Naseba Naru: Try and You Will Succeed That’s 55-year-old Naomi Kamasawa’s mantra, now that she’s started running to get healthy. But it wasn’t always like this. “I would say I HATED that season…” –Naomi Kamasawa It all started back in Japan when Naomi was a child. “In Japan, elementary schools usually have long-distance running events […]
Author: Jeanette Beninati
A couple of years back, I found myself alone on a business trip, in Washington DC, and wanted to go out for a run. My goal was to see as many of the famous monuments as I could. There was only one problem. I had no idea where they were or how to get to […]
The next few weeks, perhaps even months, will be challenging, to say the least, for families across North America and the world. The reason, of course, is COVID-19, or the coronavirus pandemic that we suddenly find ourselves in the middle of. And since I haven’t published a blog post in awhile, I thought I would […]
“You have the knees of a 30-year-old!” That’s what an orthopedic surgeon told me recently while viewing x-rays of both of my knees. “You have no signs of osteoarthritis whatsoever–I’m surprised with all of the running you do…” He probably also wanted to say “…and for a woman of your advanced age…” but he didn’t […]
In this video, I share some tips for running with good form, which will help you run faster while reducing your chances of incurring a running-related injury. Enjoy!
For the past four weeks, I’ve been piloting a cadence-based training program. By cadence-based, I mean that each workout in the program streams through my headphones as I run (and walk) to the beat of the music while I learn and put into practice how to run with better form. And throughout the four weeks, […]
Anything worth doing takes time, right? Well, that’s what I used to think, especially when training for an upcoming race. “The only way to get faster and to be well-prepared is to train longer and harder,” I thought.
Taking Longer Strides is Only 50% of the Speed Equation From a mathematical perspective, there are two parts to the speed equation: stride length and cadence. You probably already know that taking longer strides will help you run faster. And you also know that you don’t want to stretch your leg way out in front […]
Two years ago I ran my first Ultramarathon at the gorgeous Riverbend Park, in Jupiter, FL. As the 2019 running of this fat-ass style event is approaching (you can sign-up right up until race day for free), here is a reposting of my Race Report from October 1, 2017. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Race Report: Riverbend 50K Ultra […]