How to recover after your first half marathon

recover after a half marathon

How quickly you are back in action after a half marathon depends on a few key aspects of post-half marathon recovery. A week after the NYC Half, my first half marathon many years ago, I bounced back to training while still feeling thrilled by the amazing race. Being able to start training again 100%, only […]

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What is the best Garmin Running Watch?

Garmin running watch

When it comes to the right running watches, a Garmin running watch definitely deserves the spotlight. Although they didn’t invent GPS, the company certainly made the technology more accessible to the public. And now they are producing quality watches that are giving Apple and Fitbit a run for their money. I left my Apple watch […]

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Does Biofreeze help with recovery?

How does Biofreeze work?

I used to fall into the trap of not dedicating enough time to recovery or even taking care of my muscle soreness head-on. We push and push and are forgetting the most important part that actually helps us to become stronger and faster. Recovery is key to accomplishing any running goal you may have set […]

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Apple vs Garmin: Which Watch is Better for Runners

apple watch vs garmin

Running watches are notoriously difficult to decide on. Also, when weighing your options you might – despite best intentions – go for a flashy watch that doesn’t suit your specific needs as a runner. And that bulky watch with a thousand features that you have been eyeballing might actually be the least comfortable device you […]

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How often should you run?

running frequency

Let’s discuss the running frequency! “Oh, you’re a runner. So you’re running every day?” – I’ve heard this question so many times that I have lost count, but it’s actually a common idea when non-runners picture a runner. Heading outside every single day. No rest days. We don’t need breaks. We’re superheroes. Running superheroes! But […]

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Running on the beach

RUNNING ON THE BEACH BAREFOOT?

If you’re leaving for vacation, and you are planning on taking your love for running to the shoreline, you should read these tips for running on the beach before you do so. It is one of the most beautiful places a runner can get a workout done, but it is important to know some pointers […]

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Marathon Recovery Tips

Marathon Recovery Tips with Biofreeze

Disclaimer: These are my personal marathon recovery tips, but you should consult with your coach, trainer or medical professional on a recovery plan that fits your needs. Recovering from a marathon and a distance of 26.2 miles is a very important component of your perfect training plan. Unfortunately, most runners often neglect marathon recovery tips […]

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How to Run Well: The Best Running Tips for Beginners

running for beginners

Being a beginner at running can be equal parts exhilarating and intimidating. You might be thinking: what kind of shoes should I get? What kind of terrain should I focus on? Will I start running outdoors or on the treadmill? Am I breathing right? Or even, how realistic is finishing a 5K in my first […]

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Top 7 Ways to Treat Your Runner’s Knee

How to get rid of a runner's knee

Although runner’s knee is quite common among runners, it’s not really one specific injury. It’s actually a broad term that is used to describe knee pain that runners can experience for many different reasons. If you see a doctor for your runner’s knee, he will probably call it patellofemoral pain syndrome. Today you will find […]

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