Archives for August 2014

Fresh Foam, Fresh Feel: The New Balance 980 Trail Shoe Review

Earlier this year I mentioned that New Balance running shoes never resonated with me. But now, I’m loving them.

First it was the New Balance 1400 (I’ve since bought another pair). And now it’s the Fresh Foam 980 Trail

Are Hill Sprints a Secret Weapon for Injury Prevention and Speed?

How many of us sprint on a regular basis? My guess: only a tiny minority of runners ever sprint.

Hill Sprints Steep Grade

It’s important to understand the definition of the word sprint: it’s to run as fast as you can. It’s …

How to Become An Ultramarathoner: 5 No-BS Steps to Running Your First Ultra

Doug Hay is a 5-time ultramarathon finisher and the creator of the trail running blog, Rock Creek Runner. Just recently he finished the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run.

Doug Hay Ultramarathoner

He is also the co-host of the No

The Uncanny “7 Strategies to Run Your Fastest Marathon” Podcast with Matt Frazier

The marathon: for many, it’s a mythical unicorn. Capturing a great performance can be elusive and may take years.

Jason and Matt's fastest marathon

Jason and Matt on the days they ran their fastest marathons

When I ran my first marathon, New York City …

Struggle with Foot Injuries? Get Healthy With These Foot Exercises

Why do we ignore strength exercises for our feet when each foot contains more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments?

The human foot is an anatomical miracle, able to support hundreds of pounds with an arch that provides energy …

Frustrated, Slow and Injured: How DeAnne Got Healthy And Ran a 22 Minute PR

Transforming the lives of runners is why I love this job. Hearing the successes of my athletes gets me up in the morning and excited to get to work.

DeAnne Half Marathon PR

Nearly every day my inbox is flooded with success stories