Now that the weather is finally cold enough to run outside, it’s a great time to forget about the footpaths and treadmills and take your running to the trails. Trails can also help your running and possibly reduce injury — but not for the reasons you think.
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Use workout apps long enough, and you’ll realise you can’t trust a single one. Sometimes they go defunct, or you take a break from running and forget your password, or your phone dies and takes your data with it. And even when all goes well, the apps can’t always track the metrics you should be tracking.
Welcome back! The final instalment in our running challenge is the long slow distance run. (If you see “LSD” on a fellow runner’s calendar, they are not talking about psychedelic drugs. Probably.)
Have you gotten out the door yet to join our running challenge? This April, we’re going to explore the different kinds of workouts runners do, to show you that it doesn’t have to be just one long painful slog.
As we head into the second week, let’s explore my least favourite variation (I promise it gets better from here), the tempo run.
Who doesn’t love running? OK, maybe a lot of us. (Personally, I hate running while I’m doing it, but I feel amazing afterward.) We ran together last September, and now it’s time to lace back up.
I came to the sport of running later in life, mostly because the stress of having two children in quick succession took a toll on my physical and emotional health. After joining a local couch to 5K program, I quickly made mum friends who shared my obsession with pounding the pavement in an effort to maintain my sanity.
One of the things that has kept me locked into owning a FitBit is competitions. Every week three friends of mine and I participate in a “Workweek Challenge” that we somehow still find the time to trash talk in even after a few years. I love a good competition, and FitBit competitions have been the inspiration for many an extra walk or run on a Friday over the years.
This year we challenged ourselves to blaze new trails in lifting, cardio, yoga and more. Along the way we upgraded just about every aspect of our fitness, from achieving near-transcendence on a running path to working around that one arsehole at the gym.
Here are our best fitness posts of 2018.
Maybe you win a lot. Or maybe you just run a lot of races that give finisher’s medals—marathons, half marathons, novelty 5Ks. Either way, that first treasured medal eventually blooms into a few pounds of hardware weighing down your doorknob or filling up your dresser drawer. Here are some more fun ways to appreciate—or dispose of — those medals.