Whether you’re training for a marathon or just want to improve your basic fitness level, extending the distance of your weekly long run is a must. A few of the ways running long helps include:
Building leg strength
Improving overall endurance
Teaching your body to burn a higher percentage of fat for fuel
Increasing mental toughness for upcoming races
While the length of your long run may vary depending on your goals, the basic principles are the same. Use these tips to increase the ...
If you’re looking for a flat, fast marathon course, that’s well supported and has plenty of beautiful scenery to keep you distracted, look no further than one of these 10.
While you might run this in the rain, the course is mostly flat and crosses the Willamette River twice with long sections along the riverfront. The average October temperature is a runner-friendly 60°F, and for those of you worried about the six-hour time limit most marathons enforce, the Portland Marathon extends...
As it turns out, you don't need an oven to cook cinnamon rolls. To cook this campfire version, all you need is tinfoil, orange peels and your favorite canned cinnamon roll. To make it happen, cut an orange in half and scoop out the orange so that you just have the peel.
Place your pop-can cinnamon rolls inside the orange-peel halves and wrap with tin foil. Place on the grill and cook for around 20 minutes, flipping once about halfway through.
If you don't mind doing a little prep in the kitch...
Putting eggs inside a cooler in the back of a pickup truck is not a gamble you want to make. So you won't end up with a complete disaster on your hands, crack and stir up as many eggs as you'll need in a bowl ahead of time and pour into a plastic bottle or container. This will make transportation much easier and cut down on your potential for a messy situation. When it's time to cook, simply pour the mixture into your hot pan.
Today it seems almost everyone owns a smartphone. In fact, there are over 2 billion smartphone users in the world today. And while new smartphones have distributed computing power faster to more people than any technology in history, there haven’t been any huge, step-function advancements in the smartphone market in the last few years.
Sure, incremental gains such as better cameras, faster processors, and more apps and storage space have improved the overall experience, but what major differe...
Many people now take for granted that biometric wearables and hearables “just work”. Everyone knows you can get heart rate from a smart watch, fitness band or a hearable device, right? While this is true, the reality is that depending on the type of activity, not all biometric wearables offer the same level of accuracy. Gym activities – Crossfit, lifting weights, push-ups, sit-ups, resistance training, etc. – are particularly hard on wrist wearables. Many people assume that applies to all wea...
Music, food, and cycling celebrities make Gran Fondos an attractive option for first timers – but that doesn’t mean completing the event will be easy. We asked century-ride veteran and former cycling editor Marc Lindsay to give us his tips for getting to the finish on the day of the race.
More than a race, a Gran Fondo is a celebration of cycling. But while these events can be a lot of fun, they’re challenging too – and will require plenty of planning and preparation.
To help you conquer your...
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