How To Train for a Spartan Race: Training Guide + 3 Surefire Workouts

Sometimes runners like to add a little flavor to the challenge of running. Enter the Spartan Race, a type of obstacle course race in which competitors must run, lift, climb, crawl, balance, throw, jump, and carry to complete the race distance, and you’ll do just that. Tall walls, heavy objects, mud, barbed wire, and sometimes … Read more

Take Your Mind Off The Run: How Dissociation Can Improve Your Running Performance

Do you ever zone out during a run, then regain focus to suddenly find that you’ve actually come a lot further since you were last paying attention? It might seem counterintuitive, but distancing your mind from the activity you’re doing can actually improve your performance at it. In any form of sport or exercise, the … Read more

Running with Poles Guide: Benefits, Tips, + Techniques

If you follow ultra running or run races yourself, you’ve most likely seen an abundance of people running with poles lately. Kilian Jornet, Courtney Dauwalter, François D’haene, and most sky runners use poles while competing to take advantage of the great benefits that come along with them.  What exactly are running poles, and why and … Read more

What Is Skyrunning? A Guide To Racing The Mountains

Running a marathon is a feat in itself, but have you ever heard of skyrunning? Skyrunning is essentially very high alpine mountain running, but with a focus on elevation gain and technicality.  Killian Jornet is easily the biggest name in the sport. He made a name for himself by running up and down hair-raising steep … Read more

The Benefits of Trail Running: 6 Reasons To Hit The Trails Today!

Curious about trail running?  Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a trail running mecca; The Scandinavian Mountains, along the US’s Appalachian Trail, or along New Zealand’s rugged coastline.  But do not fret! Trail running is more accessible than you may think. But what exactly is trail running? Trail running is essentially off-road running, … Read more

Barefoot and Minimalist Running: The Ultimate Guide

Ever since Chris McDougall’s Born To Run book burst onto the scene just over 10 years ago, there’s been a huge amount of interest – and hype – in barefoot-style, or minimalist running. The central premise of the book was simple: that humans didn’t evolve to run with an inch of padded rubber beneath their … Read more