Training

Top Running Recovery Tips

While running is the thing that we all enjoy, you can’t skimp on the other side of the coin—recovery. Taking the proper time and steps to recover will ensure that you will be able to run hard without being impeded by injuries. In this article, ...

Hill Training for Runners

It is 100% normal for runners, new and experienced alike, to start feeling a little green when “hill training” comes up. If you see this on your training schedule and it makes you somewhat nervous, you’re not alone. I’ve been there. But you ...

Cardio Alternatives To Running: 14 Different Ways to Cross-Train

What makes someone a runner? You like to run. It's that simple. If you have a choice of what kind of physical exercise you’d like to do, you’ll pick running every time. Sometimes, though, due to injuries, wanting to mix it up, or trying to get a ...

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. I fit into the second category—I don’t listen to music ...

Are There Any Benefits Running in Heat?

As someone who lives in the South, I know just how sweltering the summer can be. To be honest, my running has definitely taken a hit on account of the heat. Who wants to go outside when by 6am, it’s already 80-some degrees? Add humidity and it's ...

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

A key piece of running advice, especially for the beginning runner, is, counter-intuitively, to not run so hard. In order to build endurance and be able to run for long periods of time, we are taught to back off the pace. Ideally, you should be able ...

Beat the Heat with These Summer Running Tips

No matter where you live, whether it’s Florida or Alaska, summer can be hot. And there is nothing that makes most runners fear a workout more than a steadily climbing thermometer. But just like we can't take the winter off once the temps get too ...

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. The reality ...

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 ...

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