<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=862039440547564&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Posted By Chris Sexton, US Fitness Personal Trainer on Apr 14, 2017 6:25:00 PM

Whether you are someone that has never ran for distance,

race occasionally and want to take your running to the next level,

or a seasoned veteran looking to hit a new PR,

check out the following tips to help you conquer your next race!


The weather is warm and sunny, road race season is well upon us. Soon, you will be seeing various local road races taking place almost every weekend and around every corner. These races typically benefit a good cause, present a memorable way to spend time with family/friends while being active, and are just an all-around great time… not to mention the t-Shirt and medal at the finish line!

US Fitness Trainer Chris hitting the pavementSign up

It’s time to commit! Oh yes… It’s about to get real. Step numero uno is to pick a race and sign up for it. By doing so, you are committing yourself to being race ready by the day of said race. Little back story, I signed up to race my first Ironman with little open water swim knowledge, no bike, and 10 months to train. By setting a deadline and signing up, you bet I got serious and went strait to work! If I had not applied pressure and signed up, this goal would most likely still be a dream.

  • Get the Right Shoes

    Let me save you a lot of time and pain here. If your shoes are not right for your feet and running style, you are in for a world of hurt. “But they’re cute!” Yep, don’t care. My knees hurt just thinking about it… Go to your local running store and get yourself FITTED for running shoes that are a perfect fit.

Run

Alright, we have the deadline and we have the shoes… time to hit the trail. Go out and see where you are in your running capability. How do the new shoes feel? Are you experiencing pain? Do you feel like your heart is going to explode? Is this easier than you thought and isn’t it great to be outside in nature?!

Join a Running Group

Now that we have determined what level runner we are, lets join a running group. Most local running stores have running groups that you can join for some added motivation and education. You will get more insight as to how you should be running and pacing yourself as well as meeting new friends!

Enjoy the Process

This running thing is going to be apart of your life for a little while. Enjoy it! The training process will be MUCH more enjoyable if you can accept it as your new lifestyle and truly find enjoyment while doing it. Not to mention how much better you are going to feel as you continue to get in better and better shape! Before you know it, race day will be here and you will be READY.

 

What Our Clients Say

During all of my interactions, the staff has been friendly and helpful!

Chris E.

What a great gym! Chang Yi and his staff are exceptional. I have been a member of this gym for over 10 years, you can definitely see a lot of new equipment, new staff, and new positive energy.

Funk J.

I am beyond satisfied with the service I have received, the excellent new equipment, and the results I have achieved in such a small amount of time. During the past month I lost weight and dropped one dress size.

J L.

There is a wide variety of machines and fitness tools to use throughout the facility and every time I have been in to workout it has been completely spotless. Looking forward to continuing to meet my fitness goals with this great company.

Nicholas G.

This is a great gym with more than everything one needs in a gym! The equipment is good and the cardio area is bright and energetic. There is ample room for free weights and stretching. I have found the classes to all be excellent with very good instructors. And, an added bonus is free, available parking.

Diane C.

This is a great place to work out and get fit! I've workout out here a couple of times and you are greeted with a smile the moment you arrive at the club! All the staff members are very helpful!

Orvel D.

The staff is friendly and helpful. The GM was great and helped me with my membership. overall, it's a great place to work out.

Tim M.

Sport&Health is where I began my fitness journey over a year ago. Ever since joining I have felt 100% at home every time I walked through the front door. The staff, trainers, and management have been nothing but uplifting and accommodating and the renovations have only made the gym better.

Carly M.

I would highly recommend this gym to anyone who is searching for a family,friendly atmosphere. You won't regret!

Sau F.

The staff is so friendly and accommodating, and the gym is awesome. So clean with a wide range of equipment. Totally recommend!

Kara S.

Excellent gym. Awesome classes as well as weight rooms and plenty of aerobic machines. Staff is exceptional.

Holly M.

In love with the gym. Adorable environment, lovely and friendly staff that I have a big respect! Everything is organized and always cleaned!! Also great and professional trainers who are always ready to help you. Awesome place for family and friends. I enjoy every moment when I am there.

Lilo M.

Sport n health is my happy place! It's like my second home. The staff is friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and helpful. The upgrades to the equipment have been awesome and made my workouts fun and challenging. The vibe at sport n health is awesome. As a woman I feel comfortable and accepted and always am excited to walk into the club!

Christin P.

Super-dedicated instructors, trainers, and staff!

Ashley N.

Administration and staff are so helpful and willing to talk to you and give you the time of day. Knowledgable and friendly!

Lanier M.

  • © 2017 Sport&Health