Running Faster

Running Faster
Every runner wants to run faster.  So it’s important not only to work on endurance but to strengthen your legs to improve your running speed.  A good technique to incorporate into your Tempo Speed training is use a technique called “Speed Play”. Speed Play is great training for racers...

Keep Hydrated During Races

Keep Hydrated During Races
The most common question about running races is how to  keep hydrated without having to stop to go to the washroom.  The worst thing for me when running any race is to stop for anything.  One time I was running this 2 mile race and my shoe laces got loose and during the race it got untied.  I saw...

Spice Up Your Cross Training

Spice Up Your Cross Training
Running can become tedious after a while.  It takes a toll on your mind and body so you gotta trick your brain and make it think that running is FUN.  It’s good that you cross train with weight training at the gym, climb stairs or aerobics at the gym, but it can get boring just staring at the...

Beginner Distance

Before I started running I sometimes walked over to the corner to pick up the mail, but sometimes I was even to lazy to do that, I would just drive over. When I started running I always had the question, what’s a good distance to run and how long? It’s very hard to measure how far you should...

What is Lactate Threshold

What is Lactate Threshold
What is a “lactate threshold”? Lactate Threshold is basically the point when your legs start to feel like lead or you feel like you’ve hit the wall and can’t run any further. When you run, your muscles produce Lactic Acid and your body burns this off so you don’t feel anything....

Running Heart Rate Zones

Running Heart Rate Zones
Most runners and athletes use heart rate zones to train their bodies. You’ve often seen the charts at the gym. It’s probably one of the best ways to set up your training runs to either burn fat, build endurance, speed and strength. You must first calculate your maximum heart rate and from...

Improve Your Endurance

Improve Your Endurance
I get a lot of people asking me “I run 30 minutes or 3 miles everyday for a few weeks now, how can I improve my endurance?”. If you can run 30 minutes non stop everyday for a month, I must give you props for your dedication.   Seriously, I don’t even think I can keep that schedule. ...

Running with Power Gels

Running with Power Gels
I sweat a lot during my runs, ew yah, but I sweat even MORE during my races and training runs in the spring and summer seasons.   So during my training runs, I run with my running belt and fill the bottles with gatorade which is great for replenishing the body with electrolytes.  But problem is,...

Running on Treadmill vs Outdoors

Running on Treadmill vs Outdoors
Depending on the purpose you’re running you can choose either to run on the treadmill or run outside.  As a runner, I started running on a treadmill at the gym and after a few weeks, I really can’t say that I was terribly bored, but I didn’t like the fact that I was running so much...

Speed training tips: Hill repeats

Speed training tips: Hill repeats
These tips are most effective for runners who can run at least 3 miles or more easily.  If you are just a beginner, it’s best to build up your running foundation first and then proceed to learn how to run faster.   Running hills will improve you speed by building muscle strength in your legs...