Muscle Tension: How to Increase Your “Stiffness” to Race Faster

Muscle tension. The phrase is usually associated with pain, soreness, or even spasms. But can it be a good thing?

Muscle Tension

Yes – muscle tension is actually a very good thing for runners!

But it’s probably a little different …

The Next Level of Running Performance with Alex Hutchinson

Alex Hutchinson is one of the brightest and most forward-thinking exercise science journalists of our day.

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He spends his time analyzing the latest science of performance, analyzing what’s useful, what the media gets wrong, and …

How to Train for the Leadville 100: Inside Ian Sharman’s Training Journal

Learning from the best has always been important to me. After all, what better way is there to learn than by studying the experts?

What’s to love about trail running?

Why love trail running? Well… what’s NOT to love?!

I like you, mountains.

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Trail running is a small part of the running world that has …

Suffering for the Love of Running: Amelia Boone on Grit & Passion

Amelia Boone is a force of nature. She’s not only a full-time attorney for Apple, but the most dominant female obstacle course athlete in history.

Amelia Boone Running

But she’s not just the best (if not THE best) female OCR athlete – …

How Hollie Smashed Her Already Competitive Half Marathon PR

How do some runners race so fast? What makes them capable of achieving such blistering finish times?

Hollie Running

Today, we’re doing something a little bit different. While it’s paramount to your success to love running, be consistent, and plan smart …

4 Professional Runners Answer: “Why do you love running?”

Running captured my heart in 1998 – and I’ve been running nearly every day since I tied my first pair of running shoes.

Throwback to Lexington High School cross country!! #tbt #xc

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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

How Kimber Mattox (a pro obstacle course racer) fuels her running

Kimber Mattox is one of the most versatile female distance runners on the planet.

Kimber Mattox Fueling

Her accomplishments are so far reaching and wide that I’m confident she’d be successful at any race distance. A former All-American at the University of …