How to Become a Better Runner Without Running

How to Become a Better Runner Without Running

It doesn’t take long to realize that being a lifelong runner involves so much more than actually running. How we feel and perform during a run is a result of what we do before, during and after the run. Many runners set out to become better runners and only focus on what they are doing … Read More

5 Guidelines to Return to Running After a Race

5 Guidelines to Return to Running After a Race

We hear so much about preparation for races, training plans, and race day goals that sometimes we forget that the days after a race need a plan too. Running can be a lifetime sport, but in order to make it one, we can’t forget about those crucial days after a race. Learning when to return … Read More

Essential Strength Training Exercises for Runners

Essential Strength Training Exercises for Runners

Contrary to what many people think, being a runner involves so much more than actually running. While the majority of our time is spent logging miles, some of the most important elements of the sport take place after the run is complete. Staying healthy while running involves rest, recovery, fuel, nutrition, cross training – and … Read More

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Runners Make – and How to Fix Them

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Runners Make – and How to Fix Them

It seems that most runners are pretty routine oriented. We find a time to complete our runs, stick to a schedule, and get out there for the same activity every day. While more often than not this is an admirable quality, it can occasionally work against us. Many runners get so set in their routine … Read More

10 Game Changing Tips for Long Distance Running

10 Game Changing Tips for Long Distance Running

When people ask me what I love about running, one of my first answers is always the long run. I, along with most long distance runners, have a continuing love-hate relationship with the long run. Running long distances pushes my body outside of its comfort zone, to points of exhaustion, pain, and mental instability. But … Read More

10 Tips to Successfully Conquer Running on Vacation

10 Tips to Successfully Conquer Running on Vacation

As marathon training gets underway, I am finding myself already trying to rearrange runs on my training plan to fit them in around our travels. Fall races are my absolute favorite, but this usually means maintaining training during some of the busiest months of the year. While summer running can be very satisfying, it definitely … Read More