To become a faster runner, you need to improve your aerobic capacity. How do you improve your aerobic capacity?
Setting running goals that are functional can help you become a more confident and focused runner. Carefully picked targets for both the short and long term are your answers when you inevitably find yourself asking "Why am I doing this?"
An often overlooked aspect of training among runners is the importance of running strides. It seems everyone is aware of how strides can help, yet so many ignore them in their routines.
A commonly discussed question among runners is whether running with a cold is smart. Or is it just foolish?
Push through or take an unplanned rest day? Ask any dedicated runner, and they will tell you about the difficulty of answering this question.
Stress plus rest equals growth. In the book Peak Performance, running coach Steve Magness and his co-author Brad Stulberg coined this equation.
Find out all about why you need to run slower to become faster. And learn how to monitor and categorise the intensity of your runs.
Despite the challenges posed by my natural circadian rhythm, I now embrace the morning runner-label. And, if I can do it, so can you.
Nothing is more frustrating for a runner than not being able to run. If an injury is keeping you from running, it is essential to know your options for maintaining fitness.
When sharing your PR over a certain distance, have you ever had to offer up another PR from a different distance to explain that you are a better runner than that one PR indicates? Or, have you ever wondered how fast you should be running in training?