10 Things to Do the Day Before a Marathon or Half Marathon

10 Things to Do the Day Before a Marathon or Half Marathon

Signing up for a marathon or half marathon is a scary act. Committing to running a distance that may feel nearly impossible from the start involves a lot of dedication and perseverance. And even with the best of training, the day before your marathon or half marathon often involves nerves, anxiety and plenty of unknowns. … Read More

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

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

Running During the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Running During the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

It’s hard to believe that this pregnancy is already more than two thirds of the way complete. After what felt like a very slow first trimester, the second trimester really flew by. Running in the second trimester was so different than the first, and I am still learning more and more each day. Staying healthy … Read More

How to Build a Solid Running Base

How to Build a Solid Running Base

Regardless of how consistent our efforts may be, it’s natural to experience different levels of training throughout the year. We may spend months in peak condition – conquering speed workouts, long runs and interval training – while other months are spent maintaining and building a running base. Whether you’re starting to run for the very … Read More

How to Use the Run Walk Training Method

How to Use the Run Walk Training Method

Perhaps one of the most humbling parts of running is the fact that our physical fitness is constantly changing. While we usually see our fitness increase as training progress, we often forget about those unexpected challenges that life throws our way. It’s not uncommon to find yourself starting a running program from scratch. Whether it’s … Read More