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April 27, 2010

How to Warm-Up Correctly for a Race

Warming up properly for your workouts will help you stay injury-free and is the easiest way to improve your race times at shorter races like the 5k or 10k. The warm-up is an important part of any workout, and one of the most important aspects of a good... 

April 22, 2010
The benefits of strides; what they are, how to do them, and how to incorporate them into your training to run faster and become a more efficient runner.

How Strides Can Help You Run Faster

Have you ever been heading down the final straightaway of a race, the finishing clock appears to be speeding up time as you reach for the finish. Do you wish you could finish just that little bit faster to reach that goal you have been striving to get... 

March 26, 2010
Heart rate training can be very useful to runners. However, be sure to take into account these factors when running by heart rate

4 Factors to Watch Out For When Training By Heart Rate

This will be the last heart rate training article for a while, but not the last time we will discuss the training concept, especially if you have questions. This article will focus on the caveats to heart rate training and special issues you need to... 

March 12, 2010
Finally! An article that explains heart rate zones in an understandable way! How to apply heart rate monitoring to your training and running to maximize results and stay in the right heart rate training zones.

How to Understand the Heart Rate Training Zones for Running

In my previous post on how to calculate your heart rate, I detailed the process of finding your maximum and resting heart rates. Now, you’ve got those numbers all figured out, but how do they apply to your running? Basically, your running should correspond... 

Heart rate training can help us run at the right intensity for our training (sometimes it is hard to know what easy feels like). We show you how to take the first step to effectively using heart rate training to improve your running by finding your maximum heart rate and your resting heart rate.

How to Calculate Your Maximum Heart Rate

So, you’ve decided to try your hand at heart rate training to help monitor your effort level while running. You’ve got the heart rate monitor, you’ve got the passion, now what do all those numbers mean? It’s actually simpler than most would have... 

March 3, 2010
Aerobic running always confused me, but this article explains why it is important, and how to know if you are running aerobically. Very helpful!

Why is Aerobic Training Important to Runners?

In one of my earlier posts I discussed the difference between aerobic and anaerobic training and the effect each can have on your performance. While I made some general claims about the importance of running aerobically, I think it is useful to more thoroughly... 

February 7, 2010

The Best Marathon Workout

The marathon is a demanding event that requires training on tired legs and implementing workouts that simulate the fatigue and soreness you will experience during the latter stages of the race. For almost all other race distances, you can came close in... 

January 28, 2010
You love running. Want to be the absolute best runner you can be & train to the best of your ability? Read our guide on aerobic vs. anaerobic running now!

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Training

If you are reading this article, chances are you have been bitten by the running bug. It can be hard to explain, as at some point you probably never thought you would end up enjoying running, but yet somehow it happened, and you are now a runner. Part... 

January 24, 2010
Learn how running short hill sprints into your training can have you running faster, help you stay injury-free and increase your fitness.

3 Reasons Explosive Hill Sprints Will Make You Run Faster

Do you love them or hate them? Most runners either enjoy that familiar burn that hills bring, or dread it more than almost any other workout. One good thing about them for lovers and haters is that they are over relatively quickly. Especially when you... 

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