fbpx

Running Addiction: 7 Signs You Are Addicted To Running

While running can be an excellent way to improve your physical and mental health with its countless positive effects and benefits, it can also lead to certain risks if taken too far. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just getting started, it’s essential to be aware of the potential dangers1ŽIVČIĆ TOMIĆ, D., TOMIĆ, M., VULETIĆ, … Read more

Want To Get Faster? Try Out The 80/20 Running Method

When I coached high school track and cross country, there was an assistant coach who would tell the runners, especially during the long, slow, base-building summer runs, “you’ve got to go slow to go fast.” They would look at him skeptically, but his advice, while perhaps counterintuitive, is actually quite sound. Research has shown that … Read more

What Is VO2 Max? How To Measure And Improve Your VO2 Max

Chances are, if you’ve been running for a while or have been involved in any type of endurance sport, you’ve heard the term “VO2 max” before. VO2 max is often referred to in fitness circles but is poorly understood, especially if you’re a beginner at exercising. However, VO2 max values are the gold standard of … Read more

Is Running Good For You? 14 Health Benefits Of Running

Running can be a somewhat divisive sport, with people either loving or hating it.  Non-runners often scratch their heads at the sight of runners voluntarily trotting down the road at dawn with just the bouncing beam of a headlamp to illuminate the path through the darkness. At the same time, that very runner questions why … Read more

How To Perform The Cooper Test To Gauge Your Fitness

If you are an experienced runner, you may be familiar with the different field tests used by coaches and runners alike to measure an athlete’s fitness level. Exercise testing, such as the 3K test, 1.5 mile run test, walk/run test, and beep test, help coaches create and adjust training plans,1Handayani, O., Sumartiningsih, S., & Putriningtyas, … Read more

Calories Burned Running Calculator: How Many Does A Run Burn?

Aside from the many fantastic health benefits of running such as improving cardiovascular health and fitness and reducing stress, many runners are also drawn to the sport because when it comes to exercise, running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories. For this reason, running can be an effective way to lose … Read more

The Best Breakfast For Runners: 6 Healthy Fueling Options

As a certified running coach, two of the most common questions that I get asked by my athletes are: “What should I eat for breakfast before running?” and “What should I eat for breakfast after running?“ Ultimately, the best breakfast for runners will help you fuel for your run and recover after your run while … Read more

How To Apply The Norwegian Method Of Endurance Training

The Norwegian method of endurance training facilitates physiological adaptations to the cardiovascular system, metabolism, and muscles to support improved aerobic endurance performance. This method uses a high-volume approach and three training intensity zones, prioritizing lactate-guided threshold interval training. By spending the majority of the training time in the lowest intensity zone, the method promotes improvement … Read more

The 6 Worst Things To Do Before A Run

You put a lot of hard work into your training, so it’s only fitting that you want to make every hard-earned training session or race start count. There is a long list of things you should do before each run, such as warm up and hydrate, just as there are plenty of things you shouldn’t … 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 (equivalent to 4.82 km) can lead to positive transformations in more than one area of your life. Still, different people might have different ideas about it.  Some might be inspired by the idea and eager to … Read more