The Right Way to Train for a Marathon (IDEA Fitness Journal, 2013)

I came across this article as I went back through my amazing collection of IDEA Fitness Journal issues from over the years I’ve been certified as an ACE Personal Trainer.

Here’s an excerpt from the article and I’ll post the link to the full deal just after.

“To paraphrase an ancient Chinese philosopher, “A journey of 26.2 miles begins with a single step.” From the time the Greek runner Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to announce the Greeks’ victory in the Battle of Marathon, humans have had a compelling interest in taking that single step–and many more after it.”

To read the full post please click here (or copy and paste http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/the-right-way-to-train-for-a-marathon)

Happy reading and running!

Protein! Building Blocks of Muscle

eatprotein200x200_0Protein has long been a buzzword and focus for fitness enthusiasts, trainers and researchers. I really like how Runners World presents this topic in this article…the info can be relevant to all endurance athletes and this excerpt below especially jumped out at me.

“Protein may not be a magic bullet–increased supplementation has not been found to automatically improve performance–but if your intake is low, you may start to feel fatigued, lose muscle mass, become rundown, and increase your risk of injury.”

http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-for-runners/protein-for-runners-101?cm_mmc=NL-Nutrition-_-1593142-_-02132014-_-Protein-for-Runners-101