Training

Yoga And Running: Why Runners Should Try It

Yoga is an ancient practice that many people associate more with spirituality than with sports. But yoga and running go well together! While it certainly can be used for spiritual purposes, it can also be an excellent way of stretching and breath ...

Stair Stepper vs Elliptical – Which Is A More Effective Workout?

Cross-training is an important part of fitness for runners. Incorporating another form of training can be a huge help to improve your performance. Stair stepper vs elliptical is a common question when it comes to pondering how to cross-train when ...

How To Carry Your Keys And Phone On A Run

When it comes to running gear and apparel, many runners prefer light running shoes and fitted clothing. That's great for a comfortable run, but less great if you need to carry things with you. If you need to carry your keys and phone on a run, it ...

Carbo Loading – Does It Improve Performance?

Have you ever heard of Arthur Lydiard? If you’ve been running for many years, chances are you know who he is. But if not, he’s one of the best-known and admired running coaches the world has ever seen! He had some unusual training methods, such ...

10 New Year’s Resolutions For Runners

The New Year always feels like it’s filled with potential. Although we can start new things at any time of year, somehow New Year always feels like the right time to dedicate our time to something worthwhile. Fitness goals are perennial favorites ...

How Long Does It Take To Get Out Of Running Shape?

Exercising and sticking to your running schedule is important. But sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to take a break. Whether it's planned or unplanned (i.e. injury) detraining is a part of the running life. Regular rest days ...

Should You Go Running With Glasses Or Without?

You lace up your running shoes and expect to have a focused run where you can relax and find your stride. If you’re a runner who doesn’t have 20/20 vision, you also have to decide whether to run with your glasses or not. Not wearing your glasses ...

Running Economy – What It Is And How To Boost Yours

Among the many ways to improve your running performance, "running economy" seems like an especially abstract, difficult-to-train idea. But it is actually a critical metric. Running economy is especially important to more advanced runners, and ...

How To Use The Incline On Your Treadmill For the Best Workouts

If you’re a runner, you may understand the value of having a treadmill. In fact, you may even have one already! They’re super for getting your run in on rainy or snowy days. It’s even useful for those nights when you struggle to sleep and need ...

How To Train For Your First 50 Mile Race (with Training Plan)

"Why do you run?" Ask this to a runner and you'll get a world of different answers. Some people run to achieve specific goals. Others run to stay healthy. Some runners have a bucket list of marathons that they want to complete. So what do you do ...

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