Why Pacing Matters and How It Affects Your Running

We’ve all probably heard the phrase “pace yourself” in one way or another — but the words take on a lot more weight in the context of efficient running training. One of the keys to successful running is in understanding your body’s capacity for various types of running training. There are plenty of variables (e.g.,… Continue reading Why Pacing Matters and How It Affects Your Running

How to Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide for Successful Running Training

As runners, we all have to start somewhere.  And for a lot of us, that “somewhere” is heading out our front door in an effort to stay active, lose weight, or try that “running thing” everyone seems to be raving about. Or at least, that everyone seems to be doing.  And that’s as simple as… Continue reading How to Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide for Successful Running Training

The Top 5 Reasons Why We Love To Run

If you haven’t guessed yet, running is kinda one of our favorite things here at Competitive EDGE — it’s a huge part of why we exist! In fact, way back in 2001, Dr. Kevin Vandi inadvertently started laying the foundation for Competitive EDGE by starting his own running journey… He set out to run the… Continue reading The Top 5 Reasons Why We Love To Run

Choosing a Running Shoe: Common Questions and Answers

Running shoes are a vital piece of running equipment, yet finding the perfect pair for you can be surprisingly… complicated. If you’ve ever searched for the best running shoes, you know exactly what we mean. A simple Google search yields endless results — dozens of brands, various types of shoes, countless modifications. On one hand,… Continue reading Choosing a Running Shoe: Common Questions and Answers

5 Ways to Use Watch Data for Stronger Running

We’re in the golden age of technology — not just in highly advanced, biomechanical equipment, but also in portable tech that can track specific metrics as you’re working out. More specifically, we’re talking smartwatches. (Who doesn’t love a good metric-tracking system strapped right to their wrist?) Smartwatch tracking capabilities have grown more robust as their… Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Watch Data for Stronger Running

What Are Biomechanics? (And Why Do They Matter?)

When you hear the word “biomechanics,” what’s the first thing you think of? …Not the easiest question to answer, huh? Perhaps it’s not something everyone can answer immediately, but it’s certainly something people have asked lots about. And rightfully so — the world of biomechanics is vast and complex, and there’s plenty to explore when… Continue reading What Are Biomechanics? (And Why Do They Matter?)

The Different Types of Running Workouts (And What They Do)

Hey, fellow runner. Chances are, if you’re here, you’re in the market to create (or perfect) your ideal running training plan, right? And, chances are, you probably know that running training goes much deeper than just running for the sake of getting in miles. In order to truly develop speed, strength, and endurance, you’re going… Continue reading The Different Types of Running Workouts (And What They Do)

Will Low Heart Rate Training Actually Make You Run Faster?

Finding the optimal training plan can feel like a complicated process, and it’s easy to overthink which one might be the best choice for you. But maybe that’s the problem — maybe you’re spending too much time listening to your head, when you should be listening to your heart. Alright, that was said in jest…… Continue reading Will Low Heart Rate Training Actually Make You Run Faster?

The Four Most Common Running Form Errors — And How to Fix Them

One of the best parts about running is that you’re constantly able to improve — whether it be your form, your speed, or your personal goals (or all of the above). However, because there’s always room for improvement, that inevitably suggests that there’s always room for error, too. (Which doesn’t sound particularly appealing, but at… Continue reading The Four Most Common Running Form Errors — And How to Fix Them

Why You Should Increase Your Running Cadence (and What Steps to Take)

Running is one of those sports that can constantly be optimized — whether it’s your speed, running form, or overall functionality, there’s plenty you can work on to enhance your technique.  That being said, because it’s such a nuanced activity, it’s easy to fall victim to inefficient running as a result of biomechanical deficiencies. And,… Continue reading Why You Should Increase Your Running Cadence (and What Steps to Take)

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