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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,...

7 Ways Running Improves Your Brain Power

Research has linked running to many physiological, emotional and psychological benefits, such as stress relief, reduced depression, improved mental clarity, etc. That’s why today, dear reader, I will teach you more about some of the brain benefits that running offers. So, without further ado, here are some of the few ways that running—and exercise in general—can help you build YOUR best brain ever. 7 Ways Running Improves Your Brain Power

The Overweight Beginner’s Guide To Running

When it comes to starting a running program, being overweight can be a major obstacle. Nonetheless, just because you are heavy does not mean that you barred from the sport. The fact is, running isn’t reserved for thin people with no weight problems. If you are overweight, then running (the way I’m going to be prescribing it today) might be the right thing you need to shed the extra pounds and keep them off for good. Running is awesome. In fact, running is one of the best exercises out there. It’s simple, convenient and burns mad calories. And all you need is a pair of good shoes and off you go. For more on the benefits of running, check my two here posts here. Enter The Beginner Overweight Runner Program With that all being said, there is a dark side to running. In fact, this sport is high impact and can take a toll on your body—especially if you are really overweight and/or out of shape. The good news is by following the training guidelines below, you’ll be able to take up running, lose the weight, then keep it off for good.

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.

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....

10 Ways to Enjoy the Long Run

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.

5 Easy Ways to Survive Long Runs on the Treadmill

The long run is part and parcel of any training program—whether you’re a 5K enthusiast or an established marathoner. Spending long hours on your feet increases stamina builds running muscles, improves form, makes your more...

How to Set the Right Running (& Fitness) Goals

Having big aspirations is key for success—Whether you want to start running regularly or to finish a sub 2:30 marathon. In fact, I encourage you to think big, go for the gold, reach for...

35 Signs that You’re Totally In Love With Running

Truth be told, you can safely assume that I’m obsessed with the sport, well more than the average Joe anyway. Therefore, today I decided to share with you 36 of the best signs that you are totally in love with running. Just read the signs and see how many you can relate to. And please if you have more, feel free to share with them with me in the comment section. Who knows, maybe I’ll add them to the list, giving you full credit as well.

30-Day Running Challenge For Beginners

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.