Exercise

Strength Training Workout for Runners

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Image courtesy of Shay Kostabi

As you may have noticed, I’ve been talking plenty about marathon training lately (are you tired of hearing about it yet?), but I haven’t had much of a chance to talk about some of the specifics, like my strength training workouts, which are just as essential as any other part of the program.

Remember, strength training is important, not only because it will make you a stronger, faster runner but it will help you to prevent injury, too.

Strength moves like lunges, mountain climbers and abductions offer an opportunity for you to move your joints and muscles through different planes of motion, which helps to counteract the repetitive motion of running.

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Don’t Get Dusty: Yoga with Tara Stiles at the Reebok Fit Hub in Union Square

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This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.

Ever get stuck in a rut? We’ve all been there at one point or another; feeling stuck and you’re not sure what needs to change.

If you’re like me and you find comfort in routine, then it’s not really that hard to become stagnant; whether with running, your job or just life in general.

Why am I even talking about this? Well because when I visited the Reebok FitHub in Union Square for yoga with Tara Stiles last night, she opened up my mind to a pretty great point.

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You Really Need to Exercise Outside

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I can’t believe I’m only just realizing this now, but the workout that I did with Discover Outdoors¬†on Tuesday¬†and my interview with running coach Eric Orton helped open my eyes to the fact that one of the main reasons I love running, is because I get to do it outside!

If I had the choice between working out in the gym or going for a run, I’d choose running every time. And it’s not just because I enjoy running more than lifting weights or other forms of exercise, but more so because I’d rather spend time and exercise outside.

I guess I sort of knew this all along, but I only really started thinking about it recently.

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34 Thoughts Everyone Has During a Spin Class

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On Monday I attended my first ever cycling class at Flywheel. While this wasn’t my first time spinning (I’ve been to plenty of spin classes before), I realized that I still felt like a total newb!

And it wasn’t because it was my first time at Flywheel; the class was pretty similar to every other spin class I’ve ever been to. I’m convinced that it’s because there’s some secret cult you need to be initiated into if you want to be really good at spinning.

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7 Minutes A Day of This Exercise Will Change Your Life

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Just call me Hungry Rower from now on. Not that I haven’t been running, but I’ve been spending much more time at City Row and I’m obsessed! (So far I’ve been to class with Annie, Beth and Shaun and they all kick some serious butt.)

Not only is it conveniently located down the street from my office (easy access plays a huge role in sticking with an exercise routine, people!) but even if it was harder for me to get to, I’d still be hooked because these classes are whipping my butt into serious summertime shape and they’re doing it fast!

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An Easy Way to Find More Time for Exercise

I'm only a morning person when running is involved

I have this problem. Lately I’ve been a big fan of pressing the snooze button when my alarm goes off in the morning, especially if I’m not planning on running.

Maybe that sounds crazy, but if I don’t have the promise of an early morning run to look forward too, then I’m entirely less enticed to wake up early for a workout, and since up until very recently the weather had STILL been much less stellar, there hadn’t been many opportunities for running with the sunrise.

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