Sprinting Training Program – Improve Performance

A sprinting training program is very beneficial for all types of runners. Proper sprinting technique, and sprinting shoes are necessary to run efficiently and prevent injury. Include a sprint running routine to avoid over training and maximize running time and prevent being sidelined from running. Incorporating a sprinting training program can improve running performance in other types of runs like 5-k or 10-k runs.

Here is something that will get you motivated to run sprints.

Benefits of Sprinting

Sprinting is the best fat burning exercise you can do. Sprinting helps build important muscles, enhances the body’s ability to use fat as fuel, and will increase your running efficiency. A single session can improve fat oxidation by up to 75 percent.

A sprinting training will clear your mind when you get bored or tired from everyday life or if you are simply getting bored with your running routine week after week. It is also good to try new ways to stay in shape if you are still new to running or exercise.

In a research study. Sprinting 3 times per week, 4-6 sprints per session had the same effect on whole body insulin sensitivity, micro vascular density, and arterial elasticity, as cycling for 40-60 minutes, five days a week. What this jargon means is that your blood will be stronger, your muscles will be be bigger and you will breathe better.

Sprinting Shoes

Proper sprinting shoes include sprint spikes, racing flats, and light weight training shoes. Pick a shoe that you feel comfortable in and enhances your running performance

Sprinting shoes that are light in weight are ideal for sprinting. The focus of sprinting is to run as fast as you can from point a to point b with the least amount of resistance as possible.

Racing Flats

Running flats are not suggested for beginner runners because they are only used specifically for running and not for general training. Racing flats are not as light as running spikes but are still very light minimal running shoes.

Racing flats have qualities of regular neutral cushioning running shoes with minimal mid sole compounds to decrease weight thus making you run faster. They share the same comfort properties, but are lighter than regular neutral cushioned running shoes.The upper part of racing flat shoe are super light weight.

Be sure to gain awareness of how many miles you can run in them. Some racing flats only last one marathon before you have to throw them away. Some flats last only 150 miles. Always know how long your running shoe lasts to prevent injury with a worn out shoe.

Training Shoes

Training shoes are running shoes with maximal amount of cushioning compounds. The cushioning is to absorb shock from foot to ground impact. This isn’t the first choice of shoe for sprinters. If you are prone to injury with a minimal cushioned shoe or feel uncomfortable in lighter weight shoes, wear training shoes that have cushion for protection.

The extra cushion of training shoes can protect your foot from injury. This will lead to better running performance even though the shoe is heavier, the extra cushion will absorb foot strike impact.

Sprint Spikes

A sprinting spike has either stiff plastic or a hard rubber plate under the forefoot. This plate forces the sprinter up onto the balls of the feet. Sprinter spikes have sharp metal or sharp ceramic spikes that screws into the forefoot plate.

These spikes are used for aggressive traction. You can only use spikes on special rubber turf. This turn allows your spikes to dig into the rubber and creates a more powerful push off from your foots trike.

Proper Sprinting Technique Drills


Warm up before sprinting. A proper sprinting warm up consists of a light jog for a minimum of 5 minutes, dynamic stretches and sprint drills for 5-10 minutes. Some of the dynamic stretches also help with your sprinting technique for example butt kicks.

Here is a list of Sprinting drills you can do.

High Knees

In a jogging pace, shoulders relaxed and light on your feet bring one leg high up towards your chest and drive it back down to the ground. Paw your foot back up so your foot is moving back, and brushing across the ground. Also, land on the ball of your foot.

Butt Kicks

Stand with a tall posterior begin to walk forward and as you become better at it start to jog while doing it with an exaggerated back leg swing make your heel touch your glutes.

A Skips

Keeping posture upright and driving arms forward the same as you would when running. Remember to skip and keep knees high. While walking forward drive the knee up past your hips and then drive the knee back down fast. Drive your lead foot into the ground. Land and push off of front third of your foot.

B Skips

The first motion is the same as A skips drive the knee upward as you performed with A skips. Now instead of bringing the leg down, extend the leg and bring it down. Strike the ground below with your forefoot and kick back until you get back under your hips. B skips should make the leg feel like its moving in a circular motion.

Cool Down

After your workout cool down for 5 to 15 minutes of jogging and a combination of dynamic and static stretching. Jog a minimum of 5 minutes. Perform static stretches during your post run. Stretch hamstrings, quadriceps, hip-flexors and calves. Also include upper body stretches shoulders, back, chest, and arms

These are the main muscles being worked while you run. It is very important these muscles get a good cool down and static stretch to avoid a build up of lactic acid that is very painful. Not cooling down properly will hinder your next running training session.

Sprinting Take Off

Start with the lead leg that is opposite of your dominate hand. Push off of your lead leg and pull your body into an up right running position as you begin to sprint forward. Look at a marker past your finishing point this will improve speed by 23 percent.

Upper Body

Do not tense your body or turn your head. Have your torso upright. Keep your shoulders relaxed low and away from your ears, engage your core. Your shoulders might go up while sprinting. The next time you stop running shake your shoulders and arms out to relax them and sprint again.

Keep your arms bent at a 90 degree angle and push them back and forth at hip level in a smooth motion. Drive your hands as high as your chin and backward towards your butt.

Lower Body

Raise your thighs up until they are parallel to the ground, drive your knees up and down. Take short and quick strides. Do not land your foot too far out in front of you this could harm your heel. Land on your forefoot and focus on pushing off from your toes to propel yourself forward.

Keep your feet flexed upward toward your shin while turning your legs over. Do not point toes down during leg turn over. Turn over is when your leg comes up after a foot strike. Bring your knees up high to increase leg turnover. Also bring your knees to a 90 degree angle.

Sprinting Routines

For those barely starting a sprinting program start off with 3-4 days per week and gradually build volume. Make sure that you are increasing your protein as well to maintain performance and appearance. Sprinting has less mileage than long distance running, but its more intense. You will find yourself with more muscles in your legs and core.

These are guides that have worked for me in the past. They are safe and effective. You may not be able to sprint that far. This is fine just run as fast and as far as you go. A mild pain in your legs or abdomen is inevitable. However if moderate too severe pain persists in your muscles, joints or tendons it is smart to stop what you are doing and rest for a week or too. Come back strong the next with enhanced running techniques.

Routine 1:

4 x 80 m sprints with 3 minute recovery.

3 x 60 m sprints with 2 minute recovery.

2 x 40 m sprints with 1 minute recovery.

1 x 30 m sprint.

Routine 2:

6 x 30 second sprints at 80-90 percent effort with five minute recovery.

2 x 30 m with 3 minutes of recovery.

2 x 200 m with 3 minutes of recovery.

2 x 150 m with 3 minutes of recovery.

1 x 100 m.

Routine 3:

2 x 30 m with 3 minute recovery.

2 x 200 m with 3 minute recovery.

2 x 150 m with 3 minute recovery.

1 x 100 m.



Sprinting is just one of the many ways of running. There are many benefits of sprinting. You will be stronger run faster and you will have a sense of well-being rather then feeling tired. Remember to focus on sprinting technique, and warming up and cooling down every time you run. Investing in a pair of properly fitting running shoes is just as important as your running technique.

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Buy Running Shoes – Run Correctly

Adding a brand new runner to your wardrobe is simple but highly effective to the start and success of your running training.

Buy running shoes that promote your unique running form, running background, running goals, and your injury history.

Buy a snug and comfortable running shoe.

Without proper sole-mate injuries occur from all parts of the anatomy. Research suggests this is due to improper shoes.

There is no need to stop running due to injuries when simply buying running shoes that feel comfortable and fit properly would reverse this and help you to run faster, longer, and stronger.

Purchasing a pair of running shoes that fit the shape of your foot and finding a shoe that’s comfortable is one of the most important parts of running, matching near the importance of great running technique.

Proper Running Footwear

Find top rated running shoes and their reviews online. Shop online to find specific shoes, features and shoe categories for the runs you are going after.

Sometimes the shoe stores don’t have all of the shoes you are looking for or the near by stores with top rated shoes are jammed pack. This is no problem you can shop online for running shoes. There is a wide variety of shoes online. You can also get customized running shoe designs that are not in stores. If the shoe does not fit you can return it within 60 days. You can your gait assessed and proper shoe recommended by a running specialist all online.

It is best to get your feet checked out in person the first time to make sure you are receiving accurate information.  You can visit your local running specialty shop and get assessed and informed about how to find the perfect fit shoe that will adapt to you.

They can assist you in measuring the height and width of your foot for proper shoe fit and can assist you in finding the right shoe for your foot type.

One way a running shoe specialist can figure your foot type is called a gait analysis test. The way they perform a gait analysis test is by starting the customer in a pair of neutral shoes that will pick up every piece of movement that goes on in the bottom of your shoe.

The run specialist analyzes their running style for about 30 seconds of video on a treadmill. The specialist will slow down this video and watch it with the customer.

From here the running specialist will determine if you need a neutral shoe for a neutral runner or a structured shoe if the customer over pronates or supinates.

A neutral foot is the ideal mid foot strike running style. Over pronating is an outward motion of the feet. Supinating is an inward motion of your foot. Pronating and supinating can be assessed and proper footwear recommendations are provided by a podiatrist at a running specialty store or an online podiatrist.Remember to get your gait reassessed because it can change as your running progresses. Also keep looking for a running shoe that fits as your running training progresses.

Having the right sole-mate or not will reflect its self immediately after a work out. The way your feet feel after your run is a good indicator of whether or not you have the right pair of shoes on.

Finding Your Size Tips

Do not assume you are the same size as a previous shoe.

Try both shoes on. If feet are slightly different size, fit the larger foot.

Make sure your toes have room to play with a roomy toebox.

Take out the removable insole and fit it against your foot. Do your toes spill out. If there is no space or your foot is bigger than the insole, than this shoe will no fit correctly.

Do not tie running shoes too tight allow for spread in the forefront and mid foot of your sole-mates.

You will benefit from trying on shoes at the end of the day this is when your feet are expanded at full capacity.

Take your time and try on more than one shoe.

Road Running Shoes

Road running shoes are meant for running on pavement and occasional forays onto packed surfaces with slight irregularities. They are designed to cushion or stabilize feet during repetitive foot strikes on hard even surfaces.

Your shoe should have a snug fit in the heel, but not to tight. Laced up, but not tied where you cant slip your foot out. Lacing your shoes up through the final eyelet minimizes slippage. There will be some heel movement, but it should not feel uncomfortable. Your foot should be able to move side to side. In the front of your shoes you should have a thumbnails length of space in the toebox.

The road running shoe is flat and has a maximum friction through maximum surface area in contact with the ground. These shoes are made for weight, efficiency, and reduced ground contact time.

Trail Running Shoes

Trail running shoes differ from regular running shoes or road running shoes.

Anyone can enjoy the benefits of starting a running program it is easy and it is also affordable. What I mean by affordable is it is free. If you can not afford a monthly gym membership look to start running in your neighborhood, local parks, at home, or running trails in your city.  All you need is a pair of running shoes, shirt and shorts to get started.

These shoes offer special running trail protection, and traction to trail terrain and conditions.

Trail shoes should fit snug in the arch or mid foot and should also have a lock down feeling in the heel to eliminate all shifting or any lifting while running through uneven terrain.

The amount of cushioning depends on how much you want to feel the trail or how much protection and softness you want under your foot. The more cushioning and protection the less you will feel the trails rocks roots, and branches. Effective cushioning reduces impact to the body. It is however a great idea to have trail shoes with a variety of cushioning levels.

In the forefoot of the shoe make sure there is at least a thumbs’ width of space between the tip of your toes and the end of your shoes.

Consider running with trail shoes when you are not running on pavement. Regular running shoes will break down quicker. They will also leave your foot exposed to rocks and roots on a trail that cause cause injury.

Running Flats

Racing flats are light weight shoes and are used for speed or racing. They are also known as cross-country spikes and racing flats. This type of shoe is meant for sprints, intervals, fartleks and competition. Racing flats have less foam and cushioning under the foot. This enables them to have a more natural and dynamic feel for the feet.

You can run 1 second-per-mile faster for every ounce that you shave off the weight of your running shoes.

Become accustomed to wearing running flats. At first having low to the ground and less cushioned shoes might cause achilles and calf muscle problems during or after racing. Two ways of getting used to your running shoes is to do your hardest workout of the week or doing running form drills with your running flats.

These shoes are meant only for racing, running, and fast sprints and not for general training, since they do not provide the cushion and shock absorption support under the foot as road shoes offer.

These shoes are not recommended for runners just starting out. You will run faster in short time trial running with running flats than with training shoes.

A running shoe fits when it is snug in the mid foot and heel with wiggle room around the toes.

To check for proper width and length press your thumb down next to the ball of your foot and around your toes. A good fit is half of your thumbs’ width to your full thumbs’ width.


Buy running shoes based on the feel of the shoe. Statistics show that finding a shoe that feels snug and is well fit will improve your running more than wearing a nice looking running shoe.

There is no one size fits all when it comes to the correct running shoe. Everybody has their own unique preference. The right running shoe is one that feels like an extension of your body.



Running Program for Beginners – Run Effiecently

Do you think you are inadequate to run? Do you think that you are too weak to begin a running training program? Well guess again, because you do not need to be a professional athlete to start running for a healthy life style. It doesn’t matter if you are over weight, injured, can barely walk or get up in the morning. A Running program for beginners is for everyone.

Two weeks of walking or light jogging is enough to get started and stay healthy. You can start a running training program by walking for 20 minutes a day taking breaks when you need it. No fancy equipment is needed to start running, but running in a pair of running shoes that properly fit is non-negotiable.

Running Shoes

Without a doubt running shoes are the foundation of a running training program. Using proper footwear is just as important as actually running. Running shoes provide, offer arch support, midsole foot cushioning, prevent injuries, and improve athletic performance. Choose running shoes that are kind and gentle on your feet throughout any running exercise. You will know if it’s the right shoe for you (sole-mate) by the way your feet feel immediately after a workout.

Go to your local running specialty store. The staff will be knowledgeable and can help you choose a shoe that’s right for your specific foot type. A podiatrist will study your foot and foot strike when hitting the ground. After this the specialist can determine what kind of shoe would be best for you.

Running TrainingMy athletic shoes for running

To start a regular running routine start off with short bouts of running while walking. You will begin to feel soreness that comes from running.You can beat this by gradually increasing the amount of running time you spend while walking.

It is very tempting to go run as fast as you can and as long as you can. This would be a mistake, because you won’t run as long or feel as strong. It will also leave you vulnerable to injury if you do it this way. It only takes two weeks of regular walking, jogging, stationary bike or elliptical trainer to begin a running training program. For those two weeks you start off with 30 minutes a day four to five days per week. You can stop exercising when you feel tired and begin when you get your energy back.

Before a running workout warm up with 5 to 10 minutes of walking, light jogging or running and cool off with light jogging or walking for 5 to ten minutes at the end of your workout. Be sure to take the time to properly warm up and cool down after every running session. Not doing so has been linked to injury and poor performance while running.  Perform static stretches after your running training.

A helpful way of running is 2:1 ratio running/walking for every two minutes of running add one minute of walking or four minutes of running and two minutes of walking. To start this training begin slowly at a pace of one minute of running for every four minutes of walking. Do this until you can run/walk with a ratio of 2:1 comfortably.

Do not go too far too fast before your body can adapt to the energy you are spending start out slowly and build your way up. Going too far too fast will cause injuries as such IT band syndrome, shin splints, and runners knee. Gradually increase the time you run while walking, build up running time no more than ten percent each week.

Make a Habit out of Running

To make running a habit you need to make a plan. Set up rewards, routes and running times.

Rewards will incentive you to run. Post your plan where you can see it. If your plan doesn’t work after a week try changing the rewards, times, and routes. Keep your running times regular, always run at the same time of day and create a pre-run routine to cue your body and mind that it’s time to run, and repeat it every time you go. Put your workout clothes next to your bed.

Reward yourself immediately with something you enjoy candy, shower, music, or a smoothie anything that your body likes and will motivate you to run. Do this so your body associates exercise with a reward. Your body will only react to the reward if it is immediately following your running session.


Running is very rewarding and fulfilling. Resistance training can help you achieve higher running goals, and you will run at your best. Add these exercises to your running regiment on rest and light running days for a strong powerful and injury resistant body.

Squat– Stand tall shoulder-width apart. Lower your body thighs parallel to floor by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Pause, then gradually push yourself up to starting position. Do three sets of ten reps.

Bridge– Lie on your back, with knees bent, arms out and palms down. Squeeze your belly button in, lift your hips up, press your feet into the ground. Contract your core glutes and hamstrings in this position. Keep hips level. Hold for three seconds. Do three sets of ten reps.

Mountain Climbers– Start in a push up position. Bring your right knee in as far as you can while maintaining form and balance. Extend your right knee back inot push up position. Do the same thing for your left knee. Move as fast as you can with good form. Do three sets of ten right and left knee make one count.


A runners training program does not have to be complicated. You do not need a fancy running calendar all you need is a pencil and paper to plan your running times and log your miles. Be very patient when starting a running program. There is no need to go fast or far right away. Make sure to remember to stretch, do the exercises listed.

Running shoes are a priority, but you do not need any equipment. Remember that a podiatrist can assist you in finding a correct pair of running shoes for you.

Running Technique and Tips – Improve Running Form

Running is such a great way to exercise, but before you can start a running program you need to learn how to properly run.

By executing and maintaining proper technique, you can run faster, more efficiently, and save yourself from injuries that come from running, but run naturally. Choose techniques that fit your specific body type to find what works best for you.


Relax your muscles to prevent injury and be more efficient. By staying relaxed you won’t strain tight muscles while running resulting in lost range of motion. Stay relaxed and aware of your surroundings.

Upper Body

Stand tall and slightly lean forward. Let your momentum carry you forward, your chest should be leading you forward and shifting your body weight into the next step.

Make sure that your back is straight and slightly bent do not run with your back slumped. Shoulders should be low, loose and remain level.

Bend your arms in a 90 degree angle, while driving your elbows backward for momentum and drive your hands as high as your chin and backward towards your pocket. Let your arms swing naturally at your sides.

Lower Body

Do not over stride when your foot strikes the floor it should be under your center of gravity. Your foot should strike mid foot to forefoot. Do not reach too far out in front of your body.

Fold your shin over with each step. The shin in the air, step over the height of the knee of the foot that is on the ground. Bend your knee at a 90 degree angle. Keep the legs turning quick and light.

Bring your heels up toward your butt after you push off of the ground.

Proper bend in your knees and elbows

Bend at the knees and your elbows the more they bend the less your muscles have to work. The arms and legs will swing easier while running when the elbows and the knees are bent.

When you reach a sustained speed while running both your forearms and your shins should be parallel to the ground to do this drive your foot up and bend your knee.

Dynamic Stretching

Here are some dynamic stretches you can do before and after your work out these are just a few basic ones there are many more.

Before you begin to run warm up by light jogging and performing dynamic stretches for five to ten minutes.

Do not do static stretching before a running workout this has been linked to injuries.

Leg Lifts

A dynamic stretch you can do is called leg lifts while holding something for balance bring one leg up and swing it in the air to one side and swing it back across your body front and back and side to side. Do this for ten times each leg.

Hip Circles

Stand with feet hip width apart and your hands on your hips rotate hips in circles clockwise and then counter clockwise for 10 circles each way.

High Knees

Bring one leg high up towards your chest and drive it back down to the ground. Paw your foot back up so your foot is moving back, and brushing across the ground. Also, land on the ball of your foot. Do ten times each leg.

Butt Kicks

Stand with a tall posterior begin to walk forward and as you become better at it start to jog while doing it, with an exaggerated back leg swing make your heel touch your glutes. Perform this exercise ten times on each leg.

Single-Leg Dead lifts

Stand on left leg with a slight bend in your knee. Slowly hinge forward, return to standing position when your torso and right leg are parallel to the floor. Return to standing. Repeat for 30 seconds then switch sides.

Static Stretching

Perform static stretches after you finish running as a cool down.

Do not bounce or force going further, only stretch until you feel a mild discomfort it should not feel painful. Perform each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.

Shoulder Stretch

Interlock your fingers and reach above your head. Your lower back must be flat or slightly arched inwards. You can perform this exercise sitting or standing.

Quadriceps Stretch

Hold something with one hand for balance and with your other hand grab your ankle and pull your heel toward your butt.

Hip-Flexor Stretch

Kneel to your right knee while your left knee is forward in front of you and bent. Lean forward from the hips and hold.

90 -90 Hamstring stretch

Static stretch. Lie down on your back with your legs straight. Pick up one leg off of the ground and bend the hip and the knee in a 90 degree angle. Lock your fingers together and put them behind your knee and raise your foot to the air as far back as you can stretch. Do both legs.

Form Drills

The best time to do running drills is after your warm up perform running technique drills twice a week. Also perform running technique drills before challenging running events for better results.

You need about 50 meters of space of road, field or sidewalk to do running drills. Perform them at an outdoor track where it is accepted and you won’t feel silly with these beneficial exercises.

Choose 3-4 drills at a time. Do each drill exercise for 2-3 sets before moving to the next exercise. Completed distance per exercise 30-50m.

Choose drills that are specific to your specific needs and goals of your training session.

High knees and butt kicks are dynamic stretches, but they are also very effective running drills.

High Knees

With shoulders relaxed and light on your feet bring one leg high up towards your chest and drive it back down to the ground. Paw your foot back up so your foot is moving back, and brushing across the ground. Also, land on the ball of your foot.

Butt Kicks

Stand with a tall posterior begin to walk forward and as you become better at it start to jog while doing it with an exaggerated back leg swing make your heel touch your glutes.


Keeping posture upright and driving arms forward the same as you would when running. Remember to skip and keep knees high. Drive the knee up past your hips and then drive the knee back down fast. Drive your lead foot into the ground. Land and push off of front third of your foot.

B Skips

The first motion is the same as A-skips drive the knee upward as you performed with Skips. Now instead of bringing the leg down, extend the leg and bring it down. Strike the ground below with your forefoot and kick back until you get back under your hips. B skips should make the leg feel like its moving in a circular motion.

High Knee Butt Kick Drill

Pump your arms and lead forward. Bring the heel underneath the butt/hips and make contact underneath. Maintain a high knee lift.


With these tips and techniques you can keep your body and mind sharp, become faster, run longer, and stay away from injury.

Running Technique include posture, leg motion, mental focus, breathing, foot strike and upper and lower body movements. I put flexibility in its own paragraph to emphasize the importance of stretching for life. Properly warming up includes light running and dynamic stretching for five to ten minutes before your run. Cooling down before you perform your static stretching after your run for five to ten minutes is equally important as running. Executing and maintaining proper technique while you run or sprint is critical for a life long journey of running and will greatly pay off. With these tips and techniques you can keep body and mind sharp and stay away from injury.

Benefits of Running – 12 Reasons to Run More

Running is excellent for you body

Running makes your knees legs hips and even body parts like your shoulders stronger. Running also tones your muscles to prevent muscle deterioration as your age matures. Leg muscles increase in size and strength. Your internal organs are getting stronger each day you run as well. Mental clarity comes from running and mental decline slows down as you continue to run.

Are you already convinced to start running? Well you should. Everything that is worth doing correctly is worth doing incorrectly. One of the benefits of running is not having to be a professional sponsored athlete to get motivated to start running. You do not need to learn complicated lessons as you would in basketball or tennis. You simply get up and become your best self. Here are 12 reasons to start running right now.


Anyone can enjoy the benefits of starting a running program it is easy and it is also affordable. If you can not afford a monthly gym membership look to start running in your neighborhood, local parks, at home, or running trails in your city.  All you need is a pair of running shoes, shirt and shorts to get started.

Running is an efficient and inexpensive way to exercise and stay in shape. Running is extremely healthy for you. You will definitely see immediate results and you will see results in the long run as well. You can stay in shape without a monthly gym membership fee.


Improves memory

Sudoku improves memory, but so does running. Running is just as good for your memory. Studies from the Mayo Clinic link regular running workouts to diminishing memory loss and protecting the brain from Alzheimers and dementia.

Running improves and promotes short term and long term memory. People who have a test often run in the morning prior to the test to promote short term memory. Students also enjoy running after class to help them retain information they have learned, until the next day. Running helps you become a better decision maker and problem solver.


An Increase In Energy

Think running makes you fatigued? It is the opposite, going for a quick run increases energy. Running boosts energy after a run a “runners high” feeling becomes a rewarding sensation. This sensation is credited to endorphins that give you an energy boost and creates a euphoric feeling post run.

You Can Always Fit It In

Do you have a time consuming job or traveling for work? Are you a business man with a store to run and need to devote more time to your professional life? Running can help you workout more often. An exercise that you do is better then no exercise at all

Busy women also find running very convenient when they can not fit work outs or gym exercise classes into there schedule. The benefits of running greatly out number the cons, so your going to wish you started earlier.


Star Running Right now

Any time you feel like running you can. You can run anytime any where. You can even run in place. It is one of the best and most favorable exercises accessible. You can run at any time of the day, however you will need a pair of properly fitted and comfortable running shoes.

Running is an easier sport to partake in. You do not need to be on a pro team to participate in running outside your yard or in a marathon. There is no learning curve, for example like in other exercise activities such as Olympic lifting, CrossFit or yoga.

Running is a natural motion and you can go at your own pace and your own level. You will not be forced to focus on proper form like swimming because it is very form dependent. All you need to run is your natural reflexes and to not over think it and put one foot in front of the other.


Strengthens Bones and Joints.

Running can improve your bone and joint health. Running on its own provides enough bone and joint strength to match more ideal cardiovascular exercises like weight training.

Running helps prevent trips and falls and promotes balance in your legs to decline injury. You can run to protect your body from stressful activities such as driving, walking or working.


Burns Calories 

Running is a great way to lose weight. You can tone up for the swim suit season(summer) this year by running. For the average person at 160 pounds the average amount of calories burned in an hour is 750 to 800 calories. Running also burns twice as much calories then weight training in one hour.

Run to Relieve stress

Run at the end of the day. After a stressful day at work when your body is tired from, go for a run to re-energize and eliminate unwanted stress on the body and brain. Running produces endorphins in the brain that make you feel upbeat, positive and energetic.

Studies have proven that running 3 to  times a week wards off anxiety, lowers high blood pressure risks, and diminishes an existing hypertension rate efficiently. Running can save you trips to the doctors’ office that require large amounts of money.


Running Prevents Illnesses and Diseases

Daily running keeps the doctor away. The American Cancer Society concluded that consistent cardiovascular exercise can lower the chances of certain health concerns like colon and breast cancer by nearly 30 percent.

Live Longer

Do you want to live to be in your 100’s? Running might be your answer. Stanford University studies concluded that people who sustain activity really do live longer than people who live inactive or sedentary lives. Run to increase the amount of time you live.

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Catch up with your friends by scheduling your next running session with them. Running is a great way to socialize. If you have no friends that want to run with you this is fine because you can make friends while running. You can join a local running club or a charity’s running team.

There are running clubs every where. A running club is created by helpful and friendly people. It is important to make friends that will remind you to stay focused on health and wellness.  Runners in these clubs are full of team spirit so you will be reaching out to people with a positive out look on fitness.



About Raymond

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My name is Raymond. I love to exercise, staying in shape, walking and running are my favorite hobbies for staying in shape. I have been active for all of my life. I ran track in high school. I have a background in kineseology. I have also played running sports such as basketball and football. Recently I have picked up resistance training with weights, bands and running on treadmill at my local gym. I am going to share a little more about myself in the following paragraphs.Myathleticshoesforrunning.com



I want to help people feel the same fulfillment with running as I do. I feel great when I am in the best shape of my life and I want to motivate people to be active by promoting running shoes. I used to run in any old shoe and never gave thought to the shoes I wore while running as a child on the playground. I would like to spread my knowledge about footwear. Running is my passion and I still have more to learn and accomplish from running. I believe if I can help people improve their lives and expect great things out of life.


The purpose of my website is to promote running shoes that keep the runner away from injury, and heighten their running performance. So that people stay engaged in activity and live longer, happier and healthier lives.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Raymond Rodriguez