How To Run On A Treadmill: Basics, Benefits + 5 Fun Workouts To Try

Whether you’re a beginner runner or have logged enough miles over your lifetime in the sport to circle the globe, chances are, you’ve found yourself running on a treadmill at one point or another. Many runners have a love-hate relationship with the treadmill. It’s a great training tool and safer alternative to running in the … Read more

PR vs PB: The Difference Between Personal Record and Personal Best

The sport of running has its own unique lexicon such that a specialized glossary of running terms would probably take up both sides of a full sheet of paper. Terms like “bonking,” “pace,” “threshold run,” and “tempo run” are just a few of the many words runners quickly adopt into their vernacular before they’ve worn … Read more

The 14 Best Running Podcasts For Your Next Workout

Listening to an entertaining or informative podcast is terrific, but trying to find a great podcast can be difficult. With nearly a million active podcasts available, even browsing through running podcasts can feel overwhelming. If you’re feeling a bit lost when it comes to finding great running podcasts, we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking … Read more

Running Rules: The 13 Unspoken Rules + Proper Running Etiquette

For many of us, running is about freedom and escaping the routines of everyday life. However, it’s important to bear in mind some basic running etiquette and running rules to make sure you’re keeping the experience fun for everyone and that you’re staying safe. Most running etiquette is generally based on these two aspects. However, … Read more

Here’s How Long To Wait After Eating To Run + 4 Helpful Tips

One of the most common questions beginner runners ask is, “How long should I wait after eating to run?” Even seasoned runners often find themselves experimenting with the timing of running and eating, particularly when stepping up to longer distances or when changing the time of day they run. Because properly fueling your body for … 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

An Expert Coach’s Bookcase: The 5 Best Running Books To Inspire You

When it comes to the best running books, they can pretty much be categorized into two distinct groups – guides or personal reflections. The first is a manual of sorts, a “guide” that aims to explain the science and philosophy behind running, speed, and so on. The second group is more biographical in nature, such … Read more

The Central Governor: Does Your Brain Manage Your Running Speed?

The Central Governor Model is a theory of fatigue. As runners, we know what fatigue is. It’s when it hurts, you’re over it, you want to go home, you have to walk, running sucks. The term “fatigue” is commonly thrown around in the sporting world. But surprisingly, there is no concrete definition of it that … 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

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

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