Category:Preparing for a run

Topics related to running preparations – things to do in the hours before a short run, or days weeks and months when preparing for a run that is longer or harder.

5 Reasons Why Some Runners Avoid Stretching

5 Reasons Why Some Runners Avoid Stretching

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 to the lack of stretching but never attribute it...

How I Plan My Runs

How I Plan My Runs

I read that professional marathon runners train twice daily, six days per week in general. They are the people who will run the marathon in 2.15hr and below. Their speed is simply insane and incomprehensible for amateur runners. They plan their lives, their lives revolve around running, they are...

11 Commandments For Running In The Rain

11 Commandments For Running In The Rain

We can run indoors in a controlled environment or we can run outside where any weather show can happen. And rain is often a deal breaker, a point which will determine whether we stay in or go out. Now, the most important fact about running in the rain is that you are going to get wet (surprise,...

15 Frequent Running Questions Every New Runner May Ask

15 Frequent Running Questions Every New Runner May Ask

On the surface running is very simple. Basic equipment, simple movements, loads of benefits. And then we begin to discover one thing after another and, naturally, start asking questions. At times there could be plenty of them. Like a child facing a new situation, a new runner will discover many...

7 Mistakes Every New Runner Needs To Avoid

7 Mistakes Every New Runner Needs To Avoid

In the beginning most people know one fact about running - that it’s faster than walking. And that at times both feet are in the air. And soon you figure that you need some trainers, and that you couldn’t run wearing a thick fleece. Or maybe you could if you felt cold. Sometimes as a new runner...

11 Top Running Accessories – When Do You Need Them & Why

11 Top Running Accessories – When Do You Need Them & Why

When I first started running I didn’t know much about running accessories. I’d heard of some but wasn’t sure if I needed any. Unlike the top 3 runner’s essentials - shoes, shorts and top - the accessories would start to interest me as my running progressed and needs became more elaborate. It is...