Archives for October 2013

You Be the Coach: How Should Torsten Train Between Marathons?

Today is another installment of the popular “You be the Coach” series where I ask for your coaching advice.

The strength of the SR community (see what I did there?) is that collectively, we can help runners train smarter …

Fresh Pots, Whiskey, and Six Pack Abs: An Interview with Greatist’s CEO Derek Flanzraich

When I was an impressionable teenager, I devoured popular fitness magazines to learn the “secret” to healthy living.

Each article was like a hit of crack. Now I finally knew how to be healthy! It’s about salmon… or Tabata …

Sneaky Minimalism: The New Balance 1400 Video Review

For some reason, I’ve never gotten along well with New Balance. 

My running shoes are usually ASICS, Nike, or Adidas. But something interesting has happened in the last ten years.

New Balance 1400

Small shoe manufacturers have exploded onto the running scene …

How Jennifer Ran a 40 Minute Marathon PR (with no bonk!)

The marathon is a fickle beast. Even with good training, you never know what will happen (especially in the final 10k).

Some runners hit the wall. Others cramp up. And a few develop overuse injuries that prevent them from …

Proper Running Form: Cutting Through the Noise of Sound Running Technique

What is proper running form? Because it’s a complex question, you should be careful who you ask for advice.

Proper Running Form

Ask ten runners about running form and you’ll hear ten different explanations about the best running technique.

Even more dangerous, …

Saucony Kinvara 4 Review and Q&A

I go through running shoes like most people go through underwear. And to top it off, I fully admit to an unhealthy obsession with new shoes.

My Running Shoes

When you run 75+ miles every week, a shoe can be past …

Deconstructing Success: How Beginner Runners Can Become Great Runners

I see in every runner the opportunity to become a great runner.

YOU can improve on what you’ve done in the past, get faster, become more consistent, run further, and prevent more injuries.

Happy Runner

Today I’d like to deconstruct …

What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Ever Seen While Running?

Being an online coach has its perks: my articles are read by hundreds of thousands of runners and I’ve talked with the top coaches and authors in the running world.

More importantly, I write training plans while blasting Taylor …

Plant-Based Running: A Video Interview with No Meat Athlete Matt Frazier

Before my first meal with No Meat Athlete author Matt Frazier, I was sweating and nervous.

You see, Matt’s a vegan and I love a good steak. My anxiety had me over thinking everything…

Will he judge my choice