How Long Does It Take To See Results From Running?

Running offers many wonderful physical and mental health benefits, which is why it is a popular type of physical activity and draws a diverse group of recreational and competitive athletes. If you ask five different distance runners why they started running, you will likely hear five distinct answers: weight loss (or preventing undesired weight gain), … Read more

Gaining Weight From Running? Here are 4 Reasons Why You Could Be Running But Not Losing Weight

Many beginners initially start running as a way to lose weight. Indeed, among the many physical and mental health benefits of running, a running workout routine can burn calories, reduce body fat, and help you reach your weight loss goals or maintain a healthy weight. However, some runners find that they are running but not … Read more

How Many Miles Should I Run Each Week? Find Your Training Sweet Spot

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a complete beginner, knowing how much to run or what your weekly mileage should be is key. Overdo it, and your risk of injury and overtraining increases. Go too easy, and you hamper your progress. So, what’s the magic number? Finding that perfect balance in between can be tough. Fortunately, … Read more

How To Start Running At 40 – Beginner’s Running Guide

As a certified running coach, many non-runners assume that I mostly work with competitive half-marathon and marathon runners who want to run faster in big races. However, while I certainly work with advanced runners who are following a training plan with impressive time goals, I also work with many new runners who are looking to … Read more

Jogging For Beginners: 12 Tips To Start Jogging Today

It can be daunting to start a new exercise program, especially if you’re taking up a sport or activity you’ve never done before. If you’ve been mostly sedentary and decide you’d like to take steps towards being active and healthier, even just deciding to start walking 30 minutes a day can be challenging, let alone … Read more

Does Running Burn Fat? 8 Tips To Lose Weight Running

Among the many physical and mental health benefits of running, plenty of runners lace up their running shoes and put in the miles with the goal of running to burn fat. But, does running burn fat? Does jogging burn fat? Running is a high intensity exercise, so it can be an effective way to burn … Read more

Why Do My Legs Feel Heavy When Running? + What To Do About It

As a running coach, one of the most common complaints or concerns that I get from athletes who are looking to start training is that their legs feel heavy while running.  Interestingly, while beginners often complain of having heavy legs or tired legs when they first start training, it’s also common to see experienced long-distance … Read more

The 6 Best Treadmill Workouts For Beginners

A treadmill can be an excellent training tool for runners, but it is quite often considered much less appealing than running outside. In fact, many runners consider a treadmill run the last resort option when the weather is so inclement that it’s unsafe or untenable to run outdoors. However, other runners absolutely love running on the … Read more

The Benefits Of Running A Mile A Day + A How-To Guide

As a Certified Running Coach, I’m always excited when new runners come to me for coaching or want tips on how to get started running. Sometimes, beginners have super lofty running goals—like running a half marathon or marathon—and while I’m always thrilled to support the ambitions of new runners, I try to make it clear … Read more

How To Start Running Today: 11 Helpful Tips To Get Your Run On!

Starting running as a beginner can be daunting, particularly if you haven’t been consistently active for a long time or you consider yourself to be very “out of shape.“ The good news is that with patience and with the best tips for beginner runners, you can start your running journey today, and you may even … Read more

Jogging For Weight Loss: The 14-Day Jogging Challenge

When you first decide that you want to start exercising, one of the first steps is choosing the type of exercise you want to do. It is generally best to include different types of exercise in your workout routine to help prevent overuse injuries and to strengthen all of your muscles as well as your … Read more

Does Running Get Easier? + 4 Tips To Make Running Feel Easier

Despite the many benefits of running and motivating reasons to run, running isn’t easy, and beginners often ask, “When does running get easier?” or “How long does it take to get used to running?” In this article, we will discuss how to get used to running and ways to make running feel easier. We will … Read more