8 Benefits Of Climbing Stairs + Helpful Tips To Get Started

At one time or another, most people have come across a health, fitness, or weight loss article touting the benefits of climbing stairs rather than taking the elevator or escalator. This simple swap can increase your physical activity, burn a few extra calories, strengthen your legs, and even give you a burst of energy when … Read more

What It Is + How To Achieve It

Most people who enjoy lifting weights or strength training set performance-related goals, such as bench pressing your body weight in pounds or squatting 200 pounds. However, if you’re a bodybuilder or motivated by changes in your physique, there’s a chance you’re striving for muscle maturity and wondering how to gain it, perhaps even without knowing … Read more

The 6 Best Lightweight Running Jackets For Men And Women

At a Marathon Handbook we prioritize transparency. All opinions are our own and are never influenced by brands. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Read our full Affiliate Transparency Statement Having the right running gear can often be the deciding factor between an enjoyable run and a … Read more

The Surprising Benefits Of A Social Media Break

Runners seek motivation and accountability from different places. Some turn to their partner or family members for encouragement, others join a running club, and some runners even depend on their beloved four-legged companion and run with their dog. Another popular avenue for augmenting motivation to run is by using a running app. Running apps not … Read more

How To Run 5k In 17 Minutes: Guide + Training Plan

The 5k is one of the most popular race distances, common in road races, trail races, track races, cross country races, and parkruns alike. Many runners spend some time improving their 5k time when they first start running but then may dabble with longer distances, potentially sticking more with 10ks, half-marathons, and marathons. Or, they … Read more

Rotate Your Shoes For Better Running

At a Marathon Handbook we prioritize transparency. All opinions are our own and are never influenced by brands. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Read our full Affiliate Transparency Statement If you’re an avid runner, there’s a good chance that your idea of ​​a great birthday gift … Read more

Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the John Hartnett 10k in Ballyhooly

147 runners turned out for the John Hartnett 10k in Ballyhooly on Fri 20th May 2022 Top 3 men & women… 1 196 Hennesy Pat Male West waterford 00:32:47 00:32:462 200 Herlihy Michael Male North Cork 00:33:37 00:33:363 138 Longan John Male st. Finbarr’s AC 00:35:49 00:35:4712 158 Gaffney Breda Female Mallow ac 00:38:45 00:38:4514 … Read more

How To Safely Get Back In The Game

Unfortunately, despite the increasing availability of the vaccine, many people are still getting the coronavirus (COVID-19). While running and being fit can potentially help prevent complications and respiratory symptoms severe enough to land you in the hospital, running isn’t in and of itself a guaranteed shield from getting COVID-19. Even if you take good care … Read more

Causes, Prevention + 9 Helpful Tips To Ease The Pain

Almost every runner has dealt with sore or achy feet at one time or another. In fact, according to research evaluating the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries in runners, anywhere from 5.7% to 39.3% of runners experience foot injuries. From blisters to plantar fasciitis, bruised toenails to extensor tendonitis, foot maladies are among the most common … Read more