Triathlon Training and Running: How to Use Tri’s to Dominate Your Running Performance

Recently I talked about the importance of alternative training for beginners and how it can help prevent injury and build a larger endurance base. What I didn’t mention is that this tactic is also really important for every runner, …

Four Confidence Boosting Ideas to Break Out of Any Running Rut

This is a guest article from Greg Strosaker. Greg is the 3:03 marathoner behind Predawn Runner, a blog that provides tips on fitting running into the already-busy life, with tips on squeezing more training time in, making the

How to Improve Running Endurance (By Not Running) – For Beginner Runners

I’ve talked to a lot of runners who have less than a year of experience in the sport. Their main goal is to get faster over 5k or 10k and break a performance plateau. All admirable goals!

How to Improve Running Performance

Typically, their …

Race Report: Bertucci’s 5k

On Saturday, October 2 I raced in the Bertucci’s 5k in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. The course was an out and back that started near the Legg Mason Classic tennis stadium and went straight downhill onto Beach …

How to Go From a 17:00 5k Runner to a 2:25 Marathoner: Lessons From an All-American

I sat down with my good friend Adam Fitzgerald (no relation) to talk running and got a helluva interview. Adam is a Division III Cross Country All-American who’s run 2:25 in the marathon. But his freshman year in …

No Track? No Problem! 5 Running Workouts You Can Run Anywhere

Being a distance runner who competed in high school and college track, I’ve spent a lot of time running in circles. I remember my time on the outdoor track fondly. It’s where I’ve sweat, bled, and laid it all …

Summer Training = Fast Fall Racing

Running in the heat and humidity of summer presents a lot of challenges to runners. The constant sweat, the tough workouts, and the scorching sun make summer training difficult. I know that I had to cut a few workouts …

Race Recap: Run Geek Run! (plus $25 to a lucky reader)

On Saturday, September 18 I raced in the Run Geek Run! 8k in West Potomac Park, Washington, DC. This was the second time that I raced on this small, man-made peninsula in DC and it’s now one of my …

Get Faster on Race Day: Race Your Best by Knowing Your Pre-Race Personality

One of the most important aspects of racing well is the mental side of running. Being mentally prepared to run a race is much different than lacing up your shoes to head out for a daily distance run. It’s …

Fitz’s Training Journal: August 9 – September 5, 2010

This month was up and down in terms of training volume and workouts. The beginning of the training block was my taper before the Sea Isle 10 Mile Run and then I took a full 7 days off. I …