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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.

Running with a cold: Is it good or bad? + 4 tips for treating a cold

Exercise has many benefits and studies have shown that exercise like running can boost your immune system and improve symptoms of stress and anxiety. If you have a cold or feeling under the weather, you may be wondering if running with a cold is recommended and safe. You may even be tempted to run through …

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Does running burn belly fat? 10 effective tips to lose belly fat

Belly fat is notoriously stubborn and difficult to lose. For many belly fat is a nuisance, but in some cases it can become harmful. One type of belly fat called visceral fat is a major risk to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other conditions.  Whether you want to shed a few pounds or have …

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8 beginner Pilates exercises for runnersĀ 

Pilates has become increasingly popular over the last few years as people look for more ways to get active. As a form of low impact exercise, Pilates is a great addition to any training plan to complement your running. In addition, there are many Pilates exercises for runners that offer a full body workout, allowing …

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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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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 running overtraining symptoms + 8 ways to prevent overtraining

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 running overtraining symptoms? Are there any warning signs? Unfortunately there …

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How to prevent knee pain after running: Causes + 10 prevention tips

Knee pain after running is one of the most common running injuries. Unfortunately, the injury rate in the running community remains pretty high. Knee injuries in particular account for 50% of all running injuries, according to a 2015 study. Running is considered a repetitive, high impact form of exercise involving many muscles and joints, including …

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

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.  The question then becomes: “How to start running again after an injury”. In this guide …

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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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