How To Increase Running Speed

How To Increase Running Speed

If you are looking at how to increase running speed, you need to be aware that two factors affect your speed more than anything else. Your strike rate and your stride rate. Your stride rate is the length of your stride (in other words the distance...

Should Runners Lift Weights?

Should Runners Lift Weights?

Whether you run to manage your weight, run competitive races or are just trying to healthy you might be surprised by the effect that weight training can have on your running. So, should runners lift weights? What you’ll learn in this article: ✓ Why runners should lift...

The Best Dogs for Runners

The Best Dogs for Runners

Dogs aren’t just amazing pets; they can be fantastic training partners for runners, bringing enthusiasm and companionship to your training program. But with so many dogs to choose from what are the best dogs for runners?   What you’ll learn in this article: ✓ Why dogs make the...

How Can Swimming Benefit Runners?

How Can Swimming Benefit Runners?

Being a runner, you’re probably focused on training for your next race by clocking up miles, but should you consider spending some time in the pool? Research has shown that swimming is one of the most effective cross-training workouts for runners, improving their fitness with a low...

How a runner can protect their feet

How can a runner protect their feet?

It was an early half-marathon that taught me how can a runner protect their feet? I’d had the odd blister before this, but had shrugged this off as the cost of running. At this Half Marathon I was enjoying a pain-free run I was flying along and set...

Running uphill tips

Whether you’re looking to improve your hill running or just looking to improve your time in a race with a few hills, these uphill running tips will help you with running up hills quicker.   Uphill running posture Running up hills quicker requires a different posture to running...

running injuries

How to avoid 5 common running injuries

So you decided to start running to stay fit and healthy a month ago, but now you are bedridden at home with running injuries. After months of recovery, you put on those running shoes again only to find yourself in the same situation a few weeks later. This scenario may...

marathon training

Pace Running in Marathon Training

Even for the most seasoned runners, the decision to tackle a marathon is a daunting concept that can make them question their marathon training, stamina, and mental fortitude. If you’ve ever felt this way about tackling a marathon, you aren’t alone. Running a 26.2 mile course is...

running motivation

Running Motivation

Levels of running motivation are constantly in flux, sometimes people are so motivated that they tend to overtrain. Whilst, when things are not going so well, runners often struggle to motivate themselves to get out the door. I suspect most of you can relate to...

How to start running

How To Start Running?

Running is a fun activity and it is an excellent way to stay fit. But starting to run when you haven’t before can be a daunting prospect. Where do you begin? What equipment do you need? Don’t worry, starting to run is easy. These nine...