Recovery

Tweet “I call them business meetings,” pro marathoner Ryan Hall once said about his daily nap. Ryan is the fastest American marathoner and half marathoner of all-time and is so adamant about his regular nap that he insists it’s part of his job: “Everyone else seems to call their afternoon shuteye ‘naps.’ I call them […]

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Tweet Do you love a good massage? You should: the benefits of massage for runners may help you attain your next personal best. Study the training of professional runners and you’ll notice that they have an entire team helping them succeed. Their coach is just the leader – most elites also see sports psychologists, strength coaches, nutritionists, a variety of doctors, […]

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Tweet The latest evolution of the running shoe industry is what many are calling maximalism. I’m undecided if I actually like the term “maximalist” but I’ll use it because most runners understand the type of shoe the term implies. These shoes are typically highly cushioned. But other than that one similarity, it’s hard to lump all […]

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Tweet In 2012, I nearly convinced a friend to run a 6 day, 120 mile trail race in the Rocky Mountains that reaches an altitude of over 12,500 feet. That race is the Transrockies Run, a mostly singletrack ultra that includes nearly 20,000 feet of elevation gain. Needless to say, it’s a daunting endeavor. And […]

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Tweet Of the dozens of questions I get every week, the most common is How do I return to running after an injury? Because injuries are (unfortunately) so abundant – and as runners we love to run – I’m not surprised I get this so frequently. But it’s also exceptionally complex. I always have even more […]

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Tweet For the last five years, I haven’t had a serious running injury. Until recently – when I injured my Achilles tendon by making a slew of poor training decisions… This was a real injury. Not just the very beginning of an injury that a day off and an aggressive treatment approach will fix. Or a sore or […]

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Tweet There’s something I haven’t told you: treating my IT band syndrome didn’t just revolve around the ITB Rehab Routine. Effective IT band syndrome treatment is much more involved than doing a 10 minute strength routine a few times a week. Sure, this routine was instrumental in getting me healthy. And it’s helped literally thousands of other […]

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Tweet Over the last several years, I’ve been on a mission to learn the most effective training for runners – so I can help runners like you race faster, get stronger, and stay healthy. I received my coaching education from USA Track & Field – and earned a near perfect score on the test. I’ve […]

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Tweet During the past month I’ve been talking with a lot of runners who completed their fall goal race. They have their “A” race lined up for the Spring… but what should they do now? Taking an off-season – or a maintenance training phase – is a confusing part of the planning process for a […]

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Tweet When I interview a runner, coach or author at the top of his field it’s like I’m talking to Neo. They don’t just know they’re in the Matrix, they can see the Matrix. Understanding the intricacies of training, racing, and the physiology and biomechanics of running is daunting. Nobody knows it all, but there are some […]

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