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
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.
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
While traveling to a race is extremely exciting, it can also be very nerve-wracking. For months before the race you’ve spent your time perfecting your routine of eating, getting dressed and warming up before your long runs. You’ve figured out exactly what to eat the night before the race. You’ve rehearsed everything you need to do during the race in training. Unfortunately, the one thing you … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling to a Race
Are you running a race soon? If yes, keep reading. If you're not, bookmark this post and comeback to it the next time you're tapering for a race. Surviving the taper and handling this time period with grace is sometimes easier than doing the actual peak weeks of training. However, if you plan for the taper as well as you did for the other weeks on your training schedule, you'll reduce … [Read more...] about How to Avoid the Taper Tantrums