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

5 Strategies to Push Past a Running Plateau

5 Strategies to Push Past a Running Plateau

No matter how much we love running or how consistently we train, it is inevitable that we will hit a running plateau at some point during training. Hitting a running plateau is a frustrating experience. Despite our best efforts during training, we find ourselves feeling a little stale on each run. It seems that no … Read More

How to Run a Fast 5k

How to Run a Fast 5k

As a long distance runner, attempting to race a 5k often feels foreign, uncomfortable, and downright hard. During a marathon or half marathon, many runners slow down and take things easy. However, during a 5k, many runners take the opportunity to really give it their all. As a shorter distance, it’s easy to assume that … Read More