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...

Running for weight loss

Running for weight loss
Eating for running go hand and hand.  If you learn to eat healthier and combine that with running you will lose weight faster. Eating Running is a great way to lose weight and get in shape.  The sport alone cannot help you, if you run and don’t regulate your eating habits you will probably not...

Stretching for runners

As a runner, it’s hard to get into the routine of stretching before and after runs.  I know lots of young runners who just go run without any stretching and say there is nothing wrong with their body afterwards but they don’t see the effects of their negligence now.  Runners who choose...

Best marathons around the world

Most marathoners travel around the world to run races.  If you complete a marathon where you live, usually you want to complete another marathon somewhere else.  Although still impressive, it gets boring and does not seem as challenging if you run the same marathon too may times.   I’ve looked...

Apply sunscreen before your run

It’s great to run outdoors during the spring or summer but remember to protect yourself from the sun.  You might not feel it immediately but after an hour or two in the sun will severely damage your skin.   You want to be healthy, keep your skin well protected.   Surprisingly I read that only...

Best running surfaces for your feet

Best part of running is that you can take your running shoes anywhere and go for a run.   If you run outdoors the only thing that changes is the running surfaces and not all surfaces are the best for you.   From the softness of the ground to uneven trails, they all make a different impact on your...

Make it a running date

Often couples don’t have enough time together. We are always busy with our own professional and social schedules that often you wouldn’t think to actually exercise together.  Running could actually be a very good way to spend time, motivate and encourage each other.  It’s a good bonding...

When should I replace my running shoes?

There are many variables to account for when deciding when to change your running shoes.  It depends on your weight, height, what surfaces you run on, how fast you run, how you land, etc.  On average it is recommended to replace your running shoes every 300-400 miles or every year.   Your favourite...

How to keep motivated running

If you are a beginner or an experienced runner the problem that we all face is keeping motivated to run on a regular basis.  You might have a great start by setting up a schedule of running 3 times a week, and life happens and there is always something else that you could be doing which obviously involves...

Proper running etiquette

Proper running etiquette
Embarking on a new running adventure can make you really excited.  Don’t let your excitement overwhelm you that you forget about the people and environment around you.   Although running seems like such a simple sport, there is a running etiquette that you pickup along the way.   I will share...