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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Beginner Guide to Running

A Beginner’s Guide to Running: A Complete Glossary of Terms

Are you interested in taking up running but unsure where to begin? Millions of Americans pick up running each year, but being a beginner can be overwhelming. Besides adjusting to a new lifestyle, beginners must also learn to speak a new language, complete with jargon, acronyms, and foreign words. In this beginner guide to running we have included a glossary of terms a beginning runner may encounter, along with definitions.

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6 Tips for Racing a Half Marathon

Tips For Racing a Half Marathon

Many runners will agree that racing a half marathon is unlike any other running event. Not short and sweet like a 5k, but also not slow and steady like a marathon, the half marathon is an entirely different beast that must be treated accordingly. Here are some tips for racing a half marathon.

Don’t Call it “Just a Half”
When a half marathon is part of a longer event, such as a marathon, runners often sell ...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Minimalist Running Shoes

Minimalist Running Shoes

Minimalist running shoes are having quite the moment right now, with new brands entering the market each year. The main idea of minimalism is for a runner’s footwear to help mimic barefoot running as best as possible, providing a wide toe box and low heel to toe drop. These shoes are often lightweight and highly responsive. But, are they truly better than traditional running shoes? Listed below are the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular running shoe ...

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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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Couch to Half Marathon Training Plan

Couch to Half Marathon Training

With the ever-increasing popularity of half marathons, many people are deciding to run one for the first time. In fact, according to data compiled by RunningUSA, there were over 2 million half marathon finishers in 2015, which is an all-time high. With new races popping up every year across the country to reflect this trend, it has never been easier to find a race. If half marathons are the new 5k, why not commit to ...

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Core Exercises – Body Hacks For Your Core

Core Exercises

Every athlete knows that core strengthening is an important part of becoming a stronger and faster athlete. However, unless you are a professional runner, making time for core exercises can be difficult. There are numerous body hacks that a person can incorporate throughout the day in order to give core work the attention it deserves.

Commit to 5 Minutes Per Day
You can do anything for five minutes every day, right? Instead of making grand promises to yourself (such as ...

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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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