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…
Increasing your running speed should be on your top priority list whether you have just signed for your first 5K, or looking to improve your marathon time. The best way to run faster is to run more miles. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you some creative and awesome training guidelines to help you improve your running speed without logging in more miles
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.
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.
Today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite exercises you can do on the sand to help improve your strength, speed and agility. Therefore, if you are looking for ways to spice up your workouts, then keep on reading. Where to Do the Sand Workout Routine You can perform this workout routine on the beach (duh), but if you don’t live in a coastal city, then a long jump pit or a sand volleyball court can do the trick. As long as there is sand, enough space and it’s safe to work out there, you are in a good place.
When it comes to improving running speed, performing agility ladder drills is a must. Contrary to popular belief, the speed ladder isn’t just for elite athletes. Even recreational runners can benefit from this awesome tool. The fact is, agility ladder training is one the best things you can do to rev up your heart rate and challenge your speed, coordination, and footwork like nothing else Most recreational runners are not familiar with this training method. In fact, these fast paced, quick-footed drills have often been thought of as something only athletes do. While you may see many tennis players, soccer players and track athletes perform these exercises, anyone can do them, and benefit from them as well.
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.
Today I’m going to share with you another of my favorite exercise method: stair training. So hopefully by the end of the post, presuming you have access to stairs, I’m sharing with you an awesome stair workout routine to help you burn calories, build strength, and improve speed and agility in no time.