The saying “Use it or Lose It” is nowhere as relevant as with muscles. For our overall fitness and good health, we are advised to exercise the major muscle groups. When it comes to running, we employ the same set of muscles over and over again due to the repetitive nature of this activity, resulting in neglecting other muscle groups in the body. Many runners think that they do not need to work their lower body for example, because running works the legs. In reality, though, during running legs are trained for endurance rather than strength. Strength training will help…

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After completing a number of half marathons, a few months ago I decided that it was time to move onto the next level and take on a bigger challenge. My eyes are set on nothing less than the Marathon distance this time – and where could be a better place to start than my home country? The Budapest Marathon has a convenient flat surface with a route leading through the most spectacular parts of the city, and on top of this, it happens at the best time of the year, in early October when the heat of the summer is…

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