A training log is one of the easiest tools you can use to become a better runner. If you wear a GPS watch or use a running app during your workouts, you most likely already have an online log of your running routes, paces and distances. This is a great way to start tracking your progress. However, you can get more out of these training logs by taking the time to add a few notes. I’d even suggest … [Read more...] about 10 Things To Write in Your Training Log
No matter what training plan you're following or what your running goal is, these running tips can help you reach your goals. Find new running workouts. Learn how to tweak various elements of your training. Tweak how you're training right now to become a better runner. Click below to read more.
Setting new running goals for the New Year should be easy, right? But, it's not that simple. I've found there are two types of runners. Those who play it safe and those who aim for the fences. It's okay to play it safe if that's how you really want to live your life, but I'm guessing you really don't want to play it safe, do you? I know deep down you really want to take a chance and push … [Read more...] about How To Set Challenging and Achievable Goals for 2017 (or anytime!)
There are hundreds of training plans available in books and on the internet, yet it can still be difficult to find one that is your perfect match. The plans you’ve found might have too many days of running, too much mileage or don’t include cross-training days. Since you’re an educated runner who knows what you need out of a training plan but can’t find one that works for you, you can … [Read more...] about How to Write Your Own Training Plan
Take your standard glute exercises up a notch with these advanced variations. Reverse lunges with rotation Bent knee single leg deadlift Straight leg clamshells Single leg squat with leg reach Reverse Lunge with Rotation: Start standing with both feet together. Step one leg back and bend both knees to 90 degrees. Extend arms straight out in front and rotate towards the … [Read more...] about 4 Advanced Glute Exercises For Runners
One of the most important pieces of strength training equipment that every runner should own costs less than an almond milk latte. This inexpensive and easy to travel with essential item can help you build a stronger core. A mini band is a small, unassuming piece of equipment, but it can be the key to building strength for a strong core and glutes. The band increases the intensity of your core … [Read more...] about 3 Mini Band Exercises for Runners
Congratulations! After weeks and weeks of sticking to your training schedule and crushing workouts, you have reached Taper Town! This is a one- to three-week time period near the end of a training plan where the mileage and intensity of your workouts decrease. It is a necessary part of the training process and is as important as speed workouts and long runs. Your body recovers and repairs so … [Read more...] about What to Expect the First Time You Taper for a Race