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?

How to Run Up Mountains: Advice from Patrick Smyth and Andy Wacker

Moving to Colorado has allowed me to run the most gorgeous trails in the Front Range:

5 Reasons to Run Beyond the Marathon

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Christine. After coaching her for over three years, this is the inspiring story of her 12-hour ultramarathon.


Someone is WAY too happy while running for 12 hours…

Christine started training with me …

Know Your Limits: Why I Dropped Out of My First Ultramarathon

Do you know what your body is capable of on any given day? And more importantly, do you know what you CAN’T do?

Jason Fitzgerald Ultramarathon DNF

It’s a difficult concept to grasp. Here’s what it takes:

Pushing yourself to your limits in …

How to Plan a Season [Video]

Since 2010, I’ve written more than 1,000 personalized training plans. Each runner fills out an extensive Runner Questionnaire so I can better understand their training.

Season Planning

This “sneak peek” into the background of so many runners has unveiled countless insights …

Ultra and Trail Race Training: Episode 11 of Q&A with Coach with Matt Frazier

Episode 11 of Q&A with Coach is not to be missed – we have a special guest joining us, none other than Matt Frazier.

Ultra & Trail Racing with Matt Frazier

The best freeze frame of the episode

Matt is the author of the award-winning blog …

Becoming a Trail Runner: Adventures with Hail, Mud, and Blood in my First Trail Half Marathon

Trail running has always been a big part of my training. Whether I was on a team in college or training solo for my first marathon, I’ve always gravitated toward the off-road experience.

How to Run Track Workouts on a 400m Outdoor Track (infographic)

Track workouts have been a staple of distance runner’s training programs for decades. And for good reason!

Distances are standardized so you always know exactly how far you’ve run.

The surface promotes speed (but results in less impact stress …