9 Tips to Prepare for Your First Race

9 Tips to Prepare for Your First Race

So you did it – you just signed up for your first race. Congratulations! Training for and completing your first race is one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding processes. There is nothing like trying something new and finishing it on a high. But now that you’ve signed up, how do you prepare for … Read More

15 Essential Post-Run Stretches for Runners

15 Essential Post-Run Stretches for Runners

It can be challenging enough to carve out time to run each day, let alone finding 10 extra minutes at the end of your workout to cool down. While it may sound less than ideal, making the time to properly cool down and complete a few post-run stretches will likely pay off in the long … Read More

10 Delicious Pre and Post Run Snack Ideas

10 Delicious Pre and Post Run Snack Ideas

While the act of running itself is relatively simple, you’ll likely discover that the actual lifestyle of a runner is quite complex. Our performance on the run is affected my so many things besides running: sleep, hydration, core strength, VO2 capacity, cadence, and most importantly – pre and post run fuel. Related: Fueling Tips for … Read More

Overtraining in Runners: Symptoms, Signs and How to Avoid It

Overtraining in Runners: Symptoms, Signs and How to Avoid It

Runners are known to be a little obsessed with their sport – but for good reason. What’s not to love about an activity that brings endorphins, stress relief, fresh air, and makes you feel good about yourself? With all of the confidence and health boosting support, it’s easy to become a little obsessed with running. … 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

7 Must Do Dynamic Warm Up Exercises for Runners

7 Must Do Dynamic Warm Up Exercises for Runners

With a million tasks on your to do list, a schedule full of social obligations and meetings, not to mention work, it’s so tempting to just run and be done. Maintaining a running routine feels like enough of an accomplishment on its own that we often forget about the extra little things that we need … Read More