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Guide to Running Success
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
to make a training schedule... ....cross-training....
It does not matter.
This section has got the article you need.
Check them out here:
Running Training - Speeds and Workouts
Getting to the Next Level
Other Running Training Articles
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.
Three beginner run/walk programs to
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.
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
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.
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.
Day Marathon Plan
A marathon program with a vengeance. Very useful for
marathoners who want to get to top performance in their next marathon.
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
Running Training - Speeds and
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
of the most neglected parts of running training: Running
What is the right technique? What should your posture be, how
should your feed land, etc? Learn more from this article.
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.
Running Shoes - Learn About the Benefits and Dangers of
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
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Getting to the Next Level
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.
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
Running Tips to Improve Running Performance
You have been doing this thing for a while. Your times have been
as you have been getting fitter. Now, progress has stalled. Work out
what you can do to keep on improving with the contents of
Other Running Training Articles
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.
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.
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.
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
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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