YOGA: THE NEW BAREFOOT RUNNING

Barefoot running garnered a lot of attention a few years ago with the development and release of a plethora of minimalist footwear. Then the craze...

5 REASONS WHY RUNNERS NEED YOGA (#5 IS SURPRISING!)

If you’re a runner, you’ve likely been told that you should practice yoga. If you’re like most runners that I know, you’ve probably quickly...

WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING? JOIN A RUN CLUB!

Running with a group can be one of the best ways to increase your motivation, get over a plateau, bash boredom, and help you...

TOP TEN THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE THE TAPER...

The “Taper Crazies” are universal, no matter the sport – running, triathlon, cycling – anything that involves a build up of mileage and endurance...

WE ALL RUN FOR ICE CREAM: 11 FLAVORS OF RUNNERS

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! We run so that we can eat ice cream. (And if you deny this...

5 RUNNING RESOLUTIONS

With the changing of the calendars, resolutions start to rear their ugly heads. Here are five suggestions of goals you might want to focus...

13 Things You Don’t Say To A Runner

If you are a runner and are reading this article, you might want to stop, print it out, put it into a pretty envelope...

10 STAGES OF GETTING UP EARLY FOR A MORNING RUN

It’s never easy setting your alarm to get up before the sun rises to squeeze in a run, but it is always worth it....

CAN ANYTHING MAKE NATHAN ATHLETE MICHAEL WARDIAN STOP?

Michael Wardian has checked more things off his bucket list than most people even dream of putting on their list in the first place. He...

11 REASONS WE DON’T CARE THAT YOU HATE OUR RACE STICKERS

These days, there have been a lot of haters with regard to those innocent black and white oval race stickers runners put on their cars. It’s...

10 THINGS NOT TO SAY TO AN INJURED RUNNER

Injuries and runners. The two go together like peanut butter and jelly. While it’s nice to think you will never get injured as a runner,...

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN RUNNING A RACE ABROAD

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of running the Standard Charter Bangkok International Marathon. The race was different from every other race I’ve...

ON BECOMING A MORNING PERSON

I set out on a week challenge to become a morning person. And by definition, for me that meant using the time “before the world is...

LOSE THE LOGO: ATHLETES COLLECTIVE IS THE WORD’S FIRST UN-BRANDED SPORTSWEAR...

Written by Jonathan Beyoghlow “To brand or not to brand?” tis the question William Shakespeare asked himself some 500 years ago (well, not really). That is the question...

MAN COLLAPSES AND DIES DURING RAGNAR RELAY

Tyler Rasch, 46, of Park City, Utah, collapsed while running the RAGNAR relay in Paradise, Utah, The Cache County Sheriff’s Office said. Rasch was six...

5 WAYS TO MAKE TREADMILL RUNNING EASIER

I have a confession to make…. I have a sincere LOVE-HATE relationship with the treadmill. I LOVE having the option to run on it when time is cramped or...

SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE THINGS RUNNERS DO

I was walking my dog with my neighbor the other day post-run, when she looked at my leg and screeched, “What happened?!” I glanced...

THE 15-MINUTE RULE

I am one of the most intrinsically motivated people I know when it comes to running. I absolutely love to run, and rare is...

HOW TO BREAK UP WITH RUNNING SO THAT YOU FALL IN...

"What the hell was I thinking?” “Why do I keep doing this?” “What possessed me to sign up for this race?” These questions have entered my mind...

FEATURED SHOE OF THE MONTH: SAUCONY RIDE 8

Saucony Ride 8 — $120 — Weight: 8.5 oz. A word from Adam, our shoe expert: This neutral, plush trainer was modified from the previous version...

BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS PLAN TO BLOCK RUNNERS FROM FINISHING TWIN...

Minnesotans and runners from all over the world are stressing over a protest planned to disrupt this weekend’s Twin Cities Marathon. The St. Paul chapter...

7 LAWS YOU MIGHT BE BREAKING ON YOUR RUN

My running partner and I were mid-chat during our long run this weekend when we were stopped by a police officer. Our offense? Crossing...

Running The Jerusalem Marathon

When I let family, friends and coworkers know I was flying to Israel for the Jerusalem Marathon, I had first to explain that, yes,...

HOW LACK OF SLEEP AFFECTS YOUR RUNNING

While it is no fun to be a statistic, you probably are one. If you sleep less than 7 hours per night, then you are part...

HOW TO AVOID CAMEL TOE WHILE RUNNING

Let’s address the camel in the room. Whether we want to admit it or not, we’ve all had it. It sneaks up on us when...

RUNNING FUNDAMENTALS: PROPER BREATHING

One thing that most runners don’t give much thought is their breathing. It comes fairly naturally to many runners, and it doesn’t require a ton...

The Best Handheld Water Bottles

Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated 18 oz- $35 The perfect size bottle for all of your running needs. The SpeedDraw Plus Insulated is an 18-ounce double-walled bottle...

COMMON RUNNING-RELATED FOOT PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Running is a sport that requires very little investment for equipment other than shoes and socks. But just because we don’t need a lot,...

VIDEO: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR SHOE IS DISCONTINUED!

If you’ve been running long enough, you have probably experienced the ultimate of First World Problems. Just when you find the perfect running shoe...
Expectation vs. Reality: 5 Ways I Thought Running My First Marathon Would Be Different

Expectation vs. Reality: 5 Ways I Thought Running My First Marathon...

Expectation vs. Reality: 5 Ways I Thought Running My First Marathon Would Be Different Beth Risdon June 1, 2015 My entire life I had never been a...