The Suicides Exercise Running Drill, Explained + 6 Tips To Do It Right

A common and extremely challenging running drill taken on by runners, basketball players, soccer players, football players, and athletes training for other sports is the suicides exercise or drill. Running suicides is likely a memory that nearly all of us have from our days participating in youth athletics (or perhaps one we tried to forget, … Read more

7 Effective Treadmill Workouts For Runners

The majority of runners usually prefer to run outdoors in the fresh air, taking even an outdoor rainy or snowy run over the boredom and monotony of running indoors on a treadmill.  For this reason, the running community has even created a tongue-in-cheek nickname for the treadmill—the “dreadmill”—to encapsulate the only-if-you-have-to attitude many runners harbor … Read more

A Skips Drill: Your New Favorite Drill To Improve Your Running Form

Runners often hear about the importance of proper running form; we know that running with good form can reduce our risk of injury and improve our performance. However, the practical side of things is trickier: how do you improve your running form? Although there are a couple of effective methods, one of the best ways … 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

Mile Repeats Workout Guide + 6 Pro Tips

Mile repeats are one of the most versatile and effective workouts for runners. Indeed, part of the magic of mile repeats is the fact that runners racing nearly any distance can benefit from this solid workout session.  By manipulating the number of reps, intensity, recovery intervals, and the terrain, runners can use mile repeats to … Read more

Pre-Run Routine: What To Do Before a Run + 10 Activation Exercises

Running isn’t just about running. To be a well-rounded athlete and truly excel as a runner, we need to include many other components into our training schedule, such as adequate rest, healthy nutrition, physical therapy; the list goes on and on. But our focus today is on our pre-run routine – many people don’t actually … 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

Yasso 800s Guide: How To + Marathon Time Predictor

Yasso 800s are a classic speed workout that are widely used by distance runners. Yasso 800s have become a staple workout in many marathon training plans – and can be used to predict your marathon finishing time (we’ll get into how accurate they are later). Today, we’re going to discuss Yasso 800s in-depth, and see … Read more

Fartlek Run Training: How To + 8 Fartlek Variations!

Have your runs become routine and maybe a little boring? Do you find yourself settling into the same pace for every run and zoning out as you cover the miles? If so, maybe it’s time to add fartleks to your routine and consider experimenting with this type of run for a literal change of pace … 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

Tempo Runs: What Is A Tempo Run, How To Do Them

Tempo runs are one of those running workouts which every runner should really be doing; they’re a moderate-to-hard intensity training run, designed to make you a faster and stronger runner. They’re a staple of established endurance athletes across the globe. In this article, we’re going to get into: What are tempo runs, how to run … Read more