Training

Why Does Ground Contact Time Matter? Why Does Ground Contact Time Matter?
Watch the world's fastest runners and it will look like their feet barely touch the ground.  It makes sense, does...
Hot Tub for Recovery Hot Tub After Workout: How Runners Can Use A Hot Tub For Muscle Recovery
Contrary to popular belief, hot tubs are a fantastic post-workout recovery tool.  I know what you're thinking tho...
Running On The Beach: Our Easy Guide To Beach Running Running On The Beach: Our Easy Guide To Beach Running
Everyone loves the beach! The combination of miles and miles of pristine sand, calm waves lapping the shore, and a coo...
Running In The Rain | Safety, Gear, Benefits & Preparation Running In The Rain | Safety, Gear, Benefits & Preparation
Running in the rain is often an exciting activity, especially for runners who are used to extreme cold or hot weather run...
Where Should You Focus Your Attention When Running? Where Should You Focus Your Attention When Running?
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Yesterday a friend asked me what I think about when I am running. So last week, I wrote a personal blog post about all th...
slow running What Is A Slow Run? Benefits, Adding It To Your Training & How To Slow Down
I will be honest, I was skeptical. When I read that most runners do their long, slow-distance runs way too fast, I was no...
Should You Run The Day Before a Race? Should You Run The Day Before A Race?
You've done everything right to lead up to your big moment: race day. As they say, the hay is in the barn. Some athletes,...
Why Every Runner Should Do Uphills on a Treadmill Why Every Runner Should Do Uphills on a Treadmill
I am a flatlander. Living in Northeastern Wisconsin, there are almost zero hills where I live. On the one hand, this make...
C25K plan Dropped out of Couch 2 5K? Try These 3 Beginner Plans Instead
If you’ve ever been a beginner runner in the last 20 years, or come back to running after a long time off, there’s a good...
Shakeout Run Before a Race: Yes or No? Shakeout Run Before a Race: Yes or No?
As an avid runner, I have heard the term "shakeout run" used in two very distinct ways. If you are traveling to a race, w...
Should You Be Doing Double Runs? Should You Be Doing Double Runs?
The "easy double" is a phrase that avid runners toss around. If you are new to running, perhaps easy double runs dredges ...
smiling running performance Research Confirms: Smiling Improves Running Performance
During my years as a high school track coach, I was constantly trying to get the athletes to relax while they ran. Too of...
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