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The ultimate guide to healthy meal prep for runners

If you run regularly each week and want to stick to a good diet, you will know the importance of healthy meal prep for runners. Proper nutrition will go a long way to help you achieve your running goals. After all, you don’t want to feel hungry on your runs.  Likewise, you don’t want to …

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What is the best Couch to 5k plan? All your C25K questions answered

You may have heard of the Couch to 5k plan if you’re new to running or looking to return to running after a long break. The Couch to 5k plan is one of the most popular running training plans for beginners, and since its inception in 1994, thousands of runners have gone on to run …

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How long is a half marathon? Half marathon training plans + 7 tips for race success

The half marathon is one of the most popular race distances in the world. You may be wondering: “How long is a half marathon?” A half marathon is exactly half the distance of a marathon at 13.1 miles. For many runners, this is a major milestone in their running journey.  It’s a good distance to …

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7 of the best running workouts to build endurance, strength and speed 

Running is one of the most popular sports in the world. It’s accessible and simple to start running – all you really need is motivation and some gear and off you go. Whether you’ve been running for a few months or a few years, the time normally comes when you want to learn how to …

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How many miles is a 10k? 10k training plan for your first 10k race

The 10k is one of the most popular running distances along with the 5k. It attracts high levels of participation across the globe. Its popularity lies in the fact that the 10k distance is long enough to represent a challenge, but short enough to remain accessible to a beginner runner. If you’re training for your …

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Running VO2 Max charts: What is good VO2 Max for my age and gender?

There are many ways to track your fitness levels, from heart rate to calories burned to steps walked to miles run. Many of these fitness markers can be tracked and measured using a GPS running watch or running app.  However, there’s one fitness marker that cannot be measured using your watch or a running app: …

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Carb loading for runners: Foods to eat and mistakes to avoid

For many runners, carb loading is done the week before a long-distance run or race. Carb loading for runners is a well-known race strategy to help you perform better on race day.  You may have heard of the term ‘carb loading’ in the running community. For many long distance runners, it’s a rite of passage …

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What is Fartlek training? 11 Fartlek training advantages and disadvantages

You may have heard of the term Fartlek training in the running community. Whilst there are many Fartlek training advantages and disadvantages, many runners agree that it’s a form of speed training that helps you become a faster runner. Many runners enjoy Fartlek training because it offers an unstructured form of speed training, in that …

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11 symptoms of overtraining when running: How to overcome running fatigue

When your body is put under too much stress, or when you don’t allow enough time to recover between runs, it can start to show signs of fatigue.  Tiredness and fatigue can lead to reduced performance in the long term. So how do you spot the symptoms of overtraining when running? Are there any symptoms? …

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9 best bodyweight exercises for runners

One of the best ways to avoid those common running injuries like runner’s knee and shin splints is to perform strength exercises as part of your training routine. If you’re new to strength training, then doing bodyweight exercises is a great place to start. In this guide, I’d like to share some of the best …

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