This Week’s Running Articles Around the Web (3/12/12)

Running articles I came across this week that I thought were interesting.

Smart Marathon Training:  Knowing When to Say When (Competitor.com) – Nice post on learning to listen to your body and knowing when you need to rest. Because many of us are stuck on our running routines, we sub-optimize our potential and increase our probability of injury because we refuse to take the necessary rest day the body is craving.

The Right Recipe for Long Distance Running (Active.com) – Patience.  Planning.  Cross-training.  Train mindfully.  Take note.  Yep, agree with everything.

Smart Marathon Training:  Make the Workout Count (Competitor.com) – If you are training to race better, then you need to train with purpose – work smarter, not harder.

Using Yoga To Prevent Injuries And Accelerate Recovery (Active.cm) – Nice article on the benefits of incorporating yoga into your routine.  I do a little yoga every week and probably should do a little more.

Running 101: How Often Should You Run? (Competitor.com) – Good question – for me it is three times a week, but it is highly dependent upon your goals, schedule, and experience.

Site of the Week (Calorie Counter) – I’m not one to count calories, but this site was interesting because you can type in any food and it will provide you the nutritional value along with a nutrition grade.  The database of food is impressively comprehensive.  Found it very enlightening since some of the food I thought I was eating was healthy was actually not so great.

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About runninginspired

I’m in my mid-40s and have been running for about 19 years. I have finished 24 marathons with a personal best time of 3:04. I currently reside in San Diego, CA. I enjoy running since it keeps you honest and will give back what you put into it. Work hard, but smart, and good results will eventually follow. I like to experiment with training plans, gadgets, shoes, and nutrition to find what works for me. The primary purpose of this blog is to document my training and thoughts about running in my ongoing quest to improve my fitness and health.
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