Author Matt Fitzgerald on “The Endurance Diet”

Have you ever heard this famous line among distance runners?

If the furnace is hot enough, it will burn anything.

It’s a common way for runners to justify eating whatever they want. If the caloric needs are high …

How the Best Runners in the World Recover and Prevent Injuries (and a free book)

I’ve always been fascinated (ok, borderline obsessed) with how elite runners train and schedule their running.

After all, if you’re going to learn about running, why not do it from the best runners in the world?

And whenever …

Matt Frazier on Eating Healthy and the Habits that Support Hard Training

My college coach used to say, “Don’t burn the candle at both ends.” What he really meant was, “Don’t drink too much and stay up late chasing girls.

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When you unpack that nugget of wisdom, …

The Next Level of Running Performance with Alex Hutchinson

Alex Hutchinson is one of the brightest and most forward-thinking exercise science journalists of our day.

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He spends his time analyzing the latest science of performance, analyzing what’s useful, what the media gets wrong, and …

A Proven Way to Improve Your Running (that you’re not doing)

I’ve talked to a lot of runners who have less than a year of experience in the sport. Their main goal is to get faster over 5k or 10k and break a performance plateau. All admirable goals!

Weird Runners

Typically, their …

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.

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