Category: Training

Speedwork – Fartlek

There's a small element of truth in the saying that "long slow distance runs make long slow runners." So, to keep yourself on your toes,...

Music and Running

Music is pretty amazing. You plug yourself in and your perceived effort when it comes to doing any type of activity changes. But "hacking" your...

Design a Training Plan

Training plans are only as good as what you make of it but, if you can plan it and stick to it, the structure it...

High-Intensity Interval Training

Studies previously published by the American College of Sports Medicine have noted that intensity and volume of training are not interchangeable. Generally speaking, aerobic intensity...

Off-Road Running

One way that runners compensate for fewer running days is by increasing the quality of each run. For instance, "Running on sand develops power throughout...

A road runner goes trail running

Many road runners forget that trail running can be quite different. It's a lot more challenging than the road, there's a lot more "footwork" involved,...

Race Tapering: Is It Necessary?

Tapering is a very basic principle that every runner has to learn while training for a race. After you've built up your base, conditioned your...

Is It Bad to Run Everyday?

Runners that are marathon training generally follow the non-linear route, whereas runners with more time on their hands opt for linear periodization. Both types of...

Speed Training – Long Intervals

Intervals allow runners to gradually push their lactate threshold. Ultimately, this results in better running performance over an extended period of time. One particular study...