Ever wondered why a 5K is called a 5K? Or how long a marathon even is? If you’re new to running you’ve probably heard these terms before, but you may not know what they entail. So to help you get to know the (long distance) running world, below I’ve broken it down for you. 5K: A 5k is a 3.1 mile race. To run a 5k typically all you have to do is find one you’re interested in, sign up and pay … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between a 5k, 10k and marathon?
Are you looking to go for a run but feel self conscious about getting out there? You’re not alone! I’ve been part of a large running club for almost 10 years, and we attract people of all shapes, sizes and with varying degrees of abilities. The greatest benefit of the club is its constant reminder that it's not about your ability to run fast, but rather your ability to go out there and just try. … [Read more...] about How to get over feeling self-conscious about running
With so many brands and options out there, it may be hard to figure out what is the right running shoe. Before you make the investment, I’ve broken down some key things you should understand, and look for, before buying. The first thing is making sure to get the right shoe for you. Don’t buy a shoe because your friend thinks it’s the best, or some running magazine says it’s the best shoe on … [Read more...] about Motion control, stability, cost? How to buy the right running shoes
You’re ready to go for a run. You’ve got all your gear, and the weather is perfect. Now you wonder: what kind of run is this going to be? An easy run? A tempo run? An LSD (long slow distance)? You may have never even thought about these things before (who knew there could be so many different paces to run?!). You just want to go out and run and now you have to think about what today’s goals … [Read more...] about Clearing up popular running terms