Archives for March 2016

Can Running at Altitude Help My Marathon?

Running at altitude is tough: with less oxygen in the air and a higher risk of dehydration, you’ll inevitably run slower.

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Just consider that …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 New Planks That Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise?

2-point Pushup Plank

That’s actually a simple question: the answer is no way! There are far better ab exercises than a …

How Aaron improved his nutrition to “hardly ever feel tired”

Every day there’s a new fad diet that promises “effortless” weight loss and boundless energy. But ask yourself: do you seriously believe the hype?

Nutrition and Diet Questions

Every diet subculture loves that hype. Go paleo, or raw, or vegan! Ditch the carbs! …

Why is weight loss and nutritious fueling so hard for runners?

About 18 months ago, I interviewed Nancy Clark, one of the world’s most famous Dietitians. She’s a best-selling author and she’s even been on a Wheaties box!

Nancy Clark Nutrition for Runners

Her expertise has been used by many professional sports organizations to gain …

How to Plan Strength Training for Runners

There are always plenty of questions surrounding the topic of strength training for runners:

How often should runners do strength work?

Should lifting sessions be scheduled on hard, easy, or rest days?

What are the best exercises?

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How to Reduce Stress (so you can race faster!)

Stress: it conjures images of uncooperative toddlers, looming deadlines at work, and arguments with your spouse. But is stress actually a bad thing?

How to Reduce Stress

The answer (of course) is two-sided. Some stress can help you achieve more, accomplish difficult …

Do I have to run fast workouts?

I’ve coached so many different types of runners over the years:

  • OCR athletes
  • Beginners who have only run for 1-2 minutes
  • 100-mile ultramarathoners
  • regular folks getting ready for the FBI Fitness Test or the Army’s 2-mile run
  • Boston Marathon