Trail Running Tips for Adventure Addicts: Risks, Benefits, and How to Get Started

Trail running captured my heart in 2000 – and I’m still obsessed with getting off the road.

Jason Trail Running

My cross country team began running half our mileage in the woods around town during my Junior year of high school. Maybe …

You Be the Coach: Is Strength Training a Waste of Time?

2015 is the Year of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone.

Over the past three months, I’ve challenged you to:

The Maffetone Method, Base Training, and Why You Are Not “Lungs with Legs”

Are you ready for a monster discussion on base training, the Maffetone Method, and more training geekery?

Base Training Running

I definitely am  – and this article is a beast – so grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a …

You Be the Coach: How fast can Allison run in the half marathon?

One of the most difficult questions for any coach to answer is: how fast can I run in my upcoming race? 

Road

Just think about all of the questions that your coach will ask:

  • How long do you have to

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.

Runner

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

Curing IT Band Pain: 3 New Exercises to Treat Illiotibial Band Syndrome

The worst injury I ever had was a severe case of illiotibial band syndrome (ITBS). For six months, I suffered from constant IT band pain and didn’t run a step.

Illiotibial band syndrome

My fascination with this injury led me to develop …

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Running: How to Make Running in Cold Weather Actually Enjoyable

The winter of 2007 was one of the worst running experiences of my life. Every weekday, my blaring alarm woke me at 5:00am sharp.

Winter Running

After putting on 37 layers of running gear, I left the house for an average …

How to Become An Ultramarathoner: 5 No-BS Steps to Running Your First Ultra

Doug Hay is a 5-time ultramarathon finisher and the creator of the trail running blog, Rock Creek Runner. Just recently he finished the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run.

Doug Hay Ultramarathoner

He is also the co-host of the No

The Importance of a Running Annual Review (here’s one of mine too)

Rarely do we take a meaningful amount of time and step back from the bustle of our daily lives to reflect on our accomplishments and progresss.

Landscape

But it’s a valuable tool that can help you stay on track with …

9 Reasons You’re Running Slow (and how to fix them to get faster)

Isn’t it funny that when something isn’t working, most of us just “buckle down” and try harder (even if you’re lost doing the wrong thing)?

maze

But often “what got you here, won’t get you there.” So if you’ve hit …