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Elliptical vs Running – Which is a Better Cardio Workout?

If you’re someone who likes to get in a great cardio workout and wants to know the best way to do that, you’ve probably wondered if you’d get a better workout from the elliptical or from running. Or if you’re like me and don’t really like the ...

The Ultimate Guide for Running in the Rain

It’s the worst feeling—you look outside or check the weather app on your phone and realize that you’ll have to do today’s run in the rain. While I’m guessing that not many people like running in the rain, sometimes it’s just something that you have ...

Top Running Recovery Tips

While running is the thing that we all enjoy, you can’t skimp on the other side of the coin—recovery. Taking the proper time and steps to recover will ensure that you will be able to run hard without being impeded by injuries. In this article, ...

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

What kind of runner are you? A road runner? Trail runner? Track star? Sidewalk strider? A little bit of each? There are many ways to answer this question. In many cases, the answer has much to do with what surface we are running on. While that ...

Recovery Runs: How and Why to Do Them

One of the key principles of any good training program is variety. It might seem like getting in shape should be all about going out and putting in the long miles, or the hard interval workouts. These have their clear benefits, but it is just as ...

How to Do Interval Training with a Watch

It's no secret: interval training is a key component to any good fitness program. Running is no different. If you want to develop speed and increase your endurance, then it is time to grab a watch and get out there for regular interval sessions. In ...

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 2020

  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 ...

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