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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

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 is ...

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 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 ...

The Wired Runner