The Best Virtual Running Challenges of 2020

The Best Virtual Running Challenges of 2020

Most runners began 2020 as usual: signing up for fall races and setting big running goals for the year. Little did we know that running events would change drastically as the year progressed. Suddenly, our goal races have all become virtual running challenges. What is a virtual challenge? With many in-person events being cancelled for … Read More

How Long Should Your Longest Marathon Training Run Be?

How Long Should Your Longest Marathon Training Run Be?

Many runners find themselves feeling a little overwhelmed as they begin marathon training. It’s hard to imagine completing 26.2 miles when your training never takes you to that distance – especially during your long runs. The longest run before a marathon is usually quite a few miles shorter than the actual race distance itself. How … Read More

Can You Run a Marathon Without Training?

Can You Run a Marathon Without Training?

As a distance runner, I have learned time and time again that consistency is key. The best way to set yourself up for success during a half or full marathon is to follow a training plan and complete your long runs. However, even though we all sign up for races with the best of intentions … Read More

How to Use Yasso 800s in Running Speed Workouts

How to Use Yasso 800s in Running Speed Workouts

Browsing through the speed workouts on a marathon or half marathon training plan often feels like you’re reading a different language. With terms like Fartlek, VO2 max, high intensity, 5k pace, and tempo, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Are there any uncomplicated marathon training speed workouts? Yasso 800s are a simple, effective speed workout. Although … Read More

Ice Bath Recovery Basics for Runners

Ice Bath Recovery Basics for Runners

Whether you’ve just finished a marathon, long run or hard workout, most runners know that recovery is key to staying strong and injury free. But with so many recovery options available, it can be hard to decide which one is best. We often experiment with stretching, foam rolling and even yoga – but many runners … Read More

Running Hydration: How Much to Drink and 6 Tips to Stay Hydrated

Running Hydration: How Much to Drink and 6 Tips to Stay Hydrated

Many runners find themselves overwhelmed when exploring running hydration for the first time. We know the importance of staying hydrated, and the further we run, the more we become aware of our need to drink water while running. However, with so may tips, tricks and different opinions, it can be hard to know what is … Read More