Articles by Katie Newton

The Secret Key to Marathon Success

Running a marathon is no small feat, and proper training and preparation are vital. Most runners realize that a good training program includes running-specific workouts to improve your endurance, speed, and strength. But once the running shoes are off, what else can you do to prepare? The answer: fuel. This is the most commonly overlooked […]

How I Trained for a Marathon Using a Treadmill

Is it possible to use a treadmill for a majority of your mileage and still achieve the desired effects on race day? While this debate can be polarizing among runners, in my experience, the treadmill can indeed be a useful tool in achieving success. I remember when I trained for my last marathon I probably […]

Nutrition for Recovery

Simple additions you can make to your meals to help you recover better from your runs. Nutrition for runners.

Why You Need a Strong Core for Running

Core strength helps you maintain good posture, and reduce the pains that result from poor posture over a long distance.

How to Prevent and Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Have you ever felt a nagging, sharp pain in your heel that doesn’t seem to quite go away? When it comes to heel pain, plantar fasciitis is frequently the culprit. Plantar fasciitis can affect just one foot or both of the feet. What is the plantar fascia? The flat, thick ligament that extends from the […]

How to Run Faster

Speed can be a difficult thing to improve but there are a few ways you can address it.

How to Run in the Summer

You don’t have to give up your running goals as soon as the temperatures start to rise—these tips will you run safely during the hot summer days and months.

I Ran a Japanese Ekiden Race

Can you imagine running a marathon, or even an ultramarathon, as part of a long-distance relay team? Over the course of a morning or even multiple days, each of your teammates would run a long-distance leg before reaching an exchange zone and passing along a wearable sash, or tasuki, to the next runner to continue […]

How to Avoid Overtraining While Running

Overtraining can be turned around with a reset and being more cautious in the future. So what does that caution look like? We break it down.

Hydration for Runners

Proper hydration is key for any running. How much you need to drink depends on the temperature, length of your workout and how much you sweat. And while you want to be hydrated enough, drinking too much water can flush essential electrolytes and salts from your body. Ultimately, proper hydration will come down to some […]

How Far and How Frequently Should You Run?

At some point ever runner wonders: how much should I run? How many miles, minutes or days per week is right?

At-Home Recovery Essentials for Runners

Recovery practices are essential for keeping you refreshed and injury-free—but they don’t have to be complicated or expensive.

How Training Plans Work

As a runner becomes more serious, one of the things they will often look into is using a training plan. While training plans can range from very generic to extremely specific if a private coach is hired, there are some factors they should all offer. Structure Training plans should provide a structure based on physiological […]

Does a Runner’s Diet Have to be Strict?

Nutrition tips from a pro runner, which are applicable even if you aren’t running 90+ miles per week.

What to Eat Before, During and After a Run

When you’re training and racing, it’s not always obvious what you should eat (and when you should eat it). You have to find a balance between proper fuel and the dreaded mid-run bathroom break or stomach cramp. Always make sure you aren’t running on a completely empty stomach, and always make sure you hydrate well […]