Injury vs. Soreness

What’s Included? Injury Prevalence Injuries are an unfortunate yet common thing in the world of running – with one study by Van Mechelen stating that 37-56% of recreational runners get injured annually. Another study done by Yale Medicine shared that at least 50% or more of regular runners get hurt each year. We all know […]

Knee Pain

What’s Included? Patellofemoral Pain (Runner’s Knee) Quick Info: What To Do: Exercises Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT BAND) Quick Info: What To Do: Exercises Amy HaasRun with Aim, LLCUESCA Certified Running CoachNASM Certified Personal TrainerNASM Certified Nutrition Coach

How Much Should You Run?

What’s Included? Factors That Impact How Much You Should Run Jumping into a new habit or hobby can be tough – especially if you’re not sure where to start. When it comes to running, it’s important to remember that each season may look a little bit different, and that means HOW MUCH you run may […]

How To Maintain Progress

What’s Included? HOW TO MAINTAIN AFTER A RACE You just finished the race or event that you’ve been training for throughout the past few weeks or months – and now you’re wondering what you can do to keep it going… It’s easy to assume that “jumping back in” as soon as possible will give you […]

How to Pace a 5k

What’s Included? The Warm-up Due to it’s short and intense nature, warming up is essential for the 5K. A proper warm-up will ensure that you don’t get injured & your legs are ready for top speed at the start line. Warm up for at least 15 minutes with an easy run, some dynamic warm-ups, and […]

Interval Runs 101

What’s Included? What is an INTERVAL RUN? Interval runs are a form of speed work in which one strategically incorporates periods of high intensity work & periods of rest or low intensity work in a specific way to elicit the runner to build new fitness levels, cardio endurance, strength, and speed. Interval runs can come […]

RPE Scale

What’s Included? What Is It? What is the RPE scale? The RPE scale (Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale) is a charting tool used to determine how hard or how easy a run or workout feels or should feel when completing it. The chart typically ranges from very easy (like a nice and easy stroll around […]

Cross-Training

What’s Included? What Are the Benefits? There are endless ways to incorporate cross-training – and endless types to explore! A solid cross-training routine can help you get to new levels of running (and fitness in general) by… Improving Strength When you cross-train, you’re typically using new and/or different muscle groups than you use while running, […]

Strength Tools

What’s Included? Dumbells What Are They? Dumbbells are a type of free weight used to add additional resistance to your workout. While working out with just your bodyweight is still beneficial and effective, adding additional weight with dumbbells can be an easy, convenient, and simple way to get more out of your workouts (especially if […]

Why Should You Strength Train

What’s Included? Why Is Strength Training Important There are SO many ways to improve as a runner, and adding strength training and cross-training to your normal weekly routine can be a great way to support your running goals & keep making progress. Strength training has numerous benefits for runners including: Improving running economy & efficiency. […]