Why Can’t I Run In My Dreams? An Expert Account

Every runner has dreams: dreams of running faster, dreams of finishing your first 5K, dreams of qualifying for the Boston Marathon, dreams of completing a marathon, dreams of smashing your PR, etc. These are the types of dreams we have in our conscious minds and in our hearts that fuel us to get out there … Read more

Best Running Team Names: Over 200 To Choose From!

Whether you are forming an official running team in your town or city or trying to put together a relay team for a group race like a marathon relay, charity run, or Ragnar run, one of the most fun parts is coming up with possible running team names.  It can be surprisingly difficult to come … Read more

The Beer Mile: Your Complete Guide

There are two main camps of runners, those that almost inexplicably connect running with enjoying a cold beer, and those that avoid alcohol altogether.  Of course, many runners fall somewhere in the middle and enjoy an occasional beer or glass of wine, but the celebratory nature of opening your favorite craft beer at the post-race … Read more

How Accurate Are Treadmill Calories?

Many runners are interested in using running as a way to burn calories to either lose or control their weight. It’s a simple fact that the more calories you burn while running, the more weight you will lose or the more food you’ll be able to eat to maintain your weight. But how do you … Read more

How To Keep Shorts From Riding Up: 9 Helpful Tips

Whether you are running, cycling, working out at the gym, or just walking around town, it can be incredibly annoying—and sometimes embarrassing—if your shorts keep riding up. Instead of being able to focus on your workout or just enjoy yourself in general, you find yourself constantly tugging at the inner thigh of your shorts to … Read more

Hill vs Mountain: When Does A Hill Become A Mountain?

There are some pretty fun questions to ponder relating to geological terms: What is the difference between a pond and a lake? What is the difference between a river and a stream? What is the difference between a hill and a mountain? This last question—the hill vs mountain debate—is of particular interest to hikers, ultramarathoners, … Read more

Is Running Barefoot On A Treadmill Okay? Pros, Cons + 3 Tips

The popularity of running barefoot may have surged several years ago in response to Christopher McDougall’s bestseller Born to Run, but many runners still have an interest in running barefoot. Unfortunately, for most runners who live in developed areas, running barefoot outside is not all that practical or safe. Paved roads can be abrasive, and … Read more

The 8 Best Running + Fitness Deals In The Amazon Prime Early Access Event

Fresh for 2022, Amazon has gone and announced an all-new crazy sale: The Prime Early Access Sale. Add the ‘Early Access’ sale to your online shopping calendar, alongside Black Friday and Prime Day. What’s different about Prime Early Access? It’s a 2-day event run over 11th and 12th October – just when you might be … Read more

How To Poop Before A Run: 9 Tips To Empty Your Bowels Before A Workout

In an ideal world, as soon as you wake up in the morning and get ready for your run, you’d be ready to use the bathroom and empty your bowels before running. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than having to poop while running, and runner’s trots or runner’s diarrhea are so named for a reason—running stimulates … Read more

The 14 Best Running Tattoo Ideas

Many keen runners will tell you that running is part of their DNA. When a certain activity becomes such a vital part of your life, something you think about and look forward to all the time, it’s only natural to value it so closely. But what about if you want to take things a step … Read more

The 6 Unexpected Benefits Of Walking Backwards + How To Do It!

We’re always hearing about the importance of mixing up your workout routine. Adding variety is said to not only prevent mental boredom and burnout but also help prevent overtraining and overuse injuries from repetitive movements.  Plus, a well-rounded workout routine challenges different muscles and components of your fitness, allowing you to keep getting stronger and … Read more