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 …

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 …