Archives for August 2011

The Hay’s in the Barn! How to Taper for Your Next Race

“The hay’s in the barn!” Distance runners say the funniest things.

What does it even mean?

When a runner says that the hay is in the barn, they’re referring to the fact that at a certain point you can’t …

Epic Run Photos – Big Island, Hawaii

What good is running in paradise if you don’t document the sights to share with others?

Last month I spent 5 days on the Big Island in Hawaii for my honeymoon. While I didn’t put in a ton of …

How to Bulletproof Your Next Race (Plus Behind the Scenes of My Personal Race Day Routine)

If you’re a beginning runner or someone who hasn’t raced much, race day can be terrifying.

The pressure of testing your fitness level, your mental resolve, and finally seeing if all that hard work was worth it is culminating …

Ask the Readers: Injury Prevention, Beating Soreness, & Strength Exercises

I frequently get emails from readers with specific questions about problems they’re having with injuries, race strategies, or faster workouts. I don’t mind the questions – in fact, I encourage them. Email me with any of your training issues …

Hill Running 101: How to Take Your Running to New Heights

“Hills are speed work in disguise.” – Frank Shorter

With a good hill, you can train almost perfectly. Hills build leg strength, increase your running economy (efficiency), prevent injuries, reduce impact forces on your legs, increase stride power, and …

Hacking the Perfect Runner’s Diet: Food Lessons from a Lifetime of Obsession

I have a confession. I’m obsessed with optimizing my life. Whether it’s finances (yes, I have a Roth IRA!), marathon workouts, decluttering and living more like a minimalist, or getting the best night’s sleep, I’m fascinated by learning …

Introducing: How to Stay Fit on Vacation

Last night, the Strength Running Team got an email from me with the newest guide: How to Stay Fit on Vacation: A Simple Guide to Maintaining Fitness While You’re Sipping Cocktails.

The title is long, but I had …

July Training Journal: Wedding, Honeymoon, and New Guide

July started with a bang with 82 miles in the first seven days. And it ended in a whimper: only 199 miles for the month.

But I had a great reason for running so little: I got married and …

My 7 Links (The Best of Strength Running)

Last week my buddy Matt Frazier put up a great post on the best articles on No Meat Athlete. As you might guess, it’s titled My 7 Links and highlights one post in seven different categories. At the end, …