Updated October 23, 2020
Nothing can be as intimidating as buying a GPS running watch. These days there are so many options in features and brands, that researching those options and why they’re important can make your head spin.
Mountain Biking… Moab, Utah. Surfing… Oahu, Hawaii. Jai Alai… Miami, Florida. Trail Running… Atlanta, Georgia??
O.K., admittedly there may be some subjectivity lurking in that last sport-location association. I guess you might call it “civic pride.”
Avoid injury and fatigue, learn how to stretch properly.
WHO Should Stretch? Anyone and everyone who regularly runs, walks, hikes, bikes or participates in other physical activities.
Train safe. Train smart. If you are a triathlete, then you’re probably familiar with these phrases. They usually appear at the sign off of a magazine editorial or race director’s note and have even been seen on advertisements for coaching services.
Want to become a better runner? For many of us simply spending more time running can attain a substantial improvement in performance.
Pretty simple, right? Run more – get better at it.
Why We Are The Most Run-Crazy City in the Country: Strength in numbers. Mass motivation. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Call the prevailing mentality what you like. But there is no denying that Atlanta-area residents (and visitors!) love to run.
Like it or not, the traditionally perfect temperatures for running in October will retreat and winter will come to Atlanta… Trust me. It’s inevitable.
Dressing properly when training or racing is one of the key ingredients to running or walking a successfully. It is tempting to get out the heavy duty winter clothes at the first sign of a cool morning. Be a smart athlete, and don’t fall prey to this mistake.
Even if you don’t plan to compete with the front runners in your next triathlon, there’s no reason why you can’t be competitive when it comes to transition splits. Swim to bike. Bike to run. T1 and T2.
Whether you run or walk in the dark or during daylight hours, a good safety plan is just as important as a good training plan.
Gearing Up To See and Be Seen:
If you train before the sun rises or after it sets, are you dressed like a ninja from head to toe, or are you visible?
Sports gels are a great way to get a fast-acting dose of needed carbohydrates and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to keep an endurance athlete fueled during activities lasting more than an hour.
Your body needs about 100 calories every 45 minutes or so to continue on a long run.
It’s the end of June. The word’s largest 10K is just days away. Do you have everything you need to run 6.2 miles with 59,999 of your closest friends with minimal stress and maximal fun?
How are you going carry your MARTA Breeze card, your ID, some money, your phone, and your keys?