Archives for May 2017

Training for a Half Marathon PR: 3 Essential Ingredients

The half marathon is one of the fastest growing races in the world – and for good reason.

Ian Sharman on Racing Massive Downhills (and in costumes)

Have you ever noticed that hilly races make you a lot more sore than flat races?

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It should come as no surprise: hills are more stressful. You fight gravity on the way up and use it to your advantage …

How Allan Overcame Piriformis Syndrome (and became an athlete)

Can you ever imagine running 3:17 in your first marathon – and still not consider yourself a “real” runner?

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Me neither.

But Allan is a runner who felt that way. After his speedy debut at 26.2, he still felt …

CNN’s Tom Foreman on Running for a Lifetime

Once you build the running habit, you’ll be a runner for life. But how does running change after a few decades?

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When I started running in 1998, I had no idea that joining my high school cross country team …

Tony Gentilcore on Why Runners Need to Lift

Is it surprising that I don’t think strength workouts are cross-training? Rather, strength work is just part of your training as a runner.

Strength Training

Cross-training is supplemental exercise that can be helpful to your running, like cycling.

But just like …

Training Log Snapshot: The Week Before My 3,000 PR

Looking at old training logs is exciting – I can almost feel how each workout felt. Just like looking at old race photos:

How to Review An Entire Season (and plan for the next one)

Good runners do something unique that helps them succeed: they think long-term and reflect often on their training.

This outlook improves many aspects of your …