Browsed by
Tag: running

Staying On Track When Life Gets In The Way

Staying On Track When Life Gets In The Way

By: James English As a husband, father of 4, part-time lacrosse coach, full-time sales executive, and an amateur triathlete who is training for another Ironman this year. I often find myself saying the phrase “the best-laid plans of mice and men…”. I travel quite frequently for business, last year I ran everywhere from Central Park in NYC, around Dallas Airport in Texas, the Strip in Las Vegas, the coastline of San Francisco and the beach along the North Sea in…

Read More Read More

BEYOND RUNNING… Small changes to your daily routine that can make a BIG difference on race day!!

BEYOND RUNNING… Small changes to your daily routine that can make a BIG difference on race day!!

By Headsweats Ultrarunner and Ambassador –Susan Schenberg Many runners focus their energy on simply running more often, in order to become a better runner. Sadly, this commonly results in injury and burnout. Here are some simple daily changes that will pay off big time on race day.     What Are You Thinking? During a race, you will experience many highs and lows. Having the ability to control your mindset can positively affect your outcome. Here are a few of my…

Read More Read More

Why You Should Start Yoga: Become the best athlete you can be by adding a yoga regimen to your routine!

Why You Should Start Yoga: Become the best athlete you can be by adding a yoga regimen to your routine!

Why You Should Start Yoga Become the best athlete you can be by adding a yoga regimen to your routine!  — By: Keri Mandell  Have you had a chance to view my LIVE yoga sessions on the Headsweats Facebook page? If not, check out my videos on the Headsweats Youtube channel! You won’t regret it and they’re FREE. Yoga for runners:  Session 1  Session 2 Session 3 More to come!    For me, yoga and running have always gone hand in…

Read More Read More

Training Tips to Stay Motivated in the Winter

Training Tips to Stay Motivated in the Winter

Winter running can be tough especially when it comes to braving cold temperatures. Those less than ideal conditions on the roads/trails can make it very difficult to find the motivation to get out the door. I struggle with this too but I’ve learned some helpful tricks to continue enjoying the great outdoors year-round. Dress the part Set yourself up for success with the proper apparel and equipment by planning ahead. If you run in the dark make sure you have…

Read More Read More

Keeping a New Year’s Resolution – Maria Logan

Keeping a New Year’s Resolution – Maria Logan

It’s that time of year again and like most people, you probably made a New Year’s Resolution. How’s that going so far? Are you doing it? Did you create a plan to get you started? Maybe the most important question you should ask yourself is, Do you want it? Many people make wrong decisions and set the wrong goals because they base them off what they think others want to see from them or expect of them. You may not…

Read More Read More

Endurance Athletes, don’t ignore these symptoms! My journey to overcome chronic pain by Victoria Stopp

Endurance Athletes, don’t ignore these symptoms! My journey to overcome chronic pain by Victoria Stopp

By Victoria Stopp I hadn’t felt right for a while, and while that’s pretty non-specific, it’s an important feeling to honor, especially for athletes. My feet had become almost completely dysfunctional in the spring after not having any previous issues with them whatsoever. After doctors’ appointments, physical therapy workups, way too many new shoes, and five weeks of barely being able to walk a few steps, the answer finally came from a young chiropractor just a few blocks from my…

Read More Read More

From Pavement to Peak: Making the Transition from Road to Trail

From Pavement to Peak: Making the Transition from Road to Trail

Last month I flew out to Honolulu to try my first ever Xterra trail race – the Xterra 21k trail World Championships at Kualoa ranch on Oahu. The course had about 3000’ of vertical gain over 13.3 miles with plenty of mud, slipping, and gorgeous views. For those of you who have never been to Hawaii, this is the famous park where Jurassic Park and Pearl Harbor were filmed which meant plenty of tourists spectating throughout the course. The race…

Read More Read More

Safety First: Top 5 Tips for Running Safety

Safety First: Top 5 Tips for Running Safety

Running tests your body’s physical limits in atypical, often unfamiliar settings. And no matter how far or fast you run, there are risks – dehydration, injuries, strangers, cars; the list goes on. But these risks shouldn’t deter you from running, they should just ensure you take adequate precautions. There are also various running training plans available online that get you prepared enough so that you can focus on your training with nothing else on your mind. This article is going…

Read More Read More

Training for a Spring Marathon

Training for a Spring Marathon

Headsweats Ambassador Eric Rayvid shares his thoughts on Spring Marathon Training. You can find more from Eric at his website Dirty Old Sneakers. It’s March and if you’re running a spring marathon, you’re at the point where you should be at the top of your training arc. Your weekends are probably filled with lots of eating, drinking nothing but water and your favorite hydration solution, never seeing non-runner friends culminating with the church of the Sunday Long Run and a…

Read More Read More

Looking Back: 2016 Tokyo Marathon

Looking Back: 2016 Tokyo Marathon

  As the 2017 Tokyo Marathon approaches, Headsweats Ambassador Jill Monroe shares a look at her experience running the iconic race last year. For Jill’s full race report, check out her blog Travel. Run. Repeat. March 7, 2016 I can’t believe that the 2016 Tokyo Marathon is now over, and I am sitting on my couch writing my race report. I found out on September 15th that I was selected to participate. I entered the lottery in August, not knowing what…

Read More Read More