Fartlek Training: Speed Workout Ideas for Runners

Fartlek Training: Speed Workout Ideas for Runners

The term fartlek is definitely a strange one. It sounds more like a noise you’d make when you sneeze than a  running workout. But despite its silly name, fartlek training is a type of running that many runners have found helpful when increasing their speed. Despite the benefits, though, some runners neglect to incorporate these … Read More

10 Epic 30 Day Running Challenge Ideas

10 Epic 30 Day Running Challenge Ideas

As fall races start to wrap up and the weather begins to change, runners all over a finding themselves near the end of their training plans. While crossing off that last workout is incredibly satisfying, the weeks that follow a race often leave runners feeling a bit lost. Having no plan to follow can make … Read More

Hill Training: Why, How and 3 Hill Workouts for Runners

Hill Training: Why, How and 3 Hill Workouts for Runners

When most runners think of speed workouts, they think of intervals, tempo runs and track workouts. But what’s missing from this list is potentially one of our greatest resources for increasing speed: hill workouts. Hill training is one of the most beneficial workouts for runners of all ability levels. Whether you are trying to increase … Read More

Boredom Busting Treadmill Workouts for Runners

Boredom Busting Treadmill Workouts for Runners

I have never been a fan of the treadmill. Running in the same place, on the same surface, while staring at the same view for any amount of time presents mental challenges that feel nearly insurmountable. I used to avoid the treadmill at all costs – considering it to be true to it’s nickname, the … Read More

The Best Exercises to Find and Fix Muscle Imbalances

The Best Exercises to Find and Fix Muscle Imbalances

As a runner, you’ve no doubt experienced some random, nagging pains when you least expected them. Sometimes it’s a hot spot in your calf, foot, hip or even your shoulder. More often than not, we brush these pains off as a frustration that will go away in due time. But what if these pains are … Read More

1 Minute Running Interval Workout

1 Minute Running Interval Workout

As an average, middle of the pack runner, I thoroughly enjoy my time spent logging miles each week. I head out in the midst of a training plan for a long run, or in the depths of winter just trying to maintain fitness. Sometimes I need to increase my mileage, while others are spent riding … Read More