Q&A with Coach Episode 3: The Art of the Race Warm-up

November 6, 2014

Tweet Have you ever done a piss poor warm-up before a race… and then felt terrible a few minutes after the gun fired? I’m not surprised. Without a proper warm-up, your heart rate will be too low when you start and your muscles will be tight – right when you need them to work their […]

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Happy Birthday to Me! A Gift for You (and a quick question)

November 4, 2014

Tweet Last weekend I turned 31 years old. Or as my sister commented: “Jason!!! I can’t believe how old you are. It’s gross.” Thanks, sis. It was a fun weekend of running (18 mile long run at altitude!), eating (I can’t quit you, Voodoo Doughnuts), and stealing Halloween candy from my daughter. She’s too young! […]

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The Complete Philadelphia Marathon Course Guide (#RunPhilly!)

October 29, 2014

Tweet Since 1994, the Philadelphia Marathon has become one of the best marathons in the United States. Philly puts on a great show with all the amenities, world-class timing and organization, and a nearly perfect marathon venue to run a fast finishing time. And for good reason: The weather is mild, with an average temperature in the […]

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Mountains, Trails & Obstacles: 28 Minutes with Max King, the World’s Fastest Warrior Dash Athlete

October 24, 2014

Tweet In a world hyper focused on specialization, it’s rare to meet a modern Renaissance Man. But today, prepare yourself for an exclusive interview with Max King. Max King has been dominating the running world for years. Listing his accomplishments would take thousands of words, so here’s a summary: 6th place, 2012 Olympic Trials 3,000m […]

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Q&A with Coach: Running Surfaces, Sunglasses, and Seasonal Running

October 20, 2014

Tweet Welcome to the second episode of Q&A with Coach! I’m absolutely loving this show – and I hope you’re finding value in getting your questions answered and hearing other runner’s questions as well. Learning from others (just like in school) can be a helpful experience. In today’s episode, I answer four questions about sunglasses, […]

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How to Stock Your Home Gym for $102 or Less (Video)

October 15, 2014

Tweet My ideal home gym will have a top of the line stationary bike and an Alter-G treadmill. The cost? A cool $100,000. But until I hit the lottery, I don’t have an extra hundred thousand dollars lying around to spend on a few fancy pieces of gym equipment. Thankfully, I don’t NEED the fancy stuff – and neither […]

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Matt Frazier on Building the Running Habit & How to Finally Enjoy Running

October 9, 2014

Tweet Have you ever chatted with a friend who has a completely different perspective on the same subject than you? Every conversation is fascinating because each of you approach the topic from different angles. Neither of you are wrong – both of you are right just in different ways. This is the reason why I love talking […]

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Welcome to the first episode of Q&A with Coach!

October 6, 2014

Tweet When I started running as a freshman in high school, I had NO CLUE what I was doing. I wore mesh shorts and basketball shoes to the first practice… The worst part? I thought I could do the high jump like track & field… but cross country is ALL running! There are no field events! It’s […]

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I want to buy you a new GoPro Camera

October 1, 2014

Tweet When I started running in 1998, I never thought that this wonderful sport would contribute so much to my life. Running in high school introduced me to some of my best friends. My wife Meaghan ran for the women’s cross country team in college (how could she resist my shaved legs and incessant demands […]

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How to Prevent Shin Splints: Mike Young on Shin Splint Treatments, Causes, and Myths

September 25, 2014

Tweet In this article, you’ll learn how to prevent shin splints – even though it’s a tricky injury to treat. For a coach, shin splints are the most frustrating injury because there’s no definitive cause, treatment, or method of prevention. I previously suffered from shin splints for months so I know how debilitating they can be. What starts […]

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