Training

The Best Cool Down Routine After A Run

Runners - and all athletes, for that matter - should know that a cool down routine is important. Raise your hand if you know this fact but still fail to practice it. Join the crowd. I’ve been a culprit too. But if you want to avoid injuries and just ...

The Pros And Cons Of Running On Grass

The great thing about running is that you can do it on a lot of different surfaces—though some are better than others. Concrete and asphalt are very popular, but are pretty bad for your joints. Grass, on the other hand, is wonderful to run on. But ...

Running When Tired – Should You Run or Should You Rest?

We’ve all been there—feeling super exhausted and not wanting to do anything else. Especially not run. But if you have a run scheduled for a day when you feel tired, what should you do? Should you run anyway and risk overtiring yourself? Some ...

5 Track Workouts For Long-Distance Runners

Track workouts are a regular thing for runners who favor short distances. But if you’re a long-distance runner, you probably are less familiar with the track. This article will help you change that. In addition to including five specific track ...

What Is A Pyramid Workout?

Speed workouts are a central part of any training plan. They teach you how to push yourself hard, and they give great benefits to your strength and fitness. But simply doing 400m or 800m repeats on the track can get awful boring awful quick. To mix ...

How To Build Up Your Running Base

If you have started running—particularly if you’re training for a race—you may have heard the phrase “running base” or “building up my base.” But if you’re new to running, you may not know what it means. That’s what this article is for. We’ll ...

5 Elliptical Workouts for Runners

As runners, we know that cross-training is important. But it can be easy to get into a rut of the cross-training you’re comfortable doing. It's important to get out of that rut, for boredom's sake as well as for fitness. After all, the whole point ...

Half Marathon Tapering – How To Prepare For Your Fastest Half

Let's say you're in the position today that I was in a couple of years ago. Just a few weeks before my first half marathon. Even if you’ve gotten advice from running friends and have run other shorter distances before, it’s a bit intimidating, ...

7 Tips For Running Against The Wind

Most of the time, running outside is great. You get to see wildlife and great scenery, and as long as you’re wearing the proper gear, the temperature typically doesn’t matter unless it’s super cold or hot and humid. However, there is one ...

How Do You Measure Exercise Intensity?

One of the key metrics in tracking your workouts is intensity. And yet, as runners, we don't often hear "intensity" talked about. We talk about time and distance, and we talk about pace, intervals, and hills. From reading about training plans, we ...

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