Running Training Great Falls MT

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!

Zahara Valley Golf Club
(406) 453-4471
240 Sunflower Ln
Great Falls, MT
 
Diamondback Golf
(406) 727-8613
1714 3rd St NW
Great Falls, MT
 
Montana River Outfitters
(406) 761-1677
923 10th Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Universal Athletic Service
(406) 761-2381
903 13th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Extreme Stress Shooting
(406) 268-0773
5315 2nd Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Big Bear Sport Center
(406) 761-6400
121 Northwest Byp
Great Falls, MT
 
Meadow Lark Country Club
(406) 454-3553
300 Country Club Blvd
Great Falls, MT
 
Scheels
(406) 453-7666
Great Falls, MT
 
Champs
(406) 771-7177
1200 10th Ave S Ste 11
Great Falls, MT
 
A To Z Scuba
(406) 268-0773
5315 2nd Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 

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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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Caring Foundation of Montana Governor's Cup Marathon
June
Helena, MT
govcup@bcbsmt.com
http://www.govcup.bcbsmt.com/
The Governor's Cup is the major annual fundraising event for the Caring Foundation of Montana that now supports the new, expanded"Healthy Montana Kids" Dental Benefit Program.Every dollar of your Governor's Cup registration contribution or your direct contribution to the Caring Foundation of Montana will be matched 4-1 by a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. Please consider donating $20 to the Caring Foundation which will result in $100 to the Healthy Montana Kids dental program.
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director@grizzlymarathon.com
http://www.grizzlymarathon.com
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staff@fleetfeetbozeman.com
http://www.lewisandclarkmarathon.com
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racedirector@missoulamarathon.org
http://www.missoulamarathon.org
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timeoutsports@bresnan.net
http://www.montanagovernorscupmarathon.org
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pairadox@centurytel.net
http://www.twobearmarathon.org