6 Ways to Recover After a Missed Race Goal

6 Ways to Recover After a Missed Race Goal

One of the most discouraging feelings is working hard towards a specific goal, but failing to see hard work pay off. Unfortunately, as runners, it’s common to dedicate an entire training plan to a specific race goal and still have things not go our way on race day. After months of training, you end up … Read More

5 Signs of a Running Injury: Is It Running Pain or Discomfort?

5 Signs of a Running Injury: Is It Running Pain or Discomfort?

If you’ve never run before, the sport itself might look a bit painful. After all, it’s hard to imagine that the repetitive pounding of running can feel very good. And while this pounding may not be as damaging as one might expect, it’s important for runners to be aware of the difference between running pain … Read More

8 Signs It’s Time to Take a Break from Running

8 Signs It’s Time to Take a Break from Running

At one point or another, many runners find themselves wondering if they should take a break from running. Whether they’re suffering from burnout, overtraining, low motivation, chronic injuries or just general fatigue, the idea of taking some time off eventually begins to sound appealing. As much as we hate to admit it, taking regular breaks … Read More

7 Ways to Make the Most of Rest and Recovery Days

7 Ways to Make the Most of Rest and Recovery Days

With so much emphasis placed on improvement, progress and never giving up, it can often be hard to settle down when it’s time for a rest day. We know that just about any training plan involves some off days, but when we try to recover, we often feel as if we are just being lazy … Read More

5 Tips to Return to Running After a Long Break

5 Tips to Return to Running After a Long Break

As runners, we understand that we’re not guaranteed a PR at every race, and that there will always be times when we just don’t feel like running. These ups and downs are to be expected with any long-term relationship, including ours with running. But what we don’t expect are those unplanned, forced breaks from running. … Read More

How to Treat and Prevent Sciatica for Runners

How to Treat and Prevent Sciatica for Runners

At times, it can feel nearly impossible to remain pain and injury free when running. Finding yourself plagued with one injury after another is not only frustrating, but can leave even the best runners questioning their purpose and enjoyment of the sport. Most runners accept the fact that they are likely to experience pain or … Read More