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 …

Video: How fast should I run on my easy runs?

It’s a tough question:

How fast should I run on my easy days in between workouts?

Fast Runner

Just think of all of the ways we describe the pace you should run on “easy runs:”

  • easy
  • recovery
  • moderate
  • slow
  • relaxed

Then …

4 Actionable Ways to Improve Your Running Today

Running advice that’s actionable makes me giddy. I love training tips that work and are easily implemented into your plan no matter what race you’re preparing for.

Blue Mountains

Last week I was interviewed by John Sifferman for nearly 90 minutes …

Video: How Do I Avoid the Infamous “Marathon Bonk?”

The 2008 New York City Marathon was one of the worst experiences of my life.

I was cocky even though my training was sub-par. I under-fueled and ran several tough miles too fast (fine… WAY too fast).

After the …

How Rob Ran an 18 Minute Marathon PR (with no injuries)

Imagine that you’re in great shape. You’re really fit.

So you want to tackle a marathon.

You register and line up on race day… only to hit the wall at mile 20, walk a few miles, and finish much …