The best treadmill workouts for runners

running on a treadmill

The treadmill doesn’t have to be boring. There are a tonne of treadmill workouts for runners that you can include in your training plan.  Gone are the days of long, boring runs on the treadmill. I can’t think of anything worse than running on a treadmill for 30 or more minutes straight at the same pace and incline.  Sure, you’re getting your weekly miles in, but it’s just so boring!...

What is a tempo run? 5 tempo workouts to increase your endurance and speed

what is a tempo run

It’s official. Tempo running is a great way to make you a faster runner. But what exactly is a tempo run? What is a tempo run? A tempo run, also known as a ‘threshold’ run, is a pace about 25 to 30 seconds slower than your 5k race pace.  It is designed to be a challenging pace, but not so much that you’re full out sprinting. If you feel like...

“How do I run faster?” All your common running questions answered!

As a running coach and running and fitness blogger, I get asked a lot of questions like “How do I get faster?” and “What should my pace be?” So I thought I’d put a blog post together with some of the most common questions I get answered with the view of sharing my knowledge not only as a running coach, but as a runner myself. Running is actually quite a...

How to run a half marathon in 2 hours or less

A race strategy that tells you how to run a half marathon in 2 hours or less looks at everything from your pace to your form.  If your training for your next half marathon, you may be wanting to achieve your next PB. Running a sub-2 hour half marathon is a huge achievement. I remember when I first started running half marathons. A race time of 2 hours or less...

Top 5 secrets to running faster for longer

We all want to know how to run faster for longer. It’s a common goal for a lot of runners. Whether you’re training for a 5k or a half marathon, there are simple strategies you can employ to run faster for longer. If you’re used to running at the same pace, week in week out, then now is the time to switch up your training routine. In order to run faster...

How to run a 5k in 25 minutes or less

Being able to run a 5k in 25 minutes or less is a common running goal for a lot of runners who have a few races under their belt. There’s a decent amount of training that needs to go into your training plan in order to get you where you want to be. When I first started running all those years ago, 5k was a distance that I enjoyed building...

How to run a faster 10k in 60 minutes or less

How to run a faster 10k. Running a 10k is no easy task, especially if you want to run a faster 10k in 60 minutes or less. At 6.1 miles, it’s quite a sizeable distance, and one that you have to put in a decent amount of training into. Especially if you want to achieve a time of 60 minutes or less. Over the years as a runner, I’ve come...

How to run faster: 6 secrets to increase your speed

A common goal for a lot of runners is to be able to run faster and increase speed. If you run Parkrun every week, you know how good it feels when you get a PB – even if it is only by a few seconds. It becomes a weekly competition with yourself to up your pace and increase your speed. However, there are times where you may feel you’re stuck...

How to run a faster 5k

How to run a faster 5k? Many new runners set themselves a goal of running this distance, with the view of achieving a PB. There’s nothing more rewarding than finishing your first 5k. At 3.1 miles, it’s a distance that cannot be underestimated. If you run too fast, you can quickly tire yourself out, so pacing yourself yet knowing when to hit the accelerator is key to a successful race....