Archives for November 2018

What To Do During the Off Season

The holidays have somehow snuck up on us and we’re all feeling the time crunch. How do we find time for our running when time is short?

off season running

Parties, shopping, and kids’ concerts have a way of snagging our free …

Jason Koop on Coaching Competence and Smarter Training

‘Improvement’ is why I fell in love with running. Seeing my ability to run further or faster improve over time became intoxicating.

Jason high school

Racing the 2-mile for Lexington High School, 2002.

My addiction to improvement and progress was, in hindsight, …

Inside My 2005 Training Log: How I Trained for Cross Country

Cross country was always my favorite season of running. Sweaty summer miles lead to fast, fall racing. What could be better?

cross country training

Perhaps my love for cross country is rooted in its team dynamic. It’s a lot more team-oriented than …

From Low Energy to High Mileage: How Jodi Turned Her Running Around

Twelve years ago, I had a Michael Phelps moment. I was eating nearly twice as much food and still feeling famished all day (I didn’t gain a pound, either).

Jodi high energy running

Here’s Jodi, leading the pack with high energy!

You see, …

How to Use ‘Performance Multipliers’ For Strength and Speed

Running is exciting because it’s cumulative; what you do this week helps you next month. And your training next month helps you next year!

Running performance multipliers

Like compound interest, training benefits increase with time. The physical systems (let’s not …