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What I learned from *only* running for a few months

What I learned from *only* running for a few months

We have talked about it so many times. The importance of cross-training and strength training regularly. How varying your workouts is the only way to improve as a runner and – most importantly – avoid injury. But I’m guilty of not practicing what I preach. After a race-heavy fall and early winter, I was burnt […]

Runner’s Column: Why I’ll keep running no matter what

Runner's Column: Why I'll keep Running No Matter What

Earlier this month, an incredibly sad story popped up all over my social media feeds: Amanda Peake Glover, a mother of four, tragically passed away after completing the Palmetto half marathon. At this time, it is not known why she passed away. Glover’s family is in our thoughts and prayers. This story hit close to home. […]

I’m supposed to run but … I ate too much. What do I do? (practical running advice)

THE PROBLEM: You had good intentions to wake up with the sun and get your long run in before meeting your family for brunch. But you hit snooze, then hit again… and again. Then you’ve realized that you’ve hit snooze too many times so that you don’t have enough time to run before you head out […]

Build a strong core by summer with these tips

Runner's high: how to get and stay in the flow

A strong core is a must for runners. While washboard abs may be aesthetically desirable, a strong midsection can take your running up to the next level. If you’ve ever suffered from low back pain or have had your form fall apart towards the end of a long run or race, a strong core can […]

How to run faster … without running

How to run faster … without running

I’m toying with the idea of running a fall marathon. Before I amp up training again, I always think that this time I’m really going to give it 100 percent. I want to fully devote myself to training so I can run my fastest marathon time yet. But I know those tempo runs, 800m repeats, and […]

Running with dogs: How to get your pup into race shape

How to get your dog in racing shape.

We are dog lovers here at WalkJogRun. We’ve already covered the best dogs for runners, how to start running with your dog, tips for racing with your dog. Now we bring you how to get your dog in race-ready shape. Follow these training tips with your dog, and your furry friend will be set for […]

Motivation: Get your blood racing

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” ― Hunter S. Thompson Starting running can be scary. Running marathons, intimidating. And speedwork? Hitting those splits can seem impossible. But when you try and do the things you thought you could never do – when you chase after those seemingly insurmountable goals – and […]

Outside looking in: what happens when a serious runner takes a break from serious running

Outside looking in: what happens when a serious runner takes a break from serious running

My cross country coaches taught me success comes from consistency. Day after day; week after week; month after month; year after year. I believe it. Practice it. Reap its benefits. It’s a mountain climb. Cliche, yes, but apt. You can measure it in steps, feet, miles, even experiences. Looking back, you can see how far you’ve traveled. But with […]

Training in the real world: when you don’t have the time or energy to stick with the plan

Training in the real world: What to do when you don't have the time or energy to stick with a plan

There are few things as thrilling as starting to train for a race. If you’re like us, you settle on a program that calls for 16 weeks or so of training runs, pull out your calendar, and pencil in runs each week. Then you start your training filled to the brim with excitement and motivation. […]