Tag Archives: 5k

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

Benefits of the Cool Down

Benefits of a Cool Down

I get it. You just ran your heart out for the longest run of your training thus far and all you want to do is plop down on the ground and catch your breath. You don’t care much about the benefits of the cool down and just want to rest. It is natural to just 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

Tips for Running in Hot Weather

Running in Hot Weather

We have all heard stories about individuals suffering from heat stroke, which in some cases are fatal, because they were not properly hydrated and pushing too much/hard during times of extreme heat. Below are a few tips for running in hot weather: Take It Easy At First Yes, it is possible for a human being 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

How to Run Faster – Long Distance

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You may have just started to run and are getting more and more comfortable with the long distance sport. However, you are finding yourself running the same pace over and over again and want to try to figure out how to run faster. This could be because you are looking to actively compete in a Continue Reading

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