Training

Best Way To Listen To Music While Running

We all know that music is very powerful. From invoking feelings of sleep for a baby’s lullaby to feeling like you’re back home on a dirt road with a country song, music moves us. And it’s especially powerful for running to get you pumped up and ...

How To Run Without Music

The running world is full of divisions. Those who run at night and those who don’t. Those who run long races and those who don’t. And the big one: those who run with music and those who don’t. Personally, I fit into the second category—I don’t ...

Are There Any Benefits Running in Heat?

As someone who lives in the South, I know just how sweltering the summer can be, and to be honest, my running has definitely taken a hit. Who wants to go outside when by 6am, it’s already 80 some degrees and the humidity has pushed it over 90? No ...

Threshold Pace: How to Find It and Use It In Your Training Runs

If you’re looking to up your running game, threshold running is the way to do it. This is especially true for distance runners because it helps you avoid overtraining while still getting in plenty of training. In this article, we’ll cover what ...

Beat the Heat with These Summer Running Tips

No matter where you live whether it’s in Florida or Alaska, summer is hot. And that might make your summer runs not very enjoyable!   In this article, we’ll talk about running in the summer and heat, why it’s hard, and tips to make summer ...

Is It Time to Hire an Online Running Coach?

  The first notion that might pop into your mind when you think about hiring an online running coach is that you aren’t “fast enough” to warrant a coach. Or maybe you think you aren't experienced enough. Or that it's too expensive. But ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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