Archives for October 2010

Eat This, Not That: 7 Easy Paleo Alternatives for Runners

While training is important to reach your potential and run fast, a sound diet is necessary in order to provide your body with the fuel it needs to run high-quality workouts and to recover.

After eating whatever I wanted …

How to Treat Injuries Like an Elite: Healing ITBS in Five Days

Two weeks ago, I set out to run 11 miles with a few 30 second sprints near the end in my old Nike XC spikes. It was supposed to be a standard distance run with some turnover work, …

Minimalism, Partying, and Shutting Up : The 8 Steps I Took to Become a Better Runner

There comes a time in every runner’s life when their knowledge of the sport gels. Understanding different elements of training that will help you become a better runner is great, but do you know how they all fit together? …

On Demand Inspiration: 7 American Records to Motivate Your Running

This is a compilation of American Records from sprint events on the track to long road races. We all need some inspiration, so why not look to those who are breaking records and stretching the limits of human performance?…

Fitz’s Training Journal: September 6 – October 10, 2010

Another month, another solid block of training. Consistency, consistency, consistency! While the mileage fluctuated a little from the low 60’s to the mid 70’s per week, my body is becoming very adapted to this level of work. It’s looking …

Triathlon Training and Running: How to Use Tri’s to Dominate Your Running Performance

Recently I talked about the importance of alternative training for beginners and how it can help prevent injury and build a larger endurance base. What I didn’t mention is that this tactic is also really important for every runner, …

Four Confidence Boosting Ideas to Break Out of Any Running Rut

This is a guest article from Greg Strosaker. Greg is the 3:03 marathoner behind Predawn Runner, a blog that provides tips on fitting running into the already-busy life, with tips on squeezing more training time in, making the

How to Improve Running Endurance (By Not Running) – For Beginner Runners

I’ve talked to a lot of runners who have less than a year of experience in the sport. Their main goal is to get faster over 5k or 10k and break a performance plateau. All admirable goals!

How to Improve Running Performance

Typically, their …

Race Report: Bertucci’s 5k

On Saturday, October 2 I raced in the Bertucci’s 5k in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. The course was an out and back that started near the Legg Mason Classic tennis stadium and went straight downhill onto Beach …