Should You Workout When Sore? + 7 Tips For Productive Training

Growth happens under stress—as long as you recover well. That’s a rule in life—and in exercise. When you challenge your body in new ways, it breaks down a little bit and becomes sore. When it has time to heal, it builds back stronger. This process begs the question: should you workout when sore? If you … Read more

High Knees Exercise Guide: How To Do Them + 8 Valuable Benefits

If you’ve ever watched a track team practicing, you’ve probably seen runners sprinting with an exaggerated form, driving their knees up to their chest as they vigorously pump their arms. This challenging exercise, called high knees, can improve your fitness and help you become a faster runner. High knees can also be surprisingly fun, as … Read more

11 Excellent Glute Activation Exercises For Runners

If you’re a runner, you’ve probably heard endless times that to improve your running performance and reduce your risk of injury, you must add strength training into your general training program. Running success is also a result of other important components such as dynamic stretching before running, static stretching after running, healthy nutrition, adequate sleep, … Read more

Is It Better To Run Before Or After A Workout?

Whenever you establish a fitness routine, one of the most important considerations is what type of exercise you’ll do each day. Will it be a cardio workout like a run, HIIT workout, or spin class? Or a strength training workout like lifting weights at the gym?  Establishing an effective exercise routine hinges upon balancing different … Read more

5 Low Impact Cardio Workouts To Try

Running is a high-impact sport, plain and simple. The constant pounding on the asphalt takes a toll on our bodies, especially our joints. Most of us runners tend to overdo it as we become more and more addicted to our sport as time goes on. We want to train harder, longer, improve our speed, endurance, … Read more

Should You Do Cardio and Weights On The Same Day?

Each of our training will vary significantly depending on our fitness level, goals, and availability. There are also endless distinct methods that trainers and coaches explore, research and use with their athletes. Training has turned into trial and error as each athlete performs and reacts differently.  Consistent research has given us greater knowledge; however, makes … Read more

The 3 Best Stairs Workout Variations: Push Yourself To New Levels

A stairs workout isn’t common to find on a runner’s schedule, especially when training for a marathon. But maybe it should be. After all, stair workouts provide a host of benefits for runners that may translate into better race performance.  But doing a stair workout isn’t for the faint of heart (in fact it’s a … Read more

15 Dynamic Stretches For Runners: Benefits + How To Do Them

As running is a high-impact sport, it’s crucial we take extra good care of our bodies so we can enjoy running long into our futures.  A well-integrated training plan will not only include your running workouts and training loads, but a number of other essential components to help us become well-rounded, strong, and healthy athletes.  … Read more

6 Downsides of ONLY Running: Why Runners Need To Cross Train

The health benefits of running are hard to argue with: being a runner can improve your cardiovascular and muscular fitness, as well as make you live longer and improve your mental health. However, like everything in life, too much of one thing can lead to imbalances and weaknesses. Runners have a bad reputation for ignoring … Read more

The 15 Best Plyometric Exercises for Runners + Benefits

Runners tend to get a – often deserved – bad wrap for ignoring cross-training. Today, we’re going to introduce you to plyometric exercises for runners: fast, explosive cross-training exercises designed to improve your endurance, strength, coordination, stability, and conditioning. By incorporating some of these exercises into your routine, you’ll switch things up – and note … Read more

The Ultimate Guide To Cross Training For Runners

Cross training for runners is an essential part of a sustainable, healthy, strong, and injury-free running journey. By mixing up your training plan with other activities – be it strength training, yoga, or swimming – cross training is important for helping you level up your running and hit new PRs. But when done incorrectly, cross … Read more

9 Reasons Why CrossFit and Running Are The Perfect Training Partners

In this post, Amy Knutsen Whitson, M.D. talks through her experiences combining CrossFit and running: Have you ever wondered how much and what type of strength training to work into your running life? I am a lifelong athlete and a working mom training for my first marathon. Like many of you, as the mileage increases, … Read more