8 Tips for Running Safely in the Dark

Tips to run in the dark

It’s not always easy to find time to run during daylight hours. In the winter months when the sun rises late and sets early, nine-to-fivers often discover it’s next to impossible. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, logging km in the dark is a reality for many runners. Continue reading 8 Tips for Running Safely in the Dark

This Endomondo Hero Is Training for the Ultimate Challenge

Jussi with backpack - Marathon training

When we first met the hero of our story, Jussi, he was trekking through the cold in his native Finland on a promise he made for winning an Endomondo challenge. But his story goes way back. All the way to 2009 and to a resolution he set for himself, which marked a turning point in his life.  Continue reading This Endomondo Hero Is Training for the Ultimate Challenge

6 Tips on How to Run Long (When You’ve Never Run Long)

Runner on a long run

So many runners hit a plateau fairly early on in training — we get stuck around the 6- or 8 km mark for our longer runs and just never seem to get into volume. Sure, we can finish a 10K if we have to, but our normal runs seem to fall in that 30- to 40-minute range. Continue reading 6 Tips on How to Run Long (When You’ve Never Run Long)

10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Runs

Run with Endomondo

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 ten tips to give you a running start on beating your PBs and hitting your targets. Continue reading 10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Runs

Running with Fight to Shed Light on Mental Illness

Yvie - Running to Set a World Record

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. Continue reading Running with Fight to Shed Light on Mental Illness

This Is How One Crew Runs the Night

London's Midnight Runners Club

It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light.

That’s the mantra that Under Armour athletes and runners across our communities have embraced to shine the spotlight on their training and forego the kind of distractions that could take the focus off of their workout. Continue reading This Is How One Crew Runs the Night

The Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

running injury prevention

Getting into running is one of the best ways to work out without the fuss. Though, if you don’t do it properly, you could end up being among the estimated 80% of runners that are injured each year due to improper training. The team at Greatist has rounded up 12 of the most common running injuries that plague those who hit the pavement, along with a few ways to stop the pain. Continue reading The Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Why You Should Add Interval Training to Your Runs

Interval training. You’ve probably heard of it before, but even if you’re an avid runner, you may not be using it as part of your training. We’ve been touting the benefits of HIIT (or High Intensity Interval Training) for some time, but if you haven’t tried it before, it may seem more intimidating than just going for a run at a steady pace.   Continue reading Why You Should Add Interval Training to Your Runs

Best 2015 Fitness “Horror” Story

Halloween End-O'-Lantern
Photo credit: Melissa L.

Last week, we asked you to share your spookiest fitness story with us, and you delivered. We received quite a few entries that have made more than one of us think twice about running on that dark trail and pack some more lights when we head out.  Continue reading Best 2015 Fitness “Horror” Story