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5 tips for sneaking in workouts throughout the day

5 tips for sneaking in workouts throughout the day

Exercising more and getting fit is a great goal for 2015. Getting into a new routine, however, can be tough and it’s easy to let life get in the way. Don’t despair – you can successfully accomplish your resolution by sneaking in workouts throughout the day. Use lunch. Try to fit in a sweat session at lunch. Those […]

Workouts for a faster 5K

Blood tests for runners: are there benefits?

One thing I love about running is that you can switch up your goals as often as the seasons change. If you’re spent from half marathon or marathon training, you may want to avoid double digit runs for awhile. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you need to abandon your training goals. Consider spending the next couple […]

Train like a cross country star

Train like a cross-country: workouts

I traveled back to my hometown earlier this summer and wound up on my high school track one morning. I had 800m repeats on the docket as part of my training for the New York City Marathon. But as soon as I stepped on the track, I heard my old coach’s voice telling me to […]

Yasso 800s


Definition of Yasso 800s Yasso 800s are a specific speed workout that can predict your marathon finish time. Developed by Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World, Yasso 800s are run on a track. Specifically, they’re 800m (1/2 mile) repeats. For the workout, you run 10x 800m at a pace “equal” to your goal […]