Sprint and Speed Development for Endurance Runners with Coach Ryan Banta

Runners know that speed is key to performance. But often, they aren’t directly targeting speed development. How can long distance runners train to get faster?

develop speed

Many adaptations are necessary to develop speed. Running the same loop at the same …

Tom “Tinman” Schwartz on Smart Training and the Secret Sauce of Tinman Elite

What qualities come to mind about athletes participating in team sports? Perhaps you’re thinking cooperative, supportive, uplifting, or energetic. Now what about individual sports?

learning from teams

Solo athletes may appear more competitive and self-focused, but we can’t …

2021: The Year of Taking Action

Happy New Year and welcome to the Year of Taking Action! We’re going to create bigger goals, follow through, and actually accomplish them in 2021.

Year of Taking Action

2020 is officially over. Let’s also hope that murder hornets, dysfunctional governance, and the …

How to Think About Short, “In Between” Seasons

Most runners intuitively understand how to train for race because they’ve followed a training plan before. But what if you don’t have that much time? What are you to do with a short training cycle?

Mental Strength

The most confusing time …

Behind-the-Scenes of a Major Marathon: Eli Asch on Directing Big Races

A curious trend happened this year. Amidst a global pandemic, more marathons have been logged than before, despite nearly zero official races being held.

marathons in a pandemic

Not only are people running more, they are running faster! At least that is what …

Noah Droddy on Rapid Improvement and Engineering Your Next Performance Breakthrough

Leaps forward in performance are every runner’s dream. What if we could bottle up the secret sauce for it and share with everyone?

performance improvement

While we can’t bottle up improvement, we can learn the lessons of improvement from those who …

Debunking 10 Common Running Myths from Boston Qualifiers to Weight Loss and Everything in Between

How do myths get started? From common misunderstanding to old wives’ tales, it can be hard to filter truth from fiction. Today we’re setting the record straight on 10 common running myths.

running myths

For example, did you know that urine

Olympian Molly Huddle: How to Stay Driven, Be a Role Model, and Run Mentally Tough

The global pandemic put an end to our races and, for many, our commitment to training. But at least we still have running memes.

running memes

(No judgement here, check out these running memes for a laugh.)

The reality is that …

The Ultimate Taper Episode with Author Alex Hutchinson

You’ve logged the miles and now it’s time to race. What is the single, most effective, and nearly universal strategy to ensure you get the best performance? Tapering! 

runner tapering

If you’ve followed a well-structured program leading up to a race, …

Dr. Amber Shipherd on Building Confidence, Self-Efficacy, and Positive Self-Talk

Are you your own best cheerleader? Or do you consistently doubt yourself and your running? The answer may dictate how successful you are as a runner.

Self Efficacy

Self-efficacy is one of the most important concepts in the world of …