How to Become a Competitive Trail Runner with Abby Levene

Trail running helps runners in so many ways that every runner ought to be asking themselves, “How can I add more trails to my training!?”

Abby Leven Trail Running

Abby Levene trail running to the top of the world. Photo: Daniel Bichler

Getting …

Season Planning and the Pro Runner Experience with Kate Grace & Endeavorun

The pro runner experience captured my imagination during my college years. Can you just imagine running for your job?!

Kate Grace Race

Kate Grace rockin’ Old Glory

Perhaps the college track experience gives an athlete a brief taste of what being a …

Max King on Athleticism, Strength Training, and How to Thrive in Any Race

Max King is a Renaissance Man of running: whether he’s steepling on the track, mountain running, or racing trail ultras, he thrives at any distance on any terrain.

Max King Running

I first became aware of Max King in 2014 when he …

How Anna Mae Flynn Trains for Trail Ultramarathons

Ultramarathons are quickly becoming this generation’s marathon: everyone seems to be doing an ultra-distance race!

Anna Mae Flynn Ultra Marathon

Anna Mae Flynn running in the Grand Canyon. PC Joshua Stevens

The sport of ultra running is exploding right now. Consider that the number …

Keto and Running: Is the Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet for Runners?

Many runners are curious about the ketogenic diet because the promises are alluring. But does keto and running work together? What are the drawbacks?

ketogenic diet for runners

Before anybody decides to jump on the keto bandwagon and abandon carbohydrates, they should seriously …

Train Your Mind: How to Get Mentally Fit with Dr. Marc Bubbs

Mental fitness and psychological resiliency are the final frontiers in performance. The potential for your running is stunning…

Happy Mindset

When most of us think about peak performance (for runners, the ability to run a Personal Best), we usually think about …

Foot Strengthening Exercises for Runners

Our feet are marvels of biological engineering. And we put them through hell every time we go running.

Foot Strengthening Exercises for Runners

The human foot has more than 20 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and hundreds of tendons and ligaments. If you happen …

Mobility Training for Runners: Get Mobile and Thrive

Mobility might be one of the most important aspects of fitness for runners outside of endurance and strength. If you’re mobile, you’re one hell of an athlete.

Hurdle Mobility Training

Hurdling is fantastic mobility training for runners

First, a quick story.

2006 …

Strength Training Periodization: Everything You Need to Know

Strength training periodization is the simple idea that your strength work should evolve over time. Sounds easy, right?

Strength Training Periodization

Recently when we discussed periodization training for runners, we learned the definition of this exercise science term:

Periodization is defined

Sub 3 Hour Marathon Training: How to Join the Elite Sub 3 Club

So, you want to run a fast marathon? But not any fast time… a sub 3 hour marathon! Here’s how to make it a reality.

Jason sub 3 hour marathon

Jason winning the 2013 Potomac River Run Marathon

There’s something magical about running a …