Want To Get Faster? Here’s Why More Slow Runs, and Less Speed Work, Is The Answer

When I coached high school track and cross country, there was an assistant coach who would tell the runners, especially during the long, slow, base-building summer runs, “you’ve got to go slow to go fast.” They would look at him sceptically, but his advice, while perhaps counterintuitive, is actually quite sound. Research, in fact, has … Read more

High BPM Songs to Power Your Running or Workout

We’ve all experienced challenging workouts or tough moments during races where we just need to power through, and boy is it hard sometimes! Many find that a fun, motivational high BPM songs playlist is a great tool to help push through those challenging training or racing moments. Music can inspire you, distract you, and even … Read more

Progression Runs Guide: Ramp Up Runs + 4 Progression Workouts To Try Out

Intervals, long runs, speedwork, tempo runs, sprints, strides, the list of possible workouts for us runners is extensive. Each of these workouts has a specific goal and will aid in bettering a particular skill.  Today, we will dive into progression runs, specifically, and how they can contribute significantly to your fitness and running.  In this … Read more

The Complete Track Running Guide: Best Track Workouts For Runners

If you think track running is just for student athletes or professional runners, or at least only for the fastest runners who take the sport very seriously, you would be overlooking a great option to add to your running routine. Regardless of your ability or experience, in fact, running on a track can be enjoyable … Read more

8 Powerful Running Drills To Improve Your Speed and Running Form

Running drills are a great way to ramp up your speed and run with excellent form. If you’ve been following a training plan, but aren’t happy with the progress you’re making, running drills can improve that issue efficiently.  We’ve selected the top running drills to help you run faster and improve your running technique. The … Read more

The Incredible Benefits of Sprinting: How Running Fast Improves Everything

When it comes to the benefits of sprinting, there are so many more pros than cons. Many different types of exercises (even within run training) come with warnings: don’t overdo it, mix it up with other workouts, etc.  But sprinting is something you can do no matter where you are in your running training. Are … Read more

6 Essential Bodyweight Exercises For Runners

You probably already know that running is excellent for building your cardiovascular health. But what about muscular health for the rest of your body?  By improving the muscular strength of the rest of your body you improve not only your overall health but also your running ability, as well as helping to reduce and minimize … Read more

The Game-Changing Magic of Hill Running + 8 Hill Run Workouts

The effectiveness of hill running cannot be underestimated – if you’re looking for one workout that makes you faster, stronger, and go further, run hills. Hill runs were a staple for British athlete Sebastian Coe, who built up strength in his formative years by using a variety of hills in the streets of his hometown … Read more

HIIT Running Workouts: Benefits, How To + 5 HIIT Running Exercises

The HIIT running workout (HIIT = high intensity interval training) is perfect for all levels of runners inspired to step up their fitness, lose weight, or become faster and stronger.  If you have a regular running habit but never do high intensity training, you’re missing out. Some people choose strength training in the gym, others … Read more

Running Strides Guide: Benefits + How To Run Strides

You’ve probably heard other runners or coaches talking about running strides as a training exercise, but surprisingly striding is a largely overlooked and at times misunderstood element of many runner’s training schedules. In addition, most people like to run those extra few miles or kilometres in training as they focus on a weekly distance target. … Read more

Lactate Threshold Training For Runners: How To Measure and Improve It

What is lactic acid and what does it have to do with running? We’re exploring everything you need to know about lactic acid, lactate threshold training, and why it matters for running (along with self tests to determine your lactate threshold!) When you hear the words lactic acid you might be thinking about certain ingredients … Read more

The 5 Best Treadmill Workouts for Beginners to Advance Quickly

To go from couch to half marathon on a treadmill (or even couch to 5K), you need to use the best treadmill workouts for beginners to jump start your running career in a significant way.  If you don’t know how to work your way around the treadmill, using one can get pretty boring. If you’re … Read more

How to Run Faster: 7 Expert Training Exercises To Increase Your Speed

How to run faster is a crucial part of the running journey. As a runner, you’re always moving on to the next goal. Once you’ve run your first 5K, 10K, or even marathon, you’ll naturally want to increase your speed.  Building up speed offers so many advantages to your training program. If you’re running to … Read more

How To Run Faster with Fartleks + Fartlek Workouts

Improve your speed and endurance with the fartlek workout! This fun type of interval training workout will help you break out of running boredom and improve your race times. We included a pyramid fartlek workout for you as well! Want to run faster and longer? Add some fartlek workouts to your running routine! Fartleks aren’t … Read more