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The Ultimate Running Training Collection

Your Guide to Running Success



The Running Training Section of Best Running Tips aims to be YOUR source online for running training information.

In this section you will find all you need to make your running a success.

Whether it has to do with:

.... base running.... ....tempo runs..... ...intervals...

  ... how to make a training schedule... ....cross-training....  ... etc....

It does not matter.

This section has got the article you need.

Check them out here:

Running Programs

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half marathon running program run your best 10k
100 day marathon plan


Race Information

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Running Training - Speeds and Workouts

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interval running fartlek veronique billat
yasso 800


Running Technique

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Getting to the Next Level

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Other Running Training Articles

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hill running cross country running tips


That's a lot on offer! Check out the descriptions below if you need some more information to work out what some pages are about.


Running Programs


Running Tips Beginners Running Programs
Three beginner run/walk programs to choose from.

Choose to go from 0 to 15, 20 or even 30 minutes of running with a well set-up easy-to-follow run/walk program.


Heart Rate Monitor Running Programs
Introduction to a 10k and half marathon program, both based on heart rate zone workouts (but you can easily do these programs without a heart rate monitor as well!)

The programs are:

10K Program -- A 12 Week Running Program to Your First 10K
Prerequisite for this program is being able to run about 30 minutes non-stop. Not quite there yet? Then you can aim to get there by doing one of the run/walk beginner programs on this site (link above).


Half Marathon Running Program -- A 12 Week Program to Your First Half Marathon
Prerequisite for this program is being able to run a 10k. Good first half marathon program.


Run Your Best 10k
Excellent programs for when you have done your first 10k or several 10k races and you know want to set yourself up for peak performance and doing your best 10k yet.


100 Day Marathon Plan
A marathon program with a vengeance. Very useful for marathoners who want to get to top performance in their next marathon.

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Race Information

5k Running Tips - 4 Essential Tips for Running Your Best 5k
This is the right page for you if you have done a few 5k races and now want to lift your performance.


10k Running Tips - 5 Must-Read Tips for Running Your Best 10k
The 10k is a great racing distance. This article should provide you with some helpful advice about your training and your mental race preparation.


Training for a Half Marathon - 8 Running Tips That Will Help You Set Up the Best Half Marathon Schedule
With the 10k, the half marathon is my other favourite distance for racing. This page should give you a good feel about how to put together your training schedule. Includes taper, when to run slow and when to run fast, etc.


Nine Marathon Training Tips - The Marathon Guide That Will Help You Succeed
The marathon training tips page leads into a number of pages about marathoning. The marathon is an incredible challenge so what I wanted to say about it really did not fit on one page! The marathon section includes advice on your training schedule, your nutrition, taper, pacing, etc.


Top Ten Tips for Running Races - Achieve Your Best in Your Next Race
This page provides you with some general tips when you want to run races. Talks about stuff like mental attitude, race preparation, setting goals and race etiquette.



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Running Training - Speeds and Workouts

Eight Running Workouts - Why and How You Need to Do These Workouts
This article covers eight different types of workouts. Each type of workout serves a different purpose. All of them together help make you a faster runner.


Base Running Drills - The Foundation of Your Running
"Slow" / easy runs should be the cornerstone of your running. Find out why on this page about easy running.

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Tempo Running - Reasons Why We Do It and Top Tempo Workouts Explained
Tempo workouts are slightly faster than easy ones.

It is a great workout to build strong legs and help improve your performance.


Interval Running - The Workout You Love and Hate
Personally, I hate doing intervals. They are tough.

But I love how they help improve my times! Check out the page to learn more about intervals, why it is good for you and get some ideas about good interval sessions.


Fartlek Workouts -- Speed Play for Beginners (and the Advanced!)
Fartleks, also referred to as speed play, are great "go by feel" workouts in which you alternate faster and somewhat slower speed. Good way to introduce yourself to faster workouts.


Special Workout :: Yasso 800
When you are doing marathons, you have, most likely, heard of Yasso 800s. Learn more about them in my Yasso 800 article.


Special Workout :: Billat's 4x5 and Billat's 30-30
Veronique Billat is a French physiologist who constantly works on finding new ways to help you run faster. Learn about two of her special workouts in this article.


Running Technique - The Often Overlooked Component of Running Training

Get faster! Improve your Running Cadence
Do you know what your stride rate is? Don't? Then it is probably about 164 strides per minute, give or take a few. Learn tips on how to improve your cadence, your form and your speed!


One of the most neglected parts of running training: Running Technique
What is the right technique? What should your posture be, how should your feed land, etc? Learn more from this article.


Pose Running Technique - An Overview
The Pose Running Technique is a method that focuses on your core, your foot placement etc in order to make sure you use as little energy as possible and reduce the chances of injury.


Barefoot Running Shoes - Learn About the Benefits and Dangers of Barefoot Running
Barefoot or minimalist running has taken the world by a storm. Learn what the benefits and dangers are of going barefoot. Includes links to some of the better and more popular minimalist shoes.



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Getting to the Next Level


Key to Success : Goal Pace Running
When you are serious about a race, you'll have a goal time in mind. And you will have also done some workouts to test if that goal time is realistic. This article suggests a few workouts you could do to test your racing goals.


Go for Peak Performance by applying the concepts of Periodization
Periodization is the concept of breaking up your training in blocks. Every block fills a specific purpose and contains specific workouts. All with the idea of getting you ready for your race at exactly the right time.


Four Running Tips to Improve Running Performance
You have been doing this thing for a while. Your times have been getting better as you have been getting fitter. Now, progress has stalled. Work out what you can do to keep on improving with the contents of this article.


Other Running Training Articles

My views on Cross-Training for Runners
Cross-training, should you do it or not? In this article I'll share my views on cross-training for runners.


The most important Running Stretches
Stretches are important to do to make sure your muscles don't tighten up. When should you do your stretches? What stretches should you do? Check out the article for more info.


All you want to know about Increasing Mileage Safely
So, how should you go about increasing your mileage? I have put together a selection of tips for you which should help you work this out quickly.


Hill Running Tips and Workouts
Did I mention before I hated interval running? Yes, I did. Well, hills are probably my second least favourite. However, they do help make you strong as anything. Learn how to deal with hills in this article.


Three Important Cross-Country Running Tips
Are you into cross-country? Then check out this page with cross-country running tips and info.




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