Articles by Emilia Benton

Mileage: Sometimes Less is More

Sometimes you have to slow down to speed up.

Nine Ways Running Can Benefit Your Mental Health

Running can help boost your energy and mood, which can make it a great way to start your day feeling optimistic and charged before getting to work.

Can Running Help Improve My Mood?

For many people, running is a hobby in addition to something they do to benefit their health. As a result, it’s easy to push it to the back burner when life starts to get hectic and stressful. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed with work and family life, carving out a small part of your day […]

How to Train for Unpredictable Conditions

How to train so that you can handle whatever race day throws your way. 

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How to Train for a Trail Race on Roads

Four ways to get trail-ready on your usual road.

How to Run With a Phone

Here’s our advice for running with your phone in tow.

Training for New Terrains and Climate

If you’re aiming to hit a time goal (or want to suffer as little as possible during the race) it’s best to incorporate elements of challenging new terrain or climate during training.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Treadmill Workout

If you’re anything like me, you dread having to take to the treadmill if conditions aren’t ideal for running outside. Even if you have music or a TV show to distract you, an hour on the treadmill can feel so monotonous without the scenery you get outdoors. But here’s a secret—the treadmill can actually help […]

How to Keep Your “Easy Runs” Easy

One of the biggest mistakes runners make when training for long distances for the first time is doing their easy and long runs too fast.

How to Fit Running Into Your Busy Schedule

New runners often feel that between their work and family lives, they just don’t have time for regular training. But the fact is, exercise is something everyone should prioritize. Generally speaking, something is better than nothing—so even if you only manage a short session, that’s a positive thing. Here’s how to find training time in […]

How Much Time Do I Need to Train for a Race?

No matter what distance you’re running, whether it’s your first race or your 100th, it’s important to pace yourself according to your ability. Sticking to a plan over time will help keep you consistent and prepared for the rising challenge. If you’re running your first-ever 5K, chances are you’re fairly new to running. The biggest […]