Welcome friend!

Hi, my name is Caroline Geoghegan and I started this blog in 2018 with a view of helping people just like you to navigate the world of running.

Running has changed my life in so many ways. You read more about my story here. I’m now on a mission to share my love of running with as many people as possible.

I truly believe that there is so much more to running than just, well, running! It order to get better at it, you need to be focusing on movement and exercises off the running track.

On my blog, I write about many different things when it comes to running, from 5k and 10k running to strength training and speedwork. I’ve summarised some of the key articles below to get you started.

Be sure to check out the topics above too for more running inspiration!

New to running?

If you’re new to running – welcome! I regularly work with beginner runners and I write a lot about beginner running on my blog. 

A beginner’s guide to running

How to run properly: Running technique for beginners

Your complete guide to the Couch to 5k programme

What to expect at your first Parkrun

An essential guide to running your first 5k

6 surprising ways to make running easier

How to choose the best running shoes for beginners

5k and beyond

Once you’ve run your first 5k, you may be looking for your next challenge. If so, there are plenty of options out there for you depending on your preferences.

What to do after Couch to 5k

How to run a 5k in 25 minutes or less

How to run a 10k in 60 minutes or less

8 ways to run for longer without getting so tired

How to run a half marathon in 2 hours or less

Run a faster 5k: What is the average time to run a 5k?

Run strong

There is so much off the running track that you need to think about and include in your training if you want to become stronger and faster.

Strength training: A complete guide for runners

5 ways weightlifting can help you become a stronger and faster runner

HIIT: The complete guide for runners

7 hip strengthening exercises for runners

3 hill running workouts that increase speed and power

7 of the best glute strengthening exercises for runners

Run strong: 30 day strength training plan for runners

Run fast

One of the best things about running is that it is limitless in terms of setting goals. There are so many ways to improve and challenge yourself. If you’d like to be able to run faster or achieve your next PB, there are many ways to approach this.

How to run faster for longer

6 secrets to increase your speed

A complete guide to tempo running

How to run a faster 5k

6 interval training benefits for runners

Run faster and improve your form: How to run strides

Running form

Running form is so important but it is often overlooked by many runners. Proper running form can help you run more efficiently and make you less injury prone. 

How to run properly: Running technique for beginners

4 simple tips to improve running form

7 essential running drills to improve form and performance

Run faster and improve your form: How to run strides

Running form: Proper arm swing and ways to improve it

7 hip strengthening exercises to improve running form

4 ways to improve your running cadence

Injury prevention

If you keep getting injured, it may be a sign that you need to change something in your training plan. Injuries can often be prevented with the right approach.

6 injury prevention strategies for pain free running

4 powerful habits to help prevent running injuries

The best cool down stretches to do after a run

Shin splints: Exercises, symptoms and treatment

IT band syndrome: Exercises, symptoms and treatment

6 exercises to help prevent runner’s knee

How to warm up before a run

Running and mental health

There’s no doubt running has many physical and mental health benefits. You can think of running as a form of moving meditation. 

How to practice mindful running

Running for mental health: 7 ways running can help you overcome anxiety

10 reasons to go for a run

6 mental tips for long runs

Run happy: 6 mental benefits of running

6 tips for successfully running with a chronic illness

Running motivation

Running is HARD! If you struggle to motivate yourself to go for a run, then dig deep inside and find that thing that makes you want to get out there and hit the pavcment. 

6 tips to keep running fun

9 ways to motivate yourself to go for a run

Common barriers to exercise and how to overcome them

How to fit running into a busy schedule

How to start running again after a long break

7 actionable tips for running in the morning

5 practical tips to keep your running motivation during the pandemic

Food and nutrition

Food and nutrition for runners are really important. Without proper nutrition, you make the mistake of not fuelling your race in the right way.

4 common pre-run eating mistakes you’re probably making  

Recipes for runners: Raw chocolate energy balls

Vegan recipes for runners: The best vegan cookbooks for runners

The best protein foods for runners: What you should know about protein

6 smoothie recipes for runners to optimise recovery

What to eat before a run: 3 essential tips for runners