Best Running Chest Light – Comparisons & Reviews

Best Running Chest Lights

  Wearing lights on your wrists and feet aren’t always the perfect solution when running at night. They can slip and slide and aggravate you so much that you’ll be watching the clock instead of where you’re going. Sometimes a better bet is a light you can put on your chest. To find the best … Read more

How to Run a Half-marathon in Under 2 Hours

Half Marathon Training Guide

I’ve seen it asked many times before, “What’s a good half-marathon time for your first marathon?” While this answer will vary a great deal depending on your previous running experience and overall fitness level; running a half marathon under 2 hours is a common goal. And in fact, I think its a great goal for … Read more

The Best Haunted Races For Runners – The Top Scary Runs In The USA

Best Haunted Races

Want to share this image on your site? Just copy and paste the embed code below: <img src=”https://www.runnersgoal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/117349_HauntedRuns_083117_2_083017-687×1024.jpg” width=”540″ alt=”Best Haunted Races of 2017″> <a href=”https://www.runnersgoal.com/best-haunted-runs/”> </a><p><strong>Best Haunted Races of 2017</strong>, courtesy of <a href=”https://www.runnersgoal.com/best-haunted-runs/”>Runner’s Goal</a></p> As we talked about in our big list of the 50 best themed races across the country, Halloween is … Read more

Best Running Shoes For High Arches – Men and Women

Best Running Shoes for High Arches

If you’re a runner with high arches, you are well aware of the struggles with finding the right shoe for your foot.  In short, having a running shoe with plenty of padding is essential, since high arches tend to result in less shock absorption happening in the foot.  ​Identify Your Foot TypeOne of the most important, … Read more

How To Fuel For a Half Marathon + 4 More Training Tips

Eat Nutrient Dense Food To Fuel For Half Marathon

If you’ve committed to running those 13.1 miles that are a half marathon, then you’ve probably got quite a few questions – especially if you’re a beginner.  One of the common questions is “how to fuel for a half marathon.”  In other words, what kind of things should I be putting in my body on race … Read more

2014 Rainier to Ruston Race Recap

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to run the Rainier to Ruston relay race as part of a team of six.  Being a part of any race is always a lot of fun and brings great experiences; however, being a part of a team brings a whole other level of camaraderie and experience … Read more

Spencer’s Running Goals for 2014

Each year I sit down and try to write out what my goals will be for running.  As you can see, its now May, and I’m barely getting these goals posted. Today, I’d like to cover some of these reasons (good or bad) why it has taken me so long.  And then of course, I’ll … Read more

Is a 50K Trail Race Harder than a Road Marathon?

A lot of people have started making the transition from traditional marathon running to ultra marathons, soul crushing endurance runs. The most common of this is going to be a 50k trail race, which is only another five miles or so. Anyone who has run a marathon can tell you that another five miles seems … Read more

Spencer’s 2013 Running Goals in Review

The year of 2013 has ended, and I’m excited to finally start setting my goals for 2014 and seeing what my old body can do!  But before I jump into looking forward, its important to take a quick peek in the rearview mirror and see how my 2013 goals ended up. In a nutshell, I … Read more

How Should I Recover From Running A Marathon?

A marathon is an incredible experience that people train for months to prepare for. After 6 months of work, the day is finally here and you are reaching the finish line. Once you make it across, and I’m sure you will, you’ll have a whole new challenge on your hands. Recovering after the race is … Read more

How Many Miles Should I Run The Week of A Marathon?

Many people gain the ability to run many, many miles each week in preparation for a marathon. 100 miles or more a week is common in elite runners (but not us mere mortals), but working up to that amount, tapering down the week before, and repairing your body the week after are much different ideas … Read more

How to Set Realistic Running Goals

Running is something that improves your health over time. The key word there being “time.” Many people jump into something like running or weightlifting and expect dramatic changes instantly. While it is true that many parts of your body will change rapidly throughout the fitness journey, it is also important to come to terms with … Read more

How to Deal With Shin Splints

Of all of the injuries that runners face, shin splints are perhaps the most common and the most mysterious. Very few runners that have been running for any frame of time haven’t experienced these at some point and, while the cause can vary, the pain is no fun for anyone. The fact remains, however, that … Read more