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How to Set Challenging But Attainable Running Goals

How to Set Challenging But Attainable Running Goals for Your Next 5KWhether you’re a new to running or a season 5K runner looking to tone up for the next race, setting tough but realistic running goals will be a major key to success....Show More Summary

The 5 Benefits of Running Intervals for 5K Runners

The Top 5 Benefits of Running Intervals for 5K RunnersDid you know that active recovery is actually 10 times better for runners than stopping to catch a break? That’s right, while it might be tempting to sit down or lie flat after an intense running regimen, it might actually do you more harm than good. Show More Summary

Rebel Run at the 2017 Boston Marathon

The 2017 Boston Marathon was my 13th consecutive running of this iconic event, and once again, the experience exceeded all expectations. There’s nothing quite like this quintessential American road race - it consistently conjures a unique...Show More Summary

The 5 Best Shorts for Tough Mudder or Mud Runs

The 5 Best Shorts for Tough Mudder (or Mud Runs) and How to Find the Perfect Pair for YouIn just a few short years, mud runs and insanely challenging events like Tough Mudder have taken the sporting and fitness industry by storm. Along...Show More Summary

Book Review - The Trail Runner’s Companion, A Step-By-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing

I recently had the chance to read a sneak preview copy of Sarah Lavender Smith’s new book, The Trail Runner’s Companion – A Step-By-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing from 5k's To Ultras, which will be released on June 1st, 2017 (and is now available for pre-order). Show More Summary

John Kelly and Gary Robbins Make Barkley Marathons History

The Barkley Marathons, notorious for being one of the most challenging ultramarathons in the world (and beautifully chronicled in the documentary, The Barkley Marathons - The Race That Eats Its Young), had two epic finishes this weekend for 2017. Show More Summary

Win a Free Trip to the UK For Some Crazy Fell Running!

Have you ever wanted to race in the historic Lake District of the UK, the true home of fell running? How about an all-expense-paid trip for FREE?!? Well, you are in luck... My shoe sponsor, inov-8, has recently launched the GET A GRIP COMPETITION where seven lucky winners will get a 5-day trip to the UK to race the 9-mile Skiddaw Fell Race. Show More Summary

Practicing Joy at the 2017 Marin Ultra Challenge 50k

"Practice joy" That was my goal at the 2017 Inside Trail Marin Ultra Challenge 50k last Saturday. No time goals, no sprints for podium finishes, not even a watch or headphones to distract me. Instead, focus on being in the moment, appreciating...Show More Summary

How To Be A Sponsored Athlete - Commentary on Ambassadors, Elite Athletes, and Professionals

Last week, a few people forward me a Trail Runner Magazine article entitled "Getting Sponsored Isn't Just About Being Fast (Pro Athletes Offer Their Advice)", and asked me "is that how you got your sponsors?". Ummm, sort of?!? The article...Show More Summary

Hungry After Workout? Here Are 3 Proven Tips To Avoid Overeating

Hungry After Workout? Here Are 3 Proven Tips To Avoid OvereatingSharesDo you worry about overeating after your workout? Can't control your urge to eat a cheeseburger or pancake? Don't worry, you are not alone. Read on to learn about why you go hungry after exercising and what to do about it. Show More Summary

Best Sellers & Running Deals -2/25 -3/7

Best Sellers & Running Deals - Week of 2/27-3/5 - 2017SharesIn my quest to continue to be extremely helpful and provide a ton of value to you, below are a five really good deals on running gear/related items we were able to find. If you find a deal that you think we should add, send […] The post Best Sellers & Running Deals -2/25 -3/7 appeared first on Train for a 5K.com.

How To Avoid Having To Poop While Running

How To Avoid Having To Poop While RunningShares?Ever felt the overwhelming urge to poop while running? You are not alone. Famed runners Utta Pippig, Tegla Loroupe, Steve Jones, Rosie Ruiz, and Paul Radcliffe have a?l?l had to take a sudden bathroom break while competing. Show More Summary

Muddy Mayhem at the FOURmidable 50k (2017 USATF 50k Trail National Championships)

Formidable (Fohr-med-a-bull) – Causing fear, dread, awe, or discouragement as a result of size, strength, or some other impressive feature; commanding respect; causing wonder or astonishment. Difficult to defeat or overcome. FOURmidable 50k – the above, plus 31 miles of mud and 6,000' of climbing. Show More Summary

What is a Virtual 5K & Top 10 Reasons to Run One This Year

The post What is a Virtual 5K & Top 10 Reasons to Run One This Year appeared first on Train for a 5K.com.

Top Runner’s Playlist for 2016

Our Favorite Running Songs - The Top Running's Playlist for 20166Shares512016 brought us some really good tunes. Throughout the year I added over 1000 songs to my running playlist. Below is the list of my favorite tunes in a simple to follow playlist. Show More Summary

What Makes a Good Meal Plan for Runners?

WHAT MAKES A GOOD MEAL PLAN FOR RUNNERS?SharesFrom experience, I can confidently say that some runners have some of the worst eating habits. Most athletes think that they can get away with eating anything. But that is far from the truth. Show More Summary

6 Best Stretches To Do After Running That Keep You Loose

SharesThe best stretches to do after running - the 6 most simple & effective Stretching after a workout has been proven to help prevent injuries, reduce soreness, help your muscles recover faster, and just feels good in general. Although...Show More Summary

The Eight Best Stretches to do Before Running

The best stretches to do before running - the 8 most simple & effective SharesWarming up is one of the most important steps for maintaining an injury-free training program - but many of wonder exactly what the perfect warm-up looks like. Show More Summary

How to Keep Running When you Want to Stop

How to keep running when you want to stop - 4 simple hacks to keep you goingSharesSo, it’s the start of a brand-new year and with that comes brand-new goals and aspirations. You figured what better time to start running to stay or get into shape. Show More Summary

The Benefits of Running on a Treadmill & How It Helps You

The 7 amazing Benefits of Running on a TreadmillSharesRunning on a treadmill is one of the modern methods used today by individuals who wish to shed some extra pounds, get in shape or walk. Considered mainly a moderate cardio exercise,...Show More Summary

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