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 …

The Complete Philadelphia Marathon Course Guide (#RunPhilly!)

Since 1994, theĀ Philadelphia Marathon has becomeĀ one of the best marathons in the United States.

Philadelphia Marathon

Philly puts on a great show with all the amenities, world-class timing and organization, and a nearly perfect marathon venue to run a …

Mountains, Trails & Obstacles: 28 Minutes with Max King, the World’s Fastest Warrior Dash Athlete

In a world hyper focused on specialization, it’s rare to meet a modern Renaissance Man. But today, prepare yourself for an exclusive interview with Max King.

Max King

Max King has been dominating the running world for years. Listing his …

The Uncanny “7 Strategies to Run Your Fastest Marathon” Podcast with Matt Frazier

The marathon: for many, it’s a mythical unicorn. Capturing a great performance can be elusive and may take years.

Jason and Matt's fastest marathon

Jason and Matt on the days they ran their fastest marathons

When I ran my first marathon, New York City …

A Fast Marathon Needs More than Fitness: My Boston Marathon Race Report

How do you run a fast marathon? It’s one of the most interesting questions I can think of as a runner, training geek, and coach.

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It’s also incredibly complex. With a race as long as the marathon, there are …

Dear Boston Marathon Runners:

In less than a week, you’ll join over 36,000 other runners from around the globe to run the world’s greatest marathon.

But next Monday will be different. Last year the running community was devastated by a senseless tragedy that …

Want to Hang Out Soon? 3 Ways to See Me This Spring

It’s going to be a busy spring season – and I’d love you to be a part of it!

There are three events coming up that you’re welcomed to attend. There will be more of these as SR grows …

7 Quick Lessons from my 16th Place Finish at the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon

Tune-up races are tough – especially before a marathon. So I’m psyched about my race at this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Washington, DC.

With five weeks to go before the Boston Marathon, I’m deep in the …

13 Proven Race Strategies to Help You Run Faster

Since 2010, I’ve been helping runners run faster. But a unique benefit of having a website like this is that I get to connect with elite runners, other coaches, Boston Qualifiers, and more experts in the running world.

And