How to get the best sleep of your life

Ask any runner how to get faster and they’ll wax poetic about long runs, high mileage, and tough workouts. But what about sleep?

Sleep Bear Mattress

Sleep is the most undervalued training tool you have available to skyrocket your race times, reduce …

The Signs of Overtraining Syndrome: Q&A with Pro Ultrarunner Travis Macy

Overtraining Syndrome is the arch nemesis of hard-working runners everywhere.

Casually mention to a friend that you’re suffering from overtraining syndrome and you’ll be met with gasps, hugs, and warm condolensces.

With crushing fatigue and plummeting performances, overtraining can …

You Be the Coach: Is it better to run or rest after a hard workout?

Guys… I have a serious problem. I’m addicted to buying every running book available:

How many of these running books do you have? #ihaveaproblem

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When …

Should you take a hot shower or ice bath after a hard workout?

I always struggle with what to do after a hard workout. Maybe you’re like me and all you want to do is take a warm shower, even though you’ve heard there are benefits to ice baths.

…but who wants …

Beyond Fitness: What it Really Means to be “Healthy”

Running captured my heart in 1998 – and it still holds it firmly in its grasp more than 16 years later.


As my running career matured, my thoughts on how to run faster, prevent overuse injuries, and truly enjoy …

How to Treat Adrenal Fatigue: The Hidden Cause of Over-Training

In 2004, my wife Meaghan was having a terrible cross country season. No matter what she tried, her running performances kept getting worse.

Running Fatigue

Workout splits got slower. She felt exhausted, stressed, and couldn’t sleep. The muscle aches she thought …

The Reverse Taper: How to Return to Running After a Marathon

As a coach, I’m most nervous during the two weeks after a marathon. Aerobic fitness remains high but the body is still reeling from the aftermath of racing 26.2 miles.


The injury risk is significantly higher post-marathon, when the …

How to Sleep Better, Faster, Longer: The Ultimate Guide to Hacking Your Sleep

“I call them business meetings,” pro marathoner Ryan Hall once said about his daily nap.

Better Sleep

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 …

The Powerful Benefits of Massage for Runners (and how to do self-massage on the cheap)

Do you love a good massage? You should: the benefits of massage for runners may help you attain your next personal best.

Benefits of Massage

Study the training of professional runners and you’ll notice that they have an entire team helping them …

Hoka Running Shoes: Maximalism and The Rapa Nui 2 Review

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 …