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Swimming vs Running – Which is a Better Workout?

Chances are that you’ve seen statistics showing that swimming and running have similar cardiovascular benefits such as increasing your VO2. In fact, many experts encourage runners to swim on off-days, or if they are recovering from an injury, ...

The 10 Best Surfaces to Run On

Our feet touch a lot of different surfaces, and it’s important to make sure that you’re picking the best surfaces to run on. In this short article, we’ll cover the 10 best surfaces to run on, including pros and cons for each surface, so that you ...

Recovery Runs: How and Why to Do Them

If you’re new to running, chances are that you’ve heard the term “recovery run” before, but you might not know exactly what they are. Not to worry. We’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll discuss recovery runs, why they are important, how ...

How to Do Interval Training with a Watch

If you’ve been in the running community for any duration of time, you’ve probably heard how great intervals are for developing speed and increasing your endurance. In this article, we’ll talk about intervals with an emphasis on using a watch to ...

5 Dynamic Stretches for Runners

Did you know that changing up your routine before you run (or adding one if you go into it cold) might be the way to run faster? Yep, that’s right. If you’re like most runners, you’re not spending much time stretching before your runs. And even if ...

Best Running Apps for Beginners in 2019

  In today’s technology, there’s an app for nearly everything you can think of, from simple games or grocery shopping lists, to complicated apps that help you manage a business. So it should be no surprise that there are also running apps. ...

Why Is Running So Hard? 13 Tips to Make it Easier

One of the hardest parts of establishing a running habit is getting over the initial idea that running is hard. If you’re new to running, or are thinking about getting into running, you might not like it all that much. The getting out of breath, the ...

The Best Things to Do After a Run

Whether you’ve just finished one of your regular runs, or you’ve just finished a race, there should definitely be a couple post-race things on your to-do list before you go about the rest of your day. It’s easy to bathe in the glow of finishing a ...

Where to Run – How to Find the Best Places to Run in Your Community

Once you become a runner, the world looks totally different. All of a sudden, you’re looking at every place you see to decide whether it would make a good run. Have you just moved to a new place, or just gotten into running? There’s a whole world ...

The Best Way to Carry Your Phone on a Run

  For today’s connected, data-collecting runner, a smartphone is a must-have. There are routes to be tracked, paces to be calculated, playlists and podcasts to listen to, and selfies to take. But every runner who brings long a phone has to ...

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