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Types of Running Workouts: Part 2 (with Video)

If you remember last week’s video post, I talked about some of the different types of running workouts that you’re likely to complete as a runner. If you missed last week’s post, click here to check it out.

In this week’s post, I’m looking at the one type of workout that I didn’t touch on last week: speed training and some of the varieties of speed training that you may see.

Speed training is vitally important no matter what kind of race you are training for, from 5k to ultra marathon.

And the reason that speed training is one of the important types of running workout boils down to physiological benefits of running hard.

Speed work strengthens your heart and lungs, strengthens your bones, improves the strength and functionality of your muscles and tendons, and can also improve your form.

So yeah, it’s kind of important.

What is Your Favorite Speed Workout?

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Why a Running Coach Makes Sense for You

Working with a running coach makes sense.

There, I said it.

Feel free to disagree, but if you do you’re wrong.

Wrong

Please, allow me to explain. Read more

Best Stretches for Runners

Most runners know they should stretch after a run, but what exactly are the best stretches for runners?

In this video, I’ll talk about why stretching is important and demonstrate what stretches are best for runners.

And here’s a hint, these stretches have been around forever and they are definitely some of the most beneficial stretches for runners.

So after your next run, make sure you add these stretches to your cool down routine!

Best Stretches for Runners

Get a free PDF guide to remind you how to properly perform the stretches talked about in this video.

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How Often Do You Stretch?

The Health Benefits of Running (Even Low Mileage) May Surprise You

You don’t have to be a genius to understand that there are definite health benefits of running.

I think even non-runners can agree with that statement.

But according to a recent study released by the Mayo Clinic, the amount of mileage required to see the lasting health benefits of running may be significantly less than expected.

Health Benefits of Running

The Health Benefits of Running are Many

From one runner to another, I assume you are aware of some of the many health benefits of running regularly.

There are the more obvious benefits like weight loss and improved health, and some of the less obvious like improved bone density and brain health/function.

But how much running is required to get all of these benefits?

Turns out, not much. Read more

Best Core Exercises for Runners

5 Best Core Exercises for Runners

While (too) many runners are still struggling to grasp the importance of regular strength training and the positive impact it has on their running, a lot of runners tend to do some core work on a regular basis.

At least they think they are working their cores.

However, too many runners (and people in general) think that working their abs is the same thing as working their core. And honestly, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Best Core Exercises for Runners

Best Core Exercises for Runners

Your core muscle group includes your abs, obliques, and the muscles in your lower back, and all of them are vital for improved running performance and injury prevention. However, if you focus on your abs and neglect the other areas of your core, you are actually setting yourself up for more problems than you’re preventing. Read more