Archives for October 2012

Q&A with Coach: The Skinny on Carb-loading, Strength Training, and Walking Breaks

For the first eight years of my running career, I was fortunate: at least three coaches were always available to answer all my questionsRunning Question.

But if you didn’t run in high school or college, that luxury isn’t available.…

The Definitive Gluten Free Guide for Runners

Recently I went gluten free for an entire month. I ate zero wheat products – and was surprised at the results.

Wheat Field

But first, what is gluten anyway? Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. …

Boo! Run For Life 10k Race Report — Am I a Headcase?

Last weekend, I bombed the Boo! Run For Life 10k in Washington, DC. These days, it’s hard for me to put together a good race.

Boo Run for Life 10k

I contemplated writing thousands of words about how it just wasn’t my day, the …

New Balance Minimus Road Review: The Perfect Minimalist Tool?

Every runner needs training tools – workouts, gear, or elements of running that accomplish a very specific goal.

Training Tool

Hill sprints are a tool that build leg power and injury resistance.

A foam roller is a tool that provides pain…I …

Defining Athleticism: The 5 Components of Fitness

Training for any race – even a marathon – includes a lot more than just running. Runners who only run are doomed to overuse injuries.

Steeplechase Athleticism

Loyal Strength Running readers will recognize this as a common theme of my writing …

How to Really Stay Injury-Free: The Building a Better Runner DVD Giveaway

Injury prevention is a top goal for every runner. So why is consistent, healthy running so elusive?

The truth is that repetitive stress injuries will always happen: us runners are really good at pushing beyond our physical limits and …

K-Swiss Kwicky Blade-Light Review: The Shoe that Broke the American 50k Record

Alright, maybe it was actually Josh Cox that broke his own American 50k record (by over three and a half minutes) and not these shoes, but they came along for the ride!Josh Cox 50k Record

Cox ran 2:43:45 for 50k and only …

What Are Strides? Why You Need to be Running Strides

What are strides? I get this question ALL THE TIME so I thought it would be helpful to explain exactly what they are and how to use them in your training.

I also surveyed runners on Twitter – you …