How to go from Couch to 5K
A 5K race might not seem as much, but if you are a beginner, it can provide you a good challenge to add to your running lifestyle. It’s a perfect starting race distance for beginner runners and can provide a challenging test of speed and strength for more experienced runners.
This race takes all comers—athletes from all sorts of fitness levels and training backgrounds, so don’t be intimidated. Consider it a “gateway” race, opening you up to even greater running adventures.
The following couch to 5K plan combines a mix of running, walking, and resting; this helps you minimize...
How To Nail Your Tempo Run
How many of us find ourselves running slower during the latter portion of our runs? I know I do, even when I purposely go out slower on a run sometimes the fatigue will set in and I’ll slow down toward the end of my run, especially on my longer runs.
If you’ve been a runner for any length of time, you’ve heard the term “tempo run” and have probably heard someone explain that no matter how much endurance you build unless you mix in tempo runs you’ll typically fatigue at the end of your long runs or races.
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
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
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...
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