Treadmill Pace Conversions

The big problem with running on a treadmill is that it requires less effort than running outside; the moving belt helps propel your feet forward, and there’s no wind resistance to hold you back. If you’re training for a marathon or just trying to keep up your pace, you can pump up the incline in order to make running on a treadmill compare to the efforts exerted when running outside. The chart below will show you just how much the percentage of incline affects how fast you’re moving. At first glance, you may be confused as to why the pace Continue reading

Juicing Your Way Through the Holidays

The average American gains between 5 and 10 pounds in the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. So how do you balance the endless holiday treats and party platters with nutrients that support your offseason training? Juicing! The beauty of juicing is that you can decide exactly what type of juice you are going to make. Some days you’ll feel like fresh apple, ginger and cranberry. On other days, something moves you to combine kale, garlic, and beet; a tequila-like cocktail that you won’t soon forget! Either way, you’ll quickly find that juicing provides a bit of a boost, which Continue reading

Do This, Not That: Learn From Common Running Mistakes

Instead of crying every time you have to shell out big bucks for a new pair of running shoes.. DO THIS: Buy your shoes two at a time, then alternate between the two. Why? Doing this will prolong the life of both of the shoes and, in the end, save you money and time. Bonus, if your favorite pair of shoes happen to be on sale, stock up and buy even more than two! Instead of forcing yourself through a static stretching routine before your run.. DO THIS: Use the first couple of minutes, or mile, of your run as Continue reading

Be Seen: Tips For Running in the Dark

With the fall season in full swing and winter fast approaching, many runners will need to make the shift to running in the dark. Whether you choose to run early morning or late evening, here are some essential tips for running in the dark. BE VISIBLE It’s difficult for drivers to see runners in the dark, so don’t make it harder on them by wearing dark clothing. Make sure to wear bright colors, preferably with reflective material or tape so that you stand out as you run. OPEN YOUR EYES No matter how many precautions you take to keep yourself Continue reading

5 Ways to Go From 5K to 10K

You’ve pinned on the race number, attached the chip to your shoes, munched on the finish line snacks, and reveled in the accomplishment of crossing the finish line at your first 5K race. You’re not a veteran racer yet, but you finally know what comes with the road-racing territory. Now it’s time to set your sights on a bigger goal: Your first 10K race. A 10K race may sound daunting. But you’ve done the prep work, so going from 5K to 10K should be a breeze. “This isn’t a difficult jump at all,” says Jennifer Gill, a Road Runners Club Continue reading