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nutrition & hydration

7 Amazing Benefits of Creatine You Didn’t Know About

7 Amazing Benefits of Creatine You Didn’t Know About

So you are not a gym bro and not interested in becoming a beefcake? Fine. But did you know that creatine has MANY other potential benefits that go way beyond building muscle mass and improving physical strength?  And some of them are quite mind-blowing! Quick intro - what is creatine and how does...

7 Ways to Keep Muscle As You Age & Reduce Age-related Muscle Loss

7 Ways to Keep Muscle As You Age & Reduce Age-related Muscle Loss

Bad news first, sorry. Age-related muscle loss IS real. It affects every person lucky enough to live to old age. Now the good news. There are MANY things that you can do to slow down or in some cases even reverse this process and keep muscle as you age. Muscle loss with age - WHEN does it start?...

Creatine for Running – Myths & Evidence

Creatine for Running – Myths & Evidence

If you’ve heard of creatine, the first thing that pops into mind when you hear that word is a big muscle guy pumping iron in the gym. And if you haven’t yet heard of creatine and ask around, the first thing you’ll be told is that it is something people take to grow bigger, stronger muscles....

What is the Best Pre Workout for Running?(or the Best Energy Drink Powder)

What is the Best Pre Workout for Running?(or the Best Energy Drink Powder)

what makes the best pre workout for running? It is more likely than not that you’ve come across discussions on the best 'pre workout before running’ in online chats and forums. Or you even asked that question and searched for an answer yourself? We certainly did. And what we found was a cacophony...

What is HMB and can it help me run better?

What is HMB and can it help me run better?

(aka ‘new secret weapon’ for a better sports performance)During my running journey I have learned lots about running technique and gear. I know why some shoes are good for my feet but some aren’t and I wear customised insoles because I learned the importance of balance and hip alignment. I also...

8 Hot Weather Run Rules – Useful Tips For Running In The Heat

8 Hot Weather Run Rules – Useful Tips For Running In The Heat

First thing's first: Should you even run in heat and humidity? and should you run in the summer at all? I love outdoor running throughout the year. I’ve had some great runs in all kinds of weather. But when it comes to favourites then warm, even hot, summer days will always be something I look...

New runners

Advanced running

5 Reasons Why Some Runners Avoid Stretching & Why You Shouldn’t

5 Reasons Why Some Runners Avoid Stretching & Why You Shouldn’t

Runners and stretching. Some say ‘yes’, some say ‘no’, some ‘maybe’. For some it works, some believe it doesn’t work for them, some don’t care either way and do it whenever, if ever, they feel like it. Some preach the benefits, some get injured due...

The Importance of Strength and Cross Training for Runners

The Importance of Strength and Cross Training for Runners

We’ve all been there. Just started to run, struggling with reduced lung capacity, pains all over the body as well as self doubting through the whole ordeal. And then we hear that on top of it all we should be doing strength training. And there is...

Step Up Your Running – How To Run Beyond 5K

Step Up Your Running – How To Run Beyond 5K

I have written blogs about each of my running journeys, including my first steps to run beyond 5K, but I keep getting asked about a simple ‘all-in-one-place’ guide. The long wait is finally over, the guide is here, fresh and crisp! Whether you are...

Older runners

Creatine for Running – Myths & Evidence

Creatine for Running – Myths & Evidence

If you’ve heard of creatine, the first thing that pops into mind when you hear that word is a big muscle guy pumping iron in the gym. And if you haven’t yet heard of creatine and ask around, the first thing you’ll be told is that it is something...

What is HMB and can it help me run better?

What is HMB and can it help me run better?

(aka ‘new secret weapon’ for a better sports performance)During my running journey I have learned lots about running technique and gear. I know why some shoes are good for my feet but some aren’t and I wear customised insoles because I learned the...

avoiding & healing running injuries

How Different Personality Runners Cope With Running Injuries

How Different Personality Runners Cope With Running Injuries

Running is a high impact sport. We thunder and pummel the ground with each step, sometimes for very long miles. Most runners simply never think of injuries, but then, like it or not, running injury does happen. Some even say that running is...

5 Reasons Why Some Runners Avoid Stretching & Why You Shouldn’t

5 Reasons Why Some Runners Avoid Stretching & Why You Shouldn’t

Runners and stretching. Some say ‘yes’, some say ‘no’, some ‘maybe’. For some it works, some believe it doesn’t work for them, some don’t care either way and do it whenever, if ever, they feel like it. Some preach the benefits, some get injured due...

5 Reasons Why Runners Get Injured & How To Run Injury Free

5 Reasons Why Runners Get Injured & How To Run Injury Free

We, the runners, participate in impact activity where we pummel the ground with our feet and send shockwaves throughout the body. Body doesn’t like shocks and the moment will come when the alarm will ring and we might get injured. Not the most...

Personal running journeys

How I Built My Running Endurance And Became A Faster Runner

How I Built My Running Endurance And Became A Faster Runner

Running endurance was probably the last thing on my mind when I started running. Didn’t even know what that meant. I could probably only think of ‘basic survival’ because all I could do was 90 seconds of ‘running’ followed by a minute of gasping...

How I Achieved My First 10K Run After Completing Couch to 5k

How I Achieved My First 10K Run After Completing Couch to 5k

I started running by following the Couch to 5K program which took me 9 weeks to complete. After finishing the C25K plan I was able to run for 30 minutes three times per week. I knew that I achieved a milestone target and was aware of the importance...

Running gear & outdoor running

8 Hot Weather Run Rules – Useful Tips For Running In The Heat

8 Hot Weather Run Rules – Useful Tips For Running In The Heat

First thing's first: Should you even run in heat and humidity? and should you run in the summer at all? I love outdoor running throughout the year. I’ve had some great runs in all kinds of weather. But when it comes to favourites then warm, even...

7 Great Benefits of Solo Running – Why I Prefer To Run Alone

7 Great Benefits of Solo Running – Why I Prefer To Run Alone

In the beginning I thought I should try and join a running club to learn more about running. Instead I started to run alone, and carried on my own. I simply got to like it that way from the start. It felt good and natural, I felt at ease. Running...

running inspiration and motivation

running guides and books

Our goal is to help you achieve your goals and max out your running, whether you are a complete novice or an experienced amateur runner. Over the years the team at Mr Run has gathered extensive knowledge of all things running, and you can tap into that knowledge right here in these running guides and resources (also check out our articles on all things running). If you have any questions or suggestions on the type of resources you would like to see in the future, please drop us an email or post a comment under one of the blog articles.

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