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This Speed Workout Helped Sara Hall Rock the Chicago Marathon


Written by Sara Hall Although I’ve been racing the marathon lately, the longest distance in track and field, it wasn’t too long ago that I was participating in mile races. I will always be a miler at heart, because I love the lactic acid burn of a fast run—which explains why I look forward to my weekly speed workouts. During my training for...

4 Cross-Training Activities to Up Your Running Game


I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words, “cross-training,” I cringe. I am a runner because I like to run. (Hi guys, it’s Ryan.) The idea of spending hours on an arm bike or a stair stepper is not my idea of a good time. But I know cross-training is an essential part of a successful training plan. So how do you...

3 Ways Off-Road Running Keeps You Healthy & Happy


Running and jogging are two of the most popular fitness activities for those seeking improvements in fitness and health. As more and more people engage in these sports, increasing numbers are discovering the benefits and joys of going off-road and running on natural surfaces as an alternative to pavement running. Being a convert myself, I can...

Ryan Hall’s Molten Lava Cocoa Teff Pancake Recipe


I love waking up and making my signature Molten Lava Cocoa Teff Pancakes for my wife Sara—honestly, it’s one of the highlights of my morning routine. Sara and I are addicted to these pancakes, and we really do eat them every day. We even travel with a hot plate, spatula, and pre-made pancake packets when we are on the road!

How to Wake Up Like a Professional Distance Runner


Sara and I (Hi guys, it’s Ryan!), often get asked about our pre-run mourning routine, so I thought it would be fun to tell you what a typical morning looks like for us. I’m definitely a morning person—I usually jump out of bed well before Sara, and I’ve developed a routine that I quite enjoy. It keeps me feeling good on most of my runs*...

What to Wear for a Fall Half Marathon


Picking what to wear for a run in the fall is often a game-time decision—you just never know what the weather will be until you’re ready to walk out the door. But no matter how last minute, sometimes those apparel choices come back to haunt you during your workout—an extra hoodie can be annoying if the sun pops out, and unforeseen wind gusts...

Why You Should Take Your Workout Somewhere New


You may have heard of a weight plateau (the scale gets stuck on a number you no longer want to see), but did you know you can experience the same phenomenon when it comes to mental and physical fitness, too? It’s true! “Your muscles and your mind get used to the activity level when you do the same routine, in the same place over and over...