Running at night

Six Ways to Stay Safe While Running in the Dark

Once the sun goes down, running along streets or out in the trails becomes dangerous to say the least. Not only can you not see well, but, and almost more importantly, those coming at you, most specifically fast moving automobiles, can’t identify you either. With this in mind, those of us who have to squeeze […]

Trail running

Trail Running: How to Find the Right Trail for You

You’re ready to get off the road, and you’ve had enough of fighting traffic, loose dogs and your knees are begging for some relief. Trail running will let you get the most out of your run and out of yourself. When you’re on the trail, you’re out in nature and in a place where motivation […]

Foods to eat

The Worst Foods to Eat Before Running

Runners often spend hundreds of dollars on running gear to ensure that they’re in the best possible shape out on the road. Shoes, inserts, socks, shorts, shirts, heart rate monitors — it’s actually impressive how much deliberate planning can sometimes go into a run before you even step out your front door. However, not all […]

Beautiful running scenery

Running for Pleasure and Health

After running for competition, exercise and pleasure for more than a decade, there are few things I haven’t heard from non-runners regarding the practice. From the ubiquitous “You ran four miles?? Without stopping?” to the even more ubiquitous “You’re crazy!” runners hear all kinds of things from those to whom the practice seems foreign. Yet […]