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 …

The Best of Strength Running: Endurance and Marathon Training

This is the second article in a 3-part series focusing on the best material on Strength Running. Today, we dive into endurance.

Endurance Marathon Training

I’m personally fascinated with gaining endurance and increasing aerobic capacity. It’s so seemingly simple (run more) …