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.

Christine_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 …

3 Ways to Run Fast at the Boston Marathon

In one week, tens of thousands of runners will line up in Hopkinton to run the world’s most prestigious race: the Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon

Last year, I challenged all of you running Boston to make an important decision: settle …

Race Strategy 101: How to Plan Tune-up Races, Line up in the Corral, and Estimate Your Finish Times

Last year when I met Shalane Flanagan, I was impressed by three things:

  • Her undying passion and love for running
  • Her friendliness and willingness to cheer everyone on at races
  • Her cold, emotionless race strategy that makes me

In Defense of Dirty, Rotten, No-Good Marathons (or, how to learn from bad marathons)

The marathon is a fickle beast: at 26.2 miles, the potential for back luck is huge. After 20 miles you’re in the Wild West and anything can happen.

That uncharted territory can bring disastrous consequences, reducing your goal …