5Aug, 2010

10 Fast Facts!

1. The most important run in marathon training is the LONG RUN. You can finish a marathon without any speed work, lactate threshold training, hill running or strength training. You may not set a new PR, but you would finish as long as you completed your long runs.

2. In 2009, more than 400,000 people is the U.S. will ran the 26.2 mile race.

3. You can reap health benefits just from doing a 25-minute workout twice a week.

4. Strength training raises your metabolism by as much as 15 percent, so you can eat more icon smile 10 Fast Facts!

5. If your shoulders feel tight when you run, check your fists…..you may be running with clenched fists.

6.  The age range of the majority of female marathon runners in the U.S. is 25-29 years old (and I’m not in the majority).  For men, largest age group is 35-39 with age group 40-44 nearly the same.

7.  Believe in Yourself– the more confident you feel about your running abilities, the more likely you’ll think “I can run farther” when you start feeling tired.

8. According to a study from the University of Washington, people who eat organic foods reduce their pesticide intake by as much as 90 percent.

9. You will find that once you have made a commitment to doing something the only thing capable of stopping you is you. Naturally, it will have to be something within reason which also forces you to stretch yourself in order to attain it. When you do not stretch, you do not grow.

10.  “It takes patience to become the best runner you can be.  Top athletes realize that running is a long-term sport.  It is set up for people who value delayed gratification and who like hard-earned success.” -Anthony Familglietti

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