Burn a “Different” Kind of FAT By Doing This!

via - fitness magazine The Crazy-Awesome Benefit of Running in Cold Weather Running in cold weather boasts extra body benefits, according to new research. Here's how to take advantage of the chilly temps—without compromising your safety. Sure, it is freezing outside. But before you retreat to the treadmill for your run, consider this: Chilly temperatures may... Continue Reading →

The 10 Best Recovery Foods for Runners

There's more to life than drinking smoothies after every run. Here are 10 great options to help you rebuild after tough workouts. via - outsideonline.com What you eat after a long, hard run has a big impact on how well you recover and how hard you can run the next day. “Eating well after endurance exercise... Continue Reading →

How to Learn to [Actually] Like Running

via - blog.myfitnesspal.com I’ve completed three marathons, but I wasn’t born with an I-love-running gene. In middle school I dreaded the mile, and I dragged my feet the entire four laps when physical fitness testing came around. In high school I joined the cross-country team because all of my friends were doing it—I was the... Continue Reading →

Something You Might Be Wondering

via - Women's Running | By Jane Dizon How Treadmill Runs Measure Up To Outdoor Runs If you think about it, treadmill running and outdoor running appear to be two similar exercises. On the surface, these two have the same cardio benefits, same body mechanism, same movement. They even use the same muscles! But on a... Continue Reading →

Runner’s Best Friend

via - Sheena Dinga | Team AVAC® Running buddies are the best! They keep you motivated, keep you on the right track (for those of us that have a horrible sense of direction), and of course just someone to keep you company. But is a running buddy always good thing? What about the times you... Continue Reading →

The Secret to a Successful 5k

AVAC® is the presenting sponsor at this year's Leigh Longhorn Stampede 5K. Why not register for this family-fun event, and see just how rewarding it is to run a 5K? Is it your first time running in one? Read on to discover some helpful tips to prep! via - Popsugar.com The Secrets to a Successful... Continue Reading →

Has This Ever Happened to You?

via popsugar.com Why Do My Legs Itch When I Run? It's a beautiful September day. There's a cool breeze blowing, not a cloud in the sky, and it's inspired you to lace up your shoes after taking a break from running all Summer. A few minutes into it, you start to experience an itchy sensation... Continue Reading →

Is Speed Training For You?

via - Jon Cebula, Personal Trainer | Team AVAC® Benefits of Speed Training in Cardio As a Personal Trainer I see a lot of common mistakes made on the fitness floor. The most frequent mistakes I see are made during cardio. More often than not I see people “Steady State Training” during their cardio workout.... Continue Reading →

Have You Tried Running Barefoot?

You've likely seen them on the beach - serious folks running barefoot on the shore. But more recently you may have seen some folks out there running barefoot on the pavement. Here's a good piece on the premise of barefoot running along with some advice to avoid injury. via-American Chiropractic Association Barefoot Running Until recently, most... Continue Reading →

One Step at a Time

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu I’m not sure this quote actually applies to exercise, but I liked it and it seemed to fit what I am feeling.  This year has brought a lot of changes in my life, two of the biggest being the decision to... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑