Archives for April 2015

How Pete Cured IT Band Syndrome after Months of Frustration… and Ran a Monster 5k PR

Today, I want you to meet Pete, a relatively new runner who improved his 5k from 21:30 to 17:37. Crazy, right?

Peter Running

This is one of the most inspiring success stories I’ve ever seen because Pete overcame so many challenges:…

Q&A with Coach: Live Boston Marathon Edition

The 119th Boston Marathon was an epic showdown – not just for the pro’s, but for the other 26,000+ runners who crossed the fabled finish line on Boylston Street.

A strong headwind and light rain made the already difficult …

How to Run Track Workouts on a 400m Outdoor Track (infographic)

Track workouts have been a staple of distance runner’s training programs for decades. And for good reason!

Distances are standardized so you always know exactly how far you’ve run.

The surface promotes speed (but results in less impact stress …

Trail Running Tips for Adventure Addicts: Risks, Benefits, and How to Get Started

Trail running captured my heart in 2000 – and I’m still obsessed with getting off the road.

Jason Trail Running

My cross country team began running half our mileage in the woods around town during my Junior year of high school. Maybe …

3 Ways to Run Fast at the Boston Marathon

In one week, tens of thousands of runners will line up in Hopkinton to run the world’s most prestigious race: the Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon

Last year, I challenged all of you running Boston to make an important decision: settle …

Inside the Diet of an Elite Marathoner: How Ariana Hilborn Fuels Her Workouts

On February 28, Ariana Hilborn won the Phoenix Half Marathon by over three minutes in 1:14:52 – averaging 5:43 per mile for over 13 miles.

A week later, she placed second at the Mountain to Fountain 15k in 53:03.…

6 Running Form Experts on Cues, Fixes, and Running Technique Changes

Ask any runner about running form and expect a different answer. The topic of running technique brings up countless questions:

  • Should I land on my midfoot or forefoot?
  • Is a heel strike really that bad?
  • Should ALL runners change

You Be the Coach: Is Strength Training a Waste of Time?

2015 is the Year of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone.

Over the past three months, I’ve challenged you to: