Autumn has come, and with it the gorgeous fall foliage, the chilly foggy mornings, the pumpkin spice lattes... and the colds, sore throats, and flus. What will the post-illness progress recovery look like for runners?
Written by Lucas Collins
Edited by Pavlína Marek
You’ve been hitting the gym, pounding the pavement, and ...
Training for a half marathon or any other distance is an exhilarating endeavor that expands your physical and mental boundaries. As you embark on this journey, it's important to remember that motivation is key to success. There will be days when the thought of lacing up your running shoes feels daunting, but with the right ...
Preparing for a race like a half marathon requires more than just physical training. Your diet plays a crucial role in providing the necessary fuel for optimal performance and recovery. Whether you're a seasoned runner or a beginner, you must understand the importance of nutrition during training. The topic of race training ...
There are countless articles on the Internet on how to transition from road to trail. However, there's also a lot to be covered when you decide to transition from trail to road running. Some aspects might get overlooked or not considered at all. With that in mind, let's focus on a crucial part of urban running: the terrain ...
Training for your half marathon - if done correctly - can be one of the highlights of your year.
Over 8-10 weeks you get to explore your city, meet new friends, develop new healthy habits, and get really, really (like really) fit. But it's not all high fives and post-run brunches. The training can get hard and monotonous, so ...
Final video in our series!
The part 3 series of "Should Marathon & Half Marathon Runners Lift Weights" concludes with a few important pieces to the strength and performance puzzle.
In this video, we break down:
How many days you should be lifting each week
How to craft your lifting based on the time of year
In our Part 2 on answering the question, "Should marathon and half marathon runners lift weights?" we dig into the more specific questions around the particulars of your workout.
First, we address the commonly held view that runners should only be doing "runner specific" exercises. Besides, since all humans ...
Contributed by Lisa Gonzales, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon.
Here’s something to consider...running with a training team. Sure, I can probably help you come up with some reasons why it won’t work: you don’t have the time, it’s too much effort, the schedule won’t be flexible enough for ...
In this part 1 we explore the common arguments against lifting weights:
You'll bulk up.
It takes up too much time.
It can be dangerous and sketchy.
.........and IT'S NOT RUNNING.
We also explore why you SHOULD consider lifting weights and what it can do for your marathon training:
Improve force ...