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How to run strides: Run faster and improve your form

You may have come across the term ‘strides’ in your training plan. Unless you’ve done these before, you may be wondering how to run strides as part of your run.  Improving your speed, like improving your strength, is key to running stronger for longer. And strides are a great way to gently introduce yourself to …

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Benefits of foam rolling: How to foam roll properly as a runner

There are so many benefits of foam rolling, especially for runners who regularly experience tight or sore muscles after a long run. But how do you foam roll properly? Many runners think foam rolling is just for injured muscle rehab. This is a common mistake and one that could be holding you back. Foam rolling …

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Home workouts for runners: Exercises you can do in your living room 

No access to the gym? If you’re stuck at home but would like to keep up with your strength training routine, the good news is there are many exercises you can do in your living room.  Running is so much more than just running. In order to become a better runner, run faster and stronger …

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5 easy and dynamic hip flexor stretches for runners

Your hip flexors are the most important muscles in your body to keep you running strong. Hip flexors maintain mobility, stability and strength of other muscles. As such, they are key supporting muscles. For runners, your hip flexors are the main muscles to stretch and strengthen to avoid common running injuries. When your hip flexors …

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Running form and technique: 4 simple tips to improve running form on your next run

Running form is incredibly important, but unfortunately it is often overlooked by many runners when they start their running journey. The good news is there simple tips you can follow to improve running form. Many runners neglect their running form when they first start running, then wonder why they keep getting injured. The truth is, …

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How to avoid a side stitch when running

You know the feeling, you’re out for a run and everything feels great. You’ve completed your warm up, the weather is perfect for running, you feel good. And then you get a side stitch. A side stitch when running can be very unpleasant.  The stabbing pain beneath your ribs is probably not unfamiliar to you.  …

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Strength training exercises for runners: The complete guide + 30 sample exercises

Strength training exercises for runners are essential if you want to be a strong, healthy and less injury prone runner. Many runners focus on running and running alone when they first start running. However, running alone will only get you so far when improving your strength, power, speed and endurance. Once you feel like you’re …

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