Featured Website: Running for Fitness

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featured websiteAs runners there are so many things we want to know, so many questions we ask ourselves and other runners. Even though I’ve been running for a number of years, I still think of myself as a “permanent beginner.” If you’re like me and still looking for answers you might want to check out Running for Fitness.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find there:
VO2 Max. What on earth is VO2 max? The FAQ section answers this and other questions.

Race Paces. You’ve just gotten back from running a great 5K race and you’re wondering what your time might be if you trained for a 10K or maybe even a half marathon down the road. Head on over to the Race Time Predictor page. Fill in the blanks and voila! You’ll have a prediction of your time for a variety of distances, based on your answers. They also offer a variety of other predictors.

Weight and Diet. Why wait for New Year’s resolutions? Check out calories to lose weight. It calculates how many calories you should eat based on your activity level, age and running mileage. There’s also a place to calculate your BMI (body mass index).

Further Reading. Didn’t find the answers you were looking for? Check out suggested reading.

Got a Web site to recommend? Leave me a comment with the details.

About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

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