Running Training Fayetteville AR

If you are looking for a fast, affordable, adaptable way to get back into shape and you don’t have any problems with high-impact activities, give running a try. It’s a wonderful way to kick-start your cardiovascular system and your metabolism, as well as improve your health and keep you feeling great!

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(479) 443-0820
1360 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR
 
White River Angler
(479) 442-2193
577 E Millsap Rd
Fayetteville, AR
 
Champs Sports
(479) 443-2940
4201 N Shiloh Dr
Fayetteville, AR
 
Golf USA
(479) 443-0733
3931 N Shiloh Dr
Fayetteville, AR
 
Southtown Sporting Goods
(479) 443-7148
4602 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR
 
Your Total Fitness Shop
(479) 521-3481
2418 N Gregg Ave
Fayetteville, AR
 
Pro Image 391
(479) 251-7040
4201 N Shiloh Dr
Fayetteville, AR
 
Uncle Sam's Safari Outfitters
(479) 442-0990
1494 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR
 
Dm Activewear
(479) 442-8824
2842 N Crossover Rd
Fayetteville, AR
 
Pack Rat Outdoor Center
(479) 521-6340
209 W Sunbridge Dr
Fayetteville, AR
 

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If you are looking for a fast, affordable, adaptable way to get back into shape and you don’t have any problems with high-impact activities, give running a try. It’s a wonderful way to kick-start your cardiovascular system and your metabolism, as well as improve your health and keep you feeling great!

However, too much too soon is not a good idea. The gradual approach is key, especially with high-impact activities. Running puts incredible stress on your bones, joints and muscles with every step you take. Over time, your body is able to adapt to these stresses and is better able to handle them. See below for some tips on how to run and stay injury-free:

  1. Start out with a conservative weekly mileage. This will vary depending on your fitness level. You may start out at 3 x 20-minute runs per week, or if you already have some experience with running, then 5 x 30 to 35 minutes might be a good start for you.
  2. Increase your weekly mileage in small increments. The most common recommendation is to increase it 5 to 10 percent per week. You can do this by either increasing the number of days you run per week, or by increasing the distance / time you run each workout. Following this protocol gives your bones, joints and muscles time to adapt to the increased impact they need to withstand.
  3. Recovery days / weeks are important. Every week should have one or two rest days, meaning no running. Also, make sure to take a lower mileage week, every 3 weeks or so, as a recovery week. Getting enough recovery is almost important as the actual workouts. Just plan in an extra rest day or switch out your run with lower-impact activities such as biking or swimming.
  4. Stay off the sidewalks. Yes, I realize they are there for pedestrians but sidewalks were not built with runners in mind. Concrete is the hardest surface to run on, while asphalt has a bit more give to it. Running on gravel or dirt trails is ideal, as well as grass, as ...

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Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon
January
Big Fork, AR
sappleton@gmail.com
http://www.athensbigforkmarathon.com
The host of the Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon and Blaylock Creek 17 mile Fun Run is the Big Fork Community Center. There is no fee to this run, we only ask for a donation to the Community Center. This run is actually one of their biggest fund raisers of the year. We usually donate about $200. Mr. Hayward opens up and makes sure everything is ready for the runners. He has a hot wood stove, and hot coffee for everyone. The Ouachita Amateur Radio Association provides communications for us because cell phones and other radios will not work. So please, please show the community your appreciation and donate what you can to their community center.
Hogeye Marathon
April
Fayetteville, AR
info@hogeyemarathon.com
http://www.hogeyemarathon.com
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Little Rock Marathon
March
Little Rock, AR
ghampton@littlerock.org
http://www.littlerockmarathon.com
The Little Rock Marathon is a USATF certified course. The Little Rock Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. Please refer to Boston Athletics Association for qualifying times. Walkers are welcome in all race weekend events. 8 hour time limit (beginning at 6 am). Limited to the first 2,000.
Midsouth Marathon
November
Wynne, AR
akgarner53@yahoo.com
http://www.midsouthmarathon.com
Mountain Home Marathon for Kenya
November
Mountain Home, AR
agape316@centurytel.net
http://www.mountainhomemarathon.info/index.html
Starts at Mountain Home High School taking you through a quiet subdivision. Winds around beautiful ASUMH College and then out of town to rural country roads. Course has rolling hills. Finishes on the track in Bomber Stadium where your friends and family can see you cross the finish line. Part of the course doubles back on itself, with two turn-around points