It’s not easy to maintain—let alone build— muscle while training for a marathon. The reason? Simple. Long distance running—which is the bread and butter of marathon training—has the ability to limit muscle growth. So what should you do when your goal is to run more—let’s say train for a marathon—but also...
Would you like to learn more about how slow or fast to run on race day? Then you have come to the right place. Proper pacing is a key skill—and one that can make the difference between a successful experience and a complete failure on race day. While training properly matters, pacing...
Whether you're a regular runner looking to invest in a yoga mat or a yogi who loves to run, getting the right mat for the job is key. Yoga is a convenient and easy way to stretch and strengthen your body. But your experience can be less convenient if you're...
Looking for an easy way to soothe your knee pain? Then you should give Kinesio taping a try. One of the most common types of knee pain that afflict runners is the infamous runner's knees. Also known as chondromalacia patella, when suffering from runners' knee pain, you'll want both quick and...
The first step for preparing for a run or race is a proper warm-up. However, static stretches—holding a pose for 20 seconds or longer—are not the way to prepare your muscles for what's ahead. Instead, perform a dynamic warm-up, which has become the norm and the go-to routine among everybody from...
There are multiple types of mountain bikes that you can buy these days, so it can be a bit challenging to narrow down what model is ideal in your situation. That’s why it makes a lot of sense to distinguish between the multiple types of mountain bikes available at...
Obesity is a global epidemic and it has been on the rise for decades. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 1 in 10 adults across the globe are obese, which means over 600 million people worldwide. Obesity rates have doubled since 1980 and continue to grow at...
Looking to improve your running speed and become a faster running?  Then staying relaxed while running is key. How come? Tension compromises your running technique, making your movement less efficient.  Anywhere you'd hold under tension, you're burning up energy could be spent elsewhere. This may seem counterintuitive since most runners usually focus...
Although most runners go through a long process before deciding to buy a pair of running shoes, most will likely devote a few seconds to sock selection. But that's a big mistake since the humble running sock plays a vital role in keeping your feet dry, warm, and comfortable. In...
Essential oils have been long used for stress relief and relaxation, but could they also help you become a better runner? Keep on reading. Essential oils for runners are no magic pill. They offer some amazing benefits, but they are the answer to all of your running prayers. Let's get...