You’re out enjoying a nice, brisk walk. Your heart is pumping. Your muscles are feeling good. Then, you see people running past you. And you think: should I be running, too?
At least 5,000 runners who were not able to finish the race last year came out more determined than ever to finish this year.
It sounds like an insane dream but one man is making it happen with the goal of helping a young woman live a better, more independent life.
The challenge two weeks before the race is to continue to cut mileage without letting the taper cause worry and self doubt.
Runners participating in the Boston Marathon pass through six towns on the 26.2-mile route between Hopkinton and Boston.
Kris and Kayla Biagiotti of Mendon, Mass., also known as The K-Girls, were almost the Boston Marathon’s first mother-daughter team to cross the finish line together in 2013.
For runners participating in the race, this is a physically demanding time. Many training plans peak one month out, with a final long run, a tough interval session or tempo run and overall high mileage. Here’s what runners need to know about training a month before the Boston Marathon.
Now that you’ve decided to take up running, it’s important to make sure you warm up properly beforehand to avoid any kind of acute injury, like a muscle pull or strain.
After this brutal winter, you may be inspired to lose some weight, get in shape, or just get moving. So, you want to run, do you? First thing you need is a good pair of running shoes.
The nice weather means people will lace up their sneakers and start their running routines. After a long winter, it’s important to do what you can to get off on the right foot and prevent injury.