A blog by runners. For runners.

Masters track and field 101


Many runners first fall in love with the sport during high school track and field. But after high school ends, many track and field athletes stop running. Each person has his or her own reasons. For many — especially sprinters — making the leap from the 100m or 200m dash to a 5K or 10K […]

Runner of the Week: ‘Toenails are so overrated’


This week we meet Lori Barbely, a travel and wedding photographer who also blogs at Toenails Are So Overrated. Through the years, Lori has completed several half marathons, including one two months after having surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Read her inspiring story. Where are you located? Orlando, Florida Tell us about yourself: Currently single, […]

Recipe: homemade protein bars


I love cooking, everything about it, but baking, on the other hand, is not my greatest friend. I will confidently head into the kitchen to create a cookie or muffin or even cornbread and come out an hour later covered in flour and defeat. There is just something about the exact measurements and the lack […]

Running and racing etiquette: your questions answered (part 1)

We asked WalkJogRun users what their burning running and racing etiquette questions were, and we got some great ones. Here are our answers in part one of the series. Have your own question? Ask it below! Q: How should you go about spitting and clearing your nose around other runners? A: Very carefully! Make sure […]

Training by heart rate: getting started


You’ve probably heard a lot about heart rate monitors but you may not know exactly what they are, how to use them, or why they matter. If that’s the case, you could be missing out on hitting your training and racing potential. Monitoring your heart rate during running helps you to stay within paces appropriate […]