Alex Hutchinson on the Limits of Human Endurance

Throughout history, humans have doubted their own abilities. For some reason, we love self-imposed limitations…

Mount Everest

Everest: the top of the world

In the 1940’s, running a mile under four minutes was considered by many scientists to be impossible.

Today,

Fartlek Training 101: The Ultimate Guide to Fartlek Workouts

Fartlek training is a versatile, powerful, and silly-sounding way to run fast workouts. And fartleks can be done by anybody – virtually anywhere.

Fartlek Training

An accurate depiction of fartlek training

In high school, I thought I was a “tough” runner. …

How Sam Plans to Escape His Cycle of Injuries

Learning from the best is important – because “the best” are, by definition, the individuals at the top of the game.

never stop learning

This paradigm is noticeable everywhere:

  • Entrepreneurs read biographies (I’m reading Buffet right now) and join mastermind groups
  • Aspiring

What Every Fast Runner Knows About Running Motivation

Running motivation: sometimes you have it, sometimes you don’t. But can you create it out of thin air?

running motivation

Fast runners know that motivation can be engineered. It can be supported, built, and expanded. You don’t have to just “hope” …

Superfoods, Veganism & Fasting: A Registered Dietitian’s Perspective

There’s no shortage of nutrition advice on the web. In fact, even Amazon hosts over 70,000 cookbooks!

diet for runners

I find that staggering. Is eating – such a basic human need – really this complex?

Whatever happened to Michael Pollan’s …

Injury Prevention Essentials, with Ian Sharman and Dathan Ritzenhein

If you run and one of your top goals is injury prevention, you are one smart runner (injuries afflict up to 75% of runners every single year!).

How to Balance Running in Your Life, with Keira D’Amato

Most of us don’t have six hours per day to dedicate to running. Though if we did, I’m sure we’d all love that freedom!

running balance

But in reality, we have to make time and shuffle our schedules to accommodate all …

You Be the Coach: How Would This Runner Improve His Half Marathon?

The topic of “getting faster” is compelling because there are so many options of accomplishing this goal! They’re nearly endless…

Fast runners

Of course, because the available strategies for increasing your speed are mostly limited by your imagination, it’s a really 

How Tyler Andrews is Chasing the 50K World Record

Stretch goals – those that are on the border of possible and impossible – are the most exciting type of goal to set.

Tyler Andrews 50k world record training

Tyler Andrews; photo by by Melanie Ng

They’re often so challenging, difficult, and outlandish that they …

Weight Lifting for Runners: Six Surprising Lessons from a Pro Strength Coach

I love runners who want to improve. They’re learning animals, always vacuuming up knowledge about this great sport.

weight lifting for runners

It’s not how much you lift, it’s how good you look doing it. More on Instagram

And I have to …