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

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 Measure VO2 Max and Improve Your Running

How to Measure VO2 Max and Improve Your Running

Once we’ve been running for a while and started to settle into a groove, it’s tempting to try to improve. Most runners find themselves in constant competition with themselves, hoping for a PR at their next race, attempting to complete an interval in less time, or increasing distance to new lengths. What starts out as … 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

5 Tips for Running Negative Splits at Your Next Race

5 Tips for Running Negative Splits at Your Next Race

If you’re anything like myself, running initially sounded appealing because of its simplicity. Hardly anything sounds easier than finding a pair of running shoes and simply stepping out your front door for a workout. However, once I began running more regularly, I quickly realized how complicated running could be. Once I’d established my running groove, … Read More

What Speed Means to Me: For all the “Slow Runners”

What Speed Means to Me: For all the “Slow Runners”

Since I started running 7 years ago, I have placed in only one race. That race was a small, local 10k put on to raise money for the community. During this race, I pushed myself to paces that felt ridiculously uncomfortable. Upon finishing, I surprised myself with a personal best and 1st place finish in … Read More