Running Workouts

Looking for the best running workouts and sessions to help you improve your athletic performance and reach your full running potential? You come to the right place.   Keep on reading to steal my best running routines and plans.

dynamic warm up exercises

6 Quick Dynamic Warm Up Exercises for Runners

As a runner, if you are serious about performing your best and preventing injury, then you need to start doing both general and specific warm-up exercises before your runs, especially before hard workouts and...
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Top 7 Speed Drills For Runners

Do you want to run faster? Of course you do! Truth be told, if you are serious about becoming the best runner you can be, you’ve got to do more than just running. In fact, running will only get you so far. Speed drills enter the picture. Committing to a regular speed drills routine, for at least 20 to 30 minutes per session two times per week, will definitely help you run faster and become the best runner you can be. This post, along with the videos and form tips, outlines a series of running drills that you can easily fit in into your training program.
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Resistance Bands Training For Runners

Resistance bands are usually made of strong, thin, and long rubber with handles at each end, and come in a wide variety of resistance levels, depending on your fitness skill and training goals. You can buy these in line with your fitness level and training goals—in other words, they are easily customized. In my experience, resistance band exercises are one of the best tools you can use to keep strength training when you no longer have access to a gym or just dot want to go there for all personal reasons. Also, stacking dumbells in your living room might be an attractive option.
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Running Workouts to Build Strength and Endurance

If you’re serious about running your best (while avoiding the classic training rut trap), you need to opt for a well-rounded running program. That means doing a variety of running workouts of different speeds, distances, and intensities. And here is the good news. In today’s article, I’m going to break down the seven most basic running sessions, So, are you excited? Then here we go. But first things first, before we get into the heart of the matter, let’s first briefly discuss some of the reasons training variety is so important. The Many Benefits Of Training Variety Sticking to the same speed and distance over and over again is the recipe for boredom and plateaus. This is a classic mistake you need to avoid if you’re serious about reaching your running goals.
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The Ultimate Obstacle Course Race Training Guide

Looking to start training for an obstacle race course, but are unsure how to begin? Then, buddy, you have come to the right place. Today I’m going to share with you the guidelines you need for an amazing obstacle race course adventure. Note: This guide is relatively long, but it’s worth your time. Hence, please give it a try and don’t give up on it. So are you ready? Then here we go…
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The 10 Best Bodyweight Exercises

When it comes to running, strength training is crucial. In fact, sticking to a regular strength training program can actually make you a better runner. In fact, runners who strength train are usually healthier, stronger, injury-free and more likely to keep reaching new levels of performance. In fact, sticking to a runner-specific strength routine is hands down one of the best things you can spend your valuable timing doing. So if you are serious about becoming a well-rounded runner, then here is a cross-training bodyweight strength workout routine to try. So today I decided to share with you some excellent bodyweight strength exercise you can do at home in minimal time and with no equipment required—unless you choose to do so.
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Beginners Strength Program For Runners

If you have been reading Runners Blueprint for a while, then you know that I’m a strong proponent of strength training for runners. Sure, this is a runners’ blog, and I mostly write stuff for the running crowd. That said, any regular reader (or after checking my cross training page) might be surprised by the number of strength training workouts I shared in the last couple of years. But this time, I’m not going to share with you another workout. Instead, in today’s post, I’ll cover the basics of weight lifting for runners. I’ll show you the exact steps required to design your strength training program, even if you have never touched a dumbbell before.
No-Equipment Home Workout for Runners

The Best No-Equipment Home Workout for Runners

Runners need to strength train, period. I keep saying over and over again. The truth is, if you are a runner who doesn’t strength train, then you are missing out, big time. So please do not neglect strength training. Of course, this is easier said than done. Sticking to the regular running program, then having enough time to make the trip to the gym to strength train, is not always easy to pull off—especially if you just like the rest of us, stressed and pressed for time. But that doesn’t mean that you have to give up strength training altogether.
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8 Interval Training Running Workouts for Speed

If you want to improve your running speed, then interval training is the way to go. In fact, interval training (HIIT) has been used by athletes for years to build cardiovascular strength, power, and explosive speed. HIIT combines short and intense bursts of exercise at maximum ability, with recovery phases, repeated throughout a single workout. In today’s post, I’m going to share with you five of my favorite interval running workouts to build endurance and speed.

The best 5 Quadriceps Exercises

When it comes to running, one of the best off road things you can do to help improve your running and bulletproof your body against common injury is to strength train on a regular basis. In fact, strength training is one of the most vital tools you can use to increase performance and avoid injury, helping you run stronger and more efficiently. And one of the most important running muscles is the quadriceps—the muscles at the front of the thigh. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you a killer runner quadriceps workout routine so you can build strength in these vital muscles to run faster, further and with fewer pains and aches. So are you excited? Then here we goo… The Many Roles of the Quads