Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
May 6, 2013 10:56 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — You did it at age 2 simply because you could, and likely continued through your teens. Then it may have fallen by the wayside. But you’re never too old to put one foot in front of the other and run for fitness.


LJJA Martial Arts


Running is a way of life for avid distance runners, but at its core it’s just you and a goal. If you’re new runner or have been away for awhile, four important tips stand out.

First, if there’s any question about your condition and heart health, see your doctor before running. The American Heart Association sets the maximum recommended heart rate during exercise at 220 minus your age. So if you’re 40, the target maximum is 180 beats per minute. During extended exercise, shoot for a rate of 50-80 percent of that maximum. Some runners just keep a pace at which they can comfortably carry on a conversation.





For the rest of the story

The rest of this article is available to Mount Vernon News subscribers. To continue reading, please log in or purchase a subscription. Click here for the May 6, 2013 e-edition. The article will only be available for thirty (30) days.

Contact Bill Amick

Rules: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don’t attack other commenters personally and keep your language decent. If a comment violates our comments standards, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.