Archives for August 2010

Can Competitive Distance Running Be Part of a Healthy Lifestyle?

I’ve been a distance runner for 12 great years, transitioning from high school to college and now I’m training myself.  I started running about 20 miles per week and have gradually built up my endurance capacity to handle 90

Laying the Fitness Foundation: How to Skip the Intro Training Plan for Beginners

Have you ever met a successful runner who has only been running for a few months? I have. There are certain people who seem to jump into running and are able to perform at a competitive level. How do

Barefoot Running Research, Run Faster, and Free Shoes!

The barefoot running research continues to pile up. More and more studies, anecdotes, and experts are confirming what the minimalist camp has been preaching for years: barefoot running isn’t dangerous, it can make you faster, and it can prevent …

Race Recap: Sea Isle 10 Mile Run (Or, the Captain Bill Gallagher 10 Mile Island Run)

This past Saturday I raced the Sea Isle 10 Mile Run. It’s more formally known as the Captain Bill Gallagher 10 Mile Island Run but that’s a moutful. My fiancée usually runs this race every year and it’s become …

Running Recovery Extreme: How to Bounce Back From Hard Training Quickly

Wouldn’t you like to run hard workouts and long runs and be able to recover well for the next day? Now you can. I’m going to share my recovery routine that helps me bounce back from marathon prep workouts …

VO2 Max Testing and Ventilatory Threshold: Endurance Testing for Runners

VO2 max and ventilatory threshold are two terms that many runners want to know to help them improve performance. Unfortunately, they’re not the best metrics for determining your training or potential. You’d be better off building your endurance with …

Fitz’s Training Journal: July 5th – August 8th, 2010

This training block went very well and I’m starting to feel very good running at faster speeds. As I come closer and closer to my peak race on August 14th – a 10 miler along the Jersey Shore (yes, …

3 Marathon Workouts to Turbo Charge Your Marathon Training

Are you hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon?

Maybe you’re trying to run another personal record at the Chicago Marathon. Whatever your marathon goals, I have several strategies for your marathon workouts that will take your training to …

10 Running and Fitness Blogs to Help You Run Fast and Dominate Your Next Race

An Ocean of Possibilities Await You...Here Are 10

To be a better runner, you have to train well, stay healthy, and be absolutely dedicated.  How do you do all this?  Learn everything you can about running and leading a …