As a runner and with most things in life when I do something I go all in and have a routine that I don’t like to change. I think that most runners feel the same way and that taking an unscheduled rest day can feel like a punishment. I didn’t […]
Have you ever struggled during a run and thought to yourself (or maybe even said out loud), “I wish this was easier!”? Well, you can run more comfortably and efficiently by doing some simple strengthening moves a few times a week. These exercises will make you stronger and improve your […]
These 4 treadmill workouts for runners will provide you with a wide variety of fun and challenging workouts, so you don’t have to dread the treadmill when nature forces you to stay inside this winter.
Everyone, especially runners, can benefit from hip conditioning, even if you don’t currently have any hip concerns. Stretching and strengthening the muscles in this area helps build stability and flexibility so you can move with ease and avoid injury. Weak hip muscles are common and made worse by the sitting […]
Running is great for your overall fitness. Most beginning runners shed pounds in their first few weeks before hitting a plateau, unless they make additional lifestyle changes.
Running can make you happier, healthier, and more productive, even if you stop way short of running a marathon. Try these tips for building up your stamina safely and effectively. Benefits of Running Boost your energy. If you feel too tired to exercise, remember this. Physical activity will reduce fatigue, […]
People who already participate in other forms of exercise often ask “What can running do for me? Running is one of the most natural and pure systems for developing balance in your body. There are also a host of other benefits that running can bring to your body and mind, […]
Logically, it would make sense that pushing your easy run pace as close to race pace as possible would help you get fitter quicker and ultimately run faster. You might think that the harder you work the better you get, right? Yet, most good coaches will tell you to run slow on your easy days and your easy running cadence should be the same as your other runs.
Base training (also called the introductory or foundational training period) is the first phase of a training cycle. It’s what prepares runners for the more intense, race-specific workouts that come later.
When considering hiring a running coach, there are a few thing you should expect of that coach, and a few things your coach will expect from you. To help you on your running journey, I am outlining six things you should expect from your coach.
Runners come in all levels and abilities. You may be just starting and want to know how to be able to run your first 5K or be an experienced athlete who wants to set a new personal best in a marathon. Will a personal running coach make you successful? Yes, […]
The most important requirement of training to optimize your performance is: Training = Stress + Rest This formula is simple for both the runner and coach, but hardest to accept by most runners. Athletes do not like to accept that their improvements come during the body’s recovery, not during the […]