Your training schedule for a half marathon should start at least 12 weeks before the actual event. As a beginner, you’ll run 1-2 miles 3 days a week, 3-4 miles 1 day a week, cross train 1 day, and have 2 days of rest. The running miles should increase until your shorter runs reach 5-6 miles and your long runs reach 10 miles. A longtime runner shares how to train for the terrain, what to eat & drink, plus tips for success in your first half marathon.
If you’re searching for a new ‘gently used’ bike, this information should help you find a bike right away, so you too can get back into cycling. Here are the 5 best places to find a free or cheap bike online AND in your local area!
See how I made a cell phone bike mount for my Android phone. You can do the same with any other smartphone as well. Then, using an app and a GPS-enabled phone, you can track just about anything you want to know about your bike rides. This DIY bike phone mount cost next to nothing!
For the muddy-minded, adventure-seeking lady, there’s no shortage of dirty fun events in the U.S. and beyond. How fun would it be to give one of these women’s mud run events a try for an upcoming girls weekend getaway?!
You don’t have to be a competitive cyclist to enjoy the freedom of being on two wheels! You can ride solo, in a big group, or with your family. And ride in different areas — like in a city setting, on mountain trails, or on the road. What cycling trips are on your cycling bucket list?
Being a devoted triathlete — and all that comes with it — can seem quite overwhelming. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin. Here’s how I would approach getting started for a newcomber to the sport of triathlon.
To get through the race, you need not only mental toughness but a wide variety of equipment, clothing, and other essential items that might not seem obvious from the outset. Here’s the triathlon gear you’ll need, plus some training/racing tips that I’ve learned in my years as a triathlete:
Thinking of running a half marathon? Don’t let these 4 challenges derail you like they do most new runners. I’ve got some tips to help you overcome these hurdles
A rundown of the most popular triathlon watches, plus tips for buying your first triathlon watch. Here’s what you should be looking for in a sports watch.
I used to get blisters on my feet after 24+ hour ultramarathons. Then I learned this secret to prevent blisters when running: wrapped feet! No more blisters.
I successfully endured (and finished) this horrible, transformational, very bad, epic race! See what it’s like running A Race For The Ages in Manchester TN.
Running can be expensive. Shoes, registration fees, headlamps, tents, fuel & hydration items, running gear & apparel – it all adds up! Here are 5 great buys
I ran 100 miles in the Holston River Endurance Challenge. This 100 mile race was difficult, eye-opening, life-changing. See what I learned + My 5 best tips.
For timed ultramarathons you’ll need a tent as a personal staging area during the race. Here’s how to pick a tent for your trail running gear & support crew.
You’ve heard of the runners high, but have you experienced it yourself? Is it a fact or just an urban myth? Here’s what I’ve learned about the runner’s high
The 24-hour run has become popular, so I’ve decided to share my best tips and recommendations based on my own experience running 24-hour ultramarathons.
As an ultrarunner, once you get past the marathon and 50-mile distance, you need to add walking in your race strategy. Here’s how to run-walk effectively.
I started running many years ago, and never stopped. Running is my religion. Why do you run? What are your reasons? Here’s why I run.
On the one hand, every ultraruuner’s path is different. On the other hand, I have also seen a common progression that goes something like this: A runner trains and runs a half-marathon. They get a taste of long-distance running and seek the holy grail of the marathon. After running multiple marathons, they want a new […]
Embrace your inner-gypsy. Get addicted to healthy living. Make ultrarunning about something bigger than you. 3 simple things I’ve learned from Catra Corbett.
Here are 5 ways to embrace the true spirit of ultrarunning. But to do this, you’ll have to unlearn a few things you’ve been told or picked up along the way.
It’s time to be epic! Let David Goggins help you as he’s helped me. 3 powerful David Goggins quotes to break free from the prison of ultrarunning training!
I’m an ultrarunner. If you want to run farther and last longer, you need a strong core. Try these core strengthening exercises for runners 2-3 days a week.
Social media for runners consists of many different things. Here are 5 fun ways you can use social media to support your efforts and goals as an ultrarunner
An extreme ultrarunner transcends ordinary physical & mental limits and achieves extraordinary feats of toughness and endurance. Is this you?