Saturday, April 25, 2015

V02 max

V02 max is a measure of the maximum volume of oxygen that an one can use.
As you increase your effort when you exercise, the amount of oxygen you consume to produce energy increases. However, there is a maximum level of oxygen consumption, beyond which increases in exercise intensity don’t lead to further increases in oxygen consumption. This level of oxygen consumption is called the VO2 max. 
There are loads of calculators out there- but I'm just not that technical :(

Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for Underwear

A good pair of underwear is just kind of important when running.  You want them to stay in place (no riding or bunching) and to wick away sweat (not an area you want to chafe)
Rundies - Days of the Week Undies for Runners | Oiselle Running Apparel | Oiselle Running Apparel for Women

Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is for Time

How Do You Compare to the Average Road Racer? | Runner's World & Running Times

I'm not in this for the time - I can tell you that I am indeed slower than the average female :) 
While some people made it a game to constantly beat their previous time - I just want to finish.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for Space Blanket

Have you ever been at the finish line of a marathon?   After 26.2 freaking miles, the body needs a little TLC.
Space blankets help the runners regulate their body temperatures, which tend to drop drastically once they stop running.

Derived from NASA technology, the common name for these sheets of foil is space blankets. Also known as solar blankets, mylar blankets or emergency blankets.  

Can't wait to earn mine! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R is for Race

Racing wisdom from Snoopy. Do what you can on the course!

5K,10K 1 mile, 1/2 marathon or full - crossing the finish line and knowing that all you hard work paid off and you did it!  (I'm hooked on that feeling)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Q is for Quality Time

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With work and family and housework and CEU courses and everything else some days it feels like I'm being pulled in a million different directions, but when I gear up and head out its 

Friday, April 17, 2015

O is for Overtraining

Overtraining  occurs when runners run too fast or too hard and stress their bodies more than the bodies can handle. Most symptoms of overtraining can look like many other things when on their own, but if you have a selection you may want to slow down. Symptoms can be: moodiness, tiredness, prolonged injuries, elevated heart rate, loss of libido, loss of appetite, lack of sleep and lack of motivation.

Ever suffered from overtraining? Wondered if you currently are? Tish serves us some must needed tips to avoid a burnout.infographic borrowed from: Fit Bottomed Girls