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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The Powerful Benefits of Massage for Runners (and how to do self-massage on the cheap)

May 12, 2014

Tweet Do you love a good massage? You should: the benefits of massage for runners may help you attain your next personal best. Study the training of professional runners and you’ll notice that they have an entire team helping them succeed. Their coach is just the leader – most elites also see sports psychologists, strength coaches, nutritionists, a variety of doctors, […]

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How to Maintain Your Fitness While Traveling (lessons from my honeymoon exploits)

May 6, 2014

Tweet A few years ago, my wife and I took our honeymoon to Hawaii. As you can see, I had an awesome time: Running was last on my to-do list (and my wife would have killed me if I was running 80+ miles per week during our trip) but as soon as we returned, I was still […]

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The Adidas Adios Boost Review: The Shoe That Boosted Me Through Boston

May 1, 2014

Tweet Rarely do I find a running shoe that can be used for such a wide variety of workouts from long runs to track repetitions. But sometimes, a shoe just has it all. Meet the Adidas Adios Boost, a lightweight trainer that works for both fast workouts and marathons. I first tested the shoe during […]

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How Franzi Went From Constant Injuries to Her First Marathon and 2 Personal Bests

April 28, 2014

Tweet Isn’t it amazing what you can accomplish when you make a few simple tweaks to your running? In just a few months, it’s possible to resolve chronic injuries, get even stronger, and run a slew of personal bests. With the right training approach, most runners can undergo a dramatic transformation. But it will take […]

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A Fast Marathon Needs More than Fitness: My Boston Marathon Race Report

April 23, 2014

Tweet How do you run a fast marathon? It’s one of the most interesting questions I can think of as a runner, training geek, and coach. It’s also incredibly complex. With a race as long as the marathon, there are more opportunities for something to go wrong. Quite often, your finish time is more strongly […]

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Dear Boston Marathon Runners:

April 15, 2014

Tweet In less than a week, you’ll join over 36,000 other runners from around the globe to run the world’s greatest marathon. But next Monday will be different. Last year the running community was devastated by a senseless tragedy that took three lives, injured over 260 more, and forever changed all of us. Despite all […]

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