How to Measure Your Fitness: The Cooper Test

The Cooper Test is a long-standing, internationally used measure of a runner’s fitness. It involves a simple test – run as far as you can in 12 minutes – and can give a pretty accurate measure of a runner’s fitness level and give a good estimation of their VO2 Max. Many athletes use the Cooper … Read more

Overtraining – Here Are The 8 Signs and 7 Strategies To Beat It

Overtraining is a real risk for athletes, both professional and weekend warriors. For most of us, trying to fit in your running training around your work, family, and other commitments can be very challenging. Unfortunately, this can lead to some runners searching for shortcuts to improvements in their fitness and perhaps consistently choosing fast interval … Read more

The Art of Running in the Rain: Is It Safe To Run in the Rain?

Running in the rain: once your dreaded nightmare, now a refreshing challenge.  After opening your front door and finding a steady drizzle outside, you may find yourself less than excited about your usual run. Chafing.  Damp clothes.  Cold.  Any one of these things could be enough to send you right back inside. But not you, … Read more

How to Run Without Getting Tired: 11 Ways To Boost Your Running

Beginners and advanced runners alike want to find out how to run without getting tired. The answer lies in a combination of training practices and downtime techniques you can deploy to boost your endurance. When you’re just starting out, it can feel like you’ll never be able to reach your goal without stopping for a walk … Read more

Cold Weather Running Guide + Winter Gear Recommendations!

In this post, I’m going to explore cold weather running; including the effects that cold, wintery conditions have on your body, how to mitigate against them, and how to properly prepare and dress yourself for run training in cold weather! Just because the weather turns colder doesn’t mean your run training should suddenly stop as … 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

How to Run Longer: Tools and Techniques to Improve Your Running Endurance

How To Run Longer: Distance runners, whether rookies or seasoned vets, often come across barriers, whether physical or mental, as they try to increases their running distance. It’s very common for runners to reach a plateau, where their body is adapted to run a maximum distance – but is uncomfortable going any further. This can … Read more

Running With AirPods: How To Use AirPods Effectively

Since Apple launched its popular AirPod in-ear wireless earphone in 2016, running with AirPods has been a hot discussion topic.  Having the right headphones can make or break your run.  Listening to a motivational playlist or podcast is a huge benefit during your training, but no one wants to struggle with dangling cords or earbuds … Read more

What Is VO2 Max? Strategies for How To Measure and Improve Your VO2 Max

Curious about what is VO2 max and how it affects your exercise performance? We give you the scoop on VO2 max, how to measure it yourself, and ways to increase it so you can go harder, and run faster. Chances are if you’ve been running for a while or have been involved in any type … Read more

Run Walk Marathon Training Guide: Jeff Galloway Method Explained

In this article, I’ll introduce the run walk marathon training method, created in 1979 by Jeff Galloway. Since then, runners have been swearing by the method, saying they never could have reached their goals without it. Both beginners and experienced runners have benefited from this approach.   When some people hear the word ‘marathon,’ it … Read more

How Running 3 Miles a Day Will Transform Your Life

Running every day is an experience like no other, and cultivating a habit like running 3 miles a day can lead to transformations in several areas of your life. Still, so many people have different ideas about it.  If you’re just starting out as a runner, the idea may seem daunting to you. You might … Read more