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July 18, 2016
Injured? We know we need to see a doctor, therapist, chiropractor or osteopath if we are in pain and it is affecting our running, but how do you know who to trust? It can be really overwhelming to find someone who will not just say "don't run", but this guide is helpful for knowing what to look for.

How to Find the Best Sports Doctor or Therapist Near You

Let’s face it, when it comes to avoiding running related injury the odds are fairly well stacked against you. That’s not to say running is bad for you – far from it. Running is probably one of the most accessible ways we have of maintaining and... 

July 11, 2016
Arthritis is painful, frustrating, and progressive. Does it mean the end of a running career? Science says yes, but this article has 7 ways to slow the degeneration and allow you to run as long as possible.

How to Keep Running With Arthritis Pain

As we live longer and scientists find cures for all kinds of health conditions, we can be lulled into a false sense of security thinking that if we can put it off long enough, we can dodge most of the diseases, and nurse almost any injury back to health. Anyone... 

July 4, 2016
Many runners think time off is only needed after a marathon (or longer), but 5k, 10k, half marathon runners could change their running lives forever by taking a few days off 1-2 times per year. You will be shocked how little fitness we found you lose after 5 days off!

The Best Decision You Will Make This Year: 9 Reasons You Should Take Time Off

Marathon training is like preparing for a boxing title match: months of lonely workouts culminating in one exhausting battle. Brings a lot of satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment, but what if we want to focus on the shorter distances? If you’re... 

June 27, 2016
Running and traveling DO mix! Staying fit while on vacation can be tough to motivate yourself to get it in. This runner guide gives 10 hacks to get your running in this summer.

10 Tips You Need To Know For Successful Running While On Vacation

Off on a family vacation this summer? You can still train. Yep, not only is it possible, but it can be the kick we need to rekindle our passion for running again. Some of my best runs and races have occurred on vacation. I’ve run a 35k trail race in... 

June 20, 2016
How does recovery from an ultra marathon differ from a regular marathon? How do some of the best ultra runners in the world recover so quickly? It feels like we are never going to get back to normal, but using these tips, you can be back to chasing your next challenge quicker than ever!

25 Recovery Tips from the Best Ultramarathoners in the World

Bouncing back after a marathon is not exactly easy, but at least there are a lot of resources out there that you can turn to for guidance, like our free 9 part ultimate marathon training guide for example. With half a million Americans finishing a marathon... 

June 13, 2016
Running more miles per week will help you get faster, but it can be difficult to know how much to add without ending up injured. This guide gives runners 8 things to consider to make sure you increase mileage safely without injury or overtraining.

8 Challenges to Increasing Mileage – How to Safely Get to the Next Level

Increasing your weekly running mileage from say 10 miles to 20 can itself present a series of challenges and potential pitfalls but stepping into the world of 60-100 running miles a week can be a whole new ball game. Though we all probably know someone... 

June 6, 2016
The pain on the outside of your ankle or foot could be caused by peroneal tendonitis. Here is how to know if you have it, understand what caused it (so it does not happen again), and treat it, so you can get back to running quickly.

Do You Have Peroneal Tendonitis? Here is How to Fix it

As runners, we accept that there is a certain amount of risk involved with our sport. When we are well into our marathon training schedule, hooked on trail running, or first 5k, we hear about the high injury rates, and know that there is a good chance... 

May 30, 2016
Road racing in the summer CAN be fun, but it can be miserable for runners. Here's a helpful guide of how to enjoy your summer running, and suggestions of which races are good ones to try.

5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Summer Racing Season

We have a few more weeks of somewhat pleasant running weather before the temperatures really soar and we start to question why we were so excited for the summer running season. We start to dream of snow and cooler weather; runners are never happy! For... 

May 23, 2016
We LOVE our coffee! Numerous studies have proven it improves performance, but could it help runners recover too? It looks to be the case! As if you need even more convincing, there are another 7 reasons to add caffeine to your diet.

9 Reasons You Need to Consume Caffeine (#7 Will Surprise You!)

The pre-race coffee or espresso shot is a ritual for many runners—the reliable performance-boosting effect of caffeine is just too good to pass up. We talked to Sweat Science author Alex Hutchinson about it, and he noted that taking caffeine is one... 

May 16, 2016
Running during pregnancy is no longer dangerous, but is it good for us to run when pregnant? And how much is too much? There are so many questions, this post has all the answers in one place.

How to Stay Fit During and After Pregnancy

This guest post was written by Runtastic The days where training during pregnancy was considered dangerous thankfully belongs to the past. Physical activity during pregnancy is not only allowed, but actually encouraged. Of course, provided that you... 

May 9, 2016
Packing for an ultra marathon can be scary! You're out there for so long, what do you need to bring without weighing yourself down? Be ready for any race day situation with this ultramarathon guide. Elites and experts give their opinion, and make this an easy to follow guide.

9 Things You Need to Do Before Your First Ultramarathon

Your eyes have been opened to the ultramarathon world. You have looked up “what is an ultra marathon”, you have converted 50k to miles to figure out just how much further an ultra is than a traditional marathon, and you have decided you would... 

May 2, 2016
The runner blues are more common than we realize, but are often brushed under the carpet. Why do runners feel depressed after a big race, or especially, after we are sidelined with an injury? Here are 7 helpful tips to help you find your mojo again.

7 Ways to Overcome the Runner Blues When You Are Struggling

If anyone tells you that runners don’t get the blues, you know they’re not a runner. Yes, we enjoy all the lovely endorphins that come with our favorite pastime, but as a runner, we occasionally get depressed. Things like injury, bad races, or even... 

April 25, 2016
Love that there is now research on social media! Interesting findings in this article! Sharing our news on social media is normal, but is it helping or hindering self-confidence and self-esteem of runners? To stay happy, here is what to share.

Are Your Online Sharing Habits Destroying Your Confidence?

Social networking sites have never been more popular among runners. You can share your training with your friends, check how your segment PRs stack up against other runners in your area, and check up on what pro athletes do for training, eating, and recovery. Whether... 

April 18, 2016
We hear how flexibility will help us run better, but what does the science say? This article has the results in an easy to understand way, and offers a flexibility program for runners to improve flexibility in a safe way.

Do Runners Really Need to be Flexible?

When you picture an old-school runner, it’s hard not to think of a leather-skinned veteran stooped over a park bench, aggressively doing the classic “runner’s stretch.” Popular opinion in recent years has moved towards a consensus... 

April 4, 2016
Ankle Injuries: Pain, Causes, Treatment and How to Return to Running

Ankle Injuries: Pain, Causes, Treatment and How to Return to Running

Have you ever rolled your ankle while out for a run? Or should we say how many times have you rolled your ankle on a run, walked for a few moments, hoping and praying that the pain will ease away, and you can get back to your training. It’s a nightmare,... 

March 28, 2016
Great recovery hacks for every runner! Recovery is important for every runner, but it becomes critical for masters runners wanting to stay healthy and keep running, no matter how old you are.

6 Surprisingly Effective Ways To Improve Post Run Recovery

As runners, we spend an inordinate amount of time planning our training—where to fit in speedwork, how often, which races, and so on. If you’ve got lofty goals, that’s as it should be. But we also need to plan in recovery. For masters runners, this... 

March 21, 2016
It's difficult to know how to fit running into a busy and adult life, especially when kids are involved. Here are 6 unique and helpful time hacks to get your runs in, no matter how busy life gets.

6 Time Hacks for When You are Too Busy to Train

In an ideal world, all of us amateurs would have a schedule that looks something like this: Wake around 8 a.m., grab some pre-run fuel, head out the door for a warm up and run. After a killer session on the roads or track, we’d return home for a full... 

March 14, 2016
Should runners warm up before a run? Is it really necessary? Actually, yes, and here is a really helpful article explaining exactly how to do it correctly for races from the 5k all the way to the marathon.

Why is a Warm Up Needed? How to Warm Up Correctly

This guest post was written by Runtastic Almost every runner knows the importance of a warm up before a race. Even a marathon requires a warm up. But have you ever wondered why and, more importantly, how? To help you understand why it is so important... 

March 7, 2016
We hear how important it is to practice every aspect of our marathon fueling in training, but how exactly do we practice taking on fuel without racing a marathon every week? This article explains the logistics behind how to fuel, and makes it easy for all runners of every level to follow and feel confident come race day.

3 Reasons You Need to Practice Your Marathon Nutrition Plan (and exactly how to do it)

Legendary coach Vince Lombardi was often quoted as saying “only perfect practice makes perfect”. It’s a quote many marathoners should pay attention to. I’ve seen too many runners approach their marathon nutrition strategy with a laissez-faire... 

February 29, 2016
I had no idea down weeks were so important! Your bones actually get weaker before they get stronger, but down weeks can help runners stay healthy and get stronger. We found some shocking research that could change the way runners look at building mileage.

3 Reasons You Need to Add Down Weeks into Your Training

Stress and recovery: these are the basic units of training. Everybody knows this; preserving the balance between stress and recovery is why you take an easy day after a long run or a hard workout. Hopefully by now you know that research has shown that... 

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