Half Marathon Training for New Runners

Running can be a slippery slope. What starts as a hobby – or maybe just a way to lose weight – can quickly blossom into a lifelong passion.

half marathon training

Runners bit by the running bug are soon signing up …

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 …

The Almighty Long Run: The Case for Running Long

The Church of the Almighty Long Run” is where runners attend service most weekends. And there’s virtually no better workout to gain endurance, speed and mental toughness.

Consider this: most runners – especially those with less than …

3 Workouts to Boost Your Speed When You’re Stuck on the Treadmill

The human hamster wheel. The dreadmill. Satan’s conveyor belt. Is there any doubt that most runners despise the treadmill?

Treadmill Running

Running on a treadmill is an unfortunate reality for many runners during the winter and summer months. Just think of …

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 …

3 Essential Ingredients in Every (Good) 10k Training Plan

The 10k is like the 5k’s ugly step-sister: it’s often used as a tune-up race, but rarely do runners focus on it exclusively.

10k Training

Why? Why is the 10k ignored as a goal race and usually earmarked as just a …

5 Foundational Lessons I Learned from High School Track

Can you believe that I used to loathe running?

It’s true – in middle school PE, I avoided all of the running events during Track & Field week by throwing the shotput.

Less than a year later, I was …

How Hollie Smashed Her Already Competitive Half Marathon PR

How do some runners race so fast? What makes them capable of achieving such blistering finish times?

Hollie Running

Today, we’re doing something a little bit different. While it’s paramount to your success to love running, be consistent, and plan smart …

In Defense of Specialization: How CrossFit Gets it Wrong (again)

I. Am. Fired. Up. CrossFit has – yet again – got my blood boiling with their utter nonsense.

CrossFit Meme

As you probably know, I don’t think CrossFit is smart training (for anybody, not just runners). It’s simply hard exercise for …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Tempo Runs

There’s one workout that every endurance runner should be running. This “bread and butter” workout is the almighty tempo run.

Tempo runs are beneficial for …