• February 26, 2017

    Why Fatigue is a Necessary Part of Training and How to Manage It

    Training is like trying to walk a tightrope. You need to balance putting in grueling workouts and mileage with the ability to let your body recover. 

  • February 26, 2017

    The 4 Key Run Types They Don't Tell You About

    When you start taking a semi-serious approach to your running, you might encounter articles and blog posts that tell you about different types of runs.

     

  • February 25, 2017

    5 Tips to Spring Back Your Training

    If you’ve been putting a lot of zeroes on the calendar this winter, the first thing you need to do is re-establish your aerobic base by getting out the door and running. It’s as simple as that to start.

  • February 25, 2017

    Take the Stress Out of Running

    Burned out. Lost your mojo. Fallen off the wagon. We’ve all been there. Sometimes running seems more of a burden then the enjoyable activity we all love. 

  • February 25, 2017

    Why We Race

    You can tell when you’re racing that people have many different thoughts in their heads – maybe they have a goal time in mind or are running for a charity. How can you tell? Well, try doing something to see how they react. I say supportive statements like, “Hey, good job!” or “You’re almost there!” or “Keep pushing!” Judging by their responses, I have formulated that maybe not everyone is on the same page as me.

  • February 25, 2017

    How Much Fuel Should You Take in During a Marathon

    Think of your muscles and the glycogen stores in them as a sponge. When those glycogen stores are topped off with fuel, they’re like a sponge drenched in water. Over time, the marathoner rings out that drenched sponge. 

  • February 25, 2017

    Need Some Spice But Want To Save Time?

    As soon as it becomes legal to marry an inanimate object, I’m going to marry my crock pot. It’s the perfect partner: low-maintenance, only concerned with feeding you, and once it’s turned on, it lasts as long as you need.

  • February 25, 2017

    What Your Coffee Order Says About Your Running Personality

    In our caffeine-crazed society, it is nearly impossible to find someone without a cup of java in hand. Runners are no different.

     

  • February 25, 2017

    Why Do A Half Marathon? Here Are 6 Reasons To Run!

    It’s a solid challenge.

    Training for a half marathon takes a significant amount of time and commitment. It’s not easy to just whip out a half marathon on little to no training, without getting injured of course. 

  • February 24, 2017

    Youll Never Believe What This Runner Pulled off for His Brothers Birthday

    OK. This is awesome. I have the pleasure of knowing Chris Heuisler — you might know him as the RunWestin Concierge (and if you don’t know him, you should follow him on Twitter at @RunWestin). While I know Chris is awesome, I have to say, I didn’t know he was a surprise-planning, life-changing mastermind. Check out what he did for his brother John’s 40th birthday.

  • February 24, 2017

    Video: Why Are Specialty Running Stores So Special?

    What makes specialty running stores so special? I sought out the advice of Charlotte and Dave, two shop owners, to find out. 

  • February 24, 2017

    Why Everything in FRIENDS Can Be Related to Running

    Because the greatest show in the world might as well be about the greatest sport in the world. Right? Here’s how “Friends” relates to running.

    When your running friend tells you — again — about their awesome long-run splits.


     

  • February 24, 2017

    Try a Scoop of This Warm and Gooey Mexican Chicken Casserole

    As the weather gets colder, many people change their diets – even if they don’t mean to. The cold weather makes people crave hot, rich, often fatty foods to fight off the chill. This, combined with the fact that many runners dislike running in the cold, can lead to a double-punch for winter weight gain.

  • February 22, 2017

    The Secret Perks of Being a Runner

    Most of us know the obvious benefits of being a runner. We might lose weight, develop stronger muscles and bones, and burn millions of calories. Beyond the well-known advantages, what are some of the secret perks of running?

     

  • February 22, 2017

    10 Ways Marathon Training Is Different Than Half Training

    Many of you are probably training RIGHT NOW for your first, fifth, 10th or 50th marathon happening this fall. And chances are many of you have run a half marathon or two before committing to the 26.2-mile journey. So you can probably attest to these 10 things that differentiate 13.1 training from 26.2 training, right?

  • February 22, 2017

    2016 Rock n Roll Arizona Race Highlights

    2016 marked an exciting race weekend in the state of Arizona. On Saturday evening, the Cardinals defeated the Green Bay Packers in overtime to advance to the NFC Championships, and on Sunday, more than 20,000 runners turned out for the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon in Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix.

  • February 22, 2017

    2016 Rock n Roll Arizona

    2016 marked an exciting race weekend in the state of Arizona. On Saturday evening, the Cardinals defeated the Green Bay Packers in overtime to advance to the NFC Championships, and on Sunday, more than 20,000 runners turned out for the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon in Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix.

  • February 22, 2017

    Indoor Training Tips To Boost Your Fitness

    When it’s cold outside, it’s hard to get outside to complete your long runs! Here are some Indoor Training Tips from Competitor.com, the official Magazine of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, to keep you training throughout those cold, snowy months.

  • February 22, 2017

    Altitude Training Tips

    Denver, aka the Mile High City, is located 5280 feet above sea level. Here are some altitude training tips to get you ready to take on Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon.

  • February 21, 2017

    Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

    Summer is now upon us, which means that many runners around the country are already hitting the roads running in three-digit temperatures. With the Institute of Medicine reporting that 75 percent of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration, runners need to take extra measures to make sure to stay safe and healthy during the summer months. 

  • February 21, 2017

    10 Mental Tips to Push to 26.2

    You may have heard that the hardest part of running is the mental game — and I tend to agree. Your body has to be prepared, but as any seasoned runner can attest, if your head is not in the game, you’ll probably back out way before your muscles do.

  • February 21, 2017

    Shalane Flanagan: Philly Rips!

    Shalane Flanagan is an American distance runner who’s run in three Olympics, and has placed in races from Berlin to Boston…and everywhere in between! But what’s the one course she says “rips” because it’s so fast? Philly, of course! Shalane says the American Association for Cancer Research Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon is one of the fastest, flattest and most FUN courses you’ll find in the fall.

  • February 21, 2017

    Running for Research Pediatric Cancer Survivor Krista

    Pediatric cancer survivor Krista Holmes joined the American Association for Cancer Research Runners for Research teamat the AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia 5K in 2016 to support lifesaving cancer research.

    When she was initially diagnosed with cancer as a child, the survival rate was 50 percent and over the years, through research, the survival rate for this same cancer is now 80 percent. Krista initially got involved with AACR through her company and was immediately hooked with running for this important organization.

  • February 21, 2017

    5 Podcasts For The Long Run

    We all have our favorite ways to pass the time during a run: music, thinking through our to-do lists, writing our next blog post or internal therapy for life’s day-to-day dilemmas. But have you ever listened to a podcast while running? I know what you’re thinking: monotonous voices reading a book that puts you to sleep – no thanks. That might have described audiotapes of the past, but podcasts have come a long way. Here are five that you should check out to keep you company on your next run.

  • February 21, 2017

    4 Ways To Make Sure You Get In That Yoga Workout

    One of the common misconceptions about yoga is that in order to “do” yoga, you have to go to a class. But that is not the case. Whether it’s five minutes or half an hour, there are ways you can easily fit yoga into your life, and it won’t require you to schlep all to way to the studio.