A blog by runners. For runners.

Training in the real world: when sickness strikes

Regardless your race distance, that training plan becomes far more than a guide for the 10 to 20 weeks you follow it – it becomes gospel. But what happens when it all gets derailed by illness? It’s bound to happen eventually. Anything from sniffles to sneezes, stomach upset to body aches and fatigue. Missing training time isn’t ideal, […]

5 ways to measure your running success – beyond the PR

How to start running on the right foot

Many of us measure our running success with numbers – most often, our personal records. Shave time off XX:XX from year to year, and it feels like making a slam dunk every time. And that’s a fine way (and one of the surest ways) to see progress from point A to point B. However, that’s not […]

8 super cool running and fitness gadgets

8 running and fitness gadgets

Gadgets. I know I love them. You know you love them. And when you can find something that has the power to enhance or improve your running performance, why not try it out? Here are eight of the newer gadgets on the block related to running and fitness. If you’ve seen something else that’s super […]

How your heart benefits from running

The benefits of running on your heart

Running is much more than just a sport or activity for us here at WalkJogRun – it’s a lifestyle that we cannot live without. In other words, running makes our hearts feel full. But that’s not all running does for the heart. Despite what some recent research says, running is good for us and improves our […]

Fuel your day with delicious & nutritious breakfast cookies

10 healthy breakfast cookie recipes for runners

Yes. You read the title right. Breakfast cookies can be healthy, nutritious, and delicious at the same time. Here are 10 amazing breakfast cookie recipes you can make now for healthy morning munching later. Gluten Free Cranberry: These Cranberry Harvest Breakfast Cookies are gluten-free and delicious. Combine rolled oats, coconut flakes, flax meal, almonds, cranberries, bananas, […]

Home remedies for lower back pain

Treat your lower back pain at home.

Lower back injuries are common and can happen doing everyday activities. Lifting something heavy, bending down the wrong way, or stepping awkwardly during a run can spark back pain. Sometimes these injuries are serious. If you’re in extreme pain or feel numbness or tingling in your legs, call you doctor immediately. If your lower back […]

Can you stay in race shape year-round?

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With the New Year often comes new goals and ways to challenge ourselves. New ways to push ourselves and make this year our best one yet. One challenge we’ve seen making its way around the running community is 15 in ’15 – meaning 15 races in the calendar year 2015. Some people are striving for […]

8 fast (and healthy) dinners for busy runners

Fast and healthy dinner recipes for runners

When life gets hectic, getting a healthy, delicious dinner on the table can be a challenge, and we can find ourselves once again feasting on fast or frozen foods. But dinner doesn’t have to be a headache – or a big production. All it takes is a little planning and one of these eight amazingly quick-to-prepare recipes. […]

8 popular group fitness classes, demystified

You may have joined a gym for the first time in 2015 and now you’re looking to maximize your experience by taking a group fitness class. Good for you! But some of those class titles can look like a foreign language, and the descriptions can scare you away from even setting foot inside. Relax! Below […]

Spotlight on the 15K race: a sweet-spot distance for many runners

The 15K: a sweet-spot distance for many. Learn why you should train for this different type of race.

One race distance that doesn’t get the attention it deserves in the 15K. It’s 9.3 miles of pure awesomeness, and it just so happens to be my favorite race distance of all time. And while we’re at it, we might as well lump in the humble 10-miler, since I’ve seen events of that distance popping […]