Running 3 Miles a Day – How to Make This Goal a Reality

Running 3 Miles Each day

If you’re new to the sport, running 3 miles a day may seem impossible, especially if you’ve been breathing and moving like Mr. Burns from The Simpsons after completing the first half mile of your runs. Why on earth would you want to put yourself through the torture of trying to complete three miles every … Read more

How To Run a Faster 10K Race – 9 Tips to Beat Your Personal Record

How to run a faster 10K

You’re tired of landing in the same finishing spot in every 10k you participate in — not first, but not worst. If you want one of the coveted performance medals at your next race, you’ll need some great tips on how to run a faster 10k. Quick Navigation 1. Speed Up Your Long Run2. Up … Read more

Can You Run a Marathon While Pregnant? Tips For Playing it Safe

can you run a marathon pregnant

You have two big dates coming up — the due date for your baby and a marathon you signed up for before you even knew you were pregnant. Can you run a marathon pregnant? Should you should scrap your plans to run a marathon, or lace up your sneakers anyway and kick some major butt with … Read more

How to Find the Absolute Best Shoes for Marathon Training

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You’ve made the decision to run a marathon and you want to make sure you’re totally prepared. You’ve picked out your race, you’ve selected your training plan, and you’ve got your eye on that technical shirt that you’re proudly going to wear when the race is over. There’s a lot to do to get ready for … Read more

8 Running Movies On Netflix That You Have To See

Nothing will make you want to get up off the couch and kick it into high gear like a good running flick. Their are plenty of running movies on Netflix that will get you inspired to start logging the miles. If you are looking for a new movie to stream, check out some of these … Read more

What Vitamins Should Runners Take? A Nutrition Supplement Strategy

what vitamins should runners take

Whether it’s to cure a disease or enhance performance, research is always being done on the 13 essential vitamins the body absolutely needs. However, some nutrition experts say it may not be necessary to supplement certain vitamins. Each vitamin has a specific Job to help the body grow and develop. In some studies, research shows vitamins can even help … 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

The Best Treadmills For Home Use – The Ultimate Buyers Guide

Buying a treadmill is a significant long-term investment. Unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees, so you will want to buy one of the best treadmills for home use. Like almost any other product, not all treadmills are created equal. Here are some things that you’ll want to consider before making a purchase. Don’t Want To Read … Read more

How to Run in the Morning – 12 Essential Tips for Early Runs

Morning Run

Are you looking to run when the sun comes up but having trouble getting motivated? Do you want to train first thing in the morning but don’t know where to start?  We​ have some tips and tricks here that will help you change from being an afternoon or evening jogger to an early bird. Why run … Read more

Instant Motivation: 10 Cross Country Movies to Keep you Running

cross country movies

Planning on not going for that run you know you should take? The easiest thing anyone can do in life is quit- this is true in running as well.  The struggle is real! We put together a list of cross country movies that can inspire anyone to get back in the race when they lack motivation.  … Read more

40 Good Songs for Running – Musical Motivation

Music

There is some debate as to whether or not you should listen to music while you run. Some people, known as “purists”, prefer to run sans music, as it allows them to be in better touch with their bodies. Others find that finding some good songs for running provides just the motivation they need.  That being … Read more

Best Running Shoes for Knee Pain – Full Reviews for Runners

Best Running Shoe for Knee Pain

Knee pain is fast becoming a problem with runners of all ages. The causes of knee pain will vary but having the correct running shoes can provide relief, and keep you moving. Check out our guide below to help you determine the best running shoe for your knee pain.Quick Look: Best Shoes for Knee Pain … Read more

16 Inspirational Marathon Quotes to Boost Your Motivation

Need a little help getting out the door for a run? Here are some of our favorite inspirational marathon quotes to boost your motivation and help you achieve your running goals. ​It there weren’t enough to get your legs moving, check out some of our many other articles on how to boost your motivation. Like these … 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

16 Week Marathon Training Schedules to Improve Your Fitness

16 Week Marathon Training Schedule

Whether you’ve just decided to take the challenge and participate in your first Marathon, or just want to smash your personal best time, a training schedule tailored to your fitness level is the best place to start. As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”(for more quotes to get your … 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

Tips for a Better 20 Minute Tempo Run Workout

Sometimes we don’t have time for a long run. Yes, you can still get significant benefits from even a twenty minute excursion. The reality is that to prepare for your serious competitions, you are going to have a variety of workouts to help get yourself physically and mentally prepared for race day. The tempo run is … Read more

5 Tips for Running in the Rain Without Getting Hurt

Not going to let a little rain keep you from running, are you? The fact is, running in the rain can be a miserable experience if you’re not prepared. Fortunately, we have some great content on deck to help you get ready for it.​ In this video, Olympian Carrie Tollefson uses her whimsical style to share 5 tips for … Read more

What to Eat on Race Day – Tips from a Pro

Fruit

If you’ve ever wondered what you should be eating on race day, then Ethan Newberry (a.k.a. the Ginger Runner) has got some advice you definitely don’t want to miss. In this video, he shares some of his favorite foods and brands that will “get you to the finish line”, although you should also bear two things … Read more

Reach Your Speed and Distance Goals with Beach Running

As runners we are always looking for an edge. What can I do that will help me run a little faster, and longer? What will help me gain strength and avoid injury? Beach running can help with all of these. It is an excellent cross-training exercise for all athletes. Even if your only aim is to mix up … Read more

2 Mile Repeats: The Best Workout for your 10K Training Plan

2 mile repeats

As a runner, you should always be on the lookout for techniques, strategies, or workouts that can enhance our running abilities… Even the most challenging ones. For new and advanced runners training for 10k race, the key workout you should consider are 2 mile repeats. It is a super effective way to get down that hit that time … Read more

4 Practical Tips for Running a Faster 400m Race

If you’re a track athlete looking to improve your times in the 400m, we’ve got some great tips from Brian Blake, a track coach at Shaper: E. Movement from North Carolina.   But if you’re a distance runner, I also encourage you to stick around for Coach Blake’s tips. Many distance runners turn up their noses at … Read more

8 Amazing Hacks and Tips No Marathoner Can Live Without

Marathon Runners

Buzzfeed has done it again, compiling an excellent list of hacks every runner needs to know about. And we’ve added our two cents in the form of additional tips that will no doubt come in handy for any serious runner or marathoner. Hack #1 Drink a banana smoothie to help prevent muscle crampsMuscle cramps can be … Read more

AJ Odudu Shares Her Secret To Becoming A Runner

Becoming A Runner

Becoming a runner is one of the simplest ways to kick start your active lifestyle. It’s cheap, you don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment, and you can do it just about anywhere. Most of us know that we need to be more active, the hard part is getting the gumption to get off the couch.​ British … Read more

Running In Cold Weather – What You Need To Know

Running In Cold Weather

Old man winter can be a troublesome fellow, bringing along with him ice, snow, and freezing temperatures. But those things don’t have to derail your training plans. Running in cold weather can be enjoyable if you know how to prepare. ​USA triathlon level 1 certified coach, Stephanie Coburn, gives some pointers on how to keep warm … Read more