You VS the Year: 2 Runners Share Their Experience

You VS the Year

We’re more than halfway through 2016 and it’s time to check in on our running goals. Two of our intrepid community members, Emma and Morten, have stepped up by joining “You VS the Year”—the most inspirational digital running challenge to ever unite over 1 million runners in a single goal.  Continue reading You VS the Year: 2 Runners Share Their Experience

Catching up with World Record Runner, Yvie

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A few months ago, we shared a story about a courageous member of our community named Yvie who was on a mission. Well, two actually. The first: run the equivalent of twice the length of mainland Great Britain to set a World Record—running from Land’s End to John o’Groats and back. The second, and most personal, to bring awareness to mental illness through her journey. Continue reading Catching up with World Record Runner, Yvie

What’s the Best Post-Workout Sip?

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Whether you’re a casual runner or training for something serious, like a marathon, adequate hydration is key. Even mild dehydration (losing 1% to 2% of your body weight) can affect your endurance and race times. Which is why you should be sipping fluids before, during, and after exercise. Of course this begs the questions: which fluid? And, is plain old water or a sports drink the optimal pick? Well, it depends. Let’s run through some of the fluid facts together. Continue reading What’s the Best Post-Workout Sip?

How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout

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Go hard or go home. Train insane or remain the same. If Pinterest was your personal trainer, every workout would be crazy-tough and include extreme sweat and soreness. But that thinking is flawed. Even though challenges are great for you—and could lead to a sweat-soaked shirt and achy muscles—exercise shouldn’t leave you drained. Continue reading How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout

10 Tips to Improve Your Runs

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Regardless of whether you run on the regular or are just starting out, it’s easy to overlook some of the basics that make you a better runner. A reminder on how to improve on some part of your training never hurts, so we’ve compiled our top 10 tips to give you a running start on beating your PBs and hitting your targets. With this guide, you’ll be perfecting your technique in no time. Continue reading 10 Tips to Improve Your Runs

The 30-Minute DIY Cycling Class

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3 Reasons We Love Eggs (Plus, 3 Recipes to Try Today!)

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Eggs. A nutritional wonder food, a philosophical paradox, and a culinary staple; what’s not to love about them? There’s limitless possibility with egg-based dishes. You can keep it simple by hard-boiling, poaching, scrambling, frying, baking, and microwaving. Or go fancy with frittatas, quiches, meringues, flans, and souffles. We think eggs are so great that we’ve decided they deserve some eggxtra appreciation. Here, we whipped up 3 reasons why we love eggs, plus some delicious recipes so you can get in on the fun too. Continue reading 3 Reasons We Love Eggs (Plus, 3 Recipes to Try Today!)

Let the Stars Be Your Guide to Your Fitness

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We’re always looking for new ways to help you get the most out of your fitness. Training plans, intervals, and other great features are all aimed at improving every workout to help you achieve your physical fitness goals. But what about transcending the physical and taking your fitness to stellar heights? If you’ve dreamed of having your app help predict your fitness future based on your zodiac sign, it’s your lucky day.    Continue reading Let the Stars Be Your Guide to Your Fitness

Running with Fight to Shed Light on Mental Illness

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Though you may not always hear about the prevalence of mental illness, the stats concerning it simply can’t be ignored. One-in-four adults will experience a mental health problem within any given year. One-in-ten young people will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Nine-in-ten people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination.

About a year ago, one of our users, a former police officer, mother-of-3, design student, illustrator and multi-discipline athlete, Yvie, became one of those statistics. On April 23rd 2015, she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. This didn’t come as a surprise, but it did rock her foundations and caused her to question her very existence. Continue reading Running with Fight to Shed Light on Mental Illness