How to Save Money on Running Shoes

Every time one of these questions lands in my inbox, a runner trips in a pothole and loses a season from injury:

“What are the best shoes to help heal my plantar fasciitis?”

“I pronate slightly more than normal

Do I have to run fast workouts?

I’ve coached so many different types of runners over the years:

  • OCR athletes
  • Beginners who have only run for 1-2 minutes
  • 100-mile ultramarathoners
  • regular folks getting ready for the FBI Fitness Test or the Army’s 2-mile run
  • Boston Marathon

Announcing the Gear Junkie Giveaway (worth $500!)

Have you ever looked back at pictures of yourself and cringed? Yeah, me too.

When I started running, I wore basketball shoes, long mesh shorts and a cotton t-shirt. It was a fashion disaster – Tim Gunn would have …

You do not need these running toys

If I won a big shopping spree, would it be surprising that I’d splurge on mostly running gear? Of course not – because I’m a huge running nerd.

Just look at a small number of the running books I …

How to get the best sleep of your life

Ask any runner how to get faster and they’ll wax poetic about long runs, high mileage, and tough workouts. But what about sleep?

Sleep Bear Mattress

Sleep is the most undervalued training tool you have available to skyrocket your race times, reduce …

The Signs of Overtraining Syndrome: Q&A with Pro Ultrarunner Travis Macy

Overtraining Syndrome is the arch nemesis of hard-working runners everywhere.

Casually mention to a friend that you’re suffering from overtraining syndrome and you’ll be met with gasps, hugs, and warm condolensces.

With crushing fatigue and plummeting performances, overtraining can …

CNN’s Tom Foreman on Running Dangerously and Setting Outlandish Goals

Earlier this week, we talked about the value of the pursuit of running goals. Like they say, the journey matters more than the destination.

Amit captured this idea in the comments:

I just like achieving near impossible goals

What does “listen to your body” really mean? Q&A with Coach #15 has the answer

If you buy any running book you’ll see the phrase “listen to your body.” But what does this mean practically, on a day to day basis?

For new or beginner runners, it’s hard to listen to this …

My new book for beginner runners is now available! Let’s party

Cue the confetti and balloons… I’m thrilled to announce that my newest book is finally here!

Running for Health and Happiness

Running for Health & Happiness: The Beginner’s Guide to Faster, Pain-Free Running is the culmination of years of coaching and decades of training.…

What I’m Reading: The Future of Performance, How to Change the World, and “Imaginary Time”

I’m always fascinated to learn what other people are reading – especially those people I admire.

When Tim Ferriss shares his latest book club recommendation, I listen.

If Ramit recommends his favorite psychology books, I’m going to buy …