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Running 101 – How to Train With a Heart Rate Monitor

The heart monitor is an all knowing device that you can rely on every time—if you are serious about becoming the best runner you can ever hope to be . But… If you have never used this wonderful tool before, then, truth be told, I can’t blame nor hold it against you. In fact, using a tool like this one is no easy ride. With all that being said, if you are a latecomer to the party, then fret no more. Today I’m going to share with you my full guide to heart rate training. You'll learn why it's such a valuable tool as well as how to use it for maximum results.

The Complete Beginners Guide to Choosing The Right Running Shoes

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.

How to Choose the Right Running Socks

Running socks? Yes, these are socks made specifically for runners. What makes them different from your typical casual socks is that they are designed to keep your feet dry and comfortable while running for prolonged periods of time. When you run, especially if you sweat a lot (who doesn’t), it’s crucial to equip your feet and your shoes with socks that are comfortable, functional, durable, even fashionable (if you are into that). The Importance of Running Socks

Anatomy of a Running Shoe – The 7 Main Parts

The midsole? The tongue? Eva? What does this all mean? If you are serious about learning all about running shoes jargon and anatomy, then you are in the right place. Why Should you Care? Here is the basic premise: understand basic shoe anatomy, and you’ll increase your chances of buying the right pair that meets your physiological needs and personal preference.

Running 101 – The 5 Main Running Shoes Types (& How to Select The...

When it comes to your workout wardrobe, your running shoes are the most important piece. Nonetheless, finding the right sole-mate is easier said than done. The whole process can be unnerving and might leave you feeling overwhelmed, especially when you are just starting out and/or don’t know what type of kicks works the best for you. The Importance of Running Shoes When it comes to preventing injury and improving training efficiency, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of proper shoes. By getting ill-fitting shoes, you’re predisposing your body to pain and injury. And you don’t want that. Not to mention that it’s also a complete waste of your time and money.

​How to Buy the Right Running Shoes – Top 7 Shoe-Fitting Tips

I cannot deny that new running shoes make me happy. And I bet they make you happy too. And what makes me happier is when I know for sure that I’m getting the right sole-mates for my running biomechanics and habits. Nevertheless, buying the right shoes is no easy feat. In fact, the hunt for new running shoes can be unnerving. It’s, definitely, not an afterthought decision you can make on a Friday evening. This is especially the case if you do a lot of running (+30 miles a week), have unique anatomical or biomechanical needs, or have a history of injuries and suspect footwear might be to blame.

7 Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Running Shoes

Truth be told. It’s not always easy to find the perfect running pair that offers the ideal combination of comfort and style, without a cringe-worthy price tag. And when you finally find your sole-mate you...

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

How to Dress for Cold Weather Running – 9 Must-Have Items

Winter is finally here, so it’s a great opportunity to talk about proper cold weather running gear so you can keep on running without much trouble. But running in the winter is not easy task… The...

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.