Everyones running from something in Gilbert, AZ. Thats why Liv Northgate Apartments provides its residents with intensive cardio equipment they need to be able to keep up at their next 5k! Gilberts annual 5K races include the annual Turkey Trot and the Arizona Road Racers Summer Series. We love being part of an active community, so this week were focusing on running tips and tricks for our residents. From Runners World: Work Out Your Core Runners World cites a study from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research that found that those who work out their core consistently run faster than those who dont. If you want to win your next marathon, then dont skip out on the Pilates classes that Liv Northgate offers! Also from Runners World: Take Time to Slow Down It is advised that runners start and end their workouts by walking! Runners World calls this The 10-Minute Rule. Walking prepares your body for your run and prevents extreme reactions you may have to your workout. From Shape: Breathe Right Scott Keatley says that long-distance runners arent breathing right. Instead of taking short, shallow breaths, try breathing a little more deeply. This will help keep your body (and your lungs!) happy on longer runs. From ACTIVE: Run in a Pack ACTIVE recommends that rookie runners start out by running with friends. This will help keep your motivation up and give you a reason to get out on the road, or the treadmill, on the days when getting off of the couch is a little harder than it should be. From Fitness Magazine: Take a Break Runner Christine Yu says that taking a day off once in awhile can do your body a world of good. Remember not to overwork yourself its better to progress slowly and be injury-free rather than to spend the weeks after your race recovering! We hope that these tips were useful! What are your running tips? Let us know in the comments!