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 …

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 – …

3 Essential Ingredients in Every (Good) 10k Training Plan

The 10k is like the 5k’s ugly step-sister: it’s often used as a tune-up race, but rarely do runners focus on it exclusively.

10k Training

Why? Why is the 10k ignored as a goal race and usually earmarked as just a …

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 …

Can you help this runner who’s getting slower during marathon training?

Anybody who’s training for a marathon knows how difficult it can be: the long runs never end, the mileage keeps creeping up, and those tempo runs are grueling!

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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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

How one beginning runner built his confidence and ran two personal bests

Have you ever noticed that running seems to be entirely mental? Sure, the physical side of training is important. But your inner confidence is just as important!

Mark success story

You might have seen this quote:

“Long distance running is 90% mental

Do “fast” runners run differently than “slow” runners?

Recently I filmed part of the Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon to look at the form of different runners. And today, I want your help!

Running Form

Running form is often a controversial topic. Nike Oregon Project Head Coach Alberto …

How to pace every run, workout, and race

Can you imagine trying to pace yourself evenly when you’re running on a course like this?