Quality workouts, think interval sessions and long runs, get the majority of attention in most runners’ training plans, but recovery runs are usually ignored. In fact, the recovery run has been the often-than-not forgotten workout. That said, recovery runs are one of the most valuable runs. As we are going to see, recovery runs are essential. Running at a relaxed pace can help you develop proper form, build endurance, establish base mileage, and might even, as the name implies, speed up recovery. As a result, in today’s post, I’m sharing with some training guidelines on how to do the recovery run right.
Looking to learn more about your running gait? Well, you are in the right place. In this (sort of technical) short blog post, I’ll teach you about the many components of running gait, and how your lower limbs works when running. But why should you Care? Understanding gait cycle and its many components can help you pick the right running shoes and optimize your performance and training efficiency. Not only that, learning more about your gait cycle can also help you better assess your running technique and biomechanics, which, in turn, is key for improving it. Plus, some running experts suggest that assessing the way you run can also offer you many clues to the cause of a particular injury. These are all valid reasons, if you ask me. So, are you excited? Then here we go.
Pain is common among runners of all levels and backgrounds—and hip issues are no exception. Sure, hip injuries, unlike knee ailments, are not a huge problem in the running world. Nevertheless, a lot can go wrong Left unchecked, what started as a mild hip soreness may turn into a debilitating injury. This will definitely bring your running routine to a screeching halt
This piece on gastrointestinal problems during running and the exact steps you need to take to prevent it for good. Call it “runner’s trots”, “the runs”, “workout stomach”. Whatever you call it; GI issues are no stranger to most runners. In fact, if you have ever done a hard run (or any type of strenuous workout), then chances are high, that at some point, you have had to high-tail to the nearest secluded tree or bathroom ASAP. I doubt that there is no runner alive who hasn’t experienced some type of stomach issue while pounding the pavement.
I remember the first time I got joggers nipples while running. It was a few years ago. After getting home from a long run on a hot day, I walked into the living room, only to find my sister looking at me with horror.
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.
Running might be one of the most beginner-friendly sports out there. It requires no special instruction. And the fact is, we are born to run. Our bodies are designed to perform the motion of running (just look at your limbs, buddy, that ain’t an accident). After all, running is all about putting one foot in front of the other (in a speedy kind of a way). With that said, not everyone knows how to run properly. In fact, proper form eludes most—especially the beginners who’s got no clue on how to proceed. The Importance of Proper Form
Running with a foot blister is a real pain but an integral part of a runner’s life. But, the good news is, a blister is no reason to retire your running shoes for good. There are...