Archives for February 2015

Race Strategy 101: How to Plan Tune-up Races, Line up in the Corral, and Estimate Your Finish Times

Last year when I met Shalane Flanagan, I was impressed by three things:

  • Her undying passion and love for running
  • Her friendliness and willingness to cheer everyone on at races
  • Her cold, emotionless race strategy that makes me

In Defense of Dirty, Rotten, No-Good Marathons (or, how to learn from bad marathons)

The marathon is a fickle beast: at 26.2 miles, the potential for back luck is huge. After 20 miles you’re in the Wild West and anything can happen.

That uncharted territory can bring disastrous consequences, reducing your goal …

New Giveaway: Your Dream Race Weekend

Long-time Strength Running readers know that I do things a little differently here.

I put my email readers on a pedestal, giving them free resources, bonus running advice, and early access to new programs.

And if you’ve invested in …

The Maffetone Method, Base Training, and Why You Are Not “Lungs with Legs”

Are you ready for a monster discussion on base training, the Maffetone Method, and more training geekery?

Base Training Running

I definitely am  – and this article is a beast – so grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a …

You Be the Coach: How fast can Allison run in the half marathon?

One of the most difficult questions for any coach to answer is: how fast can I run in my upcoming race? 

Road

Just think about all of the questions that your coach will ask:

  • How long do you have to

Q&A with Coach: “How much faster can I run if I lose weight?”

A few years ago, I broke up with my girlfriend and promptly gained 15 pounds.  The spare tire and chubby cheeks were new to me.

During this low point in my life, I stopped running. I ate whatever I …