• May 28, 2010

    Time to Cut Back Your Training

    So you’ve trained hard for the Bellin Run and you’re coming to the last couple of weeks. What do you need to do to make sure you’re going to have your best race? You need to taper properly. In other words, you need to cut back on how much you’re running/walking. For this year’s race, your biggest…

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  • May 27, 2010

    Training for the Bellin Run in Hot Weather

    You don’t have to let the recent stifling hot temperatures (or future sweaty days) melt your training plans for the upcoming Bellin Run. There are a number of ways you can stay on track with your training regimen. Nate Vandervest, a strength and conditioning specialist at Bellin Health, offers five…

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  • May 19, 2010

    Stretching, Flexibility are Important for Your Bellin Run Training

    If you’re an avid runner or walker, chances are you occasionally have some tight muscles. Many runners don’t devote enough time to stretching because they’d much rather log an extra mile than put themselves through the pain of stretching. However, a tight muscle is a weak muscle so if you’re…

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  • May 10, 2010

    Don’t Let Blisters Ruin Your Bellin Run

    Blisters are a pain. You Bellin Run veterans know what we’re talking about. And you newbies to the Bellin Run just might find out – the hard way – if you don’t take the following advice from Nate Vandervest, a strength and conditioning specialist at Bellin Health Sports Medicine. “Just do what…

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  • May 7, 2010

    Coming Back from Injury

    So you’ve been training hard for the Bellin Run and in your training routines you kind of hurt yourself a little … ok, a lot. What do you do? It is almost inevitable that if you run/walk enough you will get some sort of an injury.  It might be a blister from a new pair of shoes or something…

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  • May 5, 2010

    Test Out Your Race Day Gear Now

    Don’t Buy Apparel the Day Before Your Big Event Getting a new pair of running shoes the day before the Bellin Run might be a recipe for disaster, according to running pro Nate Vandervest of Bellin Health. “One of the cardinal sins of running is wearing something new on race day, like new shoes, shorts…

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  • May 3, 2010

    There’s Little Time Left, so Start Training Now

    The 34th annual Bellin Run is five weeks away. For those who have yet to begin serious training for the 10K (6.2-mile) run/walk, there’s still time, but the clock is ticking. The 2010 Bellin Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 12. The run/walk winds through the streets of Green Bay and Allouez.…

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  • April 30, 2010

    Kids for Running Program Safety Tips

    It’s never too late to establish good safety habits when running or walking, organizers of the Bellin Run’s Kids for Running program say. “Running, walking and exercise in general will benefit your kids’ overall health,” said Tia DeLeers, Kids for Running program coordinator. “But as with…

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  • April 29, 2010

    Different Workouts Offer Different Benefits

    In order to successfully complete the 8 a.m. Saturday, June 12 Bellin Run, most participants train well in advance using their own personal techniques or any number of special training guides like the one provided on the Bellin Run website. The question we have to ask is, “Why am I about to do the…

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  • April 19, 2010

    Kids for Running Spotlights Youth Health, Fitness

    Convincing kids to get off the couch and enjoy the outdoors has proven quite challenging, as evidenced by ever-expanding nationwide childhood obesity rates. That’s why the Bellin Run Kids for Running program is a key component of the annual race, organizers say. The program prepares local kids in grades…

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