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

25k Training Recap: Week 13

25k Training Recap: Week 13

May certainly kicked off with the spring weather I’d been hoping for, and really gave me a taste of what I’m in for with the upcoming summer running season. It’s amazing how our bodies adapt to different environments without us even noticing. This 70 degree week made me feel like I was melting in the … Read More

What Speed Means to Me

What Speed Means to Me

Since I started running 7 years ago, I have placed in only one race. That race was a small, local 10k put on to raise money for the community. During this race, I pushed myself to paces that felt ridiculously uncomfortable. Upon finishing, I surprised myself with a personal best and 1st place finish in … Read More

Increase Your Speed: The Best 30 Minute Interval Run

Increase Your Speed: The Best 30 Minute Interval Run

I am not a fast runner by any means. My race times consistently place me right in the middle of the pack. My pace per mile is pretty average, never earning me a first place finish but always ensuring that I don’t finish last. Even so, I enjoy challenging myself and setting new goals each … Read More