Training

VO2 Max Chart – What’s A Good Score For Runners?

If you’re an experienced runner looking for a way to improve your performance, have you considered working on your VO2 max? It’s an indicator of cardiovascular fitness and a tangible, measurable way to increase your fitness level. Advanced ...

Easy Run Pace – How To Run Slow On Recovery Runs

Rest and recovery are as important as running when you’re training for a race or even just trying to improve your fitness. While it can be frustrating to take a day off or to go for a recovery run instead of your usual run, actively taking part ...

Should I Run For Time Or Distance?

When you are training, it’s good to have a goal when you head out for a run. Most commonly, runners will go out for a specific time (like 60 minutes) or a specific distance (like 5 miles). Some runners find that running for time is more suitable ...

ElliptiGO – The Runner’s Bike

If an elliptical and a bicycle fell in love and had a baby, that would be the ElliptiGO. It’s a hybrid machine, but it’s a unique and fun alternative to cross-training. If you want to get outdoors in the fresh air and do something a little ...

Tempo Runs – Why They Should Be Part Of Your Training

If you’ve been running for a while, you’re probably familiar with high-intensity interval training. You’ve most likely also done your fair share of easy runs or recovery runs. But what about the whole range in between those two paces? Runs ...

Why Am I Coughing After A Run?

It’s a common occurrence among runners. You have a great run and arrive home feeling good, and then it starts—a cough that lasts for an hour or so after your run. This can lead to other symptoms like a sore throat, sore chest, or fatigue—depending ...

12 Tips For Running In Snow And Ice

Running in winter can be difficult, and not only because it’s hard to get out of bed on cold mornings! But even if your willpower is strong enough to get you out of your warm bed, there are some hazards in winter that you don’t find in summer. ...

What Is The Pose Method Of Running?

Proper running technique is essential for a variety of reasons. Not only does running with good form drastically reduce your chance of becoming injured, but it also has the potential to dramatically improve your performance. The Pose Method of ...

The RPE Scale – What Is Rate Of Perceived Exertion?

While any exercise is better than no exercise, if you want to see results you need to exercise with high intensity. There is a place for low to moderate-intensity exercise in training programs. But if you want to improve your performance, ...

How To Keep Running With Seasonal Allergies

When summer is around the corner, with it comes seasonal allergies. If you struggle with allergies, a runny or stuffy nose can affect your running performance. If allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is how your allergies show up, the movement of ...

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