10 Tips To Improve Your Running Form

Improve Your Running Form

Want to start running more efficiently and improve your running form but unsure where to start? Fixing your form can be tough, especially if you do not have access to a coach or someone who can provide constant feedback. There are a number of ways to naturally improve your running form by yourself, without needing access to world class facilities or people. Listed below are ten things you can do during a week to fix your form ...

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10 Tips for Better Recovery From Running

Tips for Better Recovery From Running

An aspect of training that numerous runners take for granted is that recovery is just as (if not more) important than the actual running. Recovery from running begins the moment one run ends, and most injuries can be traced back to inadequate nutrition, rest, or failure to listen to one’s body. Detailed below are ten tips for better recovery from running that will leave you properly energized, fueled, and ready to go for your next ...

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Benefits of Improving your Running Form

Running Form

Form is often touted as the be-all and end-all of running, and for good reason. The efficiency of your body to traverse a distance great or small is at the heart of running and competition, but are there any other benefits to taking the time out of your busy schedule to make yourself a better runner? The answer is yes! Better running form will carry over into your everyday life as well.

Stronger core
Working on your running form will ...

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Bad Habits That Are Hurting Your Running Form

Bad Habits

There are numerous articles available to help you fix your running form, but what about the habits you should avoid? Improvement does not always stem from the addition of work – sometimes all it takes is the avoidance of bad habits. Listed below are ways you are sabotaging your running in your daily life.

Arm Bands
Running with music can be a great distraction (so long as it is not too great of a distraction and puts your safety at ...

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Six Stages of Racing a Half Marathon

Half Marathon Racing

The night before your first half marathon you may envision standing on the starting line and find yourself wondering what to expect. The past 3 or 4 months of hard work have all built up to what will occur over the course of a few hours, which will be filled with a myriad of emotions.

Miles 1 – 5: Confidence
After the gun goes off and you are on your way, the first five miles will feel easy. You ...

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Mumblings of an Old Man: Speed Work

Race Prep – Speed Work

If you really want to “race” a race, how do you prepare? Do you need to do speedwork? What about hill repeats or tempo runs? Will running a track/treadmill/road help?

First, let’s define “race” for the purposes of this article. By “race” I mean run a particular race in a pace that’s fast for you. It doesn’t mean winning or placing high in the standings. Just racing so that when you finish, you know that you put ...

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