Tap Your Inner Caveman: Regain Your Primal Speed with Sprint Workouts

Develop Your Speed with Sprint Workouts...but not on railroad tracks.

As distance runners, the majority of our mileage is fairly easy – and it should be.  Maintenance distance runs make up most of our weekly training.  After all, you …

Double Race Recap: 5k Run and Sprint Triathlon

I have competed twice in the last week in a 5k race in Maryland and a sprint triathlon on the Jersey Shore.  Neither of them were very spectacular in terms of performance level, but I’m happy with both efforts.…

Training Journal: 3.29 – 5.2.10

I’m going to start putting up my own training on a more month-to-month basis with less details.  Aside from not boring you to tears, I want to focus on the big picture and see how I’m progressing on a …

Is Weekly Running Mileage Over-Rated?

When I was in college, I used to obsess over weekly mileage.  I felt fit when I was running 70 miles per week.  But if the mileage dipped to 68 or 65 because of a shorter workout or a …

Five Workout Videos to Inspire and Motivate Your Running

Have you dreamed of effortlessly sprinting through the woods with the warm sun on your back?  Or maybe carving your abs out of granite?  If you’re looking to get in the best shape of your life, these videos provide …

Born to Run is Not Only About Barefoot Running: How Christopher McDougall Really Became an Ultra Runner

If you take a poll in most running circles and ask, “What is Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run about?” you will most likely get the same answer: barefoot running.  And it’s simply not true.

Born to Run - Christopher McDougall

Christopher McDougall's Born to

Elite Core and Dynamic Warm-Ups: A Comprehensive Guide

There’s no doubt that distance runners need to strengthen their core and properly warm-up for a run.

But the days of crunches and pre-run static stretching are over.  High school kids, Division I runners, and professional athletes are all …

Trail Running Training in the Gym: How to Get Faster on the Trails

Moving the majority of your training to the trails is one of the best decisions you can make.  If you run on the roads every day and rarely venture into the trails, you may be missing out on one …

The Three Pillars of Exercise After-Burn

Exercise After-Burn

I’m a pretty thin guy.  When I’m doing my normal 60-70 miles per week, my weight fluctuates from 125 – 128 pounds.  This was my standard “summer weight” before collegiate cross-country and one of two indicators that I’m in …

Skip the Monthly Membership: Home Gym Exercises Made Easy

How many of us know that we should lift and have bought a gym membership in order to do our strength workouts?  After a month most people don’t go to the gym enough to make it worth it.  The …