Fitz’s Training Journal: July 5th – August 8th, 2010

This training block went very well and I’m starting to feel very good running at faster speeds. As I come closer and closer to my peak race on August 14th – a 10 miler along the Jersey Shore (yes, …

3 Marathon Workouts to Turbo Charge Your Marathon Training

Are you hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon?

Maybe you’re trying to run another personal record at the Chicago Marathon. Whatever your marathon goals, I have several strategies for your marathon workouts that will take your training to …

10 Running and Fitness Blogs to Help You Run Fast and Dominate Your Next Race

An Ocean of Possibilities Await You...Here Are 10

To be a better runner, you have to train well, stay healthy, and be absolutely dedicated.  How do you do all this?  Learn everything you can about running and leading a …

Small Wins = Huge Improvements: How to Run Faster Over the Long-Term

Small Wins Keep You Moving Forward (and this photo is awesome)

After training for 12 years, I’ve realized the importance of “small wins” in a training program.  They’re so important but often overlooked.  Small, frequent wins help you maintain …

33 Quotes About Running to Help You Conquer Your Dreams

Are You Ready to See What's Possible?

Motivation is a huge component to putting in the hard work day after day to reach your running goals.  Quotes about running are good tools to remind yourself why you work hard, …

Race Recap: Rockville Twilight Runfest 8k

Last Saturday, July 17, I raced in the Rockville Twilight Runfest 8k.  This is one of the largest races in the DC metro area with over 2,300 participants and a high-quality, competitive field.  The course had rolling hills …

What Are the Health Benefits of Caffeine? Why You Should Start Drinking Coffee to Run Faster.

Caffeine is a proven performance-enhancer, shown to improve athletic ability in endurance events like distance running.  This is great news because I am a coffee lover.  I don’t drink coffee every day, but about 3-4 days a week I …

Sore Shins Got You Down? How to Get Rid of Shin Splints For Good

Shin splints are a tricky injury to discuss.  There’s no clear cure and every runner will respond differently to various treatment options.  I’m even hesitant to call shinsplints an “injury” – sore shins simply don’t qualify in my book.  …

Training Journal: 6.7 – 7.4.2010

Sometimes, things just fall into place.  This training block went incredibly well despite a week-long vacation in California and a missed day in the first week.  It’s important to roll with the punches and adapt your training to everything …

Need Running Motivation? 5 Races to Inspire your Next PR

Every so often, you’ll run a race and find yourself in the zone.  The race will go flawlessly.  You will run a personal record almost effortlessly.  It’s an amazing feeling when this happens but it won’t be every weekend …