How to Taper for a Half Marathon

How to Taper for a Half Marathon

After months of building mileage and intensity during half marathon training, the thought of reducing mileage and tapering before race day might feel a little unsettling. However, taper is a crucial element of any half marathon training plan. Do you need to taper for a half marathon? Running a half marathon might be a bucket … Read More

Hip Mobility and Strengthening Exercises for Runners

Hip Mobility and Strengthening Exercises for Runners

When we first start running, it usually seems pretty straightforward. Buy a pair of running shoes, lace up, and head out to log some miles. However, after some consistent runs, we start to hear about all of the “extras” we should be doing. Cross training, strength training, yoga, stretching – and now hip mobility exercises … Read More

13 Ways to Ease Muscle Soreness After Running

13 Ways to Ease Muscle Soreness After Running

Most new runners anticipate some muscle soreness after running for the first time. It seems natural that our legs might ache after a run when we are not used to this type of physical activity. However, we often fail to realize that this muscle soreness will continue to return even after your body adjusts to … Read More

A Guide to Recovery Runs: What They Are and Why You Need Them

A Guide to Recovery Runs: What They Are and Why You Need Them

Recovery is an essential element of any activity, especially one as physically demanding as running. And while most of us include regular rest days in our training, many runners fail to incorporate another valuable aspect of training: recovery runs. What is a recovery run? A recovery run is essentially just what it sounds like – … Read More

The Perfect Post-Run Routine: Stretching, Strength & Recovery

The Perfect Post-Run Routine: Stretching, Strength & Recovery

It’s easy to fall into the trap of skipping out on your post-run routine. After finishing up your miles, who wants to spend even more time stretching or completing strength exercises? When we’re rushed, it feels almost like a waste of time to come home and hunker down on your living room floor. Having an … Read More

Postpartum Running: How to Return to Running After Pregnancy

Postpartum Running: How to Return to Running After Pregnancy

As runners and as women, we certainly know what it feels like to push our bodies to the limits. We are no strangers to the idea of enduring pain in order to better ourselves or reach a desired outcome. However, after becoming a new mom, postpartum running often feels like an unsettling change of pace. … Read More