Relying on routine can be the best way to build the running habit. As you develop, though, it can also quickly become the fastest way to get stuck in a rut. Here are five aspects of your running in which you should challenge your routines and bring a little variety to play.
If you seek to improve your performance through increasing the mileage or intensity of your training, and hope to remain injury free while doing so, smart strength training can go a long way towards helping you do so. The Runners Connect Strength Training system puts together well over a dozen workouts targeting key development areas, with prescriptions for specific race distances and injury prevention.
The top articles this month cover dealing with wind and heat, building your tolerance to glycogen depletion, and building your strength training approach using the periodization philosophy.
Once you set your mind on becoming a morning runner, the next hurdle you may need to overcome is putting quality work in a half-awake / tight-body state. Here are 16 ways to make your early morning workout work for you.
As runners, we pay a lot of attention to our targeted paces for key workouts. It’s a shame that we often lump so many of our valuable aerobic development miles into a little-thought-of “easy” category. By intentionally varying our approach on easy days, we can enhance our training to serve valuable development needs.