10 Things to Do the Day Before a Marathon or Half Marathon

10 Things to Do the Day Before a Marathon or Half Marathon

Signing up for a marathon or half marathon is a scary act. Committing to running a distance that may feel nearly impossible from the start involves a lot of dedication and perseverance. And even with the best of training, the day before your marathon or half marathon often involves nerves, anxiety and plenty of unknowns. … Read More

6 Secrets to Running Faster: How to Increase Running Speed

6 Secrets to Running Faster: How to Increase Running Speed

Once you’ve been running for a while, it’s easy to settle in and think that you’ve hit your peak. You’ve found a pace that feels comfortable and assume that this is as fast as you will ever run. The thought of trying to increase your running speed feels a bit pointless. It feels as if … Read More

6 Ways to Recover After a Missed Race Goal

6 Ways to Recover After a Missed Race Goal

One of the most discouraging feelings is working hard towards a specific goal, but failing to see hard work pay off. Unfortunately, as runners, it’s common to dedicate an entire training plan to a specific race goal and still have things not go our way on race day. After months of training, you end up … Read More

4 Tempo Run Workouts to Enhance Your Training

4 Tempo Run Workouts to Enhance Your Training

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when looking for different running workouts. What starts out as a quest to simply discover how to get faster can quickly turn into a numbers game – finding workouts that require you to calculate various percentages, heart rates, paces and oddly structured intervals. Which is why a tempo run workout … Read More

How to Build a Solid Running Base

How to Build a Solid Running Base

Regardless of how consistent our efforts may be, it’s natural to experience different levels of training throughout the year. We may spend months in peak condition – conquering speed workouts, long runs and interval training – while other months are spent maintaining and building a running base. Whether you’re starting to run for the very … Read More

5 Signs of a Running Injury: Is It Running Pain or Discomfort?

5 Signs of a Running Injury: Is It Running Pain or Discomfort?

If you’ve never run before, the sport itself might look a bit painful. After all, it’s hard to imagine that the repetitive pounding of running can feel very good. And while this pounding may not be as damaging as one might expect, it’s important for runners to be aware of the difference between running pain … Read More