Throw Out Your Stock Training Plan: The Top 4 Reasons You Need a Coach

There are so many running resources available online today: Runner’s World, Active, and Running Times among others. Each has training plans for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners depending on the race. While it’s a good start and they have …

Forget the 10% Rule: How to Increase Mileage Safely

Is the 10% Rule bogus? Not really, but it certainly doesn’t show you how to run more mileage in every situation.

How to Increase Mileage

I read about running constantly.  Learning about the sport is something I’m passionate about.  But no matter where …

Minimalist Running: Ditch the Technology and Run Free

Minimalist Running is Playful. Are Garmin's?

Running is one of the most popular sports in the world because of its simplicity.  Lace up a pair of shoes (and even that’s not necessary) and you can run out your front …

How to Run Pain-Free After the Cubicle: 9 Tips to Beat Office Tightness

Anybody who works an office job knows that every day is nearly identical to the one before it – the same cubicle, the same desk chair, and the same restless feeling that you’re doing your body an injustice.

Let’s …

Training Journal: 5.3 – 6.6.10

I always struggle to reach weekly mileage in excess of 60 miles.  Life gets in the way and sometimes I have to cut runs short because of little aches and pains.  Taking it slow and ensuring that I stay …

Breaking Mental Barriers: How to Run Dramatically Faster

Running is an intensely mental sport.  Often the barriers in our training and racing are not physical, but are mental road blocks.  Overcoming them and believing that we can run faster or longer is a crucial component of reaching …

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 …