Injured? How to change your training when you can run again

Nursing a running injury is demoralizing. You’ve lost fitness. You can’t do what you love. And you feel like your progress has stagnated.

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During my own running career, I’ve had countless injuries. Some were minor while others (like my …

Q&A with Coach: Why do I keep getting injured if I’m strength training?

A few years ago, I went down the injury rabbit hole:

  • Bought and devoured over 10 running books in less than two months (my recommendations)
  • Attended a “Yoga for Injury Prevention” class (waste of time)
  • Surveyed tens

How to Eliminate Walk Breaks During a Run

Walk breaks during a run? What’s next, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria?!

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Sorry, I got ahead of myself there…

Walk breaks do serve a helpful purpose during training. If you’re new to running or …

Q&A with Coach: What heel-toe drop is best in my running shoes?

Most runners are obsessed with shoes. And I don’t blame them – even my daughter Reagan is appalled at my running shoe collection.

Q&A with Coach: When do I increase the pace of my speed workouts?

Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I run faster?” I bet you have!

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Running faster is a top goal for most runners. And …

Marathon Long Runs: How Long and How Fast?

When it comes to marathon training, there’s no doubt that the most important workout is the long run.

Marathon Long Run

Yes: tempo runs and high mileage are important. And of course, strength work, strides, and even some “speedwork” sessions will make …

Q&A with Coach: The Injury Prevention Episode

Running injuries: the bane of every runner anywhere. They’re worse than dreadmills or the dreaded “DNF” next to your name in race results.

Injury Prevention Q&A

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Have you ever said something like this?…

Q&A with a Registered Dietitian: Why am I not losing weight?

Have you ever gone to the grocery store when you were absolutely famished?

Food

It’s a terrible idea – you end up buying WAY more food than you intended and much of that food is junk.

And I’m the

Should you taper before a tune-up race during marathon training?

We all know that tapering before a goal race is important to perform at your best. But should you taper before a tune-up race?

Run wicked fast marathonahs!!! #bostonmarathon #bostonstrong

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Can Running at Altitude Help My Marathon?

Running at altitude is tough: with less oxygen in the air and a higher risk of dehydration, you’ll inevitably run slower.

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Just consider that …