Running in the summer heat and humidity is one of those things that you’re not sure whether to love or hate.
On one hand, there are physiological benefits to pushing yourself during the hottest months of the year.
On the other hand, it kind of sucks.
But, depending on what your fall racing plans look like, logging some serious miles in the summer heat may not be optional if you want to be ready for your race.
A Few Things to Remember About Running in the Summer:
What are the foods you eat on a regular basis?
The topic of food/what you eat gets brought up a lot in running circles, but it usually centers on:
- What you eat during a run/race
- What you eat the night before a run/race
- What you eat immediately after a run/race
But what about all of the other times you’re eating during a week? Do you pay as much attention to what you consume on a random Tuesday for lunch as you do the night before a half/full marathon?
Should you? Read more
You don’t have to be a genius to understand that there are definite health benefits of running.
I think even non-runners can agree with that statement.
But according to a recent study released by the Mayo Clinic, the amount of mileage required to see the lasting health benefits of running may be significantly less than expected.
The Health Benefits of Running are Many
From one runner to another, I assume you are aware of some of the many health benefits of running regularly.
There are the more obvious benefits like weight loss and improved health, and some of the less obvious like improved bone density and brain health/function.
But how much running is required to get all of these benefits?
Turns out, not much. Read more