Interviews

Tweet After working with thousands of runners, I’ve come across more skeptics than I ever thought existed. Runners who insist “that will never work for me!” or “maybe that worked for her… but I’m different.” Having “special snowflake syndrome” is common. We think our problems are unique, our situations novel, and our running goals different. But […]

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Tweet My running completely transformed during my Junior year of high school. It hasn’t been the same since that year, when I transitioned a majority of my training to the trails. Yes, trail running changed my approach to running. It reinforces my belief that running by feel is more effective. Trail running makes the hard work of […]

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Tweet In 2012, I nearly convinced a friend to run a 6 day, 120 mile trail race in the Rocky Mountains that reaches an altitude of over 12,500 feet. That race is the Transrockies Run, a mostly singletrack ultra that includes nearly 20,000 feet of elevation gain. Needless to say, it’s a daunting endeavor. And […]

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Tweet There’s no shortage of information about how to train for a marathon. Just search the web and you’ll find countless marathon plans, articles, and advice. But if your goal is to do more than simply finish, what advice should you trust? If you want to run a big marathon PR – maybe even a 100+ minute […]

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Tweet Running goals are funny. You might set an outlandish goal this year, but next year accomplishing the same thing is ordinary. In 1998, I desperately wanted to run a mile under 6:00 minutes. Less than a year later, I could run three miles in a row at that pace. Later the big running goal was breaking […]

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Tweet Since 2010, I’ve been helping runners run faster. But a unique benefit of having a website like this is that I get to connect with elite runners, other coaches, Boston Qualifiers, and more experts in the running world. And more importantly, I can bring them to you. You’ve seen an interview with ultramarathoner Joel […]

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Tweet Before my first attempt at the marathon I bragged to my friends and former coach about how I’d negative split the final miles in Central Park. After the race, I got the biggest “I told ya so!” of my life from runners who knew better. See, I hit the wall – hard. My pace […]

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Tweet I have a confession: I’m not the healthiest eater. I love junk food and it’s not something I’m ashamed to admit. Bring on the chocolate chip cookies and eggnog! But for most runners, a good nutrition plan is a top priority. A sound diet will help you recover more effectively, bring you closer to […]

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Tweet Learning about injury prevention from the brightest minds in the sport has its advantages. Forget anecdotal advice that might work for one person, but isn’t universal. Instead, doesn’t it make more sense to go straight to the experts? You wouldn’t get parenting advice from me (I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants […]

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Tweet When I interview a runner, coach or author at the top of his field it’s like I’m talking to Neo. They don’t just know they’re in the Matrix, they can see the Matrix. Understanding the intricacies of training, racing, and the physiology and biomechanics of running is daunting. Nobody knows it all, but there are some […]

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