6 Tips For Running A Marathon when Undertrained and Underprepared

Feeling undertrained and underprepared for an upcoming marathon? We’ve all been there. For most novice and amateur runners in the world, the lead-up to a race can be nerve-racking and full of doubt. If you’re panicking that you’re not ready for an impending marathon, and are looking for some tricks and tools last minute, then … Read more

Why Is My Heart Rate High On Easy Runs? 8 Reasons + Solutions

‘I’m taking it gentle and slow, so why is my heart rate high on easy runs?‘ Training using your heart rate as an effort indicator can be beneficial during certain phases of your running program. However, it’s important to keep in mind that your heart rate can fluctuate due to a variety of different factors … 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

How To Train For a Triathlon: A Guide For Runners

Taking the step from running to triathlon isn’t a continuation of the linear progression of a runner, but a widening of your training scope – it means adding new disciplines and incorporating several different training modalities at the same time. In this article, UESCA-certified Triathlon coach Sam Farnsworth walks us through how you can go … Read more

Consistency: The Essential Pillar to Long-Term Running Success

Whether you’re just starting out, maintaining your current condition, or looking to improve, the element that must always be present in your training, and life in general, is consistency.  There are no shortcuts in distance running. If we want to achieve our goals, improve, and avoid a decline in our fitness levels, we need to … Read more