How to Run a Fast 5k

How to Run a Fast 5k

As a long distance runner, attempting to race a 5k often feels foreign, uncomfortable, and downright hard. During a marathon or half marathon, many runners slow down and take things easy. However, during a 5k, many runners take the opportunity to really give it their all. As a shorter distance, it’s easy to assume that … Read More

35 Minute Treadmill Hill Workout

35 Minute Treadmill Hill Workout

After years of hating the treadmill, trudging through inclement weather to avoid the dreadful machine at all costs – I got one. Granted, my husband and I didn’t go out of our way to purchase or find a treadmill. Instead, we ended up with a new to us treadmill that has seen its fair share … Read More

2 Running Ladder Workouts to Increase Your Speed

2 Running Ladder Workouts to Increase Your Speed

When you begin trying to increase your speed, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Downloading a training plan or reading about different workouts to try is like hearing someone speak a different language. 400 meter sprint? Threshold pace? VO2 max? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to find running workouts that will fit into your … Read More

7 Training Strategies to Achieve Your Next Race Goal

7 Training Strategies to Achieve Your Next Race Goal

Completing my 6th marathon this past weekend taught me so many things that I’d failed to learn already. This marathon brought many new fears and uncertainties as I trained to hit my first ever time goal in the marathon. Sure, I’d trained for PRs before – but never for a full marathon. I’d learned time … Read More

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

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