Archives for June 2014

The 5 Traits of a Good Running Coach (and when you should think twice)

In the fall of 2001 after the season’s first home cross country race, I went on a four mile warm-down with a few other runners from the Varsity team.

Running Coach

After the run as we were recounting our battle stories …

Everything You Need to Know About Running in the Heat This Summer

Summer training ain’t easy. With skyrocketing temperatures, high humidity, and scorching sun it can feel like it’s impossible to get in a good run.

Running in the Heat

A long run or fast workout is hard enough. What about a RACE? Like a …

What’s the Ideal Runner’s Diet Plan? Matt Fitzgerald Says…

The other day I had dinner with a registered dietitian who also has a Masters in Public Health. After my second Coke, I felt the need to explain that I don’t normally drink soda.

Even though I was all …

Inspiration on Tap: The Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival

I’ll admit: I’m in a slump. Motivation is low and the only inspiration to run I’ve had recently was when the scale showed an extra ten pounds.

The desire to train after any marathon, particularly an overwhelmingly emotional …

6 Workouts That Make Running Fast Easier

The best way to get faster actually has nothing to do with speed. Just run more and you’ll gain the endurance to run faster races.

Run Fast

But instead of standing on my soapbox yelling about high mileage all the time …

Exercising vs. Training: How Bill Ran a Marathon PR After Surgery and a Stress Fracture

Exercising and training are very different. Do you know how (and why it could be the difference between a huge personal best and another “so so” race)?

Training

Exercising is for general health, well-being and even for fun. It makes …