Category Archives: Beginner

Dealing With “The Wall” While Running

Running

“The Wall” We have all heard of it; some might have experienced it. The dreaded moment during your run where your body just feels like…well…it hit a wall! (I wonder where they got the name from?) Your friends and colleagues may tell you that there is no way of defeating this inevitable experience during your Continue Reading

Hill Sprints for Long Distance Runners

Hill Sprints

While I have been training for my long distance events I have settled on a few goals. One of these goals involve getting in better overall shape which includes losing weight and strengthening my body. Now – long distance running can and will do both, however sometimes it is better to mix things up a Continue Reading

Unmotivated to Run

Running Motivation

We all go through little dry spells when it comes to training and running now and again. It could be for numerous reasons such as an all of a sudden busier life, sickness, injury or just plain laziness. For what it is worth, I myself have had many “dry spells” and I know I will Continue Reading

Running Myths – Part 2

Running Myths

This post is part of a series of “running myths” posts that I have been doing. You can find more in this series by clicking here. When talking with friends and reading running posts online you come across a lot of information that may not necessarily be true. The running myths may be popular conversation Continue Reading

Running Plan for Beginners

Running Plan for Beginners

Whether you are planning on running a race or running to lose weight, it is a good idea to have a running plan. Below is a running plan for beginners which will help keep you motivated and give you some guidelines to start moving! The below schedule mixes walking and jogging for eight weeks (three Continue Reading

Jogging for Beginners

jogging for beginners

Jogging for beginners may seem like an easy task to accomplish, but can be intimidating for someone who is not familiar with running/jogging. It is understandable – you may have not had to run around since you were a little kid and just have been accustomed to a more sedentary lifestyle. Honestly, it happens to Continue Reading

Running Etiquette and Manners

Running Etiquette

It is your first race and you have no idea what is going to happen or what proper running etiquette is. And why would you? You have been running and training by yourself for this race – not with hundreds of other people around! Don’t worry, it is not as bad as it seems! Below Continue Reading

Your First 5K – Tips for Beginners

5K Training Tips

First of, congratulations for deciding to run your first 5K! Whether this is your first organized race ever (or in a long time), I am sure there are some questions that you may have on training and race day itself. Below are a few tips for beginners who have just entered their first 5K. Set Continue Reading

5K Training Schedule – Beginner

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Looking for some type of 5K training schedule for a beginner? You have come to the right place! Not only will the below information give you a sample 5K training schedule, it will also explain to you why the schedule is created this way and where you can adjust to customize the training schedule to Continue Reading

Your First Marathon – Tips for Beginners

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So you are thinking or have signed up to run your first marathon. You have made the first step in becoming one a few people to accomplish the 26.2 mile race. Okay, maybe not a “few” people, but it definitely is not a common occurrence! Whether you have ran in official races before or not, Continue Reading

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