The 13 Weirdest Things Runners Do

July 2, 2014

Tweet If you run, you’re probably a huge weirdo. But don’t worry, I am too – and there’s safety in numbers so I’m glad you’re here! After running for 16 years, my life has become progressively weirder. Not only do I do things that normal folks think are unbelievable / weird / crazy / stupid, […]

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The 5 Traits of a Good Running Coach (and when you should think twice)

June 26, 2014

Tweet In the fall of 2001 after the season’s first home cross country race, I went on a four mile warm-down with a few other runners from the Varsity team. After the run as we were recounting our battle stories from the race, one of the track coaches walked by and asked why we were at […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Running in the Heat This Summer

June 19, 2014

Tweet Summer training ain’t easy. With skyrocketing temperatures, high humidity, and scorching sun it can feel like it’s impossible to get in a good run. A long run or fast workout is hard enough. What about a RACE? Like a friend of mine always says: In the heat, I don’t compete! Even if you just run […]

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What’s the Ideal Runner’s Diet Plan? Matt Fitzgerald Says…

June 16, 2014

Tweet The other day I had dinner with a registered dietitian who also has a Masters in Public Health. After my second Coke, I felt the need to explain that I don’t normally drink soda. Even though I was all jacked up from the the sugar and caffeine rushing through my system, I felt guilty. Yes, […]

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Inspiration on Tap: The Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival

June 11, 2014

Tweet I’ll admit: I’m in a slump. Motivation is low and the only inspiration to run I’ve had recently was when the scale showed an extra ten pounds. The desire to train after any marathon, particularly an overwhelmingly emotional one like Boston, will likely be small. It’s normal. You feel like you’re in a rut and […]

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6 Workouts That Make Running Fast Easier

June 5, 2014

Tweet The best way to get faster actually has nothing to do with speed. Just run more and you’ll gain the endurance to run faster races. But instead of standing on my soapbox yelling about high mileage all the time (my wife has warned me to keep my voice down), I’m going to share several types […]

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Exercising vs. Training: How Bill Ran a Marathon PR After Surgery and a Stress Fracture

June 2, 2014

Tweet Exercising and training are very different. Do you know how (and why it could be the difference between a huge personal best and another “so so” race)? Exercising is for general health, well-being and even for fun. It makes you feel good. A few examples include fitness classes at the gym, recreational leagues like softball or kickball, and running casually […]

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Run Your Fastest Race EVER with this One Weird Old Trick

May 28, 2014

Tweet Do you want to run a new personal best? To race faster than you ever have before – with just one weird old trick? Sorry, there is no trick. There’s no #weightlosshack, #diethack or #fitnesshack. There are no shortcuts. Magic workouts or secrets to success don’t exist. There’s just hard work – and a […]

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What do you love about running? And a challenge for you…

May 22, 2014

Tweet For nearly 16 years, I’ve labeled myself a runner. This is a bigger deal than you think. See, running isn’t just something you do in the morning before work. Or a fun exercise class you join for six weeks at the gym. Running – and especially training - is a lifestyle. It affects what (and when) you eat, your […]

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How to Lose Weight While Running a Lot (hint: it’s not by dieting)

May 19, 2014

Tweet There’s no escaping the truth: the more you run, the more you have to eat. A difficult reality for those of us who want to lose weight. After a long run or hard workout, you may feel like you could literally eat everything in the fridge. The ravenous hunger that accompanies strenuous running makes […]

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