Quick Tip: Stand More!

One of the health trends of the past few years is to encourage people to stand more frequently throughout the day.

It turns out that sitting for long stretches of time is actually a hazard to your health!

True Dat

But I’m a Runner, So I’m Good

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Best Time for Strength Training

Quick Tip: When is the Best Time for Strength Training?


Ah yes, the age old question for runners: what is the best time for strength training?

It’s no secret that regular strength training is important for runners, both to reduce the risk of injury and to improve performance.

But when is the best time to incorporate said strength training? Or does timing even matter?

Best Time for Strength Training

When is the Best Time for Strength Training?

For runners, the best time for strength training is AFTER they’ve done a hard workout.

Allow me to explain why.

After you’ve done a hard workout (think speed intervals, tempo, etc.), your legs are pretty well shot, right?

So now is a good time to pile on. Adding 10-15 minutes of mostly body weight exercises after a hard workout really isn’t going to make any difference in terms of recovery, especially if you can do the strength training almost immediately after your run.

What About Before a Run?

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Morning Runner

Quick Tip: How to Become an Early Morning Runner


We are all busy.

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Aint that the truth…

There’s no question about that. But if we are trying to maintain consistency in our training, which really is the key to improving and reaching our running goals, we have to regularly be able to find time to run amid the craziness of life.

For me, the biggest key to my consistency in training has been becoming an early morning runner.

It wasn’t something that I really wanted to do, but it was the best option for me.

Because let’s be honest, if you wait to run until after work, there is a whole host of things that can screw your run up (family, work, traffic, etc.).

But if you get up at 4:30, take the dogs out real quick, and meet your running group at 5:15, you rarely run into a problem.

Funny how “life” isn’t even awake enough to screw up your run if you go early… Read more

Huh?

Quick Tip: Stop Trying to Get Faster


Admit it, you want to get faster.

And that’s ok. Shoot, I want to get faster too.

But whatever your goals are, odds are that increasing your top speed isn’t going to help you achieve them.

Wait, what?

Huh?

Huh?

You’re Missing the Point

Do you want to set a new PR this year?

Do you want to run a BQ this year?

Do you want to get your 5k time back to where it was before you had kids?

Whatever time goals you have, I’m guessing that the key to success is to cover a certain race distance in a shorter amount of time. Read more

J Law

Quick Tip: Advice for New Runners


Why would I waste my time writing a post and recording a quick tip offering advice for new runners?

I mean, running is pretty simple, right?

Put on a pair of shoes, any shoe will do, and then just go run.

It’s really that simple, right?

J Law

Sure….

There is a whole lot more to running than meets the eye, just like Optimus Prime.

So here are 6 pieces of advice for new runners to help them avoid some of the same mistakes that I made when I started running.

Some Advice for New Runners

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