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May 14, 2020

The answer to this question is going to be specifically geared for people who are running 10K or less.

First we will address the fact that you should eat something before a morning run. Your body has gone all night without any food or drink. You would not expect your car to run optimally without fuel in it, so why would you expect your body to run optimally without fuel. It is possible to run shorter distances without eating but you will be more likely to run out of glycogen stores, feel fatigued, suffer from low blood sugar, and feel nauseous if you do not eat pre- exercise. During the night, your liver glycogen stores may become depleted and then your body would struggle to maintain blood sugar levels during our workout. (Clark, 2014). Some may argue that you burn more fat while exercising on an empty stomach, but this does not equate to fat loss. To lose body fat, you need to create a calorie deficit by the end of the day and you will be much more capable of burning calories if your...

May 14, 2020

Running shoes are vital to preventing injuries and protecting your feet. Not only do they protect your feet from hard or sharp objects that may be on the ground, they also provide stability and cushioning. On average, a runner’s foot strikes the ground between 1,500-1,700 times per mile (Prentice, 2013). It is essential to wear shoes that are going to help absorb some of the impact while running. Wearing shoes with cushioning that is worn down or virtually nonexistent will put you at a greater risk for injury.

When should you replace your running shoes?

According to Prentice (2013) running shoes should be replaced between 350-550 miles and running flats should be replaced every 125-250 miles. You are probably looking at that number and wondering why there is such a huge gap between the two numbers? The reasoning for this is because the life of a shoe depends highly upon multiple factors. If you are not properly landing on your foot with each strike, your shoes will wear down quicker in t...

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