It always feels tragic when a person in the public eye dies suddenly; even moreso when that person is young. The news of 24-year-old running sensation Kelvin Kiptum’s death last weekend sent shock waves through the running community. Kiptum, along his with coach Gervais Hakizimana, passed away in a car accident in Kenya last Sunday […]
New year, new races! If you’re still filling out your 2024 race calendar, we have some suggestions… Many of the courses on this list of 24 Races to Run in 2024 are available on the RunBetter App, so you can train them from any treadmill before race day. Download today!
One week has gone by so far in 2024. Maybe you made a New Year’s Resolution this year, or maybe you didn’t. Either way, it’s normal to struggle with keeping your motivation levels high as the weeks pass. Still, having goals in running is SO important. Knowing that each day you’re working towards a goal
**This post contains affiliate links.** For our final gift guide, we wanted to offer up a selection of gifts that all-important figure in a runner’s life…your coach. “A coach is someone who always makes you do what you don’t want to do so you can be who you’ve always wanted to be.” Happy shopping!
**This post contains affiliate links.** Welcome to the fourth installment of the RunBetter App’s Holiday Gift Guide. Today’s post features gifts for the most unfortunate type of runner– the injured runner. We think these gift ideas for injured runners may be just the thing to perk them up! Happy shopping!
**This post contains affiliate links.** Welcome to Day 2 of the RunBetter App’s Holiday Gift Guide for Runners. Today we are giving our gift recommendations for new runners. They’re just getting into the sport and may need some extra motivation and support. Here are our picks for gifts for the new runner in your life–
**This post contains affiliate links.** Welcome to Day 1 of the RunBetter App’s Holiday Gift Guide for Runners. Today it’s all about those stockings! Stocking stuffers are usually the last thing on a holiday shopper’s mind, so we’re making it easy for you. Here is a carefully curated selection of stocking stuffers for runners. Happy
As a two-time Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon, Coach Worm, one of the co-founders of the RunBetter App, knows how important it is to train the specific course you’ll be facing on race day. That’s why he, along with endurance athletes Nicole & Curt Mann, created the RunBetter App. You can train courses all over
**This post contains affiliate links.** The world of running fuels (gels, bars, gummies, and powders) has exploded in recent years. In fact, there are so many options that it can feel overwhelming to choose one. That’s why we’re sharing our FAVORITE running fuels that are RunBetter App tested & approved! Let us know what you
**This post contains affiliate links.** Running is not just a physical activity; it’s a passion that fuels our spirit and challenges our limits. To enhance your running experience and take it to new heights, let’s delve into the world of “super shoes.” These innovative footwear options have taken the running community by storm, revolutionizing the
**This post contains affiliate links.** It’s Amazon Prime Day! Check out these hot deals for runners… But don’t wait to click “Add to cart,” because these deals won’t last long! 1. YETI Tumbler. Stay hydrated all day with this high-quality tumbler. 2. Run Gum Variety Pack. Give your run a boost with Run Gum. 3. UREVO
*This post may contain affiliate links.* Of all the wonderful courses you can train on the RunBetter App, a true gem is the Mad Marathon. The Mad Marathon takes place in beautiful Waitsfield, Vermont on July 9, 2023. This year marks the 12th running of the Mad Marathon and with new events added for 2023,
At the RunBetter App, it has always been our goal to be a resource for athletes in need of course-specific training. The more courses we add to the app, the greater the number of people we can be of service to. We are happy to announce the following new additions to the RunBetter App, with
**This post may contain affiliate links.** The founders of the RunBetter App– Nicole, Curt, and Coach Worm– are sharing their favorite running gadgets today on the blog. Read on to find out what products they recommend and leave a comment with anything we left out. Opove M3 Pro Max Massage Gun. One of the best
RunBetter App co-founder Curtis G. Mann, M.D. answers a question that is on the mind of many athletes these days… I am frequently asked in the office, “How soon can I exercise after a COVID illness?” As with many COVID questions, firm guidelines are not available, but there are several points to consider. Vaccinated patients,
*This post may contain affiliate links.* Looking for a gift idea for the runners in your life? Look no further! Presenting the RunBetter App exclusive Gift Guide for Runners! Run 365 Daily Calendar. A new source of inspiration each day! Runner’s Pint Glass. How much beer you deserve…according to how far you ran. Calf Stretcher.
Maybe you’re new to running and you’ve never done a race before. Maybe you’re not new to running, but haven’t put much thought into other races you’ve done, either because someone else chose it or you just sign up for whatever local races come your way. Either way, there are several important factors you should
*This post may contain affiliate links.* You may have heard the term “course-specific training” during your time as a runner. Or maybe you haven’t yet. Either way, it’s an important concept to understand if you plan to make racing part of your running career. In the simplest of terms, not all courses are created equal.
Running the New York City Marathon is an experience like no other. “Hearing ‘New York, New York’ blaring from the speakers as you start the race is something I’ll never forget,” says RunBetter App social media manager Lindsay Podolak. “It was such an emotional moment. Here you are, ready to start your race after months
*This post may contain affiliate links.* What is a ladder workout? A ladder workout for runners is an interval workout where the interval distance starts out short and gets longer as you go “up the ladder,” then after the midway point, the ladder goes back down to short intervals. What are the benefits? First and foremost, ladder
In-person racing is making a comeback and we couldn’t be happier! We recently surveyed our Instagram followers to find out what steps they want races to take to make them feel safe to return to in-person racing in the COVID era. Here are the results… *This post may contain affiliate links.* A mask while you’re
We’ve all been there before– you want to run. You want to exercise. You want to get motivated. …but you just can’t. Maybe it’s been awhile since you last ran, or maybe you’re stuck in a mental rut. Whatever the reason is, don’t despair. Here’s a list of tips for getting motivated, so you can
*This post may contain affiliate links.* Whether you’re looking for some personal inspiration or searching for a gift idea for a runner, we’ve found the perfect book…Epic Runs of the World by Lonely Planet. This gorgeous, coffee table display-worthy book features 50 of the best routes and trails for runners worldwide, complete with tips and
*This post may contain affiliate links.* So you’ve signed up for a race and you want to do everything you can to be prepared. You follow your training plan. You buy the right gear. You eat right. But is there anything else you can be doing to make sure you have your best race day?
Binge-watched all of the trending shows on Netflix already? Looking for a documentary that will get you motivated and inspired to RUN? We have just the cure. Here are a handful of running documentaries that are guaranteed to have you lacing up your sneaks and heading out for a long run ASAP! *This post may
Looking for your next race? You’re in luck, as most races are returning to live, in-person events. Here’s a list of nine races you NEED to run. Some are scenic, some are challenging, and some just have really cool swag! Keep reading for our suggestions of races to put on your running bucket list…and if