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Runners: Don't Overlook These 2 Types of Training

Being a runner doesn't excuse you from hitting the weight room or track. Whether you plan on running a 5K or a marathon, strength and sprint trainin...

4 Biggest 5K Training Mistakes

A 5K race provides an excellent opportunity for running newcomers to get their feet wet. However, because the distance isn't as daunting as other ra...

Training for Mud Runs, Part 4: Long Trail Runs

All challenging mud runs have segments that require you to run for long distance, often on a muddy trail. These parts of the race can fatigue you ...

Running Away From GI Distress: Symptoms, Causes And Tips

Week five of your marathon training. You're confident and feeling good, because up to this point everything has gone perfectly. Your shoes are on, y...

Does Running Build Muscle?

Does running build muscle? Going for a run can either complement or detract from a strength training program. It all depends on the type of runni...

Training for Mud Runs, Part 2: Strength Workout

In my previous article, I discussed the need to set up a training schedule for your obstacle course race. In this segment, I explain how to create a...

Training for Mud Runs, Part 1: Schedule Overview

You just signed up for your first obstacle course race (a.k.a. "mud run"), but do you know how to prepare for it? Many folks just go out and pick a ...

Perfect Running Form Checklist and Tips

No matter how fast you are, running in perfect form is the only way your body will be able to achieve top speeds. Run efficiently without wasting en...

4 Elements of Building a 5K Training Plan

In my opinion, a 5K race is the perfect blend of speed and endurance. Many runners fall into the trap of feeling like the only way to improve their ...

Backward Running: Why It Works and How to Incorporate It Into Your Workout

Running short of achieving your training or fitness goals? If so, you may need to take a few steps backward in order to move forward. Drew Bre...

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