Run Smart

posted Feb 10, 2017, 9:48 AM by Running Club   [ updated Feb 11, 2017, 3:33 PM ]
It's training season. Spring is coming, the birds are singing, and the sun is shining (at least today). There are races almost every weekend from here on out through October (see our Race Calendar for local opportunities to grab some swag). I don't know about you, but I get super-motivated when I sign up for a race. 
Step 1. Grab a calendar and see if there are enough weeks to train for the darn thing.
Step 2. Grab your wallet and register. 
Once that's done, there's no going back.
Step 3. Create a running log and write down the daily mileages for training.
Step 4. Buy new shoes, because frankly, everyone loves new shoes.
Step 5. Start training!

But is there a thing as too much training?  

I found an article from Runner's World, "5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free" that summarizes the "rules" we need to keep in mind this running season. Even a seasoned runner will benefit from reading this article and reminding themselves of the ways to stay healthy while upping mileage.