Running

How to Run Faster: Mental and Physical Techniques

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What is speed? If we’re opening the dictionary, it’s a measurement of the rate at which someone or something is able to move; it also means to move quickly. Speed is both relative and concrete. It’s both an exact measure and a feeling with wholly different meanings depending on the context.

Speed is inexorably linked to time: seconds, minutes, mile splits, PRs. It can be easy to forget the idea of being fast, the heavy breathing, wind-through-your-hair, quad-burning sensation in which runners know they are hitting the ground but feel as if they’re floating.   Continue reading “How to Run Faster: Mental and Physical Techniques”

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Don’t Make These Common Treadmill Running Mistakes

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This time of year here in the northern hemisphere, it’s cold, dark, and/or wet outside, driving many of us indoors to the treadmill (or dreadmill, if you prefer) for running. Make the most of your inside running by avoiding these common treadmill mistakes. Continue reading “Don’t Make These Common Treadmill Running Mistakes”

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Basics of Good Running Form

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Running with good technique and form helps prevent overuse injuries and improves running economy – the amount of energy you expend at a given pace. In other words, by making your running form more efficient, you’ll go farther and faster with less effort. Read on for three important form fixes you can incorporate into your running now. Continue reading “Basics of Good Running Form”