Posts in Running Tips
Looking Good, Feeling Good: A Conversation with Beth Blendell

It's true, racing is hard. Whether you're looking to PR in the half-marathon or to qualify for Boston, taking it to the next level by increasing mileage and/or speed is challenging for runners at all levels. And while racing may be hard, it's what we do during training that helps us become better athletes. 

If you're thinking about setting big goals for your next race, you're going to love this Q&A. We caught up with Beth Blendell, a November Project co-leader, Boston Marathon qualifier, and running coach about her training routines, obstacles, and tips she has for runners looking to take on longer distances. 

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Find Meaning on The Run [A New Podcast by Alison Desir]

You may want to bring headphones on your next run because Alison Desir, the founder of Harlem Run and Run 4 All Women is launching a podcast. After fundraising over $103,000 and running 250 miles (relay style) from Harlem to the Women's March in Washington, D.C., the Run 4 All Women movement has been shaking up the running - and activism - scene.

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Watch This: Oiselle + Polartec | Birdstrike The Film

In its third year, The Speed Project attracted 150 runners from across the world to participate in a challenging 340-mile relay race from Santa Monica to Las Vegas. Oiselle, the women's running apparel brand, formed Birdstrike to take on the unsanctioned race. Below you'll find Birdstrike The Film, a 13-minute documentary that recaps the team's experience

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Track Workout: Ladder Intervals

Pace is personal. For some, making it through a run without stopping is an accomplishment to celebrate. For others, the celebration doesn't start until they've qualified for Boston. No matter what your intentions are, track workouts can help you become a stronger, faster runner to meet your running and fitness goals.This week's workout, Ladder Intervals, will help you maintain a tough pace and learn to dig deep during your next race. 

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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 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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Are 'On' running shoes good for you?

You've seen them on the trails, at local races and in magazines. Some of your favorite Instagram athletes even wear them during their long runs. But even with all the buzz around these shoes, you may still be wondering if On running shoes are good for you. In this guide, we discuss the scoop on On running shoes and break down five of their popular models. 

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Hoka One One x Oiselle team up for a new shoe (and we get to test it out)

This spring, Hoka One One and Oiselle are teaming up to release a special edition of the Clayton 2. Oiselle, the all-women's athletic apparel brand focuses on performance and leisure gear, first announced the shoe collaboration in August. With Hoka shoes becoming more and more mainstream,  we couldn't be more excited to hear about the news. 

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I stopped running for 5 weeks, here's what happened...

f you know me, you know that I have a love-hate relationship with running. I love the feeling of finishing a run, participating in races with other City Fit Girls, running with the group on Wednesdays and leading track workouts on Tuesdays. I'd be lying if I told you that I enjoy waking up early on Saturday mornings to finish long runs, making time to cross-train during the week and stretching/recovering after every run.

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Track Workout: Finish strong with these compounds

Have you ever run a race or took a tough group fitness class and had someone tell you to "finish strong" when you already felt like you had no more gas in your tank? I know the feeling. After pushing yourself to your limit for a half-marathon or 40-minute workout, digging deep to go faster, farther and/or stronger can feel like the hardest thing to do. Luckily, with the right amount of practice, we can all get better at finishing strong.

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The Only Shoe Shalane Flanagan Will Wear (And 3 Other Shoes That Are Great for Race Day)

In a recent Instagram post, Shalane Flanagan, the U.S. four-time Olympian, Olympic Medalist and New York Times best selling author made a shocking announcement to her 123,000 followers: "...When I first tried the Nike Zoomfly 4% it was love at first run. I will never wear another flat to train or race in again". That's a bold statement from an American record holder.

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