Running Tips – The Best Treadmill Workouts

Some runners swear by the treadmill, choosing it over running outside. I am not one of those runners. However, over the past winter, the treadmill and I got to know each other a little lot better and I realized that with the right workout, indoor running became less of an ordeal and even kind of fun. Hopefully that […]

Running Tips – How to Develop a Race Strategy

Many runners approach a race with a strategy laid out before they even get to the starting line. They know what pace they want to hit for each section of the race, they know where they want to run conservatively and the points where they want to push themselves, and they often have different goals […]

Running Tips – Running For Weight Loss

In theory, running for weight loss would seem to be the simplest concept. The more you run, the more calories you burn, the less you weigh, right? Except, of course it isn’t that simple. Before we jump into tips on how to utilize running for weight loss, let’s take a quick refresher on the generally […]

Running Tips – Strength Training to be a Better Runner

The best way to get better at running is … by running. That doesn’t mean that strength training is not important for runners, though. With so much time dedicated to training runs throughout the week, it’s easy to blow off time in the gym. With this installment of the Running Tips series, I’m going to […]

Running Tips – Treating ITB Syndrome

ITB Syndrome is a common injury for runners. It can happen gradually, starting with a twinge on the outside of your knee and a tightness in your hips, or you might not notice until it’s manifesting as a sharp, intense pain on the side of your knee and thigh, making it impossible to run. The […]

Running Tips: Achieving a Strong Finishing Kick

You’re racing and you’ve paced yourself well, you’re nearly at the end and feeling spent, like you’ve given it everything you’ve got. You round a corner and suddenly you can see the finish line and hear the crowd ahead cheering the finishers on. Out of nowhere, you have a burst of energy, your speed picks […]

Running Tips – Recovering From a Race

So much preparation and training goes into preparing for a race, but what about recovering from a race? Recovery is super important to keep you healthy, injury-free, and ready to run again sooner! Here is some simple advice on recovering from a race, as well as what works for me personally. The longer the race, […]

Running Tips – Preparing for Your First Race

No matter the distance, running your first race can be a nerve-wracking experience. I had no idea what to expect when I ran my first race – a 5K in the middle of winter. I’d been running for a couple of years, but had never considered getting involved in races, until I just signed up […]

Running Tips – How to Run Faster

So, you want to run faster! Don’t we all – there’s nothing more satisfying for a runner than a PR. Whether you’re a new runner just starting to race, or you’re a veteran stuck in a pace rut, these running tips on how to run faster will help your goal. As with the last post in this […]

Running Tips – Intervals for Beginners

Do you want to try intervals but you have no idea where to start, what distance to run, or how long you should recover? Or are you already running intervals on a track but want to take your workout outside? Here are some tips to help you incorporate intervals into your training. Before adding intervals […]