Archives for December 2010

How to Prevent Over-Training and Running Fatigue (Or, How to Feel Great Every Day)

Too many runners fall victim to over-training and excessive running fatigue. I see a lot of new runners making mistakes with their training that put them at an increased risk for injury and feeling less than their best.…

Running Gear You Need – And Gear That You Don’t

Recently, I was talking to a family friend about her running. She’s run a few marathons and has a personal best of about 4:20, so she’s doing really well for somebody who’s only been running for two years.

Running Gear

Her …

Running Barefoot for Injury Prevention and Mechanics Improvement

Back in the ’60s, we ran way more and way faster in the thinnest little shoes, and we never got hurt. I never even remember talking about injuries back then. So you’ve got to wonder, what’s changed…

52 Workouts, 52 Weeks, One Faster Runner

I’m proud and excited to announce that 52 Workouts, 52 Weeks, One Faster Runner is now available! It’s completely free and contains 52 different workouts that you can use in your own training.

52 Workouts, 52 Weeks, One Faster Runner

Download the guide here.

In this …

Coming This Friday, 12/17: 52 Workouts, 52 Weeks, One Faster Runner

I started to write a post about all of the different workouts that I’ve run. It ended up being over 3,000 words long. So I kept writing, added a few more workouts, and now I have a free ebook

The Runner’s Library – 17 Running and Training Book Gift Ideas

As other running nerds can attest, the feeling of opening a new running book is only surpassed by running a PR or lacing up a new pair of racing flats.

For me, the best stocking stuffer is a running …

Running Through Fatigue: Should You Run After a Hard Workout?

In a normal training cycle, long runs and fast workouts will cause soreness. This is a normal part of running – and not something you should completely avoid!

Running after a Hard Workout

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As Steve Magness points out, muscle soreness from a …

Fall Season Comes to a Close and Starting Fresh – Fitz’s Training Journal November, 2010

Now, for the monthly training report:

Overall, November was a very solid month for training and racing. I’m pleased with how things went. I had one minor setback (a very tight left soleus) and was forced to take several …

The Gym Jones Approach to Distance Running

Pretty much anything Mark Twight offered up was so difficult in the kind of way where you wish you had never been born – and even more than that, wished he had never been born.” – Gerard