The Almighty Long Run: The Case for Running Long

The Church of the Almighty Long Run” is where runners attend service most weekends. And there’s virtually no better workout to gain endurance, speed and mental toughness.

Trail Runner

Consider this: most runners – especially those with less than …

A Proven Way to Improve Your Running (that you’re not doing)

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!

Weird Runners

Typically, their …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Tempo Runs

There’s one workout that every endurance runner should be running. This “bread and butter” workout is the almighty tempo run.

Tempo runs are beneficial for …

Can Running at Altitude Help My Marathon?

Running at altitude is tough: with less oxygen in the air and a higher risk of dehydration, you’ll inevitably run slower.

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Just consider that …

How to Breathe While Running (this might surprise you)

Running is a beautiful sport because of it’s simplicity. Just lace up your shoes and run (after a dynamic warm-up, of course).

Breathe While Running

You don’t need a team.

You don’t need a court, field, or arena.

Besides a good …

You be the Coach: How Much Base Training is Enough?

Are you familiar with periodization? It’s a geeky term that simply means training should have several different periods leading up to a goal race.

When I explained how to plan a running season, I briefly outlined what …

The Maffetone Method, Base Training, and Why You Are Not “Lungs with Legs”

Are you ready for a monster discussion on base training, the Maffetone Method, and more training geekery?

Base Training Running

I definitely am  – and this article is a beast – so grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a …

Endurance Training Q&A: How Do I Run Faster for Longer?

Pop quiz: what is the most reliable way to run faster? What could you start doing immediately to become a faster runner?

The answer is relatively simple: most runners just need to run more.

Even if you’re running 5k …

3 Smart Ways to Cross-Train for Speed, Health, and Recovery

As runners, we love to lace up our shoes and go explore a new trail and feel the wind in our hair. Who the hell wants to cross-train?

Pool Running

But hear me out – it can be really useful. What …

Are You Making this Common Pacing Mistake?

Running is so simple – just lace up your shoes and you’re ready to run. I love it.

But to improve, stay healthy, and get faster it becomes more complicated. Running itself is simple – but training is more …