They say that the early bird gets the worm and that the world belongs to those who get up early, but truth be told, not everyone is a morning person (thank God!), and it’s even harder when you are trying to wake up a little earlier than usual to go for a run or a workout. Nonetheless, as I had learned when I became a morning runner, getting up early and logging in a run first thing in the morning is an amazing way to start the day. You will, literally, be starting the day on a high, and not just the awesome “runner’s high”. Therefore, today, I’m going to share with you a few practical guidelines and tips to help you achieve the same thing. By applying these powerful principles, you won’t only become a morning runner, but you will also have the tools you need to take control over your daily life schedule and build some awesome healthy habits in the process.
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.
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.
As a runner, there is so much wisdom to soak up from some of the best books written on the subject. And if you are anything like me (a proud self-proclaimed nerd and runner), then sometimes you just want to dive deep into a subject and learn all there is to learn about it. That’s why today, dear runner, I decided to share with you a list of my favorite running books of all times. Inside of these books, you’ll find plenty of inspirational stories, useful information, practical training guidelines—all of which will make you a better runner. 8 Must-Read Books For Runners So, add these books to your reading list if you are serious about becoming the best runner you can be.