Lighten up your Friday with a few reasons to run

If you are one of those people, like me, that enjoys running for intrinsic reasons then this may not be much for you. For those of you interested in running but perhaps struggling with some good reasons to do so, I welcome you to this article from runnersworld.com. I personally like the idea of running for health, vitality, well-being and overall street relief. Enjoy! reason to run.jpg Photo credit to Runnersworld.com

Tips to help you run faster

As many avid runners have learned along the way, your form can do more than help you not look like a twerking-ostrich (as David Roche put it), it can actually increase your speed too. This one from trailrunnermag.com has 3 tips that will help you increase speed (and appearance too). In brief, work on 1. Short and soft strides, 2. Engaging your gluten and finally, 3. Flow back, don’t pull forward. Read the tips in full here. Enjoy!

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Make your run fun

I know for those of us who are avid runners we likely do not need any ideas or tips on how to make running fun. This one is for those of you who are new to the activity and who may be struggling to get or stay motivated. A few tips I ran across from Active.com that I thought might be worthwhile to share to help some of you make running fun. The key here is to find what works best for you…I know the mud runs and glow runs have become very popular as of late. Enjoy the tips of the full article hereScreen Shot 2016-05-28 at 10.36.04 AM[Image is credited to Active.com.]

12 Expert Trail Running Tips from Brian Metzler

I came across an article from Brian Metzler that I thought had some terrific tips in it for my running aficionados. He provides a few tips from Lesley Paterson, who is an endurance coach. Here she provides some tips for various race styles that are great for the amateur and the pro alike. Check them out and let me know if there are any here that you use, or some that you are new to you. Here is the full article.