Posts tagged running tips
How Fast Should You Be Doing Your Training Runs?

A few weeks ago, I posted that I was running my long, easy runs too fast. I received a lot of questions about pacing so instead of responding to everyone individually, I thought this blog post would be helpful.

So, how fast should you do your training runs? You’re not going to like it but the answer is... it depends. Since everyone’s training goals, average pace, body types, etc. are different, there is no perfect answer to this question

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How To Recover After A Workout or Run

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. 

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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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How to pick your next pair of running shoes

Have you ever tried to buy a new pair of running shoes? If you started your search by typing "good running shoes" into Google, you were probably presented with pages and pages of blogs and articles explaining what shoes are the 'best'. 

Unfortunately, when it comes to shoe reviews and recommendations, the internet can get a little overwhelming. Most reviewers have great intentions but many of them are so wrapped up in their love (or hate) affair with their shoe, they forget to remind readers that not all feet are created equally. 

With so many options, how can you find out which shoe is best for you? 


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Tri New Things - Conquer Your First Triathlon With These 3 Tips

By Karen Poole

In college, I played team sports. After graduating I took up running and that has pretty much been my fitness outlet. Over the past three years, I have been thinking of doing a triathlon but I always talked myself out of it with excuses. “I don’t have a bike.” “The water might be too cold.” “I have no one to train with.” “What if I fail?”

This year I finally took the plunge. I had been discussing it with friends and decided now was as good of a time as any. It took me days to register and finally click the submit button, but I did it. 

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Fall 2016 Gear You Need To Get Your Hands On

Fall is (finally) here and we can't wait to run in cooler temps and enjoy outdoor workouts free of humidity. In preparation for cooler days, we often find ourselves browsing the web or our local running shops for new apparel, technology and shoes. 

There's no doubt that with the thousands of brands that are fighting for your attention, choosing the best running shirt, shoes, etc. may be harder than you could have imagined. 

That's why we've compiled a list of new gear releases that we're excited about this season. Even though thousands of new products will be released within the next few months, we included the ones that caught our attention. Scroll down to see what you can expect to see your fitness friends wearing (and using) this fall. 

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How to stay motivated and on track to reach your goals

By Takia McClendon

Have you ever struggled with finding the motivation to reach your fitness goals? I’ll be the first to admit that even with training schedules, nutrition programs, and all the right gear, sometimes I still lack the motivation to wake up and conquer a long run.  

Even if you have really good intentions, sometimes you need a little push to follow through with your training plans.

In this post, I’m sharing tips to overcome excuses and find motivation. I’ve shared this information with hundreds of new and experienced runners over the past few years and thought writing it down could help even more people reach their running and fitness goals. 

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Four reasons to run shorter distances

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. 

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Your summer reading list just got interesting

We know the cult classics 'What I Talk About When I Talk About Running' and 'Born To Run' sit in the home libraries of many runners.

But if you're like us, you're looking to add new books to your summer reading list that are penned by women authors who inspire us to be our personal best. 

Check out our list - including brand new releases by Robin Arzon and Becky Wade - for some running inspiration. 

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