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 …

Data Madness: Are you a slave to your running device?

There’s a never-ending supply of new fitness devices and data trackers available today – but is all that information actually helping you become a better runner?

Data overload

I wouldn’t even be surprised if you own more than one of these …

Run Through Winter with the Kahtoola NANOspikes

We’ve had a crazy winter, making it extremely difficult to run. Just look at Boston, which broke its snowfall record with over 108 inches.

To put that in perspective, that’s more than NINE FEET of snow! Enough to completely …

My Love / Hate Relationship with Running Gear (and 5 unusual suggestions for you)

Have you noticed that I LOVE running? What started as a hobby after high school to kill time has completely transformed my life.


To really drive this point home, here’s a fun story: even though we’re not super religious, …

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Running: How to Make Running in Cold Weather Actually Enjoyable

The winter of 2007 was one of the worst running experiences of my life. Every weekday, my blaring alarm woke me at 5:00am sharp.

Winter Running

After putting on 37 layers of running gear, I left the house for an average …