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HRV: Heart Rate Variability. 10 Ways to Improve it!

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV): The Key to Unlocking Your Body’s Potential In the ever-evolving world of health and fitness, a growing number of individuals are recognizing the importance of heart rate variability (HRV). This remarkable metric provides invaluable insights into the intricate interplay between your body’s various systems, offering a window into your overall well-being. […]

Marathon Mistakes: 8 Common Pitfalls to Avoid & Achieve Success

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Running a marathon is not just about covering 26.2 miles; it’s a test of physical and mental endurance, requiring meticulous preparation and strategic planning. Yet, even seasoned runners can stumble if they overlook crucial aspects of training and race-day execution ( I have many times, actually training for my 101st marathon and have an injury). […]

Running Plateaus: Overcome them with Effective Strategies

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Running plateaus are a common hurdle for runners of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner aiming to improve your 5K time or a seasoned marathoner chasing a personal best, hitting a plateau can be frustrating and demotivating. However, with the right strategies and mindset, you can push through these plateaus and continue making progress in […]

Zone 2 Training: Unlocking Endurance.

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Zone 2 training is a crucial component for runners seeking to enhance their aerobic capacity and overall endurance. This training method, often associated with heart rate zones, focuses on maintaining a specific intensity to optimize cardiovascular fitness and improve performance. The benefits of zone 2 training are multifaceted, encompassing physiological adaptations, injury prevention, and long-term […]

Running Strides: Unleash Your Speed.

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Are you ready to take your running to the next level and unlock your inner speed demon? Well, look no further than the fantastic world of running strides! But wait, what exactly are running strides, and how can they help you become a faster, more efficient runner? Stick with me as we dive into this […]

Improved Running Efficiency-Tips for Running Smarter, Not Harder!

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Mastering the Art of Running: A Comprehensive Guide to 15 Common Mistakes and Effective Corrections Embarking on your running journey involves mastering the intricate dance of proper form. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll not only explore the common mistakes many runners make but also delve into detailed explanations and practical tips to correct them. Let’s […]

Mindful Running: The Fusion of Meditation and Movement

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Mindful Running: Incorporating Meditation into Your Routine In the bustling chaos of modern life, finding a moment of peace and clarity seems like an elusive dream. As our schedules overflow with commitments and responsibilities, self-care often takes a back seat. In this whirlwind of busyness, the concept of mindful running emerges as a beacon of […]

Fartlek Running: A Guide to help Runners Run Faster

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 Unleashing the Power of Fartlek: A Comprehensive Guide for Runners of All Levels Embark on a journey to transform your running experience with the dynamic and invigorating technique known as Fartlek. This comprehensive guide is divided into two parts to cater to both beginners and seasoned athletes. If you’re new to Fartlek running, scroll down […]

The Lactic Acid Journey: Insights into its Impact on Runners.

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Lactic Acid Journey – Before, During and After a Run. What is it?!! Lactic acid, a natural byproduct of intense exercise, plays a pivotal role in the physiological responses experienced by runners before, during, and after a run. Understanding the nuanced effects of lactic acid on the runner’s body is crucial for optimizing training and […]

VO2 Max By Age: A Guide to Unlocking Your Potential.

VO2 MAX BY AGE

VO2 max by age, or maximal oxygen consumption by age, is a key physiological parameter that measures the maximum amount of oxygen an individual can utilize during intense exercise. It is a crucial indicator of cardiovascular and aerobic fitness and plays a significant role in determining overall athletic performance. This comprehensive document aims to define […]