Most athletes and fitness enthusiasts spend a lot of time training for their next big event or working out to see the best results. They do more reps, more laps, and add more pounds in hopes to see better results. Would you believe me if I told you that without recovering properly - even with all that training - you can hinder your body from becoming stronger and performing at your best? Bummer, I know.Read More
By Karen Poole
Foam rolling has been increasing in popularity in the past 10 years in the running community. If you are new to running or doing more long distance running you may have seen foam rollers around. Do you know what they are? Do you know what foam roller is right to buy or how and when to use them? If you answered no to any of these questions, I’m here to help you become an expert.Read More
Tell us if you’ve been here before.
“I was supposed to take a rest day, but everybody else is heading out on a 10-mile run. I’ll just go along and ignore the rest day."
“My training plan calls for a rest day today - rest days are for the weak. I’m going to push through!"
“I’m not tired, I feel great! I don’t need a rest day!"
We’re here to tell you something really important. You ready? Rest days are a crucial part of any training plan. So that means don’t skip ‘em!Read More
Shorter distance races are sometimes seen as "lesser" than long distance races. This is not the case. You can train incredibly hard for distances, such as the 5k, with a huge amount of effort.
5k races require more speed and endurance at a higher threshold than many distance races such as the marathon. Running fast is not easy, no matter how many miles you are running.
Training and running a 5k at your best and fastest pace can benefit you in the following 4 ways.Read More
When I began running, I loved it and I would run almost every day. That worked for me, for a while. During my first marathon I trained by running long miles 5-6 days a week. About four weeks before race day, my IT Band flared up badly. And that's when I knew that I needed to do more than just running.Read More
Since everyone's body is different, there's no 'one-size' recommendation to completely avoid injury. However, runners can perform a few different exercises and take some precautions to help avoid some common injuries.Read More
Plantar Fasciitis is a common injury in the running community. If you haven't suffered from plantar fasciitis, you probably know someone who has. But what is it exactly? Most people will describe it as severe "heel or arch pain" but there's a little more to it. In this post, we'll discuss how plantar fasciitis develops and what you can do to prevent it.Read More