With the NYC marathon recently behind us, we are reminded of the importance of mental toughness and readiness. The marathon is littered with perfect examples of how you are capable of much more than you think.
Do Your Kinematics Change Throughout a HIIT or Speed Running Workout?
Buying a new pair of running shoes is like buying a new car: you need to do your research, try several models, and test drive the final pair before you make a purchase.
We are all familiar with interval and repetition training for speed work - but what about the effects on the brain? Are you able to mentally perform better with interval training?
We all know hilly race courses make for slower race times, and we can feel that hills are more demanding than level running. But what changes, physiologically? Why do we feel these changes on hills?
If you’ve taken a class at Mile High Run Club and you’ve seen our TriggerPoint foam rollers but have yet to use them, you’re missing out on a vital pre- and post-run massage! Don’t be intimidated by the foam roller. Simple techniques like the ones in this video can help prevent injury, increase blood flow, and help release tight muscles. Check out the video, follow along with the easy instructions below, and try it out before or after your next class at MHRC!
Continuous movements help warm up the large muscle groups, increase range of motion, and get you mentally prepared for the run. It’s not safe to go from relaxation mode to full on workout mode with nothing in between.
I love that it is open to everyone. So many people can share in the experience of the marathon. And those who have run one understand the strength it takes to finish. It bonds people together in a way that is unique and special.
My whole philosophy has changed since running at MHRC. I don't hate running on treadmills anymore and I take classes at MHRC all through the year and love it! MHRC has inspired me to want to train harder without worrying about getting hurt.