22 Ways to Stay Cool (and Safe) During Summer Runs

I love running in the summer, and I believe it’s a great time to run (and so is every season of the year duh!). Nonetheless, heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your running routine,...

Running Gear for Beginners: The 6 Essential Items You Need

Running is a convenient sport you can do just about anywhere. That said, your running kit can have an enormous impact on your training performance and motivation. In fact, having the right gear is crucial—whether you’re a complete beginner or a veteran athlete. The right gear improves your chances of success, and might even make your runs more enjoyable. As a result, in today’s post, I’m sharing with you a list of the must-have running items for all runners, new and old. This post will be particularly useful for those of you who don’t have the first clue as to what running gear you might—or not might not—need.

8 Essential Foot Strengthening Exercises For Runners

As a runner, you should realize by now that strength training is part and parcel of your training program. And if you are already mindful of your muscles, then congratulations! Keep up the good work. But, I still have a question: “Do you do any sort of feet strength training?” If your answer is no, then, buddy, you are missing out, big time. The Benefits of Feet Strength Training

The 5 Clothing Items Every Runner Needs

As a runner, you need the right clothing for the job (the purpose of this post), and that includes shirts, shorts, tights, and, for women, a good high-impact sports bra. That’s it. If you want to be Spartan about it. Everything else is gravy. As a result, today, dear reader, I’m sharing with you the six key pieces of running clothing items you need to make your runs safer and more comfortable. I'm also including a few running clothing tips and guidelines to help dress and run comfortably, regardless of outdoor conditions. So, are you excited? Then here we go

Your Guide To Basic Running Gear & Equipment

What I love the most about running is that you don’t need to invest in lots of equipment to get started.  It’s such a low-maintenance sport. All you need is a few essentials, and...

The Complete Guide to The Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale

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.

7 Surefire Tips to Help Ensure A Great Run

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.

The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Runners

If you want to become the best runner you can be—whether it’s beating a personal record, tackling a new distance or losing the extra pounds for good—then one of the best things you can do is to cultivate the habits of successful and effective runners. As a result, today I’m going to identify some of the essential habits shared by efficient and highly motivated runners.

How To Turn Your Run Into A Mindful Meditation

The first image that conjures up to many’s minds when hearing the word mindfulness is someone blissfully sitting on the floor, eyes closed, while chanting in an ancient language. Couldn’t be further from the truth....

Beginner Runner Tips – The Complete Guide to The Walk/Run Method

If you are a beginner runner looking to improve endurance and conditioning to run for prolonged periods of time without risking fatigue, injury, or burnout, then you are in the right place. The Walk/Run Method Demystified The run/walk method is a great method for a beginner runner to get their foot in the door, and for experienced athletes to improve their running performance and race times. The guy who pioneered this method is Jeff Galloway— a former Olympian, and legendary coach. According to his website, Jeff has coached over 200,000 walkers and runners to improve their running performance throughout his coaching career.