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Top 10 Running Myths

Top 10 Running Myths

(from outsideonline.com)

1. Max Heart Rate Matters

The formula has been used for more than 40 years as a quick and easy way to determine heart rate-based training zones. Since its inception in 1970, however, it’s come under fire for its potential to be wildly inaccurate, leading athletes to seek other ways to determine how hard to push a workout, like calculating lactate threshold-based training zones.

But that hasn’t stopped a new team of researchers from trying to revamp the old heart-rate formula. Dr. Thomas Allison, program director of the sports cardiology clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his colleagues recently analyzed data from 25,000 cardiac stress tests, Continue Reading

Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

I’m not sure when it happened, but there’s definitely been a paradigm shift in our runs since we started trail running with our dog Scout…

Turkey Trots and Thanksgiving Races

Turkey Trots and Thanksgiving Races

Run Your Turkey Off 5K, Shoreham Turkey Trot (aka Shoreham-Wading River Turkey Trot), Massapequa Turkey Trot,Oyster Bay Turkey Trot, Montauk Turkey Trot, Huntington Turkey Trot, Garden City Turkey Trot, Smiles Save Lives Turkey Trot, Mattituck Turkey Trot, Port Washington Turkey Trot, Bayville Turkey Trot, and Holiday Magic Turkey Trot- Check out the links below for your favorite Thanksgiving Races!

Race Directors-Now is the time to send in your race Info ASAP!

Check out traditional Long Island Turkey Trots and Thanksgiving 5K races!

November

Bayville Chicken Run and Turkey Trot
Blazing Trails 4 Autism, 4 Mile Run
Bridie Goldstein Run for Children
Evelyn Knapp 5k Memorial Run
Gail Gorin Memorial Turkey Trot
Garden City Turkey Trot
Hope for the Warriors
Huntington Thanksgiving Day Run
Massapequa Turkey Trot
Massapequa Park Turkey Trot
Nissequogue Turkey Trot
Oyster Bay Turkey Trot
Port Washington Thanksgiving Day Run
Smiles Turkey Trot
Smithtown Turkey Trot
Special Olympics Rundead 5k
Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
World Run Day

Long Island Running Clubs

Long Island Running Clubs

Are you an experienced runner or just looking to start out? Here’s a list of running clubs that will help you improve or even just take those first steps!

Run for the Ridley 5K Race Results

Run for the Ridley 5K Race Results

Run for the Ridley Race Results! 2013

Run for the Ridley RiverheadAnother fantastic October day by the organizers of the Run for the Ridley who (as usual) put out a great group of people- a very well organized race, and some fantastic Manhattan clam chowder! This is one of our very favorite races and today, my 83 year old father collect his first turtle!

Another- Well Done for the Ridley

5k Training for Beginners-How to Start Running

5k Training for Beginners-How to Start Running

My wife is a terrific runner. She’s determined and focused on her overall health. We love Long Island 5k runs (and the occasional 10k run too) and have enjoyed many of the Long Island races of 2013. We put up the Long Island road race calendar just so those who want to run a race, say a 5k on Long Island will be able to quickly and easily post their race, look for recent race results and be part of a positive community.

We get a lot of emails asking us how to start running and how to do your first 5k race. Here’s an article she wrote that has started thousands of people on the path to healthy running. The fall is a great time to start to run and you can start today! And, if you need some coaching tips on health, relationships, or family or business issues you can see more at NicoleNenninger.com and donnenninger.com Keep on Running!

Okay, I admit it, I am addicted to running.  I have run sporadically throughout my life, but was never serious about it until about five years ago when my marriage began to fall apart.  Needing an outlet for my stress and a way to lose the extra pounds I had put on, I turned to running.  I haven’t looked back since.  Now it is a major part of my family life.  My new husband and my children also take part in this sport.  On many weekends one or more of us is competing.Continue Reading