your stamina. Also, you’ll get used to the cold after awhile, and the increase in blood circulation can keep you warmer while you’re at rest. Learn to love racking up miles out in the chilly tundra, and you’ll become a much stronger runner.
4. It Curbs the Winter BluesSeasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) gets to a fair amount of those who live in the chilliest climates, especially after the holidays are over. But even if you don’t get the winter blues, a dose of fresh air and sunshine is good for you. It can boost your mood and keep you motivated while everyone else is sleeping late and complaining about the snow.
5. It Keeps Off the Winter BulgeThe term “bathing suit season” was coined for a reason: most everyone spends the spring and summer on some diet, trying to lose the winter weight and regain their shape. But you don’t have to let the colder months turn you into a lazy pile of mush.

cierrajulexo:

1. You Don’t Get Hot

The first and most obvious benefit to running outside in the winter is that you aren’t likely to overheat. Because of this, winter running is actually somewhat easier. Heat and humidity slow you down and can make you want to stop running before your planned mileage is up. Even in the gym, the air can get sticky. But outside in the fresh air you can maintain a comfortable temperature for a long time with just a couple of moisture-wicking layers on.


2. It Prepares You for Races

Sure, in a pinch the treadmill is a great tool. Everyone has their cold threshold, when it’s just too frigid to be outside.

And there are some days when the snow and ice make the roads too perilous for running. But the smooth surface and human-propelling belt of a treadmill can leave your training regimen…well, a little flat.


If you’re preparing for that big spring marathon you’re much better off training in conditions that are similar to those on race day. On the graded and uneven surface of the road, you’ll be training your muscles, joints and lungs to handle the real thing. The mill can’t give you the same workout that the pavement can, so running outdoors as much as possible can get your body in line come race day.

3. It Builds Your Mental and Physical Toughness

Pulling on that gear and heading out into the 20 degree day can be a hard thing to do when your house is (and your toes are) nice and warm. Not to mention the fact that there’s dirty snow on the ground, the trees are nothing to look at and your running partners have all disappeared. Many say that running is about mental toughness; well, this is a good time to gain some.

Running in the cold improves your physical endurance; the intense weather can program your body to operate better in adverse conditions, thereby increasing your stamina. Also, you’ll get used to the cold after awhile, and the increase in blood circulation can keep you warmer while you’re at rest. Learn to love racking up miles out in the chilly tundra, and you’ll become a much stronger runner.


4. It Curbs the Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) gets to a fair amount of those who live in the chilliest climates, especially after the holidays are over. But even if you don’t get the winter blues, a dose of fresh air and sunshine is good for you. It can boost your mood and keep you motivated while everyone else is sleeping late and complaining about the snow.


5. It Keeps Off the Winter Bulge

The term “bathing suit season” was coined for a reason: most everyone spends the spring and summer on some diet, trying to lose the winter weight and regain their shape. But you don’t have to let the colder months turn you into a lazy pile of mush.

FREE Marathon/Half Marathon Entry!!!!

Runners!! Win a free entry to the Blue Ridge Marathon or Half Marathon on April 20th!!!

To enter, all you have to do is reblog this post!!!

Free race!!! Simple as pie! Drawing will be held on Dec. 8th!

Good luck!!!!

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Hilda Castillo

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Hilda Castillo

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One more drink vs. One more mile.

I’ve been having some trouble with longer runs recently. So I took a look at my alcohol consumption the night before.

I’d love to say that I was one of those extremely dedicated runners who never drink the night before a run. Me? I’m dreaming of icy margaritas on mile 4, and plotting on how I can swing by my apartment to grab my ID so I can end my run at the bar.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not exactly doing beer bongs while I’m warming up. I do TRY to consider what I put into my body the night before a workout. Sometimes I just stray and say yes to nacho’s, chicken wings and a pitcher. (those of you who can say no to that - congrats! jerks!)

So, how does that factor into my mileage and speed?

I have no fancy charts, scientific opinions or analysis of my past runs with and without alcohol.

I DO have an experiment I tried last night where I chugged water, ate pasta, and avoided all booze (even DD’d my friends on a Saturday night - go me!)

And WOW did I have a beautiful 7 miles this morning! I could have even kept going for more!

So. One more drink or one more mile? I think I can save the celebrating for after my long runs from now on!

Cancer Sucks. Septembeard

I wake up every day thankful that I can run and train without any physical obstacles.

Some people don’t have that luxury. LETS STOP THAT!!!!

My husband has pledged not to shave this September to raise money to fight Prostate Cancer.

Please, join us on our quest to KICK CANCER IN THE BALLS!

If you’re feeling generous, please consider a contribution to our cause.

http://septembeard.org/team/1034/

Thanks, friends!

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Making healthy people feel like they are going to vomit, since 1992!