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.
Here is a 30-day running challenge to help you instill the habit of running into your life and help do it the right way—even if you are a beginner, and been running these last weeks or months sparingly. So regardless of your current fitness level, your backgrounds, and your age, the program is your perfect opportunity to start taking control over your health and start getting into the best shape of your life.
running outdoor has so many benefits. It will keep you sane, healthy and will get you into the best shape of your life. Plus, running outdoors is also awesome for the lungs and a great way to soak up some vitamin D. But it has a dark side. You are out in the open to the elements, grisly people, awful drivers and the unforeseen. So you know that’s not really a safe world out there. The 18 Tips for Safe Running Safety is paramount, and taking a few precautions will not compromise your running routine. It will in fact invigorate it.
Running and proper nutrition goes hand in hand when it comes to improving performance, losing weight, and enhancing overall fitness and health levels. A proper running diet will help you boost performance, prevent electrolytes imbalances and hydration, increase energy, fix GI distress issues, and optimize recovery so you are reaching your running best. There is no way around it. With that said, it pains me to say that I see runners make some serious diet mistakes that end up costing them a lot, compromising their training effectiveness and results—for both the short term and long term. In fact, for many a runner, nutrition is the missing link in their training. So what are these mistakes? And how can you fix them? Read on for the answers…
The scientific link between running shoes and overuse injuries is still, surprisingly, a source of debate in the running community. In fact, this is not yet unsettled from a scientific standpoint. But all in all, I do believe in the importance of proper running shoes. I have written extensively about it in the past, and I’ll, most likely, keep writing about the subject in the near future. I hate to sound like a broken record, but investing in a pair of proper running shoes is vital if you are serious about keeping your runs consistent and enjoyable for the long haul. That’s why I highly urge you to invest your time and some of your money looking for the best shoe possible. It’s worth the effort, for the short and long term.
In an overtrained state, runners experience a plethora of negative symptoms ranging from chronic fatigue and insomnia, to decreased motivation and high susceptibility to injuries and sickness. According to research, more than 60 percent of runners will experience “serious” overtraining at least once in their running career. That can be a real discouraging statistic—especially if you are serious about reaching your running goals. Just don’t freak out yet. If you only run three, or even four, times per week at an easy pace, chances are you aren’t at a risk of overtraining. However, if you are like me, you run a lot and hit the gym regularly, then it’s probably time to assess your current training program. In either case, you need to keep your eyes open, and be willing to the make the right readjustment. It’s not a clear-n-cut science Just keep in mind that none of these symptoms should be taken as a clear and cut indication of the condition on their own. Nonetheless, if you find that you are experiencing four to six of these signs, chances are high that you are overrunning yourself and might need to step back. Here are the top 9 signs of runners overtraining syndrome:
One of the best things about running is that you can do it almost anywhere, any time of the day or night. Nonetheless, most runners, including me, prefer logging in our miles during the day when the sun is out and shining. But that’s not always the case. In fact, daytime savings, busy schedules, family obligations, and so on, can get in the way of a regular running program during the daytime. That’s why we sometimes are forced to make the shift to running in the darkest hours of the day, whether it’s the early morning or late in the evening. And the thing is, if you find yourself hitting the road during these hours, you gonna have to take extra precautions to ensure a safe running experience. Staying safe while running in the dark requires a bit of planning. But fret no more. I got you covered buddy. Today I decided to spill the beans on nighttime running.