Tips & Tricks

Learn The Lingo: An Introduction To Running Terms

Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized By August 15, 2014 2 Comments

Nearly 20 million people completed a running race in the year 2013—that’s more people than populate Belgium, Chile or Switzerland! Considering runners could band together to occupy an entire country, it is no surprise we’ve developed our own language of jargon and lingo only a fellow runner would understand. Below we’ve selected and defined some of the most puzzling running…


How to Beat the Heat

Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized By August 11, 2014 1 Comment

Summer is in full swing and the days of single digit weather are long gone. If you’re like me and live below the Mason-Dixon Line then you’re experiencing a lot of heat and humidity, and no wind or rain. That’s the gist of summer weather where I’m from. I know, not necessarily the ideal running conditions, right? Well, there’s not really…


Going All In

Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized By April 10, 2014 No Comments

When training for an upcoming race or competition I try to follow one rule above all else.  That rule is to always “leave a little something in the tank” at the end of my workouts.  This does not mean that I am not training hard for whatever is coming up, rather I am training smart.  I am very meticulous when…


Weight Training for Runners

Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized By March 7, 2014 8 Comments

From the 6-minute miler to the recreational runner who is doing good to break a 10-minute pace, one thing that seems to be neglected by many runners is weight training.  Some runners can’t, or simply don’t want to, make time for it.  Others believe that resistance training will cause them to bulk and thus slow their running time.  In reality…


Benefits of Incline Training

Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized By February 23, 2014 2 Comments

It’s the dead of winter and you are more than likely getting sick and tired of using the treadmill for your cardio.  You’ve tried plenty of different interval workouts, varying your speed and distances.  But still, you’re getting bored.  Well, here’s a good way to freshen things up and still get in a hell of a workout.  Hit that button…


Quality Over Quantity

Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized By February 16, 2014 2 Comments

For a lot of distance runners, the main focus of a training program is overall distance.  They focus only on how many miles they log each week.  There is nothing wrong with setting a mileage goal, however this shouldn’t be the only concern.  Runners should focus as much on the quality of their running, as they do the quantity of…