Author: Nikki Lanzer

  • How to Plan Your Next Running Route

    How to Plan Your Next Running Route

    Now that we’re in the early weeks of spring, you’re probably itching to get back outside for your runs instead of feeling stuck inside on the treadmill. To avoid boredom or monotony in your workouts, it’s important to find routes that will sufficiently challenge you during your training sessions. Furthermore, if you plan to take […]

  • 5 Key Tips to Remember When Training for Your First 5K

    The annual Big Dam Run is less than 2 months away, but there’s still plenty of time to sign up and begin training for the race! The 5K distance makes this run incredibly beginner-friendly, and the virtual setting provides flexibility for people who don’t want to run outside in the cold, wake up early, or […]

  • Top Tips for Running a Virtual Race

    Since the pandemic began, race organizers have reluctantly cancelled in-person events in favor of virtual races, but this new phenomenon has runners around the country feeling confused and hesitant to join in. Newbies and marathoners alike have questions like: What exactly is a virtual race?  How do I participate in a virtual run? Why should […]

  • Best Cross-Training Tips for Runners

    Whether you’re training for a half-marathon or just trying to get in shape, running should only make up part of your regular workout routine. Although running is undoubtedly an excellent full-body exercise, it’s a high-impact, one-directional activity that’s primarily based on one plane of motion. By incorporating cross-training activities into your routine, you can target […]

  • Tips for Setting (and Achieving) Your Fitness Goals in 2021

    Although millions of people make New Year’s resolutions every January, studies have shown that only 12% of these people actually achieve their goals in the long run. Once the initial excitement of starting something new has worn off and motivation starts to dwindle, people start falling off the wagon and back into their old habits. If you’re […]

  • 5 Winter Training Tips All Runners Should Know

    It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been training for years or if you just decided to start working out in the new year; the cold winter months can be unpleasant enough to deter even the most determined runners. When you consider heading out into the harsh winds and braving the slippery spots on your favorite running […]