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.

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The Complete Guide To Recovery Runs

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.
Stadium Runners Workout Routine

The Best Stadium Workout Routine

If you're anything like me, then running the same route over and over again can get, really, tedious. Therefore, spicing up your running program is of paramount importance, especially if you are serious about keeping...

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
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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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9 Ways to Increase Running Speed

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
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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.
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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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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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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.

Start Treadmill Running? 6 Treadmill Workouts for Beginners

In today’s post, I’m sharing with you the essential beginner treadmill workout guidelines you need to get started with indoor running the right and safe way. By the end of this beginner guide to treadmill running, you’ll learn: How to use the treadmill The benefits of treadmill running The exact treadmill training gear you need How to take your first steps on the machine How to stay motivated when treadmill running The Treadmill workout apps you need