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The 5k is one of the world’s most popular running distances. At 3.1 miles, it’s a running distance that should not be underestimated. A lot goes into running a 5k. In these guides we’ll share tips and advice on running a 5k, including how to start running a 5k, what to eat before running a 5k, how to warm up properly before a 5k race, and the ever-popular 5k running plan for beginners.

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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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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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 do I need on race day? The ultimate running race day checklist

When you train for your first half marathon for months and months, it can be a challenge to know what to bring on race day. This is where a running race day checklist comes in very handy! With all the excitement, fear and nerves, it can be easy to forget to take essential items with …

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21 of the best motivational running quotes for race day

When you’ve trained for months, running a race of any distance is a huge achievement. Many runners like to use inspiring and motivational running quotes for race day to get them into the winning state of mind and across the finish line.  In fact, Strava’s largest ever study on running motivation found that the finish …

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Couch to 5k training plan: A complete guide + 10 tips to run Couch to 5k

Taking up running is a huge step for anyone. Taking the first step is always the hardest, and getting yourself out there week in, week out takes courage and determination.  If you don’t know where to start, then the Couch to 5k training plan in this guide has got you covered! Whether you’re starting running …

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