To avoid burnout, it is critical to understand the role genetics plays in running

One of the most difficult obstacles in maintaining the motivation to run is the tendency to compare yourself with other runners. It can be difficult to accept when someone you know is able to run faster than you with less training. In order to overcome the frustration of not running as fast as others, it […]

Can mindfulness and meditation cut stress and improve your running?

The Portland Business Journal has an interesting article about how Intel is offering meditation and mindfulness classes to its employees.  The purpose of these classes is to help employees reduce stress and improve working relationships. Marne Dunn, a digital literacy strategic program manager at the Folsom campus, took Awake@Intel twice and has co-taught it. “The […]

Commit to one lifestyle change per month to improve your life

The Huffington Post has an interesting article on college students and exercise. The article provides information on why exercise is so important and also gives lots of tips on how college students can work exercise into their busy schedules. These tips can apply to anyone. One part of the article talks about a college professor […]

How to Choose Running Resolutions You Believe In

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to achieve a specific goal for a race. Sometimes these running resolutions involve big goals – such as running in the New York City Marathon, and sometimes they involve small goals – like finishing a local 5k. But no matter how big or small the resolution, […]

Quiet Your Overactive Mind to Run Fast

Running appears to be such an easy activity – just put one foot in front of the other. However, running can get complicated quickly. Many runners worry about breathing correctly, ensuring that their stride is the correct length, paying far too much attention to rival runners in road races, and allowing negative thoughts to creep […]

Running Lessons from the Song Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year to the readers of The Runner’s Resource! In this time of new running resolutions and goals for the future, I think it is also a good idea to heed the advice of the most popular New Year’s song – Auld Lang Syne.Auld Lang Syne is heard every Near Year’s, but few people […]