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Rest and recovery before, after and in between runs is incredibly important for any runner. In these guides we’ll explore running recovery tips, including how to improve recovery after running, how to get rid of soreness after running, what to do on recovery days from running, as well as the best running recovery tools.

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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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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Run a mile a day challenge: The amazing benefits of running a mile a day

We all know about the life-changing benefits of running and the positive impact it can have on your physical and mental health, including improvements in your mood and energy levels. These are just some of the reasons why you should be running a mile a day. During a time when it seems a lot of …

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How to prevent knee pain when running: 5 actionable tips

Runner’s knee is one of the most common running injuries. While sustained physical activity like running is a cause of the syndrome, there are also individual factors that can predispose individuals to this condition. In this blog, I’d like to share tips on how to prevent knee pain when running.  Despite having many physical and …

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How to start running again: 5 tips for returning to running after an injury

Injury is unfortunately an inevitable side effect of running, and returning to running after an injury can be tough. No matter how many precautions you take, common running injuries like shin splints and runner’s knee can rear their ugly head.  A 2015 study on injuries in runners found that women were at lower risk than …

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Is yoga good for runners? 6 benefits of yoga for runners

Many runners will tell you that stiff and sore muscles are an unfortunate part of being a runner. All that time on our feet can lead to tight muscles, which in turn can lead to injuries. There are many benefits of yoga for runners. Yoga improves your flexibility, mobility, strength, posture and breathing, which are …

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6 tips for dealing with sore muscles after running

It’s very common to have sore and stiff legs after running, especially if you’re a beginner runner and you’re just starting out on your running journey. Sore muscles after running is normally something you experience 24 to 48 hours after your run. You may also feel soreness and stiffness following other forms of exercise, such …

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6 simple and delicious porridge recipes for runners

We’re all told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you’re a runner, though, it can be hard to know what to eat in the morning if you’re planning to go for a run. This is where these simple and delicious porridge recipes for runners come in handy. If you’re anything …

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Hydration and running performance: 4 key hydration tips for runners

We are all told about the importance of staying hydrated. After all, up to 60% of the human body is made up of water! But how does hydration affect running performance? In this blog I’d like to share some key hydration tips for runners.  Humans must consume a certain amount of water to survive. This …

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6 tips for successfully running with a chronic illness

Chronic illnesses like diabetes, Crohn’s disease and asthma can have a huge impact on your life, but your diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to turn in your running shoes for good. There are many ways to keep successfully running with a chronic illness.  In 2018, I was diagnosed with endometriosis – a chronic illness that …

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