Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

Every runner has heard it at one point or another: “Running is bad for your knees!” (Insert grimace).  But is running bad for your knees? We circled the globe to find out. The short answer? NO! While running can lead to knee pain – and we’ll explore the factors that can influence this and how … Read more

DOMS Explained: A Runner’s Guide To Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness

Most every long-distance runner has experienced DOMS, or delayed-onset muscle soreness: they run a race such as a half marathon or marathon and they don’t have much muscle soreness the next day. They wonder, maybe they could have gone faster, pushed harder? Maybe they are invincible superheroes? Then a day or so later, reality strikes: … Read more

Hoka One One Arahi 4 Review 

PROS CONS Good value-for-money Has to be worn in / could be too stiff for some Great cushion and stability Some runners reported tightness in areas Lightweight and durable Tongue occasionally slipped out of position on our pair Hoka One One Arahi 4 Intro Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard … Read more

Should You Drink Beer After Running? Here’s The Optimal Amount

Runners love a good finish-line beer – but did you know that post-run beer can actually have some tangible benefits to your overall health? While mixing alcohol with exercise – such as when performing a beer run – can be questionable…what about drinking beer after running? As you head to the pub for your post-run … Read more

How To Run 10k In 40 Minutes + Training Plan

The 10k distance is perhaps the most popular distance for a wide range of people involved in running. Many newbies to the sport see the distance as a natural stepping-stone to completing their first half marathon. Triathletes enjoy racing 10k races to give help them gauge their potential form in an Olympic distance race, and … Read more

Should You Drink Coffee Before Running? Here’s How Much To Drink

A common question for runners is “should I drink coffee before running?“. It’s undeniable that coffee, and specifically the caffeine it contains, can provide a performance-enhancing boost. Athletes across the world are aware of this, and it’s backed up by hundreds of studies. But is coffee – or any form of caffeine really – right … Read more

The 10% Rule: Is It a Valid Way to Increase Your Weekly Running Mileage?

In the running world, the 10% rule is pretty much akin to the Golden Rule. It states to never increase your mileage by more than 10% in a week.  The trouble with the 10% rule is, it’s not based on scientific data and is not appropriate for all runners. Runners come from all different backgrounds … Read more

How to Run a 6 Minute Mile

Running a 6 minute mile is recognized as a true test of a recreational runner. It is fast, but not elite fast. And, if given the will and dedication, many can achieve it.  The mile is a beautiful distance. Four perfect laps run at near top speed. It is short and satisfying, and racing the … Read more

11 Pro Tips for Running Motivation

Running motivation can be an elusive feeling. Usually, when you start a new running plan or set a new goal, you’re revved up and ready to go. But as the days go by, that early morning wake-up or an evening run after a long day of work can seem insurmountable.  You might be looking at … Read more

Running in the Wind Guide: 7 Tips For Windy Day Runs

Do you have trouble running in the wind? Well, you aren’t alone. When it comes to poor weather conditions like running in the rain or even in icy and snowy weather, there is plenty of gear you can grab to make your run safer and more enjoyable.  Unfortunately, wind can be a bit more complicated.  … Read more

How To Run A Sub 2-Hour Half Marathon + Training Plan

Running a sub-2-hour half marathon is a great benchmark for the 13.1-mile (21.1-km) distance: it shows a certain level of training and underlying fitness. It also just so happens to be slightly faster than average – the average half-marathon time is 2 hours and 55 seconds! Aiming to break the 2-hour mark in your next … Read more