Posts tagged beginner
How Do I Know My Running Pace?

Have you ever heard someone refer to their running pace but had no clue what they were talking about? We all have that one friend who wants to break a "10-minute mile" but what does that really mean? 

If you're new to running, it's important to learn about maintaining a "good" pace (or speed). Running increases demand on our bodies and we want to make sure we're not overdoing it by running so fast that it's hard for us to breathe. By controlling your pace, you may help prevent common issues like shortness of breath and in return, running will be more enjoyable.

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How To Sign Up For Your First Race

If you're reading this post, you've probably gone back and forth with the idea of signing up for your first race. You may be wondering "is running really for me?" or "will I even make it across the finish line?". With proper training, the answer to both of those questions is YES. 

Before you can line up for your first race, you'll have to register for one that meets your needs - desired distance, race swag, etc. We've compiled a guide to help newer runners sign up for their first race. 

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Why did you sign-up for your first half-marathon or full marathon?

Fall race season is our favorite time of year. Although many runners are out doing an event for a second or third time, there's a shared sense of fear, not knowing, and excitement that first timers to an event - whether it's a first 5K, half- or full marathon - will experience. 

We caught up with a few first-time half-marathoners and marathoners to discuss what motivated them to sign up for their races and to talk a little about what keeps them going throughout their training. 

Are you thinking about signing up for your first long distance run? Keep reading to get inspired. 

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