How can I measure my training intensity? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then you are in the right place. Workout intensity is vital to measure as it can tell you whether you are training too hard or not pushing it hard enough. Do too much, and you risk injury and/or burnout. Do too little, and your fitness level will plateau, even decline, which is not what you want. One of the commonly used methods is the Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). Using this rating system is a crucial component of any training program—regardless of your current fitness level and goals. In this post, I will give you an overview of RPE—what is it, why you should use it, and how to efficiently use for maximum effect. So, are you excited? Then here we go.
Runners—whether you are a newbie coming for the first time to the sport or a veteran runner who has been around the block for quite some time—must do whatever they can to keep running consistent and enjoyable over the long term. Therefore, today I decided to share with you some quick and practical tips to help ensure a good run—regardless of your current fitness level and training goals. The rules I’m sharing with you here are (almost) universal, so regardless of your current fitness level and training goals, the practical guidelines below should prove super useful. In fact, with the help of these practical tips, you will never have to endure a bad run again.
I hate to sound like one of those annoying runners, but I wholeheartedly love to run. Maybe you are already like me... Or at least, you most likely know someone like me. Nonetheless, I’m also aware of the dark side of doing the same running workouts, over and over again, which is BOREDOM and a whole host of other troubles. The fact is, whether you are a recreational runner, or an elite athlete, there is a sense of boredom and tiredness that sets in when you stick to the same running routine, over and over again. But that’s not the end of the world. There is always something you can do about it.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. Christopher McDougall
Motivation is of utmost importance when it comes to exercise and fitness. But uuuuuuugh. What if you are just not motivated to hit the gym or running track every day? What if you don’t like your current exercise routine? What if you lack the needed discipline? As a matter of fact, even the most well-disciplined athlete can struggle with motivation—especially during low moments of training. In most cases, as you already know, lack of motivation means that you’re doomed. That’s why, if you are serious about making your fitness vision a concrete reality, you gonna need a little kick in the butt to get you motivated in both the short and the long term. But here is the good news. Today, I’ve put together a list of 37 ways to motivate yourself to exercise. These will definitely help you build gargantuan motivation for training and fitness. Pick and choose to your own delight. Just let me know which ones work well for you. 37 Fitness Motivation Boosting Tips & Tactics So, are you ready?
If you’re serious about becoming the best runner you can be, then you’re in the right place. In today’s post, dear reader, I’m sharing with you more than 100 running tips to help make your workout routine a complete success. Follow these practical, simple, and proven strategies, and you’ll reach your full running potential in no-time. In fact, today’s post is the ultimate checklist for a stronger, fitter and injury-proof you, whether you’re a complete beginner, a recreational athlete, or a veteran runner. The 101 Best Running Tips and Hacks of All Time So, are you excited? Then here we go…
Long runs must be done. They are the backbone of any running program—from 5ks to ultramarathons. Long runs build endurance and strength and teach you all you need to know about handling and dealing with fatigue on the run. Long runs also help you develop mental toughness needed to tackle long distance races, like half-marathon, marathons and beyond. 10 Ways to Enjoy the Long Run Here are 10 ways to make going the distance comfortable—even a enjoyable ride.
Enter Mental Training For Runners One of the subjects that I’m interested in but haven’t written about diligently, is the subject of mental training for runners--especially what makes a runner mentally strong. Therefore, in today’s post, I’m gonna share with you some of my best advice when it comes to building and maintaining mental toughness for your runs (and for the rest of your life). So why mental toughness is so critical, and how can we develop more of it (without hiring some expensive life coach)?
So you want to start a fitness blog huh? Well, what an awesome idea! The fact is, as an avid reader of fitness related blogs (you’re an avid reader, right?), there is no doubt that you’ve already thought about launching your own fitness blog… But…how the heck do you get started? And once you’ve a blog setup, how do you proceed? Where do you take things next? Aaaaaahh!! This whole thing might seem a bit…overwhelming.