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.
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.
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.
6 Tips That Will Actually Help You Start Running I have written extensively about how to start running, but this post is intended for the complete beginner who might feel intimidated about taking the first few steps. Those of you who are really out of shape or overweight will appreciate these beginner running tips. Therefore, if you want to try out running, stick with it for the long haul while loving (almost) every step you take, then keep on reading.
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.