Aerobic Support

Tweet 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 races, you’re an endurance athlete. You need endurance training to achieve your potential and that includes high […]

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Tweet 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? But hear me out – it can be really useful. What if cross-training – when used strategically – could help you run faster? Or recover faster […]

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Tweet 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 complex. Over the years, I’ve reviewed hundreds (maybe thousands) of Runner Questionnaires as I create custom training […]

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Tweet It’s a tough question: How fast should I run on my easy days in between workouts? Just think of all of the ways we describe the pace you should run on “easy runs:” easy recovery moderate slow relaxed Then there’s also the concept of “base runs” and “recovery runs.” Some runners will have both, […]

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Tweet 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. Last week I was interviewed by John Sifferman for nearly 90 minutes and I said the word “actionable” at least 38 times. It’s that important to me. We talked […]

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Tweet 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 20 mile mark, I bonked hard. Every step sent excruciating shock waves of pain through […]

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Tweet 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 slower than you thought. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? That’s exactly what happened to Rob. After spending 25 […]

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Tweet This is the second article in a 3-part series focusing on the best material on Strength Running. Today, we dive into endurance. I’m personally fascinated with gaining endurance and increasing aerobic capacity. It’s so seemingly simple (run more) but of course, simple ain’t always easy. Yet most runners are more interested in running faster. They want […]

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Tweet Did you know that some people think running isn’t a good form of exercise – and even that it’s downright dangerous? Are they nuts?! Recently I got an email from Bhavesh who asked me to comment on Mark Sisson’s post A Case Against Cardio (from a former mileage king). I heartily recommend you read the […]

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Tweet Recently I surprised the hell out of myself and beat 16,659 other people to win Warrior Dash. With no experience training for Warrior Dash or with any of the obstacles. I was more surprised than anyone. Who me? I was just having fun! The funny thing is – I didn’t train for it at all. My […]

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