7 Ways to Make the Most of Rest and Recovery Days

7 Ways to Make the Most of Rest and Recovery Days

With so much emphasis placed on improvement, progress and never giving up, it can often be hard to settle down when it’s time for a rest day. We know that just about any training plan involves some off days, but when we try to recover, we often feel as if we are just being lazy … Read More

5 Tips to Return to Running After a Long Break

5 Tips to Return to Running After a Long Break

As runners, we understand that we’re not guaranteed a PR at every race, and that there will always be times when we just don’t feel like running. These ups and downs are to be expected with any long-term relationship, including ours with running. But what we don’t expect are those unplanned, forced breaks from running. … Read More

How to Treat and Prevent Sciatica for Runners

How to Treat and Prevent Sciatica for Runners

At times, it can feel nearly impossible to remain pain and injury free when running. Finding yourself plagued with one injury after another is not only frustrating, but can leave even the best runners questioning their purpose and enjoyment of the sport. Most runners accept the fact that they are likely to experience pain or … Read More

20 Ways to Become a Morning Runner

20 Ways to Become a Morning Runner

There’s hardly anything more satisfying than fitting in a morning run, shower, and healthy breakfast before your day even begins. Knowing that you are squeezing in your daily miles while the rest of the world is still asleep creates a well-deserved sense of pride. Not to mention the feeling of immense peace and tranquility that … Read More

Running During Pregnancy: First Trimester Lessons

Running During Pregnancy: First Trimester Lessons

If you’ve been following along with my running updates at all this year, you may have noticed that they suddenly seemed to have stopped a few months ago. What started out as marathon training in January transitioned to training for a 25k, and then suddenly stopped a few weeks before “race day”. Well, things have … Read More

6 Essential Marathon Speed Workouts

6 Essential Marathon Speed Workouts

Marathon training is usually associated with long runs and high mileage – and for good reason. Training to complete this challenging distance requires a really solid running base with plenty of training runs and fueling practice. But with so much emphasis placed on mileage, it’s easy to overlook another important element of marathon training: speed … Read More