Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

Cross Training Workouts For Runners

Hello Hungry Readers! I’m excited to share that today’s post comes from fellow health and fitness blogger, Kaitlin Gardner. Kaitlin blogs at AnApplePerDay.com. She writes to further her passion for a family-friendly, green living lifestyle and she is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Pennsylvania. She and her husband enjoy going for long hikes, to get out and enjoy nature and she is working on her first book about ways to live an eco-friendly, healthy, natural life. Today on Hungry Runner she’s sharing some of her cross training tips for runner!

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-Cross Training Workouts For Runners-

You’ve been running for several years, and have decided to take it up a notch; maybe it’s time to train for a long-distance race? Yes, the eventual goal for most runners is to run a 10K, or a half or full marathon, but it won’t happen overnight, go slowly and train in stages. As you delve into the world of running more and more, you’ll start to hear a lot of talk about cross-training, and how it can help your running. So what is cross training, and how does it help?

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Exercising in the Morning: How to Get Your Butt Out of Bed

Since I’ve started commuting to work from Long Island, as part of my marathon training, three days a week I’ve been waking up to run at 5 a.m. Exercising in the morning: it isn’t always easy to get out of bed, but I never regret it when I do.

Everyone asks me, “How do you do it?” and sometimes I don’t really know the answer to that question. Sometimes it’s a simple as, I just do.

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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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