Fartlek: What Is It And How Do You Do It?

When it comes to improving your running speed, Fartlek training is the way to go. Granted, this might be a term that is unfamiliar to you – and if it is, that’s okay! The word Fartlek is Swedish, and means “speed” (fart) and “play” (lek). Developed by a track and field superstar back in the 1930’s, Fartlek training is … [Read more...]

How Posture Can Affect Your Running Form

When we think about running, we probably often imagine putting on some comfy workout clothes, putting on the right socks, and lacing up sneakers in order to hit the road our treadmill. Oh, and don’t forget the smartwatch, hat, water bottle, and sunscreen!All of these things are potentially necessary (especially if it’s … [Read more...]

Are Treadmill Calorie Counters Accurate?

When it comes to the calorie counters on treadmills, ellipticals, rowers, and other similar cardio equipment, you might be getting mixed reviews. After all, how do you know if the treadmill calorie counters are even accurate? Between different brands of machines to different heights, weights, and fitness levels of people, … [Read more...]

6 Habits Every Runner Should Adopt

Hitting the pavement for some good heart-pumping exercise, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned runner, can be very exhilarating. But, even the fittest of athletes can have a slip up in their running routine, and may even find that they are struggling when trying to hit a particular distance, mile time, or sticking to a … [Read more...]

How To Choose And Run A Destination Race

If you’re a runner, or even if you’re thinking about starting to incorporate running into your routine, you know that it’s probably not the easiest thing to do to find a race that is local to your hometown. After a while, you might get bored with the daily treadmill routine, or the race that starts down the sidewalk from … [Read more...]

12 Days Of Christmas Treadmill Training Schedule

Training on a treadmill can be monotonous or glorious, depending on how you like to enjoy running your miles, and yes, there can be pros and cons of both scenarios. When it comes to the treadmill though, there are some obvious benefits!Treadmills have the ability to get you out of any nasty weather conditions and put … [Read more...]

Pros And Cons Of Running On A Treadmill vs Outside

Ask any runner you know, and they’ll probably have a preference as to whether they run inside on a treadmill, or outside in the elements. Either way, there is no right or wrong opinion as to how to get your miles in, whether it be from the spinning of a treadmill in the gym to rolling hills out in your neighborhood. There … [Read more...]

What Is The Difference Between HIIT And Interval Training

The terms “high-intensity interval training” (HIIT), and “interval training”, are used quite often in the fitness industry. The thing is, they are two completely different types of workouts, but can often be confused and interchanged.Both of these forms of exercise have benefits and can be beneficial to someone’s goals … [Read more...]

Peloton IPO Raises Concerns About It’s Core Focus

Peloton as a company has spirit — we will definitely give them that. Every bit of media they release (from the verbiage on their home page to the very words coming out of the mouths of their trainers) has power behind it. They’re inspiring, they pull at our fitness heartstrings, and they are extremely good at making every … [Read more...]

Treadmill vs. Elliptical

Two of the most common machines used for cardio are treadmills and ellipticals. It is extremely rare to walk into a gym and see those machines unused. So which one is going to give you a better workout? There are many factors to consider so it gets a bit complicated, but consider these major points as you make a plan for … [Read more...]