How To Deal With Side Pain When Running

Side Pain When Running

The air is crisp and cold, the skies are clear, and you’ve just started your morning run. You only have 20 minutes to squeeze in a training session, so you decide to skip the warm up.  You’ve been running for a few minutes at your training pace, when suddenly, a sharp pain in your side … Read more

Should Runners Lift Weights? Here’s Why It’s A Good Idea:

Why Serious Runners Should Lift Weights

This question is as controversial as its counterpart: should weightlifters run? The answer to both is the same: it depends on what your goals are. Although there are general benefits to strength training, you probably don’t need to lift weights as a runner if: You are a casual runner just looking to stay active You aren’t trying … Read more

Best Running Shoes For Overpronation – Men and Women

Best Shoes for Overpronation

If you’re a runner who suffers from overpronation, continuing to run in the wrong type of footwear can eventually lead to an injury. In short, you will need a running shoe with plenty of support below your arches and other specialized features that will help prevent your ankles from rolling inwards.What Is Overpronation? ​During weight transfer from heel … Read more

3 Simple Core Exercises Every Runner Should Be Doing

3 Simple Core Exercises Every Runner Should Be Doing

Most runners neglect core strength. I don’t think this is on purpose, but instead, because the benefits just aren’t as obvious. It’s easy to understand why you should train your leg strength, your foot speed, or your endurance, but why should you train your core? This short video from Active clarifies what your core actually consists of, explains … Read more

How To Boost Your Endurance: 3 Proven Tips For New Runners

How To Boost Your Endurance

For new runners, the thought of running a marathon can seem as daunting as climbing Mount Everest. ​This is completely normal! ​Ask any marathoner about how they felt when they first started running and they will tell you the same thing. ​The good news is that endurance is something that you can train for and improve methodically. ​Whether your … Read more

3 Simple Tips On Form That Every Runner Should Know

3 Simple Tips On Running Form

Most beginner runners that I speak to are dumbfounded when I tell them that there is such a thing as proper running technique.  I was the same way.  I mean, it’s just like walking but faster, right? You don’t have to think about walking, so why do you have to think about running?  Boy was … Read more