Beginners

Hydration and Running – What to Drink Before, During, and After Your Run

If you’re relatively new to running like I am, knowing what exactly you need to do to stay hydrated before, during, and after your run can be a bit of a mystery. Let me tell you from personal experience that being well-hydrated can be the difference ...

What to Wear Running: How to Dress for Any Type of Weather

For any runner, comfort while running it of the utmost importance, and that means that you have to dress the part (literally!). Some tips, such as dressing for a temperature that is 10-15 degrees warmer than the temperature outside, are well-known. ...

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 ...

What is a Good Half-Marathon Time for Beginners?

If you’re about to run your first half-marathon, like I am in a month, you may be wondering what a good half-marathon time is for beginners. Like many aspects of running, it varies greatly by individual. If you’re in pretty good shape already, ...

5 Tips for Proper Breathing While Running

One of the most important things that can impact your running speed, form, and endurance is how you breathe. Burning the necessary energy to run requires a lot of oxygen. Understanding how to breath properly will improve your running and make it ...

How Often Should Beginners Run?

Being new to running can mean many things: new motivation to exercise, higher energy levels, enthusiasm for your new habit, finding your tribe among local running group, a strong and sudden interest in race bling and tech shirts. And we certainly ...

Running When You Are Overweight – How to Get Started

If you want to lose a couple (or maybe more than a couple) pounds and are planning to start running, you might be at a loss about where to start. Even just the idea of running for 30 seconds might seem daunting! Don’t worry. We have you covered with ...

What is a Good 5k Time for Beginners?

If you’re just getting into running and have registered for, and started training for, a 5k, you may be wondering what a good finishing time for a beginner would be. Obviously, a decent time for a runner’s first several 5ks will vary greatly based ...

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