Q&A with Coach: What heel-toe drop is best in my running shoes?

Most runners are obsessed with shoes. And I don’t blame them – even my daughter Reagan is appalled at my running shoe collection.

Muscle Tension: How to Increase Your “Stiffness” to Race Faster

Muscle tension. The phrase is usually associated with pain, soreness, or even spasms. But can it be a good thing?

Muscle Tension

Yes – muscle tension is actually a very good thing for runners!

But it’s probably a little different …

The Next Level of Running Performance with Alex Hutchinson

Alex Hutchinson is one of the brightest and most forward-thinking exercise science journalists of our day.

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He spends his time analyzing the latest science of performance, analyzing what’s useful, what the media gets wrong, and …

What is Performance Nutrition? (and is it for YOU?)

Why are nutrition and diet so complex? No matter where you look online, there’s conflicting advice on how to eat.

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Paleo and fat-adapted advocates will tell you to swear off carbohydrates and rely solely on fat for fuel.

Plant-based …

Q&A with Coach: When do I increase the pace of my speed workouts?

Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I run faster?” I bet you have!

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Running faster is a top goal for most runners. And …

New Runners! What beginner questions do you have about running?

Running can be intimidating to beginners. In fact, I was terrified before I ever went for my first run.

Beginner Runner

I actually became a runner by accident. Like many who start to run for weight loss – but then find …

How to Train for the Leadville 100: Inside Ian Sharman’s Training Journal

Learning from the best has always been important to me. After all, what better way is there to learn than by studying the experts?

Marathon Long Runs: How Long and How Fast?

When it comes to marathon training, there’s no doubt that the most important workout is the long run.

Marathon Long Run

Yes: tempo runs and high mileage are important. And of course, strength work, strides, and even some “speedwork” sessions will make …

Marathon Training 101: How to Run Your Fastest Marathon

The finish line is in sight. Your lungs are burning and every muscle below the waist is on fire.

Marathon Runners

For hours, you’ve patiently and methodically executed your pacing strategy. You’ve fueled just the way you practiced. And you …

Low on fuel? Try these Long Run Energy Bites

Have you ever been a few miles from the end of a long run when everything starts to fall apart? 

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