Beginners

Should I Go Running After Lifting Weights?

As you begin to get into running (or maybe if you’ve been running for a while), you’ve probably started to think about how you might be able to incorporate more strength training into your running routine. Given the busyness of the modern world, ...

Does Weight Loss Make You Run Faster?

One of the touchiest subjects in any type of fitness is weight. While many of us exercise to maintain or even lose weight, the fitness community also strives to support positive body image, and to de-emphasize the need to lose weight to become ...

What Is A Fartlek Run? How Fartlek Workouts Help Your Running

Fartlek. It sounds like a word that a five-year-old boy would come up with. But you'll just have to trust me on this one: it's not made up. In fact, it is a powerful and revered training tool for runners. The word (it's Swedish, in case you want ...

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 ...

Train to Run a Mile in Just 4 Weeks

If you want to start running, but training for a 5k sounds too daunting, we have the plan for you! In four short weeks, you’ll be able to run a mile without having to stop at all to walk. This article will begin by explaining the training plan ...

How to Run Your First 5k Race

You’ve prepared for weeks, put in the miles and the effort, and the day has finally come: you’re going to run your first 5k race! But before you dash off too fast and end up gassed before you’re even halfway done with the race, check out this ...

What to Think About When Running – How to Make the Miles Fly By

I’ve been there. As a new runner, you wonder how in the world you’re going to be able to spend 30+ minutes running. What are you supposed to think about??? The good news is that with a little bit of practice, you can become a pro at making the ...

Interval Running for Beginners

If you’re new to running, you’re probably not very familiar with intervals. And if you are slowly easing into running using the run/walk method, you might be wondering how in the world you’re supposed to complete an interval. In this article, ...

Cross Training Shoes vs Running Shoes – Which Do I Need?

If you’re just getting into running (or perhaps working out in general), you might be wondering what type of shoes will be best for you. The options are endless! Should you get cross training shoes? Running shoes? Both? Not to worry. In this ...

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 ...

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