Marathon

Ahhhh, Fall! Cooler temps, warm blankets, pumpkin-spice everything, and marathons. Some of the most notable races of the year are coming up in the next couple of months and you can bet there will be a few first-timers. Fitness training app, Freeletics asked its 15 million users what they wish they had known before they ran their first marathon. Let us know what you think and if you think these tip...

Cross-Training and Running

In the 20 years I have been involved with running, I have learned and experienced how effective cross-training is as a strengthening source. Cross-training allows me to participate in a variety of athletic activities, other than running, that enhance my running performance. These athletic activities strengthen the areas of my body that are not fully exercised when running. They include water runni...

Hurricane Preparation

First and foremost Florida Running and Triathlon would like to send positive thoughts and prayers to everyone across the state of Florida, Texas and all affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. We understand many of you have had to evacuate your homes. It is a trying time for all of us and as a community, we must come together. It is important that we all take hurricane season serious as we have se...

Safer Streets in the Sunshine State by: Grant Currin

Experts explain why Florida streets are unusually dangerous and what runners and cyclists can do to make them safer. On May 23, 2017, Paul Hoover went for a run on the Georgia, Florida & Alabama Trail in Tallahassee. About an hour before dusk, the 66-year-old track and cross country coach emerged from a wooded section of the trail and entered a crosswalk. Before he made it to the other side, ...

How to Run a 5k with Little to no Training

Often as runners we sign up for races for fundraisers we are passionate about and other times as a fun activity to hang with friends. Either way, our intentions may be good, but the time just isn't there to train. Instead of canceling that 5k, here are some tips on how to still run it with little to no preparation. As always, checking in with your physician is the first step to take before going ...