6 Essential Trail Running Tips for Beginners

Are you seriously thinking about giving trail running a try? Then you’ve come to the right place. Hitting the off-beaten path can open up a whole new world for you beyond the pavement and paved surfaces....

The 7 Running Workouts You Need to Build Strength and Endurance

If you’re serious about running your best (while avoiding the classic training rut trap), you need to opt for a well-rounded running program. That means doing a variety of running workouts of different speeds, distances, and intensities. And here is the good news. In today’s article, I’m going to break down the seven most basic running sessions, So, are you excited? Then here we go. But first things first, before we get into the heart of the matter, let’s first briefly discuss some of the reasons training variety is so important. The Many Benefits Of Training Variety Sticking to the same speed and distance over and over again is the recipe for boredom and plateaus. This is a classic mistake you need to avoid if you’re serious about reaching your running goals.

Running Cadence – What’s The Ideal Stride Turnover & How to Improve it

Want to become a faster runner? Then increase your cadence. In fact, if you’re serious about becoming a better and faster runner, improving your running cadence is exactly what you need. This, as we’re going to see, will not only increase your speed, but also reduce your injury risk. And who doesn’t want that? So what's running cadence? Why does it matter? And how to improve it?

How to Start a Walking Program for Beginners

Fit people, especially runners, are not born overnight. It takes long months of training to get comfortable with regular exercise, especially a high impact sport, like running. But, if you are out of shape and/or overweight (20-pounds heavier or more), then taking up any high-intensity, high-impact from the get go might not be the best idea. If that’s your case, then start with walking. Doing so can prevent you from getting injured and discouraged early on. So, for instance, if your goal is to become a regular runner, you should not entertain any notion of running or walking/running until you can brisk walk for 40 to 50 minutes with much ease. Therefore, whether you’re looking to just get in shape, or serious about becoming a regular runner down the road, here are my complete beginner guide to fitness walking. Note: I’m not a certified physician. So, a word to the wise, before taking up this walking plan, talk with your doctor first, especially if you’re over 40, have serious health issues, have a family history of heart disease, or are overweight. How to Start a Walking Program for Beginners

7 Ways to Make Running More Fun

“Running is boring.” “Ugh, I have to go running after work!”. “I really don't want to go running today.” “I should take a day off from running, but I’ll go anyway.” If you’re a runner, chances are you’re...

How to Treat and Prevent Runner’s Knee

Runners knee can affect anyone, from beginner runners who are just starting out to elite athletes trying to achieve their next personal best. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you a simple step-by-step runners knee injury treatment and prevention program that can help put a stop to the condition for good. By the end of this guest post, you will learn exactly how to spot the early signs of runners knee, how to treat it (even if you think it’s too late), and most importantly, you will also learn how to lay the foundation you need to prevent this notorious injury for life.

The 30-Minute Interval Treadmill Workout to Burn Fat Fast

nless you have been living under a rock for the last few decades, then you already know that high-intensity interval training, or HIIT for short, is an excellent way to get into the best shape of your life in as little as 30 minutes a day. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite intense treadmill workout routine, involving short bursts of max efforts separated by recovery breaks of easy to moderate periods. Interval Training Benefits

6 Ways to Actually Help You Stick to Your Running Plan

Running is a great sport, but it’s not easy. To become a runner, you’ll have to be patient, determined, and motivated to keep training through thick and thin. In fact, even when you have the best...

The 13-Week Couch To 10K Training Program

If you’re planning on running your first 10K in the upcoming three to four months, but are a complete beginner, then you’re in the right place. Yes, three to four months might be all you need to get prepared for the distance—even with no previous running experience, provided you’re in decent shape and are willing to be consistent with your training. Follow my simple guidelines below, and you’ll be on your way to completing—even crashing—your first 10K.

How to Start Intermittent Fasting As a Runner

As a runner, trying intermittent fasting for the first time can be quite intimidating. But fret no more. Today, I’m going to share with you all you need to know about this practice along with a few practical diet and training tips to help proceed with this method without fail. So are you excited? Then here we go…