By strengthening your body in a few different areas you can really get a better overall fitness that can help you in whatever endeavor you undertake. Balance is key, it doesn’t matter how much power you can muster if it’s put in the wrong direction and you end up on your hind end. Grip is important for obstacle races in order to keep you up and over instead of in the mud. Core strength and endurance can help keep you going during the long hard sections.
WalkJogRun shows how runners need to make a habit to run through February to make sure they have a successful year running. Data was collected from 2012 on WalkJogRun runners logging “run” training sessions in January 2012. For example, 4,000 runners started January 2013 running. 75% of runners who skip February won’t run again this year. Don’t be that statistic.
When the U.S. won their first ever gold medal in the marathon in 1972 it sparked a huge revival for the sport of running. The competitive road race has seen a 170% increase in participation since 1991 as more people take part in more events. Fasten your running shoes and race down the page with as RunningShoes.com takes a look at the lighter side of this growing sport.
Covering an approximate area of only 710 square kilometers, Singapore has seen an emerging trend of commercial running events held in recent years. Participants have grown exponentially with the introduction of a variety of concepts, distances and locations. RunSociety takes a look at some of the interesting facts of the running scene on this little island.
Running as a sport and the facilities that we compete on have come a long way over the years, from the open fields of the Greeks to the high-tech sports arenas of modern-day stadiums. As a producer of running track surfaces, Advanced Polymer Technology wanted to highlight some interesting facts about the sport and its history.
The following infographic by Running Shoes Superstore focuses on the science of running and how Jamaica has managed to develop such amazing Olympic athletes in sprinting events. It also highlights the Jamaican team’s unique training style and how major contenders for the gold in 2012 like Usain Bolt fare against other top international competitors.
The following infographic is recognizing all the marathon trainers and marathon runners out there. Check out this infographic for marathon factoids, marathon terms you never knew existed, a complete half marathon training schedule, a list of some of the upcoming 2012 marathons, and much more.