Archives for March 2021

Ultrarunner Candice Burt on Running 800 Miles, Hallucinating, and Discovering Yourself

Do you dare to dream big? Do you set out to achieve something that seems impossible? Or do you prefer to progress methodically, then see where you wind up?

Arizona Trail with Candice Burt

In truth, neither approach is superior. Talking of the impossible …

Engineering a Marathon PR for a Masters Runner: A Behind-the-Scenes Coaching Call

It can be frustrating to do everything (seemingly) right in training and still fall short of a previously set PR. What are those small tweaks that runners can make to see a new personal record?

new marathon PR

If that’s an all-too-familiar …

Dr. Duncan Simpson on Training Your Mind and Why Focus is the Top Mental Skill

Skills, by definition, are learned abilities that can be well executed. This means that skills can be practiced and mastered over time. Are you currently working on a specific skill?

Mental skills for runners

Mental skills are unique in that they aren’t overtly …

Tension, Impact Force, and Energy Return: A Running Technique Masterclass

If you set out to learn from the best runners in the world, you will undoubtedly wind up in East Africa. Ethiopian and Kenyan runners have dominated the sport and continue to enthrall runners around the globe.

African runners

What is …

Trail Runner Magazine’s Zoë Rom on Environmental Justice and Why it Matters

Earth graces us with its natural beauty and a place to call home. Yet the balance of nature is teetering. We see it constantly in rampant wildfires, frequent 1,000-year floods, record temperatures, and mass extinction of wildlife.

Zoë Rom on Environmental Justice

Ask any …

Beginner Weight Training: How Much Mobility is Needed?

Did you know that I used to think weight training was useless for runners? I mistakenly believed we needed no strength training whatsoever…

weight lifting for runners

Runners at the gym are funny. Embrace it!

Of course, I was completely wrong.

I didn’t …