Running



8 Tips for New Runners

8 Tips for New Runners

Are you looking to start running? Are you a recreational runner looking to turn it into a lifetime habit? Coming back from an injury? 

Whatever your situation, running has tremendous benefits; not only will it help burn calories and build endurance, it helps to reduce anxiety, boost your mental health and provide many other health benefits.

Running also has a low bar of entry—you don't need any fancy equipment, it's relatively inexpensive, and you can do it almost anywhere. 

Whether you're brand new to running or you’re getting back to it after a long break or returning from injury,...


The "Runner's High" and other Mental Benefits of Running

The "Runner's High" and other Mental Benefits of Running

Many of us run to improve cardiovascular health; build endurance, strength, and muscle; and to burn calories and lose weight. But did you know that while you're taking care of your body, you're also taking care of your mind? 

Have any of you felt the “runner’s high”? I ran 12 miles today, and it felt almost effortless; in fact, it felt so good I was able to run the last few miles in under 9:00 per mile and felt like I could have continued running forever. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does it’s incredible. 


6 Building Blocks to Increase Endurance

6 Building Blocks to Increase Endurance

We all want to run longer, faster; the new runner might be trying to run their first 5K while the seasoned runner might be looking to hit a particular time. While their goals are different, the way each of these runners meets their goal is to increase their endurance.

So, how can you build your miles? Can you do this while simultaneously working on your speed? The answer is yes, as the same principles support building endurance and speed.

Below, you will find 6 strategies to increase your endurance for all levels of runners; try them and see...


7 Speed Workouts for Runners

7 Speed Workouts for Runners

If you have been following our blogs, you will know we have had plenty of blogs on different types of running; below are a few of the more popular ones:

8 Types of Training Runs

6 Reasons Your Long Run is Important

Run Faster AND Longer with Tempo Runs

5 Hill Training Workouts

4 Interval Workouts

Today’s blog is about running faster, and some simple workouts that will help you increase your speed; when you’re first learning how to run fast, whether you’re new to speed work; it’s early in your running...


How Running Lessens Risk of Heart Disease

How Running Lessens Risk of Heart Disease

When running, or jogging became a nationwide fad in the 1970’s the fitness revolution was led by a runner by the name of Jim Fixx, who wrote the book The Complete Book of Running in 1977. In 1984, while running on a trail by his home in Vermont Fixx tragically passed away at the age of 52.

While many people I know used this to explain to me running did not, in fact, lead to a longer, more productive life if the movement’s leader died of a heart attack at such a young age. It was...